This week sees the release of new games by Microgaming, Evolution Gaming and Booming Games; product deployments by Inspired; and platform integrations for the likes of Pragmatic Play, Extreme Live Gaming, Genii, Oryx Gaming, BetGames.TV and 1X2 Network.
New York-listed supplier Inspired Entertainment has rolled outs a wide selection of its virtual sports and slot games with a number of licensed operators in New Jersey and Europe.
Inspired's virtual sports games have gone live with three regulated iGaming operators in New Jersey, with two more expected to go live imminently.
Along with virtual sports, the supplier has also launched slots and table games with operators including Betfair, Rank’s Grosvenor Casino, bwin, Sportingbet, VideoSlots, and a number of Betsson brands.
Another operator, William Hill, has released a number of new exclusive online slot games from Inspired, including Irish Fortune, Ninja Monkey, Chief and Big 500 Roulette.
Finally, Inspired has been contracted to supply an additional 1,000 server based gaming machines to the Greek market with partner Opap, bringing its total number of contracted machines in Greece to 6,360.
"The momentum in both our virtual sports and our SBG businesses is continuing strongly into 2018," Inspired president and CEO Luke Alvarez said. "Our mobile games are now live with more customers in more territories than ever before; we are launched in New Jersey with Virtuals, and our new Greek SBG VLT business continues to win volume.”
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has announced the release of Deco Diamonds, the latest slot to be developed by games studio Just For The Win (JFTW).
Available exclusively to Microgaming, Deco Diamonds is a five reel, nine payline classic online slot featuring a re-spin mode triggered by two, three or four Deco Diamonds wild symbols.
When players get three or more Deco Diamonds symbols, a three-tiered bonus wheel is triggered with a 1,000x bet maximum win. Three Deco Diamonds symbols award the silver level, four symbols award the gold level and five symbols award the diamond level. Once the wheel stops, the prize on the indicated tile is awarded. When the wheel stops on the level up tile, players progress to the next level.
“Just For The Win is excited to offer the quintessential “wheels and reels” video slot wrapped in an Art Deco package,” said Tiger Holmgren, chief product officer at Just For The Win. “The Deco Diamond experience is designed to target a variety of players who enjoy high volatility gaming.
“Designing the game this way provides a distinct type of gameplay, different from other JFTW games on offer. We always aim to provide operators and players with a range of experiences.”
Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds added: “Following the success of Lucky Links and Goldwyn’s Fairies, we’re excited to be releasing another exclusive game from Just For The Win.
“Bringing a classic casino feel with exciting features, we believe it will be a great addition to an operators’ portfolio and players will enjoy the thrill that the high volatility action provides.”
Isle of Man-based games developer Booming Games will debut its latest slot game Golden Royals at London’s ICE expo next month.
Based on a pack of cards, the symbols have been designed with painstaking attention to detail, with jacks, queens, and kings all adorned in full regalia. Jumping from the game board they shimmer and scintillate with every win, the company said.
Golden Royals debuts the Booming Games’ Kings on the Corners feature, which awards a special win if players achieve a king in 3 or 4 corners of the gameboard.
The Random Wild Multipliers will transform to reveal a multiplier value of either x2 or x3. During Free Spins there is a chance to achieve additional Free Spins and the Random Wild Multipliers increase in value to x2, x3, x5, and x7.
1X2 Network / Digitain
Platform provider Digitain has signed a distribution deal for 1X2 Network's entire portfolio of virtual sports, slots and table games.
Operators using the platform will now have access to games from 1X2 Network's independent game studios, including Iron Dog Studios' Neon Jungle, Leap Gaming's Instant Racing and 1X2gaming's Gods of Olympus and Virtual Champions.
“1x2 Network has a catalogue of quality titles, so we are very happy to have teamed up with them," said Digitain CEO Suren Khachatryan. "I think operators have seen our offering develop over the past year and will be impressed by our increasingly diverse product-range.
“Their games have been performing consistently well for a number of years in a range of different markets, so we’re confident they will be well-received by new players too.”
1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Digitain to provide our unique portfolio of games to such a well-respected company that’s on the rise the industry.
“We believe our portfolio will be a great complement to their offering, while this deal allows us to continue our growth into untapped markets, opening the door for our exciting content reaching these territories ahead of the World Cup 2018 in Russia."
Pragmatic Play / Iforium
Isle of Man-based iGaming platform provider Iforium has agreed a multi-year agreement with Malta-based casino games developer Pragmatic Play.
The deal will see Pragmatic integrate its full suite of casino games with the Iforium Gameflex platform.
“I am delighted to welcome Pragmatic Play as the newest member of our Gameflex aggregation family,” said Iforium chief executive Phil Parry. “Our goal for Gameflex is to offer the most extensive and engaging portfolio of slot games to our operators and Pragmatic Play is a very exciting addition.”
Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely added: “Extending our leading portfolio of games to high-quality partners with great audiences is a core part of our growth strategy, and partnering with Iforium is a big step in the right direction.
“The Iforium team have been great to work alongside throughout what has been a seamless integration, and we are confident our games will prove big hits with their operating partners.”
Extreme Live Gaming / iForium
Novomatic subsidiary Extreme Live Gaming has added its live dealer games to Iforium’s Gameflex platform, including roulette, blackjack and baccarat games.
