This week has seen new games from Realistic Games, Booming Games, Ilyon Dynamics and La Française des Jeux, as well as platform integrations for Pragmatic Play and Medialivecasino.

Hard Rock International/Ilyon Dynamics

Restaurant and casino operator Hard Rock International has teamed up with Israeli casual games developer Ilyon Dynamics to launch a new mobile game for its customers.

The Hard Rock Puzzle Match game allows players to work their way through challenging levels and puzzles in order to complete their Hard Rock memorabilia collections, while exploring famous Hard Rock landmarks and locations from London to Las Vegas, New Delhi and Barcelona.

Each city has a special set of cards that need to be completed, offering players the opportunity to learn about each location in the process. Hard Rock owns venues in 74 countries, including 178 cafes, 24 hotels and 10 casinos.

Destinations include the company's two most successful hotel and casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida, both owned and operated by parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego.

"We are constantly looking for opportunities to increase and deepen brand affiliation among Hard Rock's millions of loyal fans around the world and we are excited to bring them this new game, which will also allow us to unite the online and offline experiences that the Hard Rock brand offers," said Kresimir Spajic, senior vice president of Online Gaming at Hard Rock.

Realistic Games

UK-based casino content provider Realistic Games has boosted its portfolio of instant win games with the launch of four new titles.

The new releases are Sunset Reels and Shore Thing, which feature bright beach-themed backdrops, alongside Snakes & Ladders and the animal-themed adventure Go Wild on Safari.

Each new title benefits from a unique paytable which includes additional Wild symbol multipliers.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our new selection of instant win games, which put a popular offline product at the fingertips of online players,” said Realistic Games CEO Andy Harris. “We place a great deal of focus on listening to the feedback of our operating partners, and these new releases meet their demand for an innovative and accessible game type that is extremely simple to understand and play.”

Pragmatic Play

Malta-based slot developer Pragmatic Play has secured a partnership with platform provider GAMEIOM.

The supplier’s portfolio of more than 80 titles will be made available to GAMEIOM’s operating partners, including tier one operators BetVictor, Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill.

“Partnering with a company like GAMEIOM is a recognisable milestone for Pragmatic Play, and underlines the quality and flexibility of our approach,” said Yossi Barzely, head of business development at Pragmatic Play.

“We are looking forward to working closely with them as we build on our growing reputation as a premium provider of online casino content.”

GAMEIOM chief executive Stuart Carr added: “We are thrilled Pragmatic Play has chosen to join the industry’s fastest growing platform. It is testament to the GAMEIOM technology and our shared vision that a company such as Pragmatic Play would partner with ourselves, and we look forward to expanding our growing online operations together.”

Booming Games

Isle of Man-based games developer Booming Games has released its latest slot Booming Bananas.

The 3x3 game sees a selection of smartly dressed apes, wooden bars and shiny bananas constitute the symbols, with an assortment of popular features including a x7 Multiplier.

The x7 Multiplier substitutes for all other symbols apart from the Scatter, multiplying wins it helps to form by seven. To acquire Free Spins, players need to achieve three or more Scatters anywhere on the gameboard, which will award ten. With a win, players can gamble their winnings in a double or nothing round by guessing which banana the Orangutan will choose.

“We can’t wait for our players to get their hands on our latest release,” said Booming Games CEO Max Niehusen. “Exhilarating gameplay, charming styling and innovative features make Booming Bananas destined to become a firm favourite amongst both casual and professional players.”

Booming Bananas is the latest addition to the Booming Signature Series of games, which includes Booming Seven Deluxe.

Bestgoldbet/Medialivecasino

Malta-based live dealer providers Medialivecasino and Bestgoldbet have joined forces to set up a live casino service from ten land-based casinos.

The agreement involves the use of Medialive’s technology and Bestgoldbet’s land-based casino partners, with roulette, baccarat and blackjack games initially going live.

The suppliers will provide live broadcasts from a range of casinos, including Diamond Palace Casino in Zagreb and the Bled Casino in Slovenia.

Bestgoldbet plans to install the live dealer services with seven casinos by the end of this year, and will work with Medialive to increase its live gaming productions to ten casinos.

La Française des Jeux

La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has added La Course to its illiko series of scratchard games.

The interactive game is available via FDJ.fr and on the operator’s mobile applications, offering a top prize of €75,000.

The game takes the form of a race between spaceships, with each winning number uncovered by moving the ship forward. Players can choose from tickets priced between €0.25 and €3, and select between five and ten ships to race.

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