This week has seen NetEnt games go live in the regulated Romanian market, new games launched by iSoftBet and Zitro, integrations for Realistic Games, Habanero and Betsoft Gaming, and the roll-out of a new daily fantasy sports platform in the UK.
After successful integrations, Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has announced that its games are now live with several customers in the regulated Romanian iGaming market.
The company continues to expand globally, having obtained a gaming licence from the Romanian regulator in May of this year.
“We keep delivering on our global growth strategy by strengthening our position on regulated markets and we are very pleased that our popular games are now also available in Romania,” said Enrico Bradamante, chief of European market operations and MD of NetEnt Malta.
Alderney-licensed supplier iSoftBet will let players set sail in pursuit of unimaginable treasures through its newest slot game, Skulls of Legend.
The pirate-themed five-reel, 30-line video slot is available in HTML5 and Flash and takes place on a platform featuring icons of the pirate age such as boats on the high seas, torn treasure maps and the skull and crossbones.
Players must form winning combinations with symbols such as cannons, guns and swords, and Long John Silver’s parrot. They are aided in their pursuit of riches by Scatters and Wilds.
iSoftBet’s new slot boasts a number of unique features such as an in-built game retention mechanism, Extended Wilds and four different Free Spin modes.
“iSoftBet is well known for bringing innovative and unique content to the industry and Skulls of Legend is just another illustration of a game that stands out from the crowd,” said Nir Elbaz, managing director of iSoftBet.
“The game will keep the players fully engaged with its hidden wonders emerging at different stages while growing the excitement every time they spin the reels.”
The Gibraltar-licensed casino games supplier has signed a deal to provide its entire portfolio of games to Stockholm-listed operator Betsson Group and its brands.
Betsson’s brands, which include Betsafe, Casino Euro, and NordicBet, will gain access to Realistic’s full suite of multi-channel slots and table games. These include roulette, blackjack, Super Graphics Upside Down, Sunset Reels, as well as recent releases Fireworks and The Fruit Factory.
Realistic Games CEO Andy Harris said: “Betsson is one of the biggest, most progressive online casino operators and we’re delighted to have agreed a deal to supply them with our games.
“It is testament to the universal appeal of our products that Betsson is distributing them across their brands. We are sure they will quickly become some of their best performing games.”
Habanero and 1X2gaming
Casino games developer Habanero has agreed a deal to supply its full suite of casino games to UK-licensed supplier 1X2gaming.
1X2gaming’s platform customers will have direct access to Habanero’s portfolio of more than 68 slots, six table games and 10 video poker titles, including games such as Fa Cai Shen, Arcane Elements, Roman Empire, and the recently-released Gangsters.
“I think this will be very successful for both parties and I’m looking forward to working with 1X2gaming,” said Habanero's head of sales, Daniel Long. “It is a real feather in our cap that they have chosen us to be one of the very first suppliers to feature on their open platform.
“Our games have been performing consistently well for a number of years in a number of different markets and we’re confident they will be well-received by new players too.”
1X2gaming’s commercial director Kevin Reid added: “Habanero provide a range of exceptional quality content. Their strong mobile offering is one of the key benefits to this deal and we are looking forward to facilitating the delivery of their content to our customers via our 3PI aggregation system.”
3D slots developer Betsoft has signed a partnership with Italian gaming operator Scommesseitalia.
The agreement will allow Scommesseitalia to offer Betsoft’s catalogue of approved iGaming content, including some of its most popular Slots3 and ToGo mobile hits such as Alkemor’s Tower, SugarPop! and Mr. Vegas.
“We are excited to be partnering with Scommesseitalia,” said Betsoft Gaming’s Julian Camilleri. “We look forward to the mutual success the future will bring, knowing that great things will come from Scommesseitalia's devoted efforts to being one of the best gaming opertors in Europe.”
“The choice was clear, when selecting games to offer to our players,” said Luigi Manda of Scommesseitalia. “Betsoft’s AAMS approved catalogue features a broad range of their best and most popular games, which brings a wealth of choice to our clientele. These games are incredibly detailed, with the 3D graphics and high level of interaction that our players love.”
Spanish bingo supplier Zitro Interactive has added two new titles to its social casino brand World of Bingo.
Beetle Bingo and Bingo Dream are now available on the Facebook web version of the free-to-play app, with Android and iOS versions to follow.
“Bingo Dream is a classic Zitro game that we have taken to our World of Bingo social casino in response to the large number of requests received from players via Facebook,” said Zitro chief executive Sebastián Salat.
“We really appreciate the opinions and recommendations we receive from users of our products via the social networks, because they help us to keep in touch with our customers and to improve our range of games and entertainment.”
Rais Busom, interactive director for Zitro, added: “With these new games included in our social casino, World of Bingo has now reached 24 Video Bingo games available. At Zitro we plan to carry on growing way beyond the million and a half players that are already enjoying our social games.”
ASAP Italia’s Sportito has launched a new daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform for the UK market.
The UK-licensed offering provides customers with fantasy football contests across more than forty football leagues, including all major tournaments and second-tier domestic club competitions.
Available on desktop and mobile, Sportito said that it differs from traditional DFS contests in that it allows players to withdraw their winnings at any time during the season.
Players can choose to access paid-for contests and win daily, real-money prizes with entrance fees starting at just £2. New players can compete in free-to-enter competitions, allowing them to hone their game strategies before kicking off in one of the paid-for leagues.
“Fantasy sports is growing in Europe, but not as much attention has been given to it there in comparison with the US,” said Riccardo Mittiga of Sportito. “We want to provide a quality platform to become the top-rated daily fantasy sports platform.
“What sets us apart is that we aim to protect new customers from experienced players, we pay great attention to customer service, we will offer more social networking features, and we feature more sports than any other provider in Europe.”
Sportito plans to expand further in the near future with the addition of other sports including rugby, volleyball, motorsport, basketball, baseball and American football.
Sportito said it is also seeking licences in other markets in Europe and is in talks with authorities in Italy, as well as countries that can be targeted legally through a Maltese licence.
Sportito is owned by ASAP Italia, which also runs Italian odds comparison website Superscommesse.it and betting tips site Bettingrunner.com.