This week sees new slot games rolled out by Quickspin and iSoftBet, another content integration deal for Pariplay, a new virtual sports deal for VSoftCo in Argentina, and the latest live roulette game from Medialive.
Timed to coincide with St Patrick’s Day today, Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin is giving players the chance to embrace the luck of the Irish with its latest release, Leprechaun Hills.
The 4-5 reel, 40-line slot allows players to make mischief with the leprechauns as they rack up Lucky Respins and Rainbow Free spins and track down pots of gold.
“Leprechaun Hills is perhaps our most entertaining and colourful game to date,” said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. “It is a great theme, which will resonate with players the world over. This is backed up with intelligent math that delivers an immersive and engaging experience, boosted further by the chance for players to win big via the bonus features built into the slot. We can’t wait to roll-out Leprechaun Hills with our operator partners, and to see if the luck of the Irish rubs off on their players.”
Casino games specialist iSoftBet has announced the launch of Forest Mania, its latest slot game first unveiled at ICE earlier this year.
It is a 100-line game with a unique set up, placed on 2 sets of 5 reels, one with 4 rows and the other with 12. The game comes with features such as Extra Wilds, Wild Reels and plenty of Free Spin rounds.
Inspired by a woodland theme, Forest Mania provides players with a one of a kind experience of placing a bet while virtually wandering amongst sky-scraping trees with exotic and colourful creatures. It has been certified for a number of regulated markets including the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Denmark.
"Presented during the ICE Totally Gaming event in London, Forest Mania has received rave reviews from the industry for its engaging gameplay which is backed up by solid maths,” said Nir Elbaz, managing director of iSoftBet.
“iSoftBet is a company that has a broad range of products to cater to a wide audience, and this new game appeals to both novice players, who will appreciate its spectacular graphics and pleasant soundtrack, as well as the experienced ones likely to value its dynamic features and numerous opportunities to win big.”
Isle of Man-based gaming software supplier Pariplay has agreed a deal to launch its content on Betsson.com.
Pariplay’s suite of branded and original video slots have been integrated with the operator’s online casino, including the newly released Atari Asteroids game, as well as popular titles Atari Star Raiders, Atari Black Widow, and The Three Stooges.
Other original games to go live from Pariplay’s portfolio include Las Cucas Locas, Fish & Chips, The Magical Forest, Rio Bingo, and Fur Ball among others.
The agreement has been enabled through Pariplay’s strategic partnership with iSoftBet, an existing Betsson.com software partner.
“We’re delighted to see our slots portfolio offered to players at Betsson.com, a globally-recognized gaming brand,” said Adrian Bailey, general manager of Pariplay. “As we bring new games to market in 2017 and beyond, we look forward to our content having a growing impact on the brand’s player acquisition and retention.”
Pariplay added that is preparing to release the Valiant Comics-branded video slot Bloodshot game during the first half of this year, alongside its Sharknado slot game and other original titles.
Virtual sports supplier VSoftCo has agreed a multi-year agreement with Argentinean lottery provider Impresora Internacional de Valores (IVISA).
The partnership will see VsoftCo distribute its complete portfolio of virtual football games to IVISA’s retail and online operations, with the supplier providing its BSE platform to deploy the games.
“This partnership is very exciting for VSoftCo as we are partnering with the large provider of lottery solutions in Argentina,” said Simon Westbury, managing director of VSoftCo. “Additionally, we are expanding our products into Argentina for the first time and using our BSE system to deploy a full suite of virtual content online.
“We cannot think of a better partner to launch our operations in Argentina with and I am confident that we can support IVISA and their customers in growing their existing business.”
IVISA CEO Dario Rosenzvit added: “We are very confident that the content that Vsoftco is bringing to this partnership will be a game changer in the portfolio of games delivered by IVISA in the Omni channel that includes casinos, lottery parlours and online content to our patrons that very soon will have the possibility of gambling with our most popular sport through virtual matches.”
The Spanish bingo specialist has rolled out a number of additional video bingo titles for licensed Mexican iGaming operator Caliente.mx.
The Playtech-powered operator has gone live with Zitro’s Beetle Bingo, Bingo Dreams, La Calaca and Purple Night games. Zitro now has 21 games that have been enabled for online play.
“The growth in the range of games that Zitro Interactive offers the operators of online casinos around the world confirms our company’s commitment to investing in what we consider to be a fundamental pillar in Zitro’s efforts to become a global leader in the gaming industry,” commented Zitro CEO Sebastian Salat.
Live dealer specialist Medialive presented its new live roulette game, which includes elements of virtual reality, to the industry in Rome at ENADA this week.
With technology developed by Medialivecasino, players can now take part in a live roulette game using a virtual reality visor and experience a 360-degree gaming world.
The player will face the roulette table and will be able to move within the Medialive studios, thereby increasing the realism of the game.
Medialivecasino’s head of sales and marketing Angelo De Gobbi admited however that in the case of live games “rather than virtual reality, it would be correct to speak of augmented reality”.
"Our aim is to find innovative solutions to conquer a new target of players and thanks to virtual reality we can finally attract Millennials who until now were not very interested in live games,” he said. “This solution also allows you to retain customers by offering them a VIP gift box already configured to be able to enjoy the new gaming experience.”
International Game Technology (IGT) has introduced its land-based spinning-reel tournament systems solution in Mexico for the first time following an agreement with operator Cirsa.
The supplier’s Spin Ferno solution has been launched at select Cirsa México properties, including Casino Life del Valle, Casino Life Merida and Emotion Casino Ciudad Juarez.
Powered by IGT's Tournament Manager 5.0 solution, Spin Ferno is an automated tournament product enabling operators to host single or multi-site slot tournaments via IGT’s S3000 spinning-reel cabinet.
"This deployment marks another milestone for the global success of IGT's Spin Ferno tournament solution,” said María Aldana, IGT sales director Mexico and strategic accounts. “We’ve developed a strong partnership with Cirsa México, and we're thrilled to bring the company's high-energy tournament slot play to its players while introducing it to the Mexican market.
"Our Spin Ferno tournament solution enables IGT to offer its customers more ways to differentiate their floors and modernize the player experience."
Cirsa Mexico operations director Julian Lopez added: "As the first to deploy the Spin Ferno tournament solution in the Mexican market, Casino Life del Valle, Casino Life Merida and Emotion Casino Ciudad Juarez, stand out as premiere gaming destinations. The installation of Spin Ferno allows us to remain on the cutting edge of technology while offering our clients best-in-class gaming entertainment.”
The solution has already been launched in the US, with Louisiana’s Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Tampa among the first venues to roll it out.