This week sees new slots released by SG Digital, Play'n GO, SA Gaming, Quickspin, Habanero and Pragmatic Play, as well as integrations for the likes of iSoftBet, NSoft, Storm Gaming Technology, IGT, Ganapati, Nolimit City, Twelve40 and Betsoft Gaming.
Swedish slots specialist Play’n GO is taking no prisoners with the latest addition to its slot portfolio Cops'n'Robbers.
The five-reel, nine-line slot is set in a high-security jail and tasks players with outrunning the cops in order to crack open the vault and escape with the money.
The updated version of the supplier's game includes a wild symbol "vault". When players have racked up the loot, they must escape the police in a high-octane Car Chase bonus round which is triggered if three or more police cars appear anywhere on the reels.
Players can also access the Gamble feature, which sees players choosing whether to double or quadruple their winnings by guessing the correct colour or suit of a standard playing card.
"Cops'n'Robbers is a much loved theme and we’re really confident that the unique take we've produced will be a smash and grab hit with players," said Play'n GO CEO Johan Törnqvist. "The game will suit those who have an eye for outsmarting the police and, if they've got their wits about them, there are plenty of free spins to be won."
Scientific Games' SG Digital division has launched a new football-themed slot game ahead of next month's World Cup.
Developed by SG Digital's NextGen Gaming studio, Top Strike Championship sees players join three football teammates as they chase victory on the pitch. A multi-level bonus game has players following their favourite team through to a knockout championship series.
"Top Strike Championship is a great title to get players prepared for the World Cup," said Tom Wood, chief creative officer at SG Digital. "With the treble bet bonus and free games feature, there's something for everyone in this game.
"Featuring a football theme throughout, Top Strike brings the world’s favourite sport to the forefront of the gaming experience."
Online casino content provider iSoftBet has added more content to its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) following the integration of Ganapati's full suite of Japanese-themed games.
Operators using iSoftBet's platform will have access to slots including She Ninja Suzu and Pikotaro’s Pineapple Pen.
"We are delighted to add Ganapati's blockbuster slots to our already packed game portfolio, which now contains more than 1,500 quality titles," said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. "We understand the importance of having a diversified game portfolio, and the addition of authentic, Japanese-themed slots will give our partners the edge in what is a highly competitive market."
Ganapati Malta CEO Taku Sawada added: "We are delighted to be delivering our games to operators via iSoftBet's powerful Game Aggregation Platform, opening doors for Ganapati as we grow our reach into new markets around the world.
"Our Japanese themed games are unique, and offer players something new and exciting. They combine stunning graphics and animation with gripping storytelling and cutting-edge technology to deliver a thrilling player experience."
International Game Technology
ALEA, operator of online casino brands SlotsMillion and LadyLucks, has added a selection of more than 100 online games from New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT).
"No game portfolio is complete without IGT’s classic and modern slots, and we are thrilled to be able to offer them to players across SlotsMillion and LadyLucks," said ALEA co-founder Alexandre Tomic. "It was a logical step to add IGT to the ALEA platform. IGT knows how to build games that stand the test of time, games that keep players engaged and entertained for years on end."
Gianluca Ballocci, IGT vice president commercial interactive sales and B2C operations, added: "We are pleased that our customers at ALEA extended their current offerings to include IGT's content.
"Their players can now enjoy some of the industry’s most celebrated slot games of all time, along with premium licensed titles and innovative IGT game concepts."
Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin is taking players on a swashbuckling search for treasure in its latest release Pirate's Charm.
The journey to the dark side begins as the salty old seadogs slip anchor in the tranquil waters of the harbour on the hunt for mystical charms. Players then need to weather the storm as the heavens open to claim the riches on offer in this 3x5 slot.
Players must match three bonus scatter symbols in the same spin to win 10 free spins, with an additional two free spins for every full reel of Mystery Charm symbols. When these symbols appear across reels 1, 2 and 3, the Mystery Charms Respin feature is triggered, locking all symbols into place.
"Pirate's Charm is our darkest creation to date and a real sea-change from our most recent releases, adding another layer of depth to our portfolio," said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. "The high-quality graphics really bring the game to life, ensuring only those with the courage and tenacity to overcome the stormy conditions will succeed."
Bosnia and Herzegovina-based software provider NSoft has agreed a content supply deal with operator Pinnacle.
The operator will expand its offering with NSoft titles such as Lucky Six, Next Six and Lucky X, as well as virtual sports betting games Greyhound Races, Virtual Greyhound Races, Virtual Horses and Virtual Motorcycle Speedway.
"We are thrilled to be part of Pinnacle's two decades of success with the signing of this agreement," said NSoft business development manager Carlos Vargas. "I feel confident that their customer base will enjoy our products and this liaison will be very beneficial for both parties."
Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith added: "Pinnacle is very excited to add Nsoft to our product portfolio. NSoft is known in the gaming and betting industry as a provider of innovative online games, and through this new partnership, we continue to enhance our customers' experience with complete and world class virtual game offerings."
Asian-facing games developer SA Gaming has launched its newest slot game Dragon 8.
The slot game takes players into the realm of the dragons, where they can subdue the dragon and carry all the rare and precious treasures away.
Set in the remote mountain of northwest of China, the supplier explained that there lies a rare dragon, 80-feet-long, shining with golden scales, which is the guardian of the holy Dragon Ball and treasure.
It pays with winning one or two symbols, with the wild a symbol of three dragons which can substitute all symbols.
Storm Gaming Technology
UK-based game developer Storm Gaming Technology has struck a content supply deal with Gala Leisure, the UK's largest retail bingo operator.
