This week has seen a number of new games released by suppliers including Microgaming, OneTouch, and NeoGames, alongside integrations for the likes of Scientific Games, Yggdrasil Gaming, Relax Gaming, Patagonia Entertainment and Habanero.
Game development studio Yggdrasil Gaming will enter the regulated Spanish iGaming market later this year after reaching an agreement with existing partner GVC.
GVC, which has a strong presence in Spain through its bwin brand, will be the first operator to offer Yggdrasil titles in the market, with a plan to go live during the second quarter.
“Spain has quickly emerged as one of Europe’s fastest-growing and exciting jurisdictions, making it a perfect environment for Yggdrasil’s award-winning slots and promotional tools,” said Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “To enter Spain with GVC, a long-time partner across multiple jurisdictions, will ensure our games are enjoyed by slots fans across the country.
“Following recent entries into Denmark and Italy, it also underlines Yggdrasil’s commitment to expanding its footprint in Europe’s regulated markets.”
GVC head of content Andrew Whitworth added: “We were not going to pass up the opportunity to be the first operator to bring Yggdrasil’s slots to Spain, and we are certain they will perform strongly in the market.”
Stockholm-listed operator Kindred Group has gone live with Relax Gaming’s table games, with further casino content to be integrated in the coming months.
The supplier’s premium Roulette and Blackjack titles have been made available to Kindred brands including Unibet, MariaCasino, and 32Red. Relax already provides Unibet with its poker and bingo products.
“We’ve enjoyed real success with Relax Gaming’s products and are excited to be building on this now with further casino content,” said Kindred Group head of gaming Fredrik Kjell. “Our brands pride themselves on providing a quality user experience to all casino players, which means integrating the latest titles from innovative operators such as Relax Gaming.”
Relax Gaming chief executive Patrik Österåker added: “Kindred has won numerous awards for their casino offering in recent years, so for them to incorporate our new table games is testament to the hard work our team is doing.
“We want to build on our already-strong partnership by delivering more cost-effective titles which will appeal to various demographics and types of casino player.”
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has unveiled a new game to be released later this year which takes players to the golden city of Fortunium.
Fortunium is a five by five reel steampunk themed online slot featuring soaring skylines depicted with stunning graphics.
The game showcases a wealth of innovative features including Mystery Reels, Stacked Mystery Symbols and a powerful Win Booster device to ramp up rewards.
“Fortunium is a stunning slot that fuses together a unique genre with amazing game mechanics that will immerse players into our richest game world yet,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “Designed with the mobile market in mind, Fortunium is fully optimised for portrait gameplay, making it a brilliant addition to our diverse portfolio of games.”
Eastern European gaming operator Olympic Entertainment Group has added a selection of titles from Scientific Games to its online platform OlyBet.
OlyBet.eu now features popular titles from Scientific Games studios Bally, Williams, Barcrest and Shuffle Master.
“Bringing popular land-based titles of Scientific Games to OlyBet will help us provide a full-service solution and allow our players to enjoy their long-time favourites now also at home or on the move,” said Veiko Krünberg, managing director of online operations and sports betting at Olympic Entertainment Group.
“We are working hard to constantly add new exciting content to OlyBet. Our efforts to offer a wide selection of games have really been appreciated by the players, allowing us to quickly become the largest online operator in the Baltic region.”
Bob Hays, vice president of commercial for SG Interactive, added: “We’re thrilled to partner with Olybet. Our relationship with them empowers us to bring our games to a new audience, and we’re excited to provide them with world-class content.”
Scientific Games also showcased a portfolio of new games at ICE Totally Gaming this week under its new SG Digital division.
Featured in the suite of new games was Tetris Super Jackpots, developed by SG Digital’s Bally studio, which brings one of the most recognized video game brands to the online slot world for the first time.
SG Digital also unveiled the latest title from its NextGen Gaming studio, Wonder Hounds, a 3x5, 25-payline slot which sees players join a pack of international pooches on the prowl for big prizes.
The launches represent the combined creative forces of legacy SG Interactive and NYX Gaming Group.
“We’re excited to showcase the first of our new and innovative games launched under the SG Digital brand,” said Matt Davey, group chief executive, SG Digital. “Following the creation of our new digital division, we have brought together the leading creative minds of the iGaming industry to offer our partners the broadest portfolio available in the market.
“We’re showing a mix of titles at ICE, ranging from branded-slots to bespoke storylines. TETRIS Super Jackpots, inspired by the classic Game Boy title, is sure to resonate with fans of the iconic series, while users will love the entertainment that games like Wonder Hounds have to offer.”
Additionally, SG Digital showcased three Monopoly titles, each highlighting iconic features from the popular board game.
Monopoly Mega Movers places the game tokens center stage, including the new penguin, tyrannosaurus rex, and rubber ducky movers. Monopoly Bring the House Down boasts numerous features, including Hot Zone Wilds, triggered by houses falling from the top of the screen, while Monopoly On the Money brings the classic Barcrest game mechanics together with Monopoly to create an original SG Digital omni-channel experience.
iLottery provider NeoGames has launched the second game in its Royalty series of online instant win games with the release of King of Clubs.
