This week sees new games released by IGT, Contagious Gaming, Magnet Gaming and IWG, with further launches for the likes of NetEnt, Realistic Games and EGT Interactive, and integrations for Pariplay, Kalamba Games and 1X2 Network.
Canadian provincial lottery operator Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has launched a new horse-themed slot game from IGT on its real-money iGaming website PlayOLG.ca.
Champion Raceway is a classic 3-reel slot game which sees five champion race horses advance down the track each time their ribbon appears on the reels. The winning horse awards either a jackpot or a chance for multiplied free spins in the Victory Lap Bonus.
The operator said that the game would help build excitement and expand awareness about horse racing in Ontario.
“Champion Raceway is the third horse-themed product OLG has released in the last two years,” said OLG’s senior vice president of horse racing Cal Bricker. “It further demonstrates our commitment to support the industry by increasing awareness of horse racing in Ontario.”
Champion Raceway is available to players registered on PlayOLG.ca and has a jackpot of nearly CAD$4m.
Toronto-listed Contagious Gaming has secured an agreement to develop a new match 3-style casino game based on its existing Timeless Gems title.
The development and licensing deal has been signed with an unnamed video game distributor, with Timeless Gems to be modified for casino game play.
Contagious will be paid a development fee to produce the game and royalty fees on a revenue share basis once the game is launched.
Timeless Lotto will feature board game elements in which players embark on an epic adventure to collect as many items that spawn on the game board in a set number of moves by matching 3 or more identical gem pieces.
The player will earn money by completing matches and collecting items, and the more they collect, the more they win.
"This contract allows us to leverage an existing game property and represents an endorsement of the quality of the content produced by Contagious Gaming,” said CEO and director Peter Glancy. “It is our intention to continue to leverage this and other game properties into additional markets, supporting our position as a leading developer of mobile and online gaming applications."
Danish slots developer Magnet Gaming has launched a new under-water themed game, Fish Tank.
The game takes players into warm tropical waters on the hunt for three bonus rounds - Algae Attack, Bubble Buster and Feeding Frenzy - giving players the chance to land each of two big progressive jackpots from small stakes.
“Magnet are pushing the boundaries when it comes to HTML5 slots and Fish Tank is sure to leave players hooked,” said Thomas Nielsen, head of game licensing at Magnet Gaming. “New WebGL technologies means Fish Tank is our most immersive title to date and we are sure players and operators alike will love the thrills and spills of our latest release.”
Gaming software supplier Pariplay has agreed to provide its instant win games to South African lottery betting operator LottoStar.co.za.
LottoStar will provide its players with Pariplay’s entire portfolio of games following a successful integration with the supplier’s FUSION platform.
Licensed and regulated by the Mpumalanga Gambling Board in South Africa, LottoStar allows South African players to bet on leading international lotteries including EuroMillions, SuperEnalotto and EuroJackpot, the US-based Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as Australia’s Oz Wednesday, Set for Life and OZ Lotto. The site also features a selection of Kino events to bet on every five minutes, 24 hours a day.
Providing games to operators in various iGaming verticals, Pariplay’s in-house studio is strongly focused on developing games for online lottery betting brands like LottoStar.
A range of Pariplay-developed instant win games will be launched in the operator’s Kwikies Games section, including newly released branded game Atari Asteroids. Other instant win games to be rolled out include Atari Star Raiders, Cops And Robbers, and Cash Cuisine.
“Our games complement iLottery wagering brands’ core offerings,” said Adrian Bailey, general manager at Pariplay. “We’re excited to diversify the content selection of LottoStar, a key international lottery betting brand in South Africa.
“Our cutting-edge branded games will support LottoStar’s player acquisition and also help retain the brand’s existing customers.”
SlotsMillion, a virtual reality casino developed by Alea Gaming, has expanded its offering with more than 80 new games from Bulgarian supplier EGT Interactive.
The games have been integrated via the EGT Multigame Server, giving SlotsMillion players access to titles such as 40 Super Hot, Amazon’s Battle and Hot & Cash.
All the games include EGT’s Jackpot Cards feature, which offers four levels of mystery pay-outs and bonus games.
“We are thrilled to offer players on SlotsMillion popular land-based games online,” said Alea co-founder Alexandre Tomic. “EGT’s slots are firm player favourites in Central and Eastern European markets, and will allow us to remain ahead of our rivals in the region.”
Todor Zahariev, director at EGT Interactive, said: “Launching our games on SlotsMillion is a major milestone for us. We have a large presence in Central and Eastern Europe which this partnership allows us to build on while also expanding into new markets across the region.”
Online instant win games developer IWG has launched three new Mayan-themed games.
Inviting players to travel to the heart of the Mayan Empire, the supplier has released Mayan Bonus, Mayan Treasures and Mayan Legends for its operator partners.
