This week has seen new game releases by Pariplay, Pragmatic Play, Greentube, High 5 Games, Habanero and Betsoft Gaming, alongside integrations for Microgaming, SoftSwiss, Skywind Group, Playson, Oryx Gaming, NetEnt, Red Rake Gaming and Patagonia Entertainment.
Pariplay’s Viking Glory
Pariplay has expanded its slot portfolio with the launch of a new Norse-themed slot, Viking Glory.
Taking players on an epic Norse adventure set in the 8th century, the game includes a number of special game features such as the newly launched Power Pay feature, Free Spins Features and a Scatter Jackpot with five progressive jackpots.
The Power Pay feature reveals a special horizontal reel when triggered, with players offered four options – Power Pay Credits, Power Pay Wild Reel, Power Pay Multiplier and Power Pay Respins - each of which has its own bounty boosting features.
“Viking Glory gives our customers yet another thrilling gameplay experience, highlighted by our new Power Pay feature, which further raises our own standards for creativity, engagement and fun,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz. “With the most bonus features of any Pariplay release, this game invites players into an immersive environment, filled with big win potential that will encourage repeat visits and maximise player retention.”
Pariplay has also launched a wide-ranging portfolio of its games with operator EnergyCasino this week.
Following a successful integration into Pariplay’s Fusion aggregation system, EnergyCasino’s players can now enjoy a range of proprietary and third-party games, including newly released Mystic Manor and Parrot’s Gold, as well as player favourites Jack in the Box and Luxor.
“We are thrilled to partner with EnergyCasino which is a well-established and popular operator in the industry, and we are confident that with this successful deal we can further grow both brands and expand our reach in the casino vertical,” said Mintz.
EnergyCasino chief commercial officer Marcin Sobieraj added: “Pariplay has a great collection of games which we were eager to add to our ever-expanding offering. We are positive that their broad selection of content will make a strong addition to our cutting-edge casino which is powered by the industry’s leading names.”
Pragmatic Play’s The Great Chicken Escape
Pragmatic Play has released its latest feature-filled slot title, The Great Chicken Escape.
The 3x5 slot has seven separate bonus features, as the intrepid heroes of the coop look to escape to the outside world.
In-play features include Guard Dog wilds, Chicken Run wilds, and care package modifiers and bonus rounds such as Secret Tunnel, Poultry in Motion, Get Clucky and To the Other Side.
“We are delighted to release our latest thrilling slot, The Great Chicken Escape,” said Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely. “With a plethora of features and an incredibly fun theme, we look forward to seeing The Great Chicken Escape being a success for us.”
Pragmatic Play has also this week signed a deal to launch its slot games with Mansion brands Casino.com, MansionCasino and Slots Heaven.
The agreement will give Mansion customers access to games including Pirate Gold, Mustang Gold, Da Vinci’s Treasure and Wolf Gold.
“We are delighted to have signed this deal with Mansion, who are a well-known operator in both Gibraltar and the UK,” said Barzely. “Our collection of slot games is something we are very proud of, so we’re thrilled to further widen our reach in regulated markets across the globe.”
Mansion head of casino Chris Mousdell said: “Pragmatic Play have a reputation for excellent slot games, and we are very pleased to be able to offer their titles to our customers. Integrating Pragmatic Play products couldn’t be simpler, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Greentube’s Heart of Egypt
Greentube has expanded its Home of Games portfolio with a new Egyptian-themed slot, Heart of Egypt.
Taking players on an expedition to explore ancient pyramid tombs, the game is an ALLPAY slot which does not feature win lines. Instead the goal is to target symbol combinations for one of 243 ways to win across 5 reels.
The Extra Bet feature allows players to increase their total bet amount, while the Free Games options includes an extra five Free Games while the Extra Bet feature is active.
During these Free Games, players can freely pick the number of Free Games and win a multiplier level range from five to 25 Free Games, and a win multiplier level range from x2 to up to x30.
High 5 Games’ Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds
High 5 Games has released the latest addition to its popular Da Vinci Diamonds series, which includes its Spin-crease feature for the first time.
