There have been a slew of platform integrations and game releases at London’s ICE this week, involving the likes of AGS Interactive, Endemol Shine Gaming, High 5 Games, OneTouch, Oryx Gaming, BetConstruct, Microgaming, Pariplay, NetEnt and MGA Games
AGS Interactive / Bede Gaming
AGS Interactive has entered into a content partnership with iGaming platform provider Bede Gaming.
AGS’ AxSys Games Marketplace game aggregation platform will be integrated with Bede’s platform, with the supplier’s games rolled out to Bede’s roster of operator clients. This includes the likes of 21.co.uk, Bet UK, Bingo Stars, Grosvenor Casinos, Mecca, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Slot Boss, and Sun International.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a well-respected firm as Bede Gaming, known for offering operators a comprehensive platform, true omni-channel solution, and large library of the most exciting game content,” said AGS Interactive senior vice president Bryan Bennett.
“Their customer portfolio includes many of the world’s largest online operators, and now those operators will have access to the content we offer from our third-party suppliers, and soon, AGS-developed game content, to substantially increase Bede’s game library and significantly broaden our player reach. It’s a win-win, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
Bede Gaming commercial director Ross Haselhurst commented: “We are very much looking forward to offering AGS’ library of entertaining and feature-rich game content to our online operator partners for the ultimate enjoyment of the online player.
“We now offer operators one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of content available, with over 3,000 game titles across our platforms. We are especially excited about the internally developed AGS game content, known for offering a high-volatility extended play experience that can be highly rewarding.”
Endemol Shine Gaming
Endemol Shine Gaming has announced a number of upcoming game releases which will be delivered exclusively via its B2B platform Playzido.
Building on the successes of previous titles such as 3 Lucky Pots and Deal or No Deal Rapid Round, upcoming launches include Throne of Osiris and The Jewel of Javari, as well as a second game with the popular film franchise, Dumb and Dumber: Mutt Cutts.
“The studio is well known for our branded content output such as our Deal or No Deal titles and our work with third-party brands,” said Endemol Shine Gaming head of studio Frank McPolin. “Additionally, we’ve seen great success with our original titles and we are looking to build on this over the coming year, tapping into our in-house expertise and understanding of the market, to deliver a series of high-quality, original games.”
Playzido managing director Stuart Banks said: “Playzido values our tight relationship with Endemol Shine Gaming highly and the quality of the games being produced by their studio are just getting better and better.
“It’s exciting for Playzido to be able to distribute them exclusively across the regulated gambling market and we’re very excited about Endemol Shine’s games pipeline for the year ahead.”
OneTouch / BetConstruct
OneTouch has agreed to provide its portfolio of games to iGaming platform provider BetConstruct.
BetConstruct will offer its customers OneTouch’s entire portfolio of titles, including No Commission Baccarat, Sic Bo, Roulette, Blackjack and Russian Poker.
The games studio is also in the process of finalising plans to launch its first portrait-enabled mobile slot games following the opening of a new studio in Kiev, Ukraine.
“BetConstruct is a company we have been eager to work with for some time, having built a fantastic reputation in the industry with some great products,” said Matthew Rochman, head of OneTouch. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with them and we’re delighted to be able to offer our expanding range of table games and future slot products to their growing customer base.”
BetConstruct gaming group product manager Edgar Mkrtchyan added: “OneTouch’s games are an exciting addition to the BetConstruct family. The game developer demonstrated a great performance in a number of emerging markets and is now ready to provide an outstanding mobile experience in our state-of-the-art casino.”
BetConstruct also launched its newly developed live casino product in partnership with FashionTV Gaming Group.
“We shared the enthusiasm of FTVGG to enter the iGaming business,” said BetConstruct founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan. “When our partner-to-become selected BetConstruct to implement their ideas, it was a significant token of recognition for us.
“Last year we’ve introduced the slot games with the company’s luxury lifestyle and fashion trends. And now we prove that the world of fashion trends and online gaming can merge in FashionTV branded live casino hall in BetConstruct.”
Microgaming’s Banana Odyssey
Microgaming has introduced its latest space-themed online slot Banana Odyssey.
Developed exclusively for Microgaming by Slingshot Studios, the game will be released later this year and tfollows two astro-chimps on an exhilarating space-race towards the Banana Planet’s fabled riches.
The 5x3 reel slot has a number of features, including expanding wilds, respins and free spins, and takes players on an immersive monkey mission across the galaxy in search of big wins.
Banana Odyssey was the winning game from Microgaming’s Games Concept Day, which invited multiple operators to pitch their game ideas to the supplier in sessions that took place in Malta and Gibraltar.
Microgaming also unveiled its new Shogun of Time and Village People Macho Moves online slot games this week at ICE.
NetEnt’s Perfect Blackjack
NetEnt has revealed plans to launch a new Perfect Blackjack live casino product in partnership with Rank Group’s Grosvenor Casinos.