The deal will see Storm supply its range of non-branded and ITV-branded gaming content into Gala's retail bingo clubs for use on hand-held tablet devices.
The titles include games based on popular household TV titles including The Chase, Tipping Point and the The Only Way is Essex, as well as iconic comedy film Carry on Camping.
"Our brand investment is already showing great dividends," said Storm Gaming Technology CEO, Richard Sheldon. "This new content supply agreement with Gala Leisure is a further sign that our policy of investing in brands and content development for retail markets was the right choice for Storm."
Slots and table games provider Habanero has launched its latest Asian-themed game, Fortune Dogs.
The game features a bulldog, police dog, Pinscher and white French Poodle among its symbols, with players tasked with filling the dog's bowls with golden paws in a bid to trigger free games and land scatter jackpots.
"Our latest title features cutting edge graphics and sound effects designed to keep players entertained," said Toni Karapetrov, head of corporate communications at Habanero. "They say a dog is a man's best friend and that will certainly be the case if they are landing jackpots. We are sure players will love playing Fortune Dogs as they hunt for those prizes."
Habanero also this week signed a deal with European aggregator platform GAMEIOM, including latest releases Presto!, London Hunter, and Fortune Dogs.
"We're delighted to have signed up with GAMEIOM and look forward to a long and mutually advantageous working relationship," said Arcangelo Lonoce, European head of business development for Habanero. "We have ambitious plans to expand our business over the next 12 months, particularly in Europe, and are looking forward to this partnership opening a number of doors for us."
GAMEIOM CEO Stuart Carr added: "Our ambition is to create a stable of great content that continually refreshes the offering our operator partners can provide to their players.
"Habanero is a worthy addition to that stable and we are looking forward to seeing how its games are received in the coming months. I’m very confident they will do well."
Malta-based casino games developer Pragmatic Play is taking players on a journey across the savanna in its latest slot release Great Rhino.
Designed as a nature-themed game, the 3x5 reel video slot sees a rhino joined by a cheetah, flamingo and fearsome crocodile.
When two full stacks of rhinos appear the Super Respins mode is triggered, with rhinos stampeding across the screen and awarding players with a pool of three respins. This pool grows by one for every new rhino revealed and pays out the grand or major jackpot when 14 or 15 rhinos appear.
A casino chip featuring the great rhino serves as the game's wild symbol, taking the untamed plains to new levels of excitement alongside the Umbrella Thorn Acacia Tree bonus symbol, which launches the free spins mode when three or more spin onto the screen.
"We take great care in crafting the industry's premier collection of proven games, and the launch of Great Rhino brings players an exciting and feature-filled new title that will capture the imaginations of slots fans new and old," said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield.
Jersey-based lottery and games provider Twelve40 has entered a strategic partnership with B2B lottery betting supplier Pin Projekt.
The deal will see Pin Projekt integrate its front-end live streaming Lotto instant Win (LiW) solution into Twelve40's proprietary platform.
Twelve40's operator partners will now have access to LiW, which allows players to place bets on the outcome of a variety of lottery draws broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"We have struck a number of important agreements boosting our platform in recent months, and this strategic partnership with Pin Projekt marks a big step forward," said Twelve40 CEO Andy Jarrett. "We look forward to joining forces at G2E Asia to introduce to the market our game changing innovations for the lottery industry."
Pin Projekt chief operating officer Vedran Katic commented: "We're proud to have partnered with a platform provider as forward-thinking as Twelve40, and I am certain that our ground-breaking live lottery solution will be a big hit with their partners.
"This agreement is a key part of our long-term strategy to build on our commercial reach, and we look forward to working closely with Twelve40 as we grow our businesses together."
Malta-based casino games supplier Betsoft Gaming has rolled out a range of games with platform provider CasinoPop.
The agreement covers Betsoft’s complete range of Malta-certified games, including titles from its Slots3 collection.
"To offer the best possible player experience, CasinoPop has curated a library of around 1,000 titles - covering slots, live casino, and table games – choosing to work exclusively with partners who understand and share their vision," explained Aaron Axisa, account manager at Betsoft Gaming.
"At Betsoft, we know that securing loyalty means looking beyond the present, and considering how the right blend of brand identity, marketing, support, and cutting-edge content translates into customer satisfaction in the longer term. On that basis, we are thrilled to be adding our games to CasinoPop's prestigious portfolio."
CasinoPop co-founder Daniel Eriksson said: "At CasinoPop, we have deliberately taken great care to build a perfectly balanced game portfolio. Only slot providers of the highest quality are allowed to take 'shelf space,' and only games with a high bar of entertainment are put in front of our players. These rules are key to creating customer satisfaction, and our new partnership with Betsoft embodies both.
"Today, we can hold our heads high and say that we have achieved our goal of perfect balance – something that would have been impossible without the immense strength of Betsoft."
Stockholm-based casino games developer Nolimit City has signed a deal with platform provider Soft2Bet.
The launch follows Soft2bet's new platform release which has has recently released Alfcasino.com, in addition to the company's existing Malinacasino.com, Cadoola.com, Casinia.com offerings.
Players will have access to the provider’s leading games including WiXX, Casino Win Spin, Oktoberfest and Tesla Jolt.
"We have nothing but good to say about Soft2Bet," said Malcolm Mizzi, head of sales at Nolimit City. "They have showed a great work ethic and they are truly determined to be the best at what they do. We are super pleased with this deal."
Soft2Bet chief operating officer Uri Paliovich added: "The partnership with Nolimit City is another landmark deal for Soft2Bet, we feel very strongly about their games and believe that they will be the next big supplier in the industry to look out for. We're also extremely pleased with the efficiency and ease of integrating their games."