Following a successful exclusive launch with operator GVC Holdings, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds is a 5x3, 40 paylines slot which debuts the supplier’s new Spin-crease feature, unlocking more valuable symbols as the total amount bet increases, as highlighted on the left-hand side of the reels.
The total amount wagered is counted across all sessions, allowing users to return to the same position from where they last played.
The slot also includes Tumbling Reels that reveal winning gems, as well as Split and Triple Symbols, which increase the possibility of more symbols on a standard payline.
“Our series of games inspired by the artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci has proven to be a major hit with operators and the inclusion of the Spin-crease feature is set to add another layer of excitement to the gameplay,” said High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer.
“This highly effective gamification tool allows players to unlock new, more valuable symbols across sessions, with bedazzling wins up for grabs during the state-of-the-art gameplay. Along with Tumbling Reels and Split And Triple Symbols, we’re sure that Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds will become one of our most successful releases.”
Microgaming has rolled out its content to Rootz’s online casino brand Wildz.
Following a successful integration with the Microgaming platform, the operator can now provide its players with access to an extensive collection of slots, including Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance.
Wildz.com players will also have the chance to spin for potentially life-changing wins on Microgaming’s record-breaking Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot.
“We are delighted to join forces with Rootz in a deal that will bring our diverse content to their online casino players, who can look forward to an entertaining collection of Microgaming’s most popular and engaging games,” said Microgaming chief commercial officer Jean-Luc Ferriere.
Rootz CEO Lasse Rantala added: “We are excited to announce that we will be launching with Microgaming through our Wildz.com brand. As Microgaming is one of the longest-standing companies in the iGaming industry, it is important for us that we carry their large selection of games which online casino players know well.”
Habanero’s Colossal Gems
Habanero has announced the release of its 100th slot title with the launch of Colossal Gems.
Precious stones fill the 6x5 screen which depicts a futuristically vibrant backdrop. All wins award a free re-spin, with a 2x2 grouped block of a random gem appearing somewhere on the screen, with subsequent wins offering 3x3 and then 4x4 blocks to players experiencing a run of luck.
When wins occur with the 4x4 block appearing, players are rewarded with six free games in which blocked symbols of 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 will appear randomly on each spin, with grouped blocked wilds also introduced for even more wins.
“To reach 100 slots is a huge milestone for us and we have celebrated by creating what is our most visually impressive title to date,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “Colossal Gems features bold graphics and gives players the chance to climb the table to earn free spins and big wins and we can’t wait to see the response to this exciting and immersive offering.”
SoftSwiss has expanded its platform through a new distribution deal with Playtech.
The partnership will see SoftSwiss distribute Playtech’s content to both clients of its proprietary online casino platform as well as third party platforms.
The integration includes over 140 games from Playtech, including Buffalo Blitz, Great Blue, Wild Wishes, and the Age of the Gods series of slots.
SoftSwiss has also agreed a deal this week with Hacksaw Gaming to add online scratch card games to its platform.
Hacksaw’s portfolio currently comprises 27 scratch card games, with new slot products expected to be added to the platform during Q4.
Skywind Group has launched its portfolio of games with Playtech-powered UK-facing brands Sun Bingo and The Sun Vegas.
The Sun’s gaming customers will have access to the supplier’s portfolio of more than 200 games, including branded slots such as Downton Abbey and upcoming title The Last Kingdom.
“We are constantly looking for high-end content and Skywind Group’s games have impressed us,” said Noam Kanfi, chief executive of B2C at Playtech, which operates The Sun’s gaming brands in partnership with News UK. “Their games will be included in all our Sun-branded offerings, including Sun Bingo, Fabulous Bingo and The Sun Vegas, which focuses on casino games.”
Skywind Group managing director Oren Cohen Shwartz commented: “The Sun is one of the world’s most recognizable online bingo brands and we are very proud to offer our premium content to their customers. It shows the variety and adaptability of our portfolio that we can cater to bingo and casino players.”
NetEnt has rolled out a selection of slot and table games with operator DraftKings in New Jersey.
After successful technical integration, NetEnt’s most popular games are now available to DraftKings players under an agreement signed in April.
