This week’s new games release includes the latest virtual sports offering from Inspired Gaming Group, Living Sports’ next roulette-based in-play sports betting game, and a range of games from the likes of BetSoftGaming and Play’n GO.
Inspired Gaming Group
Virtual Cricket becomes Inspired’s eighth virtual sport game to be released and will be available across retail, online and mobile sports betting platforms.
The new game joins a wide portfolio of seven sports already available from Inspired, including horse racing, football, tennis, motor racing, cycling and greyhound racing.
"The continual development of our Virtual Sports content demonstrates our desire to be constantly innovating and to address demand from our customers who offer their online and in-shop sportsbook internationally,” said Steve Rogers, managing director of Inspired's Virtual Sports division. “The decision to develop Virtual Cricket is due to the popularity of cricket as a live sports betting product especially in the UK, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, West indies and New Zealand, where we expect it to become very popular across all channels.
“Virtual sports are a very lucrative part of the product offer for operators and we’re pleased today to launch Virtual Cricket which will generate incremental revenues and more player engagement.”
Inspired’s graphics and software team has used the latest motion capture and animation techniques from the TV and film industry to achieve the most graphically advanced Virtual Sports content.
Keeping up-to-date with the latest sports betting trends, Inspired has developed Virtual Cricket to include an in-run betting option alongside a single match game which allows customers to place bets during play as the game develops and odds change.
Each Virtual Cricket event shows two cricket teams playing a Super Over that consists of one over (six balls) for each team during a four minute event cycle. Players can bet at the start and during the match on up to 9 different betting markets.
Inspired said that this compact version of a cricket match allows operators to schedule up to 15 Virtual Cricket events per hour, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. As with all of Inspired's Virtual Sports, the stadia can be customised with operator branding and the product is available in over 16 languages.
Second screen game developer Living Sports has launched its latest game Roulette Darts in partnership with darts governing body, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), and leading data provider SportStat, a subsidiary of Sportradar.
Roulette Darts is a new interactive darts game which will launch later this year and allows users to predict which will be the next winning double as they watch the match on TV or live at a venue.
Players simply tap the screen dartboard where they think the next double will be scored and they can place their predictions using a smartphone, tablet or PC. They will also be able to download the game as an app or from specific bookmaker websites.
“More and more people are choosing to use a second screen to enhance their enjoyment of watching live sport, either at an event or on TV,” said Dave Tharp, Living Sports’ managing director. “Our games aim to provide an extra dimension to their participation.
“When Roulette Cricket proved so popular we looked to develop similar products for other sports. Darts is an ideal platform, with its circular scoreboard and quick-fire results. We were delighted to enter into a partnership with SportStat and the PDC and together we can offer a really strong proposition.”
The Professional Darts Corporation has licensed the product, developed by Living Sports in conjunction with SportStat, which will be available as a play-for-free basis or for real-money play in conjunction with selected bookmakers.
Roulette Darts follows the launch of Living Sports’ successful Roulette Cricket and Roulette Football products.
“Roulette Darts is a fantastic concept which I’m sure darts and sports fans in general will really enjoy,” said PDC chief executive Matthew Porter. “As it can be played both for fun and real money it will appeal to all and add a new dimension to the enjoyment of the game when watching at home or live in the venue.”
Andrew Palmer, SportStat’s sales director, added: “We are very excited that in partnership with the PDC and Living Sports our fast data is being brought to life in an entertaining way. The app will ensure that darts fans are kept up to date when they're on the move.”
3D casino games developer BetSoftGaming has announced the newest addition to its Slots3 library with the launch of Boomanji.
Boomanji is a five reel, ten line true 3D video slot, defined by dazzling displays of fireworks. The game is unusual in that the lines pay from right to left as well as left to right, further increasing a player's chance to win. The Wild Reel Re-spin feature enables a player to win up to three free re-spins.
The game is available for PCs as well as via the company’s ToGo mobile platform.
“Fireworks have captivated humankind for thousands of years,” said Anthony Locke, BetSoft's head of product development. “With Boomanji we have recaptured that ancient magic. The gorgeous, vibrant graphics will certainly please players, invoking memories of wonder and delight when they gazed at the exploding night sky while young.”
Pool betting operator TotelFootball has launched its fantasy football game on Totepool.com following a deal with Betfred earlier this year.
The integration signals the Tote’s first venture into pool betting outside of horse racing.
“Liquidity is key to the success of any pools betting service and in working with Totepool.com we can quickly drive liquidity which will transform an already great game into an attractive betting proposition offering high returns,” said Keith McDonnell, business development director for TotelFootball.
TotelFootball have been operating the fantasy football game on their own platform for over three years, with Betfred becoming the first bookmaker to plug into the TotelFootball network.
The game mimics most aspects of traditional fantasy football games, but with two key twists. Firstly, competitions only span the course of a weekend, so each gameweek brings a brand new chance of success. Secondly, customers are able to set variable stakes and win large cash prizes.
Customers can enter teams from a variety of top leagues including the English Premier League, the Champions League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga. The success of each customer’s team depends on the real-life performance of their selected players (players earn points for appearance minutes, goals and assists; whilst goals conceded and cards lose points for a player).
The better the players perform, the more points each team earns with the top 10 per cent of teams after the weekend’s fixtures sharing the prize pool.
“We are excited to expand our range of pool betting products into football,” said Eddie Bennett, head of Totepool.com. “Given the popularity of fