This week sees new games released by Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Pariplay, Pragmatic Play, Realistic Games and Kalamba Games, alongside a host of integrations by the likes of iSoftBet, Hacksaw Gaming, Leander Games, Wazdan, Groove Gaming, OneTouch, Yggdrasil, 1X2 Network and Intouch Games.
Microgaming’s Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
Microgaming has launched its third exclusive slot title based on Lara Croft, which has been developed by Triple Edge Studios.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is a five-reel, 243 ways online slot, with a temple of riches lying beyond the game’s 5x3 grid of Rolling Reels, where winning combinations of matching symbols explode, making way for new symbols to drop in.
“The release of Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is a tremendously exciting moment for Microgaming, building on our longstanding branded relationship with Square Enix,” said Microgaming chief commercial officer Jean-Luc Ferriere. “The game reflects Triple Edge Studios’ passion and enthusiasm, making it a powerfully attractive product for new and established players.”
Brendan Walton, design lead at Triple Edge Studios, commented: “We are proud to present the latest slot game featuring the world-famous intrepid adventurer. A proven and popular mechanic, Rolling Reels opens up the potential for consecutive wins, with the multiplier trail adding a great sense of excitement as players chase increasing wins.
“The golden scarab jackpot is a standout feature offering a guaranteed Grand Jackpot up to 5,000 times the player’s bet. We were thrilled to work on Lara Croft Temples and Tombs, and we can’t wait to welcome players into an immersive world of ancient artefacts and timeless treasures.”
Yggdrasil’s Niagara Falls
Yggdrasil has released the first title from its YGS Masters programme with the launch of Niagara Falls.
Created by YGS Masters partner studio Northern Lights, the retro 3x5 reel slot is inspired by the 1930s era of gaming and glamour. It features traditional slot symbols including bells, fruit, lucky symbols and the iconic BAR.
“We are delighted to release our first YGS Masters programme game made by Northern Lights,” said Yggdrasil head of partnerships Stuart McCarthy. “Its unique theme, combined with an instantly recognisable name and global landmark, means Niagara Falls is sure to make waves with slots players all over the world.
“This release marks the start of a very exciting roadmap for YGS Masters products, and we couldn’t be happier to be working with Northern Lights and our five other partner studios, with many more to come.”
Northern Lights CEO Andrew Goodale added: “We were the first studio to commit to YGS Masters and have greatly benefited from all the advantages that Yggdrasil’s platform, content provision and technology expertise brings, to ensure the launch of our game Niagara Falls.
“The slot is packed full of classic symbols and rapid-fire gameplay. It fits perfectly into the Yggdrasil’s portfolio of market-specific, differentiated products, and will soon be joined by many others in a rapidly expanding global content roadmap.”
Realistic Games’ Super Graphics Lucky Cats
Realistic Games has added a new title to its Super Graphics series with latest release Super Graphics Lucky Cats.
The five reel, 20-win line, anime-themed slot takes its maths model inspiration from another popular Realistic game, Six Appeal. It features new Japanese Lucky Cat scatter symbols, alongside familiar characters from the other Super Graphics titles: Satsuki, Queen, and King.
When three or more cats hit the reels, the white cats will multiply to give the player their free spins, while the gold cats will add together to give their multiplier. The cats can give players up to 216 free spins, at a 12x multiplier to start with.
“The Super Graphics series of games contains some of Realistic’s most popular titles, and we have experienced considerable success with those games. Add in the concept of Six Appeal and we believe we have the purrfect game for players,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee.
“We are thrilled to release Super Graphics Lucky Cats, with those cat symbols offering players huge free spins potential with incredible multipliers. We look forward to players engaging with the latest game from the Super Graphics stable of titles.”
Pragmatic Play’s The Dog House
Pragmatic Play has released its latest slot game, The Dog House.
The 5x3 video slot takes players to a pleasant suburb, with reels featuring dog collars, treats, and playful dog characters.
When three of the bonus paws hit the reels, the free spins mode is activated. Players are transported to the dog house and are randomly allocated a number of free spins, which can lead to wins of up to 6,750x the original stake.
“The Dog House is another fun and feature-filled title by Pragmatic Play,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “With its appealing gameplay and innovative free-spins mode, The Dog House is sure to be a smash hit with slots fans in regulated markets.”
The new game offers 25 paylines, stretched across a unique two-reel design that can also merge into a single reel, increasing the potential for higher winnings during the Free Spins feature.
The game also includes a TOTEM feature in both the base game and free spins, which activates at random to swap tiles and tilt wheels, rewarding players with extra spins.
