This week sees new games rolled out by High 5 Games, OneTouch and Fugaso, as well as integrations for the likes of Microgaming, EGT Interactive, Oryx Gaming, Red Rake Gaming and Kalamba Games.
High 5 Games’ Joker’s Riches
High 5 Games (H5G) has rolled out the red carpet for its royal-themed slot release Joker’s Riches.
Set in the kingdom’s courtyard, players take the role of the jester as they look to receive royal approval by entertaining the high-paying symbols of the king and queen.
Wild jokers appear on the reels in the 5x3 slot and can turn other similar jokers into wilds. The trumpets sound when players enter the bonus round, where the jackpot treasure chest full of riches is up for grabs.
“Joker’s Riches sees players grab the jester’s hat as they look to successfully entertain the king and queen in their quest to win big prizes,” said High 5 Games senior director of business development Nicholas Chin. “While players may be fooling around for the amusement of the royals, there’s no joking with the gameplay, which features wilds and free games to make for a fun gaming experience.
“Since launching, Joker’s Riches has already become one of our top-performing games in the UK and Sweden, and we’re sure it will prove to be a bigger hit as we roll out our latest slot across our operator network.”
OneTouch’s Andar Bahar
OneTouch has launched a portrait mobile version of one of India’s most popular card games, Andar Bahar.
OneTouch’s new version of the game contains all the classic elements, but with easy to use mobile gaming mechanics and optional side bet action.
Andar Bahar sees a single card dealt face up in the middle of the screen, with cards then dealt to the left (Andar) and right (Bahar) of the middle card.
When a card appears that matches the value of the middle card then the game ends. Before the start of the game, players bet on which side they think the game will end on.
During the first-round players have the option of placing an optional side bet of their choice, determining the middle card's suit and rank of exactly, below or above eight.
“Andar Bahar is a highly popular card game yet no one had ever truly created a high-quality, real-money mobile version,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “It was a no brainer for us to undertake this project, and we’re delighted to see it come to fruition.”
Fugaso's Deep Blue Sea
Fugaso is getting players ready for summer with its latest slot release, Deep Blue Sea.
The five-reel 26-payline slot is set on the ocean bed with coral reef and tropical fish playfully darting about amongst the plants.
Other game elements include anchors resting quietly in coral, an animated puffer fish that magically reveals multiple Wilds, and a smiling shark Wild bursting through a bronze porthole to offer multiple automated wins in succession.
Features of Deep Blue Sea include Substitutions, Free Spins, a Re-Spin Feature and Bonus Games. The Bonus character is unmistakable, a large pirates chest filled to the brim with treasure in the shape of gold doubloons topped with a generous string of pearls.
Microgaming has launched its portfolio of casino games with London-listed operator 888 Holdings.
888 Casino has gone live with branded titles such as Jurassic World and Game of Thrones, as well as hundreds of Casino in Bingo (CiB) side games.
Players will also get the chance to compete in Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, which has paid out more than €1bn to date.
The product rollout has commenced in the UK, with further regulated markets, including Denmark and Sweden, to follow.
“We are thrilled to welcome 888 Casino, a major player in the industry, to our ever growing customer base,” said Microgaming CEO John Coleman. “I am confident that this will be the start of a positive strategic relationship which will further strengthen the Microgaming brand across Europe, and I look forward to providing 888 with even more of our innovative, popular content in the coming months.”
Guy Cohen, senior vice president, head of B2C at 888 Holdings, added: “888 Casino’s mission is to always exceed its customers’ expectations and provide the most enjoyable online gaming experience possible and this exciting deal takes our casino offering to the next level. Microgaming has a proven track record in delivering high quality gaming products; this deal will enable us to raise our position of offering the most engaging and interactive casino content alongside our existing portfolio of games.”
Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has launched its portfolio of games with Stockholm-listed operator Betsson.
Following a successful platform integration, Betsson and its 17 brands now have access to the supplier’s full library of proprietary games, as well as aggregated content from Kalamba Games.
“We’re excited to add Betsson to our list of partners as it is one of the biggest operators in Europe,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “As we continue to focus on growth, it is a perfect match for us, with its diverse brand portfolio and licences in several regulated jurisdictions across Europe.”
Betsson managing director for casino brands Joey Hurtado added: “We are thrilled to be live with Oryx and to have added their unique proprietary games as well as their aggregated content to our existing offering.”
EGT Interactive / SkillOnNet
SkillOnNet has expanded its casino platform with the addition of new games from EGT Interactive.
Players at SkillOnNet-powered online casino brands such as PlayOJO and QueenVegas now have access to EGT Interactive’s full suite of slot games, including Forest Tale, Dragon Reborn, 40 Super Hot, Burning Hot and Shining Crown.
The partnership takes the total number of slots and jackpot live dealer games on the SkillOnNet platform to more than 2,500.
“Players now expect online casino operators to offer a huge range of games from the best suppliers from around the world,” said SkillOnNet’s Michael Golembo. “Here at SkillOnNet, we are constantly adding new providers to our portfolio and are delighted to have partnered with EGT Interactive.
“EGT Interactive has made a name for itself by combining stunning graphics with innovative gameplay and we believe its titles will be a big hit with our brands and players.”
EGT Interactive manager Todor Zahariev said: “We are extremely excited on the finalisation of this partnership as we are looking forward to providing our premium casino slots to such a prominent name in the industry. For us, this collaboration is not only strengthening our presence in the international market, it is also about delivering exceptional gaming experience to even greater group of players. We are confident that SkillOnNet’s vast customer base will enjoy our +100 titles of leading casino content.”
Red Rake Gaming
Red Rake Gaming will launch its content in the UK for the first time through a partnership with TradaCasino.
The agreement includes the supplier’s most popular games, including Mystic Mirror, Viva Las Vegas, and Asp of Cleopatra.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with TradaCasino,” said Red Rake Gaming Malta managing director Nick Barr. “I have watched TradaCasino grow over the years going from strength to strength to become a firm favourite for UK casino players.
“This partnership is our first of many planned launches into the UK market and we are very confident that our games will be as well received as we have experienced in other markets.
TradaCasino head of casino Rachel Morgan commented: “TradaCasino are delighted to bring Red Rake Gaming content to our players. We are particularly thrilled to be the first online casino to bring this content to the UK market. The addition of Red Rake Games has made a big impact on the already extensive TradaCasino library. Mystic Mirror in particular is a huge hit with our players, so our partnership has already got off to a great start.”
Kalamba Games has launched its slots games in the social casino market for the first time following a deal with Spanish operator Tangelo Games.
Kalamba’s content is now available in free-to-play format following a successful integration with the operator, with Dino Odyssey one of the first games to go live as part of the deal.
“We have a long-standing partnership with Tangelo Games and they have the same desire as us to create and provide games with the best engagement and retention features,” said Kalamba Games co-founder and CEO Steve Cutler. “Furthermore, this is a great opportunity for us to test our RGS which will go through several certification processes and position us strongly for achieving our long-term product and distribution goals.”
Tangelo Games managing director Oscar Fonrodona said: “We are delighted to be the first social operator to offer Kalamba’s games and to be able to provide our players with a very comprehensive portfolio combining their first class RMG machines with our own top-ranked engaging social casino games."