This week has seen a host of roll-outs by suppliers including Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, Play’n GO, NSoft and Realistic Games, as well as new title releases by Habanero and Betsoft Gaming.
Malta-based casino games developer Pragmatic Play has rolled out its portfolio of games to LeoVegas-owned operator Royal Panda.
A selection of Pragmatic Play slots such as Wolf Gold, Vegas Nights and Gold Rush are now live in all markets where Royal Panda operates, including the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
Royal Panda becomes the first operator to integrate Pragmatic’s slots via the NYX platform, with the games available to play across desktop and mobile devices.
“Signing an agreement to offer our leading selection of titles to Royal Panda players represents a real step forward for Pragmatic Play, at a time when we are engaged in an exciting expansion of our portfolio,” said Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play. “We look forward to working closely with Royal Panda as we launch our portfolio to their players.”
Royal Panda CEO Mark Podd added: “Nothing is more important to us than ensuring our players have a royal good time, and Pragmatic Play’s excellent array of high-quality casino games are the perfect addition to our swelling portfolio.
“Pragmatic is rapidly building a great reputation as one of the industry’s foremost providers of online casino content, and our players can look forward to a steady stream of impressive classic and video slots moving forward.”
Slots and table games provider Habanero has announced the launch of its latest game, Presto!
The game features white doves, cute bunnies, and card tricks galore as the top-hatted showman goes through his repertoire in the 243 ways, five column, three row title.
This latest release also includes no less than five sets of unique illusions which operate in both the base game, as well as in the free games feature, which is triggered when three of more Crystal Balls appear.
“Presto! has all the hallmarks of being a magical game and we’re very confident it will entertain players at all of our operator partners,” said Toni Karapetrov, head of corporate communications at Habanero. “We’re particularly proud of the interesting maths and features behind the games that will offer a unique experience and complement the rich graphics and music that are a real treat.”
Stockholm-listed casino supplier NetEnt has rolled out its games with Mexico’s largest online gaming operator Caliente.
Following a successful integration, a selection of NetEnt’s games are now live on Caliente’s online casino network in Mexico via Caliente.mx.
It follows a license agreement between the two companies last October and marks NetEnt's second deal in the Mexican market, with its games already live with Spanish operator Codere under an agreement signed in December 2016.
Casino supplier Realistic Games has launched its titles with casino and sportsbook operator NetBet.
Recent releases Win Sprint, Symmetry, and Time is Money have been made available alongside player favourites Super Graphics Upside Down and Six Appeal.
Other games including Realistic’s new 3D slots and deluxe games will be rolled out in the near future.
“We are very pleased to see our games go live on NetBet and are confident they will prove popular with their players across different countries,” said Robert Lee, commercial director at Realistic Games. “We’re also looking forward to delivering some exciting new games in the coming months which we are sure operators and players alike will be equally excited about.”
Netbet content manager Gavin Wong added: “Realistic’s slots are proven performers and we’re delighted to add them to our casino offering, which now provides even greater variety to our players. We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them and are excited to see the new content in the coming months.”
Sports betting solutions provider NSoft has strengthened its presence in the Romanian market with the launch of its Virtual Football League game with leading operator SuperBet.
Launched through the supplier’s SEVEN platform, Virtual Football League runs continuous seasons played by 16 virtual teams that reflect real-team and real-player performance parameters.
There are 240 fixtures per season which guarantee plenty of betting activity thanks to a pool of over 240,000 videos in total. Each virtual season runs for 141 minutes, with each game shown in a highlight mode consisting of halves that last 90 seconds each. New match days with numerous types of pre-match odds are also offered in short and adjustable bet cycles.
"NSoft strives to bring the industry's finest achievements via powerful omnichannel platform. SEVEN platform is the perfect solution where great products from various providers meet ever growing betting operators' needs in order to create unique and unparalleled value in business industry,” said Mario Kristo, NSoft’s managing director of betting solutions.
