This week has seen new games released by Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, Booming Games, Microgaming and Wazdan, alongside integrations for the likes of NetEnt, Ganapati, Habanero and Patagonia Entertainment.
Swedish casino games developer Play’n GO has released its latest slot title Street Magic.
The 5-reel, 20 payline slot is based around a mysterious trickster known only as The Magician, who uses his wide array of magical performance features to help players conjure up a win.
The in-game elements are all based around The Magician’s performance features, with The Wild Shuffle adding extra wilds onto the reel, while The Transporting Man will add extra Scatters to trigger free spins.
“Everybody loves the mystery and excitement of magic, and street magicians have revived the art and brought it into a new era,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “There’s a certain delight in being amazed by a magic trick and not knowing how it is done, and we wanted to bring that delight, and that mystery, into a slot game for audiences to enjoy.”
Malta-based casino games provider Pragmatic Play has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Da Vinci’s Treasure.
The 3x5 video slot follows the adventures of intrepid explorer John Hunter, who is on a mission to uncover the secrets of Da Vinci. The reels contain many of Da Vinci’s famous invention, and when three Codex symbols line the reels, the bonus features become available.
The game features a variety of bonus features, including an instant win bonus round, in which the player is asked to choose a painting, which conceals a hidden value. The second bonus feature is a progressive free spins mode in which players can multiply up to 12x their earnings from free spins.
The Map bonus feature transports John Hunter and players to a map with 23 points and a wheel of fortune, with players invited to spin the wheel to advance and unlock the biggest wins. At the end of every round, players have the chance to put their winnings on the line, choosing a multiplier between 2x and 5x, before selecting from a range of boxes that could greatly boost their winnings.
“We are delighted to unveil our latest show-stopping slot, Da Vinci’s Treasure,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “Its immersive storyline and thrilling bonus features make it one of our most jam-packed games yet.
“Da Vinci’s Treasure is an incredibly detailed game, and we hope the fans thoroughly enjoy it. With more features and ways to win than ever before, it is one of the most complete and exciting games we’ve ever made.”
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has announced the release of a new online slot developed by games studio Just For The Win.
Available for operators using Microgaming’s platform, Sidewinder is a five-reel slot that includes free spins, expanding wilds and the title feature, Sidewinder, which expands the slot reel with horizontal wild reels that increase the player’s win potential by transforming the game from 243 ways up to 1,125.
In the base game, the Sidewinder feature can be activated by either wild symbols or free spins. A top wild symbol activates the top horizontal reel, while a bottom wild symbol triggers the bottom reel, with both increasing the ways and allowing for additional wilds to land.
“Sidewinder is the first game in the Just For The Win Casino Suite range, a suite designed to give players a premium casino experience with vibrant graphics and thrilling features,” said Tiger Holmgren, chief product officer at Just For The Win. “Sidewinder is an action packed game that fits well into the casino style setting by delivering excitement and massive big win potential.”
Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds commented: “Sidewinder is a game changing feature that enhances both wins and ways with horizontal wild reels to expand players’ chances of scoring wild rewards.
“It’s an engaging new release developed by Just For The Win, with a straightforward mechanic that is guaranteed to level up gameplay for new and experienced players.”
Slot provider Booming Games is getting players in the mood for Germany’s world-famous beer festival with its newest release.
Wunderfest Deluxe is based on the popular Oktoberfest event, which begins September 22nd and runs until October 7th, and a follow-up to the supplier’s Wunderfest slot game.
“Wunderfest Deluxe is the latest addition to the extremely popular Wunderfest,” said Booming Games director of product Shane Cotter. “With Vertical Pays and Expanding Symbols this game promises to become a classic.”
Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin is inviting players to build their own destiny with the latest addition to its portfolio.
Big Bot Crew is set on the outskirts of a sprawling exotic metropolis, with fast-moving, high impact graphics. The 4x5 reel, 40 playlines video slot features Robotto respins and free spin bonuses.
The Bonus scatter symbol, which triggers the free spins, can unlock up to eight free spins when three symbols appear in the same spin. Players are awarded an additional free spin each time a Robotto Wild-symbol lands fully on the reels.