In Mayan Bonus, players aim to find hidden treasure by matching Mayan artefacts to reveal a prize and collect a golden ball. Each golden ball collected remains between games and when nine are collected it unlocks the Mayan-themed Spin a Wheel bonus game with guaranteed cash prizes up to £250.
The Mayan Treasures game uses the popular dice roll mechanic to explode Mayan artefacts in the Treasure Zone, releasing free spins and prizes of up to £250,000.
In Mayan Legends, the game symbols represent coloured monuments known as Legends from the ancient Mayan civilisation. Players roll the dice and explode Legends of that colour and win up to £400,000.
The games have been launched alongside a £5k Mayan May Madness prize draw network promotion.
“Mayan-themed games are entertaining and hugely popular with players, so we’re really excited to be launching these visually appealing games to both the lottery and commercial sectors,” said IWG’s chief commercial officer Leon Thomas. “Mayan Bonus’ innovative ‘collect and remain’ feature is a new loyalty feature that we are sure will be a big hit with players all over the world.
“The instant win vertical is growing rapidly and we have some innovative products that we will be launching with a number of leading operators over the coming weeks and months. They have seen the value that our games bring to their portfolio of lottery, bingo and casino products.”
Casino games developer Realistic Games has launched its content with Malta and Schleswig Holstein-licenced operator mybet.
Realistic’s catalogue of slots and table games will be available to mybet players via NYX Gaming’s OGS platform, with blackjack and roulette the first games to be made available.
“We are really pleased to have gone live with mybet and we’re very confident their customers will enjoy our content,” said Realistic Games CEO Andy Harris. “We have an excellent catalogue of games now which has something for every type of player, and we’re particularly excited about how our table games are received.”
mybet CEO Markus Peuler added: “Realistic Games has a great history of producing quality games, particularly on mobile devices, and I’ve no doubt the addition of their games will really benefit our customers.
“It is important to deliver new and engaging content to today’s players, as well as the tried and tested games they have come to expect, and in Realistic we have achieved both.”
Kalamba Games/Oryx Gaming
Gaming solutions provider Oryx Gaming has signed a partnership with slot studio and game designer Kalamba Games.
Oryx will aggregate a selection of slot games from Malta and Krakow-based Kalamba, which will be made available for online and mobile clients through the ORYX Gaming platform.
Kalamba is the latest to join the supplier’s platform, alongside the likes of Gamomat, Gold Club, and 2By2 among others.
“Kalamba has a team of highly respected content experts and this deal represents an excellent opportunity for both parties to strengthen their position primarily in the Scandinavian and UK markets,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “Kalamba’s content offers an extra layer of engagement and unique reel layout with rich graphics.
“The volatility profile of Kalamba’s games combined with the mission mechanic offers operators an excellent opportunity to ramp up their retention and reactivation promotions.
Kalamba Games CEO Steve Cutler added: “Being a new games provider, we needed to find a distribution partner that could accommodate our needs, as well as having the flexibility to ensure we can deliver the functionality required.
“Oryx ticked these boxes and we are very excited in knowing our strategy is on course to becoming a reality.”
Live casino-focused gaming operator Codeta.com has gone live with NetEnt’s Common Draw Blackjack game.
Common Draw Blackjack offers low-stakes play, with wagers from €1 up to €200, and uses the same game rules as standard blackjack. The games are streamed live in high definition, and are available on desktop and mobile.
“Here at Codeta.com our aim is to offer players the best possible experience, and NetEnt’s Common Draw Blackjack gives them access to live games 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no wait time,” said Codeta CEO Edward Ihre.
“The low-stakes make the game particularly appealing to new and casual players seeking fun and entertainment, while allowing experienced players to continue wagering while they wait for a seat at one of our standard live blackjack tables.”
Sam Brown, NetEnt’s head of live casino, commented: “Common Draw Blackjack is the latest addition to our Netent Live mobile casino portfolio. This unique and exclusive Blackjack product has been intuitively designed with the latest technology to give the most engaging user experience.”
1X2 Network, the supplier formerly known as 1X2gaming group, has agreed a deal to roll outs its content in the regulated Italian iGaming market with OIA Services, owner of the Betaland brand.
The partnership includes 1x2gaming’s portfolio of games as well as titles from its new Iron Dog Studio.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with OIA Services to provide our unique portfolio of games to the Italian regulated market,” said Kevin Reid, chief commercial officer of 1X2Network. “Our partnership with OIA allows us to continue our growth into regulated markets most notably in Italy where there is a real desire for fresh, innovative content like ours.”
Michele Sprovieri, managing director of OIA Services, added: "We are pleased to sign this agreement with 1X2, that will allow us to add a larger and more varied offering to our .it sites, and we are looking forward to having the content available to our customers in the Italian regulated market.”