The game transports players to an engaging imperial realm with innovative multiple-level bonus rounds that gradually unveil new surprises and gaming experiences.
“Our dedicated in-house game studio, a powerhouse of creativity, is a key part of the value we deliver to lotteries,” said Kfir Matalon, head of games at NeoGames.
“In addition to introducing several visionary new games every year that address the appetite of gamers for compelling new experiences, the team also has extensive expertise in creating bespoke games and customizing existing games to meet local requirements and create new opportunities for lotteries worldwide.
Slots and table games provider Habanero has struck a deal to launch its content with Ladbrokes Coral-owned operator Eurobet.it.
Eurobet will integrate the supplier’s full suite of games, including latest releases 5 Mariachis, Rolling Roger and Cake Valley.
“We’re thrilled to have put pen to paper on this significant deal with Eurobet, which strengthens our position not only in Italy but in Western Europe,” said Habanero European head of business development Arcangelo Lonoce. “Supplying our games to one of the region’s biggest operators is a fantastic way to kick-start our ambitious expansion plans over the next 12 months.
“We’re confident Eurobet customers will enjoy the depth and breadth of our slots, and we look forward to a long and successful working relationship with the operator.”
Alfredo Melloni, head of gaming at Eurobet.it, commented: “Habanero has built up a reputation for developing quality slot games within the iGaming industry and it was important for us to join forces as we look to expand our casino offering.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer their games to our players, who I’m sure will become big fans of the slots they produce.”
Kiron Interactive / BtoBet
BtoBet has expanded its iGaming platform with new content from virtual sports and numbers games provider Kiron Interactive.
The deal will see Kiron’s full portfolio of 20 virtual sports and number games made available to BtoBet’s operator partners.
“Kiron is delighted to partner with BtoBet, a well-known and trusted brand in the industry,” said Kiron Interactive CEO Steven Spartinos. “We are sure our full portfolio of titles will prove extremely popular across BtoBet’s network of operators and we look forward to building a long and beneficial relationship.
“This partnership will see the integration of Kiron’s full suite of games through BtoBet’s platforms - online and retail - in Europe, LatAm and Africa.”
BtoBet integration manager Maja Janevska added: “Our advanced and flexible platforms - Neuron Games and Neuron Sports – based on Artificial intelligence, combined with Kiron Interactive’s virtual sports and games, will provide operators the possibility to elaborate unique offers, tailored for every single regulated market.
“Partnering with Kiron Interactive gives us the possibility to add an engaging and exciting selection of virtual sports and games to our always increasing suite of top offerings for our clients.”
iGaming solutions provider Oryx Gaming has launched a new Croatia-facing site under the Arena Casino brand.
Oryx will provide Arenacasino.hr with its full technology stack, gaming content, compliance services, as well as operational and marketing services.
Alongside its own in-house developed games, Oryx’s iGaming platform includes a wide selection of content from providers such as EGT, NextGen, and Gamomat.
“Croatia is an exciting iGaming market and we’re pleased to be able to use our expertise to help launch the inaugural online operation for Arena Casino,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “Our ability to comply with local regulatory requirements and deliver a strong game portfolio makes us the perfect partner to ensure success. I’m happy to say we had a great team of people involved.”
Isle of Man-based games developer OneTouch has unveiled a new Russian Poker game with single-touch ergonomics, which the supplier describes as perfect for on-the-go betting.
Russian Poker offers a unique version of player versus house poker, where the player is dealt five cards and is offered the chance to exchange cards or buy an additional card to make two five-card hands.
Players can also take insurance and buy the dealer a card if they don’t qualify with their opening five cards.
“We’re always looking to add a modern flair to traditional table games and that’s exactly what we have done with Russian Poker,” said Matthew Rochman, head of operations at OneTouch. “The game is hugely popular in Eastern Europe and we are confident players will love our crystal-clear graphics and mobile-first approach as we bid to make it a modern-day classic.
“We believe we are the first company to deliver a state-of-the-art mobile version of Russian Poker and operators who have been given a sneak preview of this games are excited and keen to add it to their portfolio in 2018.”
EvenBet / Digitain
Online gaming software developer EvenBet Gaming has agreed to integrate its poker product with Digitain’s sports betting and casino platform.
EvenBet Gaming CEO Dmitry Starostenkov said that Digitain had been hugely impressed with the company in the past year with its progressive omni-channel solution, and the supplier was excited to be adding a key cog to facilitate that rise.
“Our poker product can be easily integrated into existing sportsbooks and casinos, offering players greater choice, while boosting engagement and retention for operators,” he said. “This deal with Digitain is further vindication that we are delivering leading turnkey solutions to the market.”
Digitain CEO Suren Khachatryan added: “We are delighted to be able to offer our operator partners EvenBet’s full range of poker games.
“We were particularly drawn to the ease of integration and EvenBet’s commitment to reinvigorating the gaming space. Especially with a view to improving player loyalty and engagement, which is an area in which traditional sportsbook and casino can struggle.”