This week has seen new games released by Microgaming, Blueprint Gaming, Habanero, Lightning Box, Nolimit City, Helio Gaming, High 5 Games and Caleta Gaming, alongside integrations for Pragmatic Play, Synot Games, Playson, Spinmatic and Betsoft Gaming.

Blueprint Gaming’s Genie Jackpots: Cave of Wonders

Blueprint Gaming has expanded its Pub Fruit Series of titles with the addition Genie Jackpots: Cave of Wonders.

Blueprint’s iconic character returns once again to grant players their wishes, this time in a classic pub fruit format available in full portrait mode.

The new game features all the classic symbols, features and characters from the original release, with the addition of several new pub fruit mechanics to enhance the gaming experience, including a bonus trail, ladder and hi/lo gamble feature.

Players have access to 16 features and the chance to reach the super board, along with the opportunity to enter the Cave of Wonders, where the Genie can grant a huge payout.

“We’re delighted to see the return of the Genie, who will make dreams come true for players as they sail away on a magic carpet ride to enchanting prizes,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “The original game was a massive hit and transforming the gameplay into the classic pub fruit machine format is sure to resonate with a wide range of players.”

Microgaming’s Queen Of The Crystal Rays

Microgaming has released a new fantasy themed slot Queen Of The Crystal Rays, developed exclusively by Crazy Tooth Studio.

Set in the vast caverns of a forgotten temple, the 6x4 slot draws players into a magical world filled with a host of features, including wilds, free spins, the Crystal Ray Feature, and the Queen Of The Crystal Rays Bonus.

During the Crystal Ray Feature, the Queen unleashes her mystical powers randomly on any spin, causing the reels to expand and double in size. When the reels come to a halt, symbols can turn into wilds or 2x multipliers, creating even bigger opportunities for players.

Landing three or more scatter symbols anywhere across the reels activates the Queen Of The Crystal Rays Bonus, where four bonus rounds are awarded and the expanded reels populate with cash prizes and crystal reflectors. At the start of each bonus round, the reels are filled with credit values, with each round offering higher multiplier crystals than the last.

“Following the release of Arctic Valor, Crazy Tooth Studio’s fantasy filled title is sure to receive a warm reception, as players discover an enchanted world immersed in colourful visuals and engaging features,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. “The Queen Of The Crystal Rays feature builds on the excitement, offering an expanded reel set with crystal rays populating wilds and multipliers along their path, and offering players a rewarding adventure.”

Crazy Tooth Studio president Ben Hoffman added: “We can’t wait for players to experience the magic of Queen Of The Crystal Rays. The game combines an entrancing soundtrack and striking graphics to create an immersive mystic world.

“The captivating Queen character, colourful crystal ray blasts, and unique gameplay make for a magical gaming experience. We look forward to adding more exclusive games to Microgaming’s diverse and innovative collection in the near future.”

In other news, Microgaming’s portfolio of games has gone live Italy with SKS365 Group’s Planetwin365 brand.

Planetwin365 has launched a number of popular Microgaming titles, including Immortal Romance, Jurassic World, Wicked Tales: Dark Red and Book of Oz.

“SKS365 Group are among the leaders in the European betting market and we are looking forward to collaborating with them through a deal that enables us to further strengthen our presence in Italy,” said Microgaming chief operating officer Andrew Clucas. “Planetwin365 customers are now able to enjoy an entertaining combination of Microgaming’s most popular branded blockbuster slots, along with a mix of new and classic original titles.”

SKS365 chief marketing officer and Italy country manager Italy Francesco Gaziano added: “We are proud of our new partnership with such a historic and reputable supplier of entertainment in the gaming world, and we are confident that Microgaming’s renowned catalogue of premium games will further enhance our offering and the gaming experience for Planetwin365 players.”

Lightning Box’s Pinata Bucks

Lightning Box has released its latest title, Pinata Bucks, exclusively through SG Digital.

The 1296-payways slot features Lightning Box’s patented Reelfecta reel, which comprises 16 mini-reels. If six or more pinata symbols hit the reels at the same time during the base game, the Lock and Spin feature is initiated.

This awards players five free spins that can award up to 16 Pinatas. As more and more prize awarding Pinatas land, patterns can form which can lead to huge jackpot wins.

“We’re delighted to release Pinata Bucks, the newest Reelfecta title in the Lightning Box portfolio,” said Lightning Box CEO and co-founder Peter Causley. “With a fun theme, engaging graphics, and huge win potential, Pinata Bucks could be an explosive adventure for players.”

In related news, two of Lightning Box’s slots have gone live in New Jersey for the first time.

RedRoo and Stellar Jackpots with Serengeti Lions are the latest titles to be added to the supplier’s US portfolio of games, which includes Astro Cat, Respin Rhino and the recent Panda Pow.