“We’re delighted to unveil our exciting new AI- inspired slot, and are confident it will push all the right buttons for our players,” said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. “The innovative features and symbols of the game reinforce our commitment to offering players a unique and premium gaming experience, as well as one that is aesthetically pleasing.”
NetEnt has launched its portfolio of games with Norwegian state lottery operator Norsk Tipping.
NetEnt signed an agreement with IGT to supply online casino games to Norsk Tipping back in December 2017.
With the integration now completed, a range of NetEnt’s games have been made available to Norsk Tipping’s players through the IGT Connect platform.
“We are very excited to deliver our games to Norsk Tipping,” said NetEnt CEO Therese Hillman. “With Norsk Tipping’s strong brand name in Norway, they will be important for us as we continue our expansion within the strategic WLA segment.”
Online casino platform provider SkillOnNet has added Ganapati’s full suite of Japanese-themed slots to its games portfolio.
The deal allows SkillOnNet’s operator partners to access titles such as She Ninja Suzu and Pikotaro’s Pineapple Pen.
The games will be added to all SkillOnNet-powered brands, including PlayOJO and DrückGlück, and will feature heavily on the Japanese-themed LuckyNiki.com site.
“We strive to partner with the most exciting and innovative game developers in the market, and Ganapati certainly fits the bill,” said SkillOnNet’s Michael Golembo. “Its Japanese-themed games are bold and unique, and will be a huge hit with players.
“Our Japanese themed online casino, LuckyNiki, will really benefit from the addition of Ganapati’s authentic games, taking the Japanese experience players receive to the next level.”
Ganapati chief commercial officer Robert Dowling added: “We are very excited to deliver our unique Japanese content to such a fun and established company. We believe that this relationship will offer players a glimpse of Japan whilst enjoying some awesome features hidden with our games.”
Malta-based slots specialist Wazdan has announced the launch of its newest title, Fruits Go Bananas, which has gone live with a number of online casinos including Volt Casino, 1xbet, Vbet and Vivarobet.
Fruits Go Bananas is a 5-reel, 5-payline slot offering Wilds with a 2x multiplier, Scatters, up to 30 Free Spins and two Random Wild Features, backed by Wazdan's technology platform which provides operators with the ability to activate multiple features designed to enhance customer experience and engagement.
“Wazdan aims to keep delivering exciting games like Fruits Go Bananas for all their partner operators and players,” said Wazdan head of sales Andrzej Hyla. “It’s a relaxing entertainment game, and this genre has taken a leap forward with Fruits Go Bananas.
“Wazdan's portfolio of over 110 HTML5 slots for desktop, tablet and mobile will continue to grow with more mould-breaking games like this one."
Casino slots and table games supplier Habanero has agreed a deal with Asian-facing live dealer platform provider Oriental Game.
The deal will see Habanero make its full catalogue of slots, table games, and video poker titles available to the PAGCOR-licensed supplier, which serves a number of operator partners in the Asian market.
“Asia is an important market for us and this partnership with Oriental Game marks a big step in our growth in the region,” said Habanero chief commercial officer Daniel Long. “Oriental Game has quickly become one of the standout names in Asia and continues to grow month on month. We look forward to growing with them as we push ahead.”
Oriental Game operation director David Chua added: “Habanero boasts some of the best games in the industry and we are really excited to have formed a partnership with them.
“They are eager to expand their name throughout Asia and the deal looks like a match made in heaven as we too push to become the number one supplier in the market.”
iGaming platform provider Oryx Gaming has agreed to integrate a selection of games from land-based supplier Givme Games, which have been repurposed for online play.
Titles including Dragon’s Gold, Egypt’s Treasure, Hot Hot 7 and Fruit King will be available via the Oryx Games platform.
“Givme Games will be a welcome addition to our portfolio and we’re excited to see the results from a wide selection of classically-themed slots,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “Their experience from the land- based world will translate perfectly to deliver results to drive our business forward.”
Malta-based lottery supplier Helio Gaming has partnered with Hammer Lottery to integrate its games with the Nigerian lottery operator.
Hammer Lottery operates a number of popular lottery products and will add Helio’s suite of tailored jackpot games in order to give players further chances to win big from small stakes.