“I am delighted that we have added iForium as a platform partner,” said Extreme Live Gaming founder and CEO Darwyn Palenzuela. “Extreme’s aim is to deliver our key difference of Extraordinary technology, Expert dealers and Extra personal service to the industry and it’s customers. In partnering with iForium we can take a further huge step in achieving this through their quality and distribution capabilities.”
Iforium’s Parry said that Extreme Live Gaming offers an exceptional product which he is confident will be widely adopted by the company’s operator partners.
“The addition of Extreme Live Gaming will complement our already strong live dealer vertical and it will bring further diversification to the content available within Gameflex,” he said.
Oryx Gaming / EveryMatrix
iGaming solutions provider EveryMatrix has added content from Oryx Gaming to its CasinoEngine game aggregation platform.
The deal sees a range of casino table games, card games, video poker and traditional games added to the EveryMatrix platform, including exclusive and proprietary content from developers Gamomat, Kalamba Games, Golden Hero and Patience, as well as aggregated content by Amatic.
A wide selection of titles will be made available including Kalamba’s Mission powered games and Gamomats’ Red Hot Fire Pot and Golden Nights.
“EveryMatrix is one of the leading iGaming software providers and signing a deal to integrate Oryx’s content library is testament to our worldwide position,” said Matevz Mazij, CEO of Oryx Gaming. “We cannot wait to see their clients’ results when utilising our unique portfolio of games.”
CasinoEngine chief executive Stian Hornsletten added: ''We are excited to partner with Oryx Gaming as we align visions and focus on our combined knowledge to meet operator's requirements. This represents another solid step in our journey to keep expanding our CasinoEngine suite by adding Oryx's high-quality selection of games.”
Meanwhile Oryx has integrated and launched a selection of its proprietary and third-party games with Malta-licensed online casino operator Wunderino. It includes some of the most popular games from Gamomat and Kalamba Games.
“Wunderino are a superb casino brand with big plans for 2018,” Mazij commented. “Our portfolio has a proven track record of excellent results and we are excited to welcome another partner onboard.”
Wunderino chief executive Tobias Carlsson added: “We’re thrilled to have Oryx added to our product portfolio and to introduce games from popular providers such as Gamomat but also exciting up and comers like Kalamba Gaming.”
BetGames.tv / Game Interaction Group
Live presented games provider BetGames.TV will launch its content with Malta-based iGaming platform provider Game Interaction Group.
Game Interaction will offer the full range of BetGames.tv titles to its clients in Europe and Latin America across a number of channels including desktop, mobile and retail.
“We are happy to launch our games on such an innovative gaming platform," said BetGames.TV head of sales Christian Maglia. "I‘m sure that the integration of our live games will enrich Game Interaction offer and will strengthen their portfolio significantly.
"We look forward to strengthening and deepening our relationship as we work together to deliver the very best multi-channel Live Gaming experience. The deal with Game Interaction will extend our presence in Latin America and in European countries like Italy and Sweden."
Game Interaction Group chief executive Francesco Arena commented: “We are very delighted to have sealed the partnership with BetGames.TV, a product which we strongly believe will be able to bring extraordinary results to all the online and retail operators using our platform. At Game Interaction we’ve always been focused on providing players with a new gambling experience, with a particular attention to live-streaming products, and BetGames.TV perfectly matches our vision."
Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming has released a new game through its partnership with developer Games Marketing, launching Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker.
The poker variant expands Evolution’s live table games portfolio and has been launched with a First Five progressive jackpot starting at €50,000.
Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker offers a double bonus for players in the form of two optional side bets; Bonus Bet and First Five Progressive Jackpot. Both side bets give players additional chances to win alongside the main Texas Hold’em game.
“The game is already well-established in the RNG (random number generator) and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us,” said Todd Haushalter, chief product officer at Evolution. “We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the live casino rights to not just this game, but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em.
“Different players like different games and we want to be sure that we can offer everything they could ever want to play and everything they might see in a land-based casino. In this way we are making the transition between land-based and online play - and vice versa - almost seamless.”
Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker will be streamed live from Evolution’s studio in Riga, Latvia.
Genii / Bede Gaming
UK-based games developer Genii has agreed a deal to provide its games to platform provider Bede Gaming.
Bede’s operator partners will have access to Genii’s portfolio of over 140 games, including its Spin16 range of isometric games, multi-level feature games, and 3D animated storyline games.
“The Bede platform is very exciting because it allows us to deliver innovative, patented content, with player engagement and interaction firmly embedded in each game, to operators in the gaming market, swiftly and easily,” said Genii sales director Nick Barr.
Bede Gaming chief executive Michael Brady added: “This is a great addition to our ever strengthening product. Genii will add a new dimension to our offering with its innovative and engaging content, whilst its broad genres ensure there are games to accommodate all player types.”
Iron Dog Studio
Online casino operator Videoslots.com has agreed to launch a range of new slot games from Iron Dog Studio, a subsidiary of the 1X2 Network.
Iron Dog’s popular games including Blood Queen, Cherry Blast and Neon Jungle have gone live on Videoslots.com, with further titles such as the Q1 release Rainbow Wilds also slated to launch.
“This partnership will see Videoslots further cement its position as the leading online casino, boasting the widest variety and best games on the market,” said Videoslots chief product officer Daniel Hansen
“Iron Dog Studios have consistently produced premium slots titles which showcase detailed graphics and enjoyable gameplay, and the next few months will see us add more of their slots to our ever-expanding gaming content.”