“We’re thrilled to be releasing two more of our games into the US market as we can continue to expand our offering in the territory,” said Causley. “Some of our post popular games have already gone down a storm in New Jersey online casinos and we’re confident both RedRoo and Stellar Jackpots with Serengeti Lions will receive a similar response once they are released.”

Synot Games

Synot Games has signed a deal to provide its portfolio of games to French operator Betclic Everest Group.

The agreement will see Synot launch games including Respin Joker, Hell Mania or Hunter’s Spirit across Betclic’s online brands.

“We are thrilled to broaden the scope of our distribution with such a reputable operator with a long tradition and superior game offering,” said Synot Games CEO Ivan Kodaj. “We continue to make a name in the industry by cooperating with esteemed partners and strive to go from strength-to-strength also in the upcoming months.”

Betclic casino games specialist François Dogon commented: “Synot has been operating for more than 28 years in the land based business and we are delighted to be able to have such a top-notch provider added to our network. Their landbased feel games is something innovative, and we are sure they will be a huge success amongst our players.

“I have been tremendously impressed by the games they deliver. It was evident that we would want to have them available. We are excited to see what other titles will be rolled out through their portfolio till the end of the year.”

Habanero’s Nuwa

Habanero has added to its portfolio of slots with the launch of a new Asian-themed game, Nuwa.

Habanero’s newest slot focuses on the goddess from Chinese mythology. In the game, players who match three golden jewel-covered snake symbols unlock free spins, where Nuwa works as a wild for all wins, and coloured Asian-themed orbs are collected in the top right of the screen.

Once all five different coloured orbs are matched, players are welcomed into a new bonus round, with the double feature rounds offering more chances than ever for big prizes.

“Nuwa is synonymous with Chinese mythology and our latest release is sure to prove popular in a range of markets,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “As with all Habanero releases, Nuwa features the latest in high-end graphics and sounds and with a double-layered bonus round, we are giving players even more chances to win big.”

Helio Gaming

Helio Gaming has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of its own live lottery draw game.

The new live lottery game gives players the chance to win jackpots of up to €50,000 from draws broadcast every three minutes throughout the day and night.

“We are delighted to launch our live lotteries and are confident that it will be a great addition to operators in a wide variety of markets,” said Helio Gaming CEO Richard Mifsud. “As we have seen from live casino, players love the interaction they get with hostesses and the excitement generated from a live event – particularly when there are life-changing sums of money available every few minutes.

“Not only is it a great standalone product, it is also hugely complementary to existing sportsbook and casino sites and can be a great acquisition and retention tool.”

In related news, Helio has launched its lottery games with BetConstruct-owned betting and gaming operator Vbet.

The deal sees Helio’s portfolio of lotto games, including its customisable family of Hero titles, made available to Vbet players, including daily, weekly and event-based draws. Vbet players can also bet on the outcome of some of the world’s biggest lotteries.

“We are thrilled to be up and running with Vbet, who are one of the most popular operators in central Asia,” said Mifsud. “We are always evolving our suite of games in order to tailor them to individual markets and I’m confident there will be something for everyone here, whether they are existing lottery players, or arrive from sportsbook or casino.”

Vbet CEO Vigen Badalyan added: “We’re very pleased to be able to add Helio Gaming’s games to our product mix. They are one of the most interesting lottery suppliers in the industry at the moment and we know our customers will be delighted with their products.”

Nolimit City’s Thor: Hammer Time

Nolimit City has launched a new Viking-themed slot game, Thor: Hammer Time.

The 5x3, 20 win-line slot is a high volatility game with four different features - Asgard Spins, Rune Raze, Hammer time and Thor’s lightning bonus.

Landing two or more scatters enables a second chance respin until both scatters are no longer on screen, while one more scatter will see players enter Asgard spins, with additional scatters giving an additional two spins.

“Being brought up in a small town with strong Viking heritage made this slot close to my heart, and to be honest, every slot provider needs a slot with a Viking theme,” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer. “Thor: Hammer Time has one of the best KPI’s for big wins but also amazing KPI’s for the hit frequency for these big wins – it is a volatile game, but you’ll see the big wins hit with the force of lightning more than once – that’s for sure.”

Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play has launched its games with online casino operator PlayFortuna.

The integration has seen a number of the supplier’s games go live including Monkey Warrior, Mustang Gold, and Wolf Gold.

“We’re really pleased to have gone live on PlayFortuna and look forward to seeing how the games perform on the casino,” said Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely. “We are developing some real momentum now, with the number of operator partnerships increasing every month. It is an exciting time for Pragmatic Play and fans of our games.”

A spokesperson for PlayFortuna commented: “Pragmatic Play’s games are a fantastic asset alongside our existing content, and we’re thrilled to have them on board. We’re looking forward to offering our customers the very best in gaming from the award-winning company’s innovative portfolio.”