“The new Gold’orado slot marks one of our proudest title achievements within our in-house gaming studio,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz. “Aligning with our goal of introducing engaging themes that appeal to a wide range of players, Gold’orado is highlighted by a unique two-reel design which also merges into a single reel, benefiting from our improved math models and maximising chances to win.
“The TOTEM, which acts as the game’s centrepiece, has a personality of its own and is just one of the many impressive graphics that players will keep returning to.”
Hacksaw Gaming has signed a global deal to launch its online scratchcard games with Betsson.
The agreement will see all of Hacksaw Gaming’s content go live in the coming months across Betsson's brands, including Betsafe and NordicBet, following an integration with Relax Gaming’s platform.
“We are always looking to add new innovative content to our portfolio and Hacksaw Gaming’s great range of scratchcards is the perfect complement to our already high-quality offer, further confirming our commitment to provide the best casino experience in the industry,” said Betsson Group managing director of casino brands Joey Hurtado.
Hacksaw Gaming chief operating officer Marcus Cordes commented: “Our latest partnership with such an iconic name in the industry continues to prove our strength and status and shows Hacksaw Gaming are a reputable provider.
“We are delighted that the quality of our product has been recognised by Betsson, who have shown great enthusiasm towards the partnership. It’s clear that players want variety and operators are recognising the huge potential of this exciting new vertical.
Portugal’s largest online casino operator CasinoSolverde.pt has agreed a wide-ranging content deal with iSoftBet.
The operator will go live with iSoftBet’s proprietary content portfolio of more than 150 slot and table games, as well as iSoftBet’s GAP content aggregation platform, comprised of more than 3,000 slot and table games from third-party providers.
“We’re delighted to have signed with such a prestigious and growing brand as Solverde, both enhancing our reach in Portugal and further increasing our regulated market presence,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “iSoftBet leads the way when entering regulated and newly regulated markets. Our games and platform are certified in 16 markets and I’m very excited with Portugal’s growth potential.”
Solverde director Américo Loureiro added: “iSoftBet has an excellent reputation for developing high-quality games, and providing a formidable range of content via its GAP platform. We are thrilled to be partnering with them and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”
Leander Games has signed a deal to provide its content to leading Italian network and service provider Microgame.
The deal gives Microgame’s 30+ operators access to Leander’s portfolio of proprietary and third-party games via the LeGa RGS platform, including titles such as Ave Caesar and After Life Inferno.
Leander Games CEO Steven Matsell said the move would place the supplier’s products in the top tier of Italian offerings.
“Microgame has a fantastic position within such a crucial European marketplace and it is fantastic news that our games suite will now be available there,” he said. “This new partnership represents a significant expansion for Leander in one of Europe’s top online markets.”
Microgame CEO Marco Castaldo added: “We believe our customers’ players will love the Leander games that will now be available to them. This agreement strengthens Microgame’s leadership in the Italian market.”
Kalamba Games’ Mermaids Galore
Kalamba Games is inviting players to dive in and explore the treasures hidden in the depths of the ocean with its latest slot Mermaids Galore.
Exclusively distributed on the Oryx Gaming platform, the game features bonus jackpots, free spin retriggers and wild multipliers.
“Mermaids Galore supports the high end of volatility for our advanced player fan base but also caters for beginner and intermediate play styles with Kalamba’s HyperBet feature,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen. “We’re seeing an increasing demand from slots lovers for our unique in-game features and have many more in the pipeline.”
Yggdrasil has signed an agreement to launch its content with Spanish operator Casino Gran Madrid.
Casino Gran Madrid customers will have access to Yggdrasil’s portfolio of slots, including the popular Vikings series, as well as latest releases Dr Fortuno and Dwarf Mine.
The operator will also gain access to Yggdrasil’s proprietary BOOST in-game promotional tools to drive player engagement and retention.
“We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Casino Gran Madrid, who are one of the most well-known and prestigious operators in the regulated Spanish market,” said Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “We are in the process of expanding our presence in Spain and today’s announcement is another positive step for us in the country.”
Casino Gran Madrid online and slots director Daniel Ledesma added: “Yggdrasil has a reputation for creating some of the best games in the market, and we are thrilled to be offering them to our customers. As they look to expand in Spain, we look forward to helping them grow with a long and successful partnership.”
Microgaming has launched its games with Gibraltar-based online gaming operator Mansion.
The supplier’s portfolio of online slots have gone live across Mansion’s Casino.com, MansionCasino, Slots Heaven, and MansionBet brands.
