This week sees new slots released by NetEnt, Greentube, Play’n GO and Betsoft Gaming, as well as games deals for Habanero, Pragmatic Play, VSoftCo and BetGames TV.
Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt has released a new fairytale slot game The Legend of Shangri- La: Cluster Pays.
The latest instalment in the Cluster Pays series is a 6-reel, 5-row video slot set in a paradise of cherry blossoms and green valleys, with melodious music immersing players into the world of the monk and dragon spirit.
The Legend of Shangri-La features game highlights such as Sticky Re-Spins, Random Substitutions, Nudge Reels and Free Spins, which are set on top of an icy mountain where a fierce battle ensues between the monk and dragon.
“This latest instalment of the Cluster Pays series, The Legend of Shangri-La, is evidence that our launches continue to go from strength-to-strength,” said NetEnt chief product officer Simon Hammon. “The game was designed to bring the fairytale to life and we are sure our players will enjoy this vibrant and spiritual world and its unique twists and turns.”
Novomatic’s interactive subsidiary Greentube has launched a new slot for its B2B partners based on Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival.
In celebration of the Bavarian culture, the Freibier! slot will appeal to lovers of pork knuckles, pretzels, gingerbread hearts and flagons of beer frothing over the sides.
It is a five reel slot with up to 40 win lines, with a beer mug acting as a Wild symbol. Matching all symbols of the slot except for the Scatter increases the chances of winning on reels two, three and four only.
Twelve, fifteen or twenty free games are triggered with the Scatter symbol, the beer barrel, when it lands three, four or five times in any reel position. During the free spins, another Wild symbol, a beer mug marked with “Free Beer” is added to the second, third and fourth reel.
Sweden’s Play’n GO has unveiled a new aquatic-based five reel slot, Mermaid’s Diamond.
The game invites players to dive into a treasure-filled underwater world. Rubies, emeralds and the title character’s favourite jewel, all pay out when matching on adjacent reels, starting from either the rightmost or leftmost reel and providing 720 ways to win.
When two or more mermaids appear on the same reel, the mermaid stretches her fishtail to cover the entire reel to help increase the winnings, whilst Poseidon wields his trident to create extras wilds. When five treasure chest symbols appear anywhere on the grid, one of the chests unlock to reveal up to 25 free spins.
“Players and operators alike will enjoy the dazzling submarine world of Mermaid’s Diamond, featuring breath-taking gameplay and a detailed world full of sea creatures and sparkling diamonds,” said Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO. “Our slots set themselves apart in their ability to transport players into the game world. I expect this latest addition to continue our fantastic success in recent years, benefitting operators and players alike.”
Casino games developer Habanero has signed a deal with Boss Gaming to provide its content to two of the operator’s brands.
Habanero’s full portfolio of video slots will be made available to Slotoboss.com and Bosscasino.eu, including recent release Scruffy Scallywags, as well as popular titles The Dead Escape, Panda Panda, Bird of Thunder, and Fire Rooster.
“It’s great to be partnering with Boss Gaming,” said Daniel Long, head of sales at Habanero. “We are very confident that our portfolio of HTML5 titles will prove popular across both brands.
“Like Boss Gaming, we are striving to forge ahead with new content in new markets and we are looking forward to working together as we continue to grow as a business.”
Catalina Lukianenko, head of business development at Boss Gaming, added: “Habanero is renowned for the quality of their HTML5 slots so we are delighted to have agreed a deal to integrate these fantastic titles. We are always looking to host the industry’s most engaging and immersive titles and that’s exactly what we are doing with Habanero. We’re sure our players will enjoy the games.”
3D slot developer Betsoft Gaming has released the latest addition to its Slots3 portfolio of video slots, Blood Eternal.
The vampire genre game features six reels and thirty paylines, with players matching like-coloured vampires and their victims to lock their symbols in a bloodlusted embrace, awarding a Free Spins Event and a succession of Blood Spatter Wilds that spread with each free spin.
Matching both sets of vampires and victims during the same Free Spins event can result in up to eight Wild Spatters being generated in a single spin. Another notable feature is Double Bats, which allows players to receive a significant payout by getting up to twelve Bats in a single spin.
“We are confident that players will fall in love at first bite with Blood Eternal,” said Betsoft head of product development Dan Cooper. “This exciting game is poised to capture a lot of important markets where vampire stories are popular, and it is well known that vampire popularity has claimed a cherished place for many demographics, across many cultures. We think the strong theme, coupled with the innovative bonus features, will make Blood Eternal a hit all year-round, but most especially during the Halloween season.”
Malta-based games developer Pragmatic Play has agreed a deal to provide its expanding portfolio of titles to operator Bethard Group.
The initial rollout includes popular games such as Queen of Gold, Pixie Wings and Jurassic Giants.
“Bethard is one of the industry’s most attractive operators, and we are delighted to have signed an agreement to offer our leading selection of titles to its players,” said Yossi Barzely, head of business development at Pragmatic Play.
“Our games are among the top performers with all of our partners, built on our commitment to innovative game mechanics and immersive design. I am certain they will prove just as popular with Bethard’s customers.”
VSoftCo / Kiron Interactive
Virtual sports specialist VSoftCo has joined forces with Kiron Interactive to expand its reach in Italy through land-based and online operator Sisal Matchpoint.
The recently launched virtual sports channel will run daily across Sisal Matchpoint’s retail estate of nearly 4,000 betting shops and corners, using a football league format with multiple matches running at the same time. The new football league product has also been made available online on Sisal’s website.
“Combining the launch of our new virtual football league product with Kiron was the obvious choice as we undertake this strategically important roll out with Sisal Matchpoint in the Italian market,” said Simon Westbury, chief commercial officer of VSoftCo. “Virtual sports are growing rapidly in popularity throughout Europe, and we are excited to launch our new football leagues product with Sisal Matchpoint in one of Europe’s foremost regulated markets.”
Kiron Interactive CEO Steven Spartinos added: “Following the great success of our racing games across Sisal Matchpoint’s business over the past two years, we are delighted to extend our partnership with Sisal Matchpoint to include football leagues.
“Our long-standing partner, VSoftCo’s exciting new product is sure to capture the imagination of Sisal Matchpoint’s customers and enhance their playing experience both in store and online. With Sisal’s strong and established presence in Italy and VSoftCo’s expertise in virtual football, I am certain that this new launch will be an instant success.”
Live gaming supplier BetGames TV has agreed to launch its games with Asian-facing platform provider Blackstone Group Enterprise.
Steamed from its Lithuania studio, BetGames will provide its suite of nine live-dealer casino games for the Korean supplier’s platform, including new releases Lucky 6 and Dice Duel.
“BetGames TV has the same approach and philosophy with Blackstone Group which is about innovation and high-quality product in an ever-changing industry, making this partnership a match that will make for amazing ascension in the future,” said BetGames.TV head of sales Christian Maglia.
Brian Park, managing director of Blackstone Group, added: “We are delighted to have a partnership with BetGames. We know from research that BetGames’ innovative games bring new waves to players in Asia. We are certain that BetGames will provide us with a great competitive advantage and will allow us to attract even more players.”