This week has seen new slot releases from Greentube, Play’n GO, Quickspin, and Lightning Box, as well as platform integrations by the likes of iSoftBet, Digitain, Yggdrasil Gaming and Habanero.
Casino games specialist Play’n GO has partnered with Swedish doom metal band Candlemass to launch its latest slot House of Doom.
The game features exclusive music from the Stockholm-based band, which has released five full-length albums and toured extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Players will also be able to benefit from branded game merchandise and other marketing materials which be released in stages over the coming months by the supplier.
House of Doom will be available exclusively to select operator partners for a three-month period before wider release.
“House of Doom sees a collaboration and marketing scope not seen before in the gaming industry, and we’re looking forward to bringing exclusive events and materials to our fans in the coming months,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “Our artists and developers have managed to bring an innovative concept to life which will appeal to heavy metal fans, as well as those simply wanting a top-quality slots experience.
“It has been a pleasure working with the renowned Candlemass on the launch. The band have contributed heavily to the creative process and we believe this partnership paves the way for a new way of marketing slots in future.”
Novomatic Interactive subsidiary Greentube has announced its latest release with the launch of Viking & Dragon.
The game follows the action-packed journeys of the fearless Viking and his fire-breathing friend, Dragon, as they go in search of gold and legend.
The 5-reel, 3-row slot with 25 win lines features Free Games and Extra Added Wilds. The Coin and Dwarf symbols are even more special, as just two symbols next to each other win.
The Coin is also the Wild symbol and substitutes all other symbols except the Chest (Scatter symbol) to form winning combinations and further increase the chances of winning.
Playtech-owned slots provider Quickspin is sending players on an island adventure in search of red-hot riches with its newest release Volcano Riches.
Set on the summit of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, the game features Pele, the Goddess of Volcanos, who erupts into life when the Volcano wild symbols appear on the reels, generating up to five additional wild symbols in neighbouring positions.
The title is the latest to feature Quickspin’s Achievements Engine and complementary Achievement Races function, both of which have been designed to offer players a more entertaining and rewarding experience.
“Our latest release is sure to spice things up and players will be gripped by the red-hot prizes on offer in Volcano Riches,” said Quickspin chief executive Daniel Lindberg. “The pot won’t stay dormant for long as there’s an array of explosive features ready to blow - giving players even more chances to win.”
Casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming has further expanded its presence in Italy through a deal with IGT-owned operator Lottomatica.
Yggdrasil’s portfolio of locally certified slots will be made available to Lottomatica.it and Totosi.it customers, with the operator also gaining access to Yggdarsil’s collection of BOOST in-game promotional tools.
“Italy has quickly emerged as one of Europe’s most important igaming markets, and major operators like Lottomatica have played an important role in this process,” said Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “This partnership enables us to build upon our favourable growth in Italy, and develop a long-lasting and fruitful relationship with Lottomatica.”
Wazdan / iSoftBet
Casino games provider iSoftBet has expanded its Game Aggregation Platform through a new partnership with Malta-based developer Wazdan.
Wazdan will integrate its suite of more than 100 titles with iSoftBet’s platform, which now hosts more than 2,000 games from over 35 studios.
Wazdan’s portfolio includes Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Valhalla and Wild Guns., as well as upcoming releases Los Muertos, Mayan Ritual and Captain Flynt.
Wazdan’s games include features such as Volatility Level, Double Screen Mode, Unique Gamble Feature and Energy Saving Mode. These provide operators with the ability to activate multiple features designed to enhance the customer experience and engagement.
“Here at iSoftBet we listen to our customers and what their players are asking for, which is why we have joined forces with Wazdan,” said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. “We are committed to offering our partners the widest range of quality games, and have integrated ten new game suppliers in the past six months. This is helping to bridge the gap between operators and developers.”
Wazdan sales manager David Mann added: “iSoftBet supplies some of the world’s largest and most successful egaming operators, we are excited Wazdan’s portfolio will be available very soon to iSoftBet’s operators and look forward to growing the business with our latest innovative games."
Sydney-based slot developer Lightning Box has debuted its latest release, Respin Rhino, with leading operator GVC Holdings.
The slot has been exclusive launched with GVC brands including bwin, before a general release next month to Lightning Box clients via NYX’s platform.