This includes Helio’s 6 of 25 game, costing 100 Naira a ticket and drawn twice a week, which will be launched in September, with further games boasting localised features to follow in the coming months.
The new agreement comes just weeks after Helio struck its first deal on the continent with Kenyan operator Lotto Joto.
“I’m delighted to announce our cooperation with Hammer Lottery and I am very confident their customers will enjoy playing our games,” said Helio Gaming CEO Richard Mifsud. “We have ambitious plans in Africa, which has a number of markets which are tailor-made for our new breed of lottery products, and it is great that Hammer lottery are leading the charge in Nigeria.”
Hammer Lottery managing director Olumuyiwa Awosile said: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Richard and the team at Helio and are excited about the opportunities the deal presents.”
Latin America-facing video bingo specialist Patagonia Entertainment has signed a deal to provide its content with operator YourBet.com.
The agreement sees YourBet.com customers gain access to Patagonia’s video bingo catalogue, including Pachinko 3D, Farm Bingo, Goal Bingo and Candy Bingo. The operator will also gain access to games from third-party providers such as Ortiz, RCT, Zest, FBM, Spinomenal, Ezugi and MGA.
“YourBet.com prides itself on delivering the very best entertainment experience and we’re certain our games, alongside a range of third-party content, will deliver a fantastic partnership to make the most of the incredibly exciting Latin American opportunity,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias.
“A major part of our business strategy is working with the best operators from around the world and delivering top quality content for their customers.”
YourBet.com general manager Adrian Tijerino said: "As the landscape for online betting in the Latin America continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Patagonia Entertainment is a proven gaming leader for us to work with on this groundbreaking partnership.
“Our collaboration will result in the best possible gaming and entertainment experience for consumers through the use of top-notch online casino technology, exciting real-time betting markets, and our collective efforts to maintain and enhance the integrity of our games.
“Patagonia has always been an innovator at the forefront of online gaming evolution, and YourBet is thrilled to partner with the them to revolutionize casino and sports betting in the Latin American market,” he added.
Lithuanian live-presented games provider BetGames.TV has agreed a deal to supply its content to Bulgarian licensed operator Winbet.
Winbet will expand its portfolio with BetGames.TV’s complete suite of live-presented games, including Bet on Poker, Bet on Baccarat, Dice, Dice Duel, Lucky5, Lucky6, Lucky7, War of Bets and Wheel of Fortune, across both online and retail channels.
Winbet is the latest Bulgarian operator to partner BetGames.TV following a deal with EFbet at the end of last year.
“Following our recent deal with the first licensed bookmaker in Bulgaria, BetGames strikes again,” said BetGames.TV chief operating officer Aistė Garnevičienė. “I am happy to announce that we have signed a long term partnership with another licensed bookmaker in Bulgaria - Winbet.
“It is a comparatively new player in Bulgarian market but already gained trust among local players by offering a wide range of bet types on almost all sports events and attractive bonuses. Therefore, I am confident that our unique live games portfolio will definitely scale their online presence and drive revenue growth.”
Winbet manager of business development Petar Penev commented: “Partnering with BetGames.TV marks an important step in our ambition to expand further. From the very beginning, we have been impressed with the quality of BetGames.TV live games, so we are excited that their games are now available to Winbet’s gaming clients. We look forward to a good and long partnership.”
Online casino games developer Betsoft Gaming has signed a content distribution deal with Curacao-licensed operator Mostbet.
Mostbet will integrate all of Betsoft slot games, including popular titles in the Slots3 series of games.
“Eastern European markets have emerged extremely rapidly, with large numbers of players hungry for constant innovation,” said Betsoft marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “To meet and exceed their customers’ demands, Mostbet sought out a content partner who had experience in the region, coupled with an unmatched library of existing games and a reliable roadmap for ground-breaking new releases.”
The agreement also includes provision for the integration of new Betsoft content, including upcoming release Max Quest: Wrath of Ra.
“In our opinion, Betsoft has built an extremely successful brand in an incredibly competitive industry, and that speaks to the quality of their games,” said a spokesperson for Mostbet. “We are excited to be able to add Betsoft’s industry-leading content to our library today, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership in the years to come.”