“DraftKings has a large player base and we are certain that they will enjoy our portfolio of casino games,” said Erik Nyman, managing director of NetEnt Americas. “Players in the US can also look forward to a very exciting roadmap of games to be launched during the rest of the year and beyond.”
Red Rake Gaming / Omega Systems
Red Rake Gaming has signed a deal to integrate its content with Omega Systems’ platform.
The integration will see the supplier’s portfolio of games made available to Omega’s operator partners.
“Adding Red Rake's content to our portfolio of supported games was an easy decision,” said Omega Systems business development manager Paddy Mann. “Exciting games like Magic Wilds and Mystic Mirror have made waves in the industry and adding them to our back-office solution, Omega Core, was the right move. Hopefully, this will be the start of a great partnership together.”
Nick Barr, managing director of Red Rake’s Malta operations, added: “It is great to be able to work with a partner who can support and facilitate our regulated market growth, allowing their clients to utilise all the markets we have entered and will continue to enter.
“I look forward to working closely with the Omega team and their clients to drive what I am sure will be a mutually prosperous partnership.”
Red Rake also expanded its portfolio of slots this week with the launch of Frenzy Discs. The game’s style is influenced by roulette, with players guessing which numbers the two balls will fall on in the two spinning discs.
Betsoft Gaming’s Wolf Moon Rising
Betsoft Gaming has released its new adventure slot, Wolf Moon Rising.
Set within a mystical landscape ruled by wolves, players explore a wild world filled with pulsating action and win potential of up to 20,000 times their stake.
Wolf Moon Rising contains several features, including Feather Talismans that can trigger 12 free spins that pay both ways and double players’ wins. If the Wolf Moon symbol appears on the reels, an instant win is also awarded.
“Wolf Moon Rising is a thrilling new addition to our slot portfolio,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “With its captivating theme and massive win potential, we look forward to it being a great success for our partners.”
Playson is set to launch its games in Bulgaria’s regulated iGaming market for the first time through a partnership with operator WinBet.
The deal will give WinBet’s customers in Bulgaria access to Playson's popular Timeless Fruit Slots series, as well as titles including Solar Queen, Book of Gold: Classic and Sakura Dragon.
“We’re proud to have joined this partnership with WinBet and to offer our innovative slots to its players in Bulgaria and Romania,” said Playson sales director Blanka Homor. “This new agreement gives us further access to the Eastern European market, affording more and more fans the opportunity to play our exciting stable of games.”
Winbet Online CEO Tsvetin Yordanov added: “We’re delighted to have inked this deal to receive Playson’s fantastic portfolio of games, and its offering will be a welcome addition for our customers.
“Playson is a very well-respected company in the industry and we look forward to a long and productive business relationship with them for years to come.”
Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has launched its content with Malta-based operator Fairplay.
The operator now has access to Oryx’s portfolio of content, including proprietary titles and third-party games from suppliers such as Gamomat, Kalamba Games, Golden Hero and Givme Games.
“We are excited to work with such a promising brand as Fairplay and this partnership further proves that Oryx offers a leading content delivery solution for the industry,” said Oryx managing director Matevz Mazij. “The Oryx Hub platform meets Fairplay’s content delivery, compliance and marketing needs and our large selection of premium titles provides them with the most appealing games for their target markets.”
Fairplay CEO Carel Meijer said: “Partnering with ORYX is the perfect fit for us as we continue to implement our growth strategy. Being able to offer such a wide range of content from premium suppliers will help us grow our customer base and ensure we offer top quality content to players.”
Patagonia Entertainment has signed a deal to launch its games across Europe in partnership with Madrid-based software provider Opera Gambling.
The agreement will see Patagonia’s products made available through Opera Gambling’s network of clients.
“Opera Gambling’s knowledge and experience in European iGaming markets is outstanding,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “Together we’ll be able to market, distribute and grow our respective businesses in what is a key territory for us.”
Opera Gambling CEO Alberto Ruiz-Ocaña said: “Our expert service, coupled with Patagonia’s quality gaming products, ensures we will continue to help our customers reach their goals. Furthermore, the fact that Patagonia already has its products certified in Spain, shows a clear commitment to the Spanish and the European market.”