This week saw the release of new slots by Blueprint Gaming, Play’n GO, EGT Interactive and MGA Games, alongside a number of integrations for the likes of Relax Gaming, Pragmatic Play and Spigo.
Gauselmann Group’s UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming is going Irish with its latest slot release Wish Upon a Leprechaun.
The Irish-themed 5x3 slot follows a fairy of Irish folklore as he appears throughout the game’s many modifiers and bonus rounds.
The Lucky Charms Bonus can be triggered on any spin, resulting in the leprechaun awarding a choice of modifier rounds; Infectious Wilds, Colossal Spin, Spin Streak, Bonus Boost or They Think It’s All Clover.
Three pot of gold bonus symbols trigger the Pots O’ Luck bonus, which awards up to five bonus rounds including the Big Money Bonus where leprechaun jockeys race to claim the top prize.
Wish Upon a Leprechaun is also available with Blueprint’s Jackpot King progressive, which can be triggered on any spin and stake.
“We’re on a comical journey to the end of the rainbow in search of big prizes in our latest slot Wish Upon a Leprechaun,” said Jo Purvis, director of marketing and relationships at Blueprint Gaming. “With his green hat and big ginger beard, the fun yet mischievous character will be the lucky charm in turning nags into riches in this action-packed slot.”
Malta-based games developer Pragmatic Play has signed an agreement to roll out its games for the first time with French operator Betclic Everest Group.
“Betclic is an established name in the online casino space with a reputation for delivering a slick user experience, and its ambition makes them the perfect partner to build our reach alongside,” said Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play.
“They have been a pleasure to work with as we integrate our selection of top performing video slot titles. We look forward to enjoying a long and rewarding partnership.”
Betclic head of casino Andre Swedberg commented: “Growing the array of games that we bring our players with the latest and greatest in slot content is a priority. We are delighted to offer Pragmatic Play’s slots across our Betclic, Expekt and MonteCarloCasino brands. The consistency and quality of Pragmatic Play’s delivery stood out against the competition, and we are certain its games will prove very popular with our players.”
Swedish slots specialist Play’n GO has announced the launch of its latest title Gold King.
The five-reel, 20-payline slot offers players the chance to live like a king and win stacks of gold bars and jewellery in the lavish title.
Loyal subjects will be helped on their way to these luxuries by the wild Rose and Gold King symbols, which grant a number of free spins depending on how many feature on the reels. A Super Spins mode will kick in when the King lands on reels one, three and five, gifting players 10 free spins.
“Gold King continues our run of successful launches at the start of 2018, and we’re sure operators and players alike will take to the gleaming title,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “With simple, fun gameplay enhanced by new features and vibrant graphics, we’ve given players a unique chance to experience the luxurious world of royalty and its riches are on offer for those who play this slot.”
New Jersey's iGaming market leader Golden Nugget has set another milestone by becoming the first operator in the state to offer over 500 games on its online casino.
GoldenNuggetCasino.com recently launched its 500th game on desktop, shortly after rolling out its 300th game on mobile, becoming the first casino operator in New Jersey to deliver on these milestones.
The operator said that the combination of delivering high-quality games from a large number of suppliers and the highest number of casino games had contributed to an 81 per cent increase in total wagers in 2017. GoldenNuggetCasino.com also revealed that it paid out over $1bn in winnings to New Jersey players in the last 12 months.
“We added no less than 136 new games in 2017," said Thomas Winter, senior vice president and general manager, Online Gaming at Golden Nugget. "This year will be no different and in the last few weeks we’ve already launched innovative games such as Live Dealer Casino Hold’em, Slingo and Virtual Sports.
“Our market-leading offer more than ever positions GoldenNuggetCasino.com as the online destination of choice for authentic casino players.”
Malta-licensed iGaming platform provider Relax Gaming has signed a deal to provide its content to a number of Betsson brands.
Relax will initially provide its suite of table games to the operator, including blackjack and roulette, before rolling out further products later in 2018.
The games will go live on the operator's Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, Oranje Casino and Casino.dk brands.
“We’re always on the lookout for great content to expand our gaming portfolio with,” said Andy Braithwaite, gaming director at Betsson. “I’m totally confident that our players will welcome these games and we’ll have a very successful partnership together. Not only is their content well-regarded in the wider industry, but their attitude to forming cost-effective partnerships with operators is a fresh approach which will help us both succeed in the coming months.”
Relax Gaming CEO Patrik Österåker added: “Betsson has been one of the key players in leading the online casino sector in Europe over the last few years, and we’re proud to integrate our premium content into their various casino brands. We will provide Betsson, as we do with our other partners, with our table games at a far reduced cost compared to some in the industry, helping pave the way for a further roll-out of content.”
Slots and table games provider Habanero is taking players back to Victorian London with its latest release London Hunter.
The five-reel, three-row, fixed 25-line slot asks players to help save the city from devastation when an escaped dinosaur takes to the streets.