In Perfect Blackjack, players pre-select whether they want to auto-split or double down. With the addition of multi-seat and multiple players per box, the game allows full scalability and flexibility as players can decide to auto play hands, as well as sit out hands and join in again when they think the time is right.
“Perfect Blackjack truly is an industry-first for live casino, and we are certain that this game will appeal to all levels of players,” said NetEnt Live director Andres Rengifo. “Whether you’re a seasoned player wanting to sit back whilst being dealt flawlessly, or if you’re a beginner who wants an intro to blackjack and its strategy.”
NetEnt has been working with Rank to develop the new game, which will initially be available exclusively at Grosvenorcasinos.com.
“We are delighted to launch this innovative new game and excited to deliver an educational game to our customers and eliminate the boundaries of trying Live Casino,” said Rank Group’s head of live casino Richard Walker. “We have been working closely with NetEnt to develop Perfect Blackjack and we’re confident it will be a huge hit with both new and seasoned players alike.”
High 5 Games / Mr Green
High 5 Games continues to expand its presence in Europe and the UK through a new partnership with operator Mr Green.
More than twenty of the supplier’s games will be rolled out with the operator, including Secrets of the Forest, All That Cash, Double Da Vinci Diamonds, Thunder Buffalo, and Valkyrie Queen.
“What sets High 5 Games apart from other content providers is quality and quantity,” said High 5 Games founder and CEO Anthony Singer. “Our library is filled with hits from our 20 years of land-based experience and we are happy to bring them to the real money gaming market through premium partnerships.”
Mr Green head of gaming Jacqui Gatt added: "We continue to strengthen and diversify our portfolio with the launch of top performing content from High 5 Games.
“We believe that the social element and land-based presence of the games will prove successful in our core markets. Further, the games are highly entertaining and engaging which complement the Mr Green brand."
Oryx Gaming / Gaming Innovation Group
Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has agreed a deal to integrate its casino games with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).
Oryx’s portfolio of games will be added to the GiG platform, alongside titles from Kalamba Games, GivMe Games, Golden Hero and Gamomat.
“Gaming Innovation Group is an important strategic partner for ORYX and we’re excited to integrate our range of games onto the platform,” said Matevz Mazij, CEO of ORYX Gaming. “GiG is licensed in several markets that are key to our business and we expect our latest partner to expand into other important areas throughout 2019.”
Gaming Innovation Group head of communications Natasha Gowans added: “Oryx’s portfolio is the perfect fit for the GiG platform. We’re always seeking strong partners and content that customers will love, and Oryx fits the bill. We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to work with them.”
Pariplay’s Rumble Rhino
Pariplay has unveiled a new African-themed online slot game, Rumble Rhino, which will be launched next month.
The slot is designed to send players on an African safari across the savanna, where they’ll explore a plethora of fauna and flora, with the game featuring familiar symbols of the safari, including ambling zebras, towering giraffes, and stealthy predators like the cheetah.
The rhinoceros takes center stage in Rumble Rhino, which offers players 100 paylines, as well as a Secret Mask feature, wilds, scatters, a 4x4 mega Mask symbol, a bonus game and free spins.
“We’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to share Rumble Rhino, one of our flagship titles for 2019, with the entire industry at this year’s ICE London,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz. “It’s the perfect venue to showcase such a significant release, which we know will be attractive to players of all experience levels.”
Habanero’s Jackpot Race
Habanero has launched a new patent-pending jackpot system which can be shared among a pool of winners.
Jackpot Race accumulates value and at a configured time the race starts, during which the jackpot must be triggered before the cut off time. When the pay-out event triggers, players who are actively playing are allocated winnings in order of the received bet on the server. Pay-outs are based according to the configurable prize pool.
The Jackpot Race is fully customisable, allowing operators to tailor the parameters to suit their and their players’ needs. An operator can choose any number of slots to feature in the race, the duration of the accumulation period and race schedule, minimum qualifying bet size and the prize pool allocation.
“We are delighted to release Jackpot Race,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “We call it the Jackpot Race because it is both competitive by design, and because many players can win simultaneously on a split share of the pay-out.
“The offering includes assistance with customised promotional content, as well as all the built-in feedback and dialogues within the game which will serve to keep excitement high.
“And, of course, it gives operators the opportunity to fully customise their very own Jackpot Race. We are sure players and operators alike are going to be delighted by this exciting addition to our portfolio.”
Spanish casino games developer MGA Games has signed three new supply deals as the company looks to further expand its presence in Latin America.
The supplier has secured deals to launch its slot and video bingo games with online casino operators Codere Colombia, Codere México and Maxxi Media’s Playbonds.
MGA Games said that the agreements with the Latin American-facing operators were in line with the company’s expansion strategy in the Latin American market.