“We are delighted to welcome Mansion to our growing customer base,” said Microgaming chief operating officer Andrew Clucas. “Mansion aim to provide their customers with products of superior quality resulting in the best gaming experiences and our new partnership will help them to achieve that.”
Mansion director of gaming Andrew Manduca commented: “Microgaming brings an exciting and innovative suite of online games. Their engaging casino content will provide more choice to our growing portfolio and we are delighted to have them on board.”
OneTouch / EveryMatrix
OneTouch has signed a deal to supply its portfolio of slot and table games to EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform.
The supplier’s latest slot releases, Juicy 7 and Sumo Showdown, will be made available to EveryMatrix customers, as will a range of table games including Baccarat, Blackjack, Hold’em Poker, Russian Poker and Sic Bo.
“We are constantly looking to grow and expand as a game provider and our exciting new partnership with EveryMatrix will help us distribute our unique content far and wide,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “Our portfolio of slot and table games are designed to give classic games a modern twist while retaining their authenticity and we are confident they will prove very popular with players.”
EveryMatrix co-founder and CasinoEngine CEO Stian Hornsletten commented: “Our mission is to be the liaison between successful operators and innovative game providers. The recent integration of OneTouch with CasinoEngine will enable our operators to quickly get their exciting slots and table games with ingenious visuals and highly creative themes."
Intouch Games / EveryMatrix
EveryMatrix has also agreed a partnership with Intouch Games to add 24 of its titles to the CasinoEngine platform.
They include titles such as Cat and Mouse, Vegas Vegas, Pocket Fruits, Wild Funland, and Cowboys & Indians.
“We see the recent signing with CasinoEngine as a strategic step to enter several regulated European markets,” said Intouch Games head of commercial Charles Mott. “CasinoEngine opens many doors for our games and gives us access to a large range of international operators via a single integration, in a timely manner. We are pleased to start building a long-lasting and equal beneficial partnership."
Wazdan has finalized a deal to launch its games across all of Kindred Group’s 11 brands during the second quarter of 2019.
"It is a pleasure for us to partner with Wazdan, expanding our games offering to our players across our various brands,” said Kindred head of casino David Robertson. “We are a digitally driven business that is focused on innovation, data and sustainability.
“With this in mind, it seems obvious that we would partner with a games provider like Wazdan, who shares our love for technology, innovation and pushing the possibilities to bring highly engaging and entertaining games to players across the world.”
Wazdan head of sales Andrzej Hyla commented: "We are excited to partner with Kindred Group and expand the reach of our games through their various brands across Europe and the UK. We share similar values when it comes to innovation and pushing the boundaries of technology, and we look forward to a partnership that provides Kindred players with unique tech-driven experiences.”
GrooveGaming / Microgaming
GrooveGaming has expanded its casino platform with content from Microgaming.
Microgaming's Quickfire will provide more than 500 casino games to GrooveGaming's platform, as well as new game releases every month.
“We are delighted to partner with GrooveGaming, who have proved in a very short period of time that they are a force to be reckoned with in the igaming industry," said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. "This collaboration with one of the world's fastest growing aggregators demonstrates that our deep portfolio of the most popular and playable games is a key differentiator for us and for them. It's win:win all the way.”
Groove Gaming chief operating officer Yahale Meltzer added: “The Microgaming games package will help to bring additional diversity to our platform, will undoubtedly attract new players and will also increase our revenues through increased operator demand. It's an honour for all the GrooveGaming team to be working with one of the largest, most respected names in the business."
1X2 Network has agreed a deal to launch its games with UK-facing online casino operator Winstar.
Following an integration with GAN’s platform, Winstar players will gain access to popular slots and table games from 1X2 Network’s 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio subsidiaries.
“This partnership with Winstar forms part of our plans to grow our presence in regulated markets around the world, and we are particularly pleased to do this in the UK with such a renowned brand,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid.
“We go to great lengths to ensure that our slots and table games deliver a unique, compelling and quality player experience, and we believe they will be a huge hit among players at Winstar as they have with other operators in regulated markets globally.”
GAN head of product Alex Ratcliffe said: “1X2 Network, via its 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio subsidiaries, develop some of the most popular slots and table games right now, and we are delighted to be able to offer them to our players for the first time. GAN’s GameSTACK IGS platform enables us to activate game providers to multiple regulated markets via a single integration. With the initial roll-out of 1X2 Network to our Italian clients, it’s great to now offer their games in the UK.”