Online poker giant PokerStars has launched a new cash game variant that provides a novel twist on Texas Hold’em.
The game offers players more opportunities to make a hand, with the winner of each board receiving half the pot. An entire pot can be scooped by holding the best hand for each board, or if all other players fold.
For the first time, the operator will be using the Seat Me system on its global liquidity player pool. This means that when players take their seat at a Split Hold'em table, instead of manually choosing a table and a seat, players will simply choose the stake that they want to play. If a seat is not immediately available, players will be placed on a waiting list.
“Split Hold'em has already provoked a lot of internal discussion around the best strategy, so we can't wait to see how players adapt,” said PokerStars ring games manager Dan Price. “You may know how to play 88 and AQ - but what about when you have two boards to consider?”
Online casino operator SkillOnNet has become one of the first to launch Play’n GO’s latest slot, House of Doom.
SkillOnNet is among just ten operators to be granted exclusive access to the game for the next ten weeks, launching on its PlayOJO.com and DrueckGlueck.com brands.
The newly launched House of Doom game is based on Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, whose new single of the same name forms the soundtrack to the game.
“We are delighted to have been included in such an elite group of operators to gain exclusive access to Play’n GO’s latest slot, House of Doom,” said SkillOnNet sales and marketing director Michael Golembo. “It’s testament to our marketing prowess and ability to set the agenda for online casino.
“Doom metal is huge across Europe, and with our casinos available in Sweden, the band’s home, and Germany, one of the genre’s largest fan bases, we are a great fit. We look forward to working together with Play’n GO and Candlemass to ensure the success of the game, and the band’s latest album.”
Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist added: “House of Doom combines the best of online casino gaming with the might of the music industry, and I’m sure players at SkillOnNet’s renowned brands PlayOJO and DrueckGlueck.com will enjoy the innovative approach we’ve taken in partnership with Candlemass. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be working with the band, as well as the exclusive group of operators which have first access to the title, to build the game’s hype and release more fresh content to ours and Candlemass’s legions of fans.”
Online casino games developer Betsoft Gaming is taking players into a mystical realm to explore a land of beauty and riches in its latest slot, Tiger’s Claw.
The game's wise Shaman awards wisdom and scatter pays as players seek out the wild Tiger’s Claw to unlock the path to a multitude of Free Spins. With each instance of five Tiger’s Claws, more free spins are awarded, with up to 98 possible in a single spin.
“We understand that not all players want big animations and flashy graphics every time they play. Many players use slot gaming to relax,” said Dan Cooper, Betsoft’s head of product development. “We try to make sure we offer a diverse array of titles. These include our cinematic titles, mechanically complex titles, as well as relaxing and entertaining titles like Tiger’s Claw.
“Our design philosophy is to offer players something that is fulfilling in more than just one way; if it’s beautiful, it should also be fun. We feel we’ve really hit that mark with Tiger’s Claw. While it is a visually striking game to play, the Free Spins mechanics also make it both exciting and satisfying.”
iGaming Platform / Nolimit City
Stockholm-based games developer Nolimit City has secured a deal to integrate its content with platform provider iGaming Platform (iGP).
Nolimit City will integrated its games through its own Remote Game Server, including popular titles WiXX, Casino Win Spin, Oktoberfest and Creepy Carnival.
“The general approach and enthusiasm to work on a partnership deal with iGP has been something that got this deal done in record timing,” said Malcolm Mizzi, head of sales at Nolimit City. “We are impressed with the far and wide reaching extent of iGP’s platform compatibility and client network that this deal was a must.”
Phil Pearson, head of sales at iGP, added: “Working with Nolimit City for iGP is a no-brainer. Due to their recent surge in the market, and expansion in new territories, not to mention some high quality and popular games, we were very fast acting with entering into an agreement to provide Nolimit games to our players and clients. We look forward to a good partnership for a long period of time.”