The 4x5 reel, 40-line game features an authentic African soundtrack, taking players across the continent’s vast plains in search of the elusive horned creature.
All the symbols pay from left-to-right and when reels one and five match, the Respin Rhino is triggered producing big wins.
“Respin Rhino is the latest addition to our ever-growing portfolio and we are confident it will prove to be as successful as its predecessors,” said Lightning Box managing director and co-founder Peter Causley. “The game’s soundtrack and visuals will give our players a real sense of being on safari and we’re sure they will be pleased to poach as many winning lines as possible.”
GVC head of casino and commercial, Andy Whitworth, added: “We’re delighted to have got our hands on Respin Rhino first and hope our players enjoy this latest release from a supplier which delivers consistently top quality games.”
BetGames.TV has secured deal to provide its live presented games to Italian operator Snaitech.
The supplier will provide titles such as Bet on Poker, Bet on Baccarat, Wheel of Fortune, War of Bets, Dice and Dice Duel, with these six games integrated for both online and retail play.
“We are incredibly thrilled to have completed a deal with Snaitech,” said BetGames.TV head of sales Christian Maglia. “The agreement will give Snaitech access to our full range of AAMS certified live presented games via the GAN platform.
“The collaboration with one of the most important operators in Italy is a very important step for our growth in the region and a compliment to the award-winning BetGames.TV brand.”
Snaitech sportsbook and online director Alessandro Allara said: “The partnership with BetGames.TV shows once again that SNAITECH's strategy, even in 2018, is deeply linked to entertainment. We are going to implement our offer with a suite of innovative live products characterized by a strong emotional engagement, as they are based on games appreciated by the Italian public.”
Nolimit City / Finnplay
Helsinki-based iGaming platform provider Finnplay has agreed on a deal to add games from Nolimit City to its Billfold platform.
Finnplay will gain access to Nolimit City’s slot portfolio, which includes WiXX, Casino Win Spin, Oktoberfest, Space Arcade and the Kitchen Drama series.
“Nolimit City is a fast-growing online and mobile casino games provider throughout regulated EU markets,” said Finnplay partner Daniel Eriksson. “We are therefore delighted that their games portfolio will be accessible for our white-label solution customers across Europe.”
Nolimit City head of sales Malcolm Mizzi said: “Finnplay has grown from strength to strength in recent years, proving its presence in the industry and determination to stand out. Our goal is to be directly affiliated with all leading platforms that can represent our great games in a professional and proactive manner.”
Habanero / Solid Gaming
Casino games provider Habanero has struck a deal to integrate its games with Asian-facing content aggregator Solid Gaming.
Solid Gaming will distribute Habanero’s full suite of games, including latest releases London Hunter, 5 Mariachis and Rolling Roger to operators in the region.
“We are delighted to have struck a deal with Solid Gaming who have a wide range of customers that will benefit from the popularity of our games with players,” said Daniel Long, head of sales at Habanero. “We are now experiencing tremendous growth as a company on the back of producing some high-quality content and we’re confident this deal will contribute to that too.”
Solid Gaming CEO Thomas Nimstad added: “Habanero have earned a reputation for producing games that are popular with players and profitable for operators.
“Their portfolio of slots and table games are a ‘must-have’ for any casino brand in Asia these days and I’m very pleased we can now add them to our offering.”
Digitain / EGT Interactive
iGaming platform provider Digitain will integrate games from EGT Interactive onto its growing casino platform.
The new agreement adds to Digitain’s current portfolio of more than 3,000 games, and includes EGT Interactive’s latest release 40 Mega Clover, as well as popular titles such as Almighty Ramses II and Burning Hot.
“It’s very pleasing to make this announcement,” said Digitain CEO Suren Khachatryan. “We have launched some fantastic content over the past 12 months on casino, with a wide variety of themes, features, and maths models to ensure improved gameplay. We hope they’ll readily become firm favourites with operators and players alike.”
EGT Interactive manager Todor Zaharief added: “It’s great news to partner with Digitain, which has progressed its global reach significantly in recent months. It’s a deal which also allows our products to be promoted via a thriving sportsbook solution.
“EGT Interactive’s heritage is based on innovation and advanced gaming software which already powers some of the world’s top casino operators. So we can’t wait to see how our games perform across what in many cases are new markets for us.”