The supplier said that the game’s steam punk style provides a striking backdrop and creates its most cinematic game to date.
“London Hunter’s latest technology recreates Victorian Britain beautifully and we’re sure the game will appeal to those seeking a fast-paced, high-quality, cinematic experience,” said Toni Karapetrov, head of corporate communications at Habanero.
“Players will need to have their wits about them with T-Rex on the loose, but if they can claw London back from the brink of destruction, there are big wins to be had with two evolving wilds and big multipliers.”
Barcelona-based gaming supplier MGA Games has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its latest slot Cabaret.
Cabaret is set at the end of the 19th century in Paris’ red-light district, featuring can-can dancers who provide assistance and entertainment to players throughout the game.
The 243-payline slot offers special features, giving players the chance to play double or nothing for more prizes.
“We adapt our offering to the tastes and preferences of operators,” said José Antonio Giacomelli, MGA Games director of new technologies. “Based on extensive market analysis, we look to develop attractive products for players that can meet the demands of every type of operator.”
In related news, MGA Games-owned Spanish operator Goldenpark has gone live with a new dating show-inspired slot from the supplier.
Citas (which translates as Dates) is the latest title launched on Goldenpark.es and follows the successful rollout of MGA’s Chiquito game earlier this year.
The new 3-reel slot is inspired by popular TV dating shows and set in a restaurant where participants meet up in the hope of finding romance.
Citas boasts a range of mini-games including the love roulette and an instant messaging game that will give players the chance to win additional prizes the more they succeed on their quest for love.
iGaming solutions provider Pariplay has expanded its slot portfolio with the launch of Chang’e – Goddess of the Moon.
Paying homage to the ancient Chinese lunar goddess Chang’e, the game has been developed in collaboration with the supplier’s Asian gaming partners to ensure authenticity.
Boasting 243 potential winning outcomes, it features five reels and 20 different lines, as well as a bonus round to further raise player engagement.
“Our games studio collaborated very closely with our partners in Asia to ensure that Chang’e recreated ancient China faithfully and did justice to an important myth from the country’s past,” said Richard Mintz, commercial and marketing director at Pariplay. With our strong focus on developing a highly engaging gaming experience, we are confident that this game will become one of our most popular original slots, complementing our branded titles in our Atari and Valiant Entertainment franchises.”
iSoftBet / Spigo
Casino games developer iSoftBet will supply casual games to its Danish operator partners after securing a deal with games developer Spigo.
The games will be delivered via iSoftBet's Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) to operators in Denmark, and include popular Spigo titles such as Diamonds, Fruits and Zoo.
"The casual games market continues to grow at a rapid rate, particularly in the Nordics,” said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. “This partnership gives our Danish operators access to these popular titles for the first time.
"Here at iSoftBet, we are always looking to strengthen our Game Aggregation Platform with a wide range of quality titles, and Spigo's suite of match three puzzle games certainly hit the mark and will be a big success with our partners."
Spigo chief executive Kasper Kau added: "We are delighted to have integrated our casual games into iSoftBet's powerful Game Aggregation Platform, making them available to their operator partners in Denmark. We have seen a huge rise in the popularity of casual games in recent months and years, and they are a great way for operators to diversify their game portfolios and attract new players."
Pin Projekt / Oryx Gaming / Golden Hero
iGaming platform provider Oryx Gaming has expanded its portfolio with a new distribution deal with live streaming lottery betting provider Pin Projekt.
The deal will see Pin Projekt’s Lotto instant Win (LiW) live streaming solution integrated with Oryx’s platform, allowing operators to offer bets on the outcome of a variety of lottery draws broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Draws occur frequently, every 1, 3, 7 and 10 minutes depending on the studio and how many balls are in the drum. Players can choose from 17 different games with sidebets and jackpot options across desktop and mobile devices, with over 2,000 live draws taking place across the day, all year round.
“This is a significant deal for us as it greatly improves our international presence, with LiW readily available to Oryx Gaming operators around the world,” said Pin Projekt chief strategy officer Zdenko Ninkovic. “We are confident the high frequency of draws and quality of streams will prove an attractive proposition for both clients and players.”
Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij added: “LiW is a truly unique live lottery solution and we’re thrilled to have made it available to our partners.
“We’ve been very impressed with the overall package they provide, from state-of-the-art technology to ensure no buffering and a wide range of games on offer, and are sure it will be well-received by our customer base.”
Oryx Gaming also agreed a deal this week to expand its platform with games from Jackpotjoy-owned studio Golden Hero, which includes multiple innovative product lines of RNG slots.
“We're very excited to welcome Golden Hero's excellent titles onto our platform as we continue to enhance our offering through 2018,” said Mazij.
Golden Hero CEO Thomas Nimstad added: “Through Golden Hero we're drawing on a long history and vast and deep knowledge of the iGaming industry. With fresh graphics, intuitive gameplay and wins we bring a new, fun and easy slot experience to mobile players.”