Spinmatic / EveryMatrix

EveryMatrix has expanded its CasinoEngine content aggregation platform with new games from Spinmatic Entertainment.

Spinmatic will make its portfolio of casino games available to CasinoEngine’s network of operators, which now have access to over 8,000 titles from over 140 providers.

“We are delighted to work with CasinoEngine to keep spreading our innovative video slots and bingo games around the world,” said Spinmatic Entertainment managing director Norbert Mathies. “We are confident that this partnership will be of great benefit for all the operators who are enthusiastic about creating unique gaming experiences for their customers.”

EveryMatrix head of vendor management Amund Stensland added: “Our gaming partners are an essential part of CasinoEngine as we aim to provide operators with the best-tailored content for their needs.

“We are delighted to have Spinmatic’s superior casino games integrated into our library, and we are sure their games with exceptional graphics and exciting storylines will prove popular among players around the globe.”

Playson / Meridianbet

Playson has signed a deal to deliver its content to platform provider Meridianbet.

The agreement gives Meridianbet access to Playson’s popular Timeless Fruit Slots portfolio, along with its latest releases Solar Queen, Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win, Sakura Dragon and Book of Gold: Classic.

“We are thrilled to have signed this deal with Meridianbet, and excited about beginning the next stage of our partnership,” said Playson account manager Christos Zoulianitis. “We’re always looking to extend the reach our titles have, and we look forward to an exciting future with Meridianbet.”

Meridianbet’s Milan Djurmez added: “Playson’s games are a fantastic asset alongside our existing content, and we’re thrilled to have them on board. We’re looking forward to offering our customers the very best in gaming from Playson’s innovative portfolio.”

Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming has signed a content supply deal with Spanish operator Casino Gran Madrid.

The agreement will see Betsoft’s portfolio of titles, including Stampede and Tiger’s Claw, made available to Casino Gran Madrid customers online.

“We are thrilled to partner with Casino Gran Madrid Online, one of the most significant and well-known operators in the thriving Spanish regulated iGaming market,” said Betsoft Gaming sales executive Francesca Raniolo. “We have made a real statement of intent with our expansion this year, and we are delighted to continue to build that momentum with such an established partner.”

Casino Gran Madrid online and slots director Daniel Ledesma commented: “We are very pleased to add Betsoft’s portfolio of highly impressive games to our offering. We are always looking to add fresh and innovative content to our online casino, and Betsoft offers some incredibly unique and exciting titles.”

High 5 Games’ All That Cash Power Bet

High 5 Games (H5G) has secured a significant landmark with the certification of its 100th online slot game in New Jersey.

The supplier’s latest slot, All That Cash Power Bet, has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) and will be made available to its network of New Jersey-licensed clients.

The latest addition to the H5G slots library includes the new Power Bet feature, which ensures more wins to create an exciting gaming experience. During the base game, players can boost their wins for 30 spins by clicking the Power Bet button that sits alongside the reels.

“New Jersey is one of our most important markets and this landmark certification greatly enhances our scale within the territory,” said High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer. “We supply our games to the biggest operators in New Jersey and we’re sure their players, along with those elsewhere in the world, will love the innovative Power Bet feature that adds a new dimension to All That Cash. The original release is still popular with players across the casino floors In New Jersey, and this latest incarnation for the online market is bound to be a hit.”

Caleta Gaming’s Football Pro

Caleta Gaming has teamed up with Coingaming Group’s Sportsbet.io to launch an exclusive new version of its popular Football Pro slot.

The new game, Football Pro powered by Sportsbet.io, will challenge players to trigger five special symbols of a yellow Sportsbet.io-branded football shirt. Each successful spin will be rewarded with an entry into a competition to win a Watford FC jersey.

The player that accumulates the most points on the 5x3 slot before 7 August will be flown to London to watch the Hornets take on Arsenal on 15 September. The three runners up will each win a football signed by the Watford team.

“Sportsbet.io’s partnership with Watford FC was a landmark deal in the world of sports sponsorship and we wanted to celebrate with an exclusive slot and some fantastic Watford-related prizes,” said Caleta Gaming CEO David Marcus. “Football Pro captures the excitement and intensity of the beautiful game, so it made perfect sense for us to reward Sportsbet.io players with the chance to experience the best of Premier League football.”

Sportsbet.io director of sportsbook Joe McCallum said: “Just weeks after the announcement of our partnership with Watford, we wanted to put our players at the heart of the action and what better way than an exclusive game and the chance to win a trip to a Premier League match.

“Launching Football Pro powered by Sportsbet.io underlines our commitment to fun, fast and fair gaming that puts our customers first, and for us that is always the goal.”

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