This week’s games round-up features new slots from Microgaming, Quickspin and Booming Games, alongside integrations for Yggdrasil, NetEnt, Wazdan and Helio Gaming.
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming is conjuring up magical rewards with its latest release Rainbrew.
Developed by games studio Just For The Win, Rainbrew is a five reel, 243 ways online slot which boasts up to 1125 ways with its unique Sidewinder feature, available exclusively to Microgaming.
Using the top and bottom horizontal reels, the feature fills them with wild and Rainbrew free spins symbols. There are three different wild symbols in the game, including a regular wild and two wilds that link to the Sidewinder feature.
Each of the wilds connect with one of the horizontal reels, activating either the top or bottom horizontal reel and triggering more regular wild symbols to appear, increasing the number of ways to win.
“Just For The Win are giving players an exciting look into a leprechaun’s magical brewery, where pipelines transport wild symbols, the Rainbrew free spins symbol and the bubbly Rainbrew to the free spins game,” said David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming.
“This vibrant addition gives a new twist on a classic theme to deliver players a unique gameplay experience full of enchanted rewards. This will be the fourth game by Just For The Win this year and we are very excited to unveil more titles to be added to our diverse portfolio of content in the coming months.”
Tiger Holmgren, chief product officer at Just For The Win, added: “Rainbrew’s unique Sidewinder feature gives players new ways to win big. The base game unlocks additional ways to win with the wild symbols and the expanding wilds in free spins takes the game to a whole new exciting level.”
Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin has revamped its popular Hidden Valley game to provide players with more immersive gameplay.
A major hit when first released in 2015, Hidden Valley now features improved HTML5 technology that delivers imagery at 60 frames per second.
The five-reel, 40-payline title offers an array of treasures during the player’s journey, including multiplier wilds and a legendary Free Spins feature, triggered when three or more bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
“Hidden Valley has proved very popular since it was first released and was always one our most visually appealing games,” said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. “Now, thanks to HTML5 technology, the game has even better graphics and an even more immersive feel.
“Combined with a host of engaging features, we’re confident the enhancements to Hidden Valley will mean players will enjoy the latest version even more than the original.”
Game development studio Yggdrasil has secured an agreement to supply its slots to casino operator Genting UK.
The operator’s GentingCasino.com site will offer its players Yggdrasil’s full games catalogue, including the successful Vikings series.
Genting will also benefit from Yggdrasil’s proprietary suite of in-game promotional tools BOOST, providing in-game tournaments and leader boards, configurable cash races, and gamification features to increase player retention and engagement.
The operator is expected to integrate further products from Yggdrasil as the partnership evolves.
“As one of the most famous and respected casino brands on the planet, we are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Genting,” said Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “We look forward to working with them closely to deliver our market-leading games and maximise player enjoyment.”
Genting director of gaming product Rob Hoddinott added: “Our focus is on presenting the most exciting and engaging gaming experiences. Yggdrasil’s products have a proven appeal among a broad range of slots players, so they will be a very positive addition to our online casino.”
Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt has rolled out a range of slots for the newly opened Ocean Resort Casino in New Jersey.
After a successful technical integration, a broad selection of NetEnt’s popular games are now available to Ocean Resort’s online players, with additional titles being rolled out over the coming weeks.
In the coming months, NetEnt’s entire portfolio of online casino games will be made available to Ocean Resort via the GAN platform, which is powering the venue’s online offering.
Malta-based games developer Booming Games is showing players the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with its latest slot release.
Las Vegas VIP is a 30 line, 5x3 game which features Scatter Wins, Random Credit Awards, Freespins and the possibility to win up to €10,000.
“Vegas VIP Gold is a truly engaging game,” said Shane Cotter, director of product at Booming Games. “Players can even gamble their Random Credit Awards giving them the chance to increase their award and their excitement exponentially. This game has something to grip all slot lovers.”
Malta-licensed operator Rabbit Entertainment has expanded its Lapalingo.com offering with a range of games from supplier Wazdan.
Lapalingo has gone live with Wazdan's portfolio of over 110 slots, including recent releases Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic of the Ring Deluxe, Magic Stars 3, and Fruit Mania Deluxe.
"Wazdan is making a name for themselves in the igaming space and has delivered some extraordinary slots titles together with outstanding technology that's attractive to operators and players,” said Sara Klimper, head of operations at Rabbit Entertainment. “We are very pleased to bring their content to Lapalingo.com and we look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”
Wazdan head of sales Andrzej Hyla added: “It has been an action-packed year as Wazdan continues to build upon the significant progress we have already made. We are delighted to sign this agreement with Rabbit Entertainment, which was only made possible by the hard work of the most dedicated and talented team in iGaming.
“Our focus remains on becoming the world's leading slots game producer and to continue our growth trajectory off the back of these great deals with wonderful companies like Rabbit Entertainment."
Malta-based lottery supplier Helio Gaming has signed a deal to integrate its games with Kenya-based operator Lotto Joto.
Helio will provide the operator with its portfolio of lottery games, including its flagship game Lotto Hero, alongside a range of localised features for the African market.
“I’m very pleased to announce our partnership with Lotto Joto, and I am confident their customers will enjoy playing our games,” said Helio Gaming CEO Richard Mifsud. “We have extremely ambitious plans for expansion in Africa, which has a number of markets well suited to our innovative lottery products.
“It is great that Lotto Joto are eager to take our products to the Kenyan market, launching its first lottery game with a jackpot of 25 million Kenyan Shillings, which is a great improvement on what is currently available.”
Lotto Joto’s Andrey Sidelnikov added: “We are delighted to have completed this agreement with Helio Gaming, and are looking forward to the benefits it will bring us.
“Having a partner that understands the importance of CSR, something very aligned with our own priorities, was really important to us, and their products have a proven track record of boosting acquisition and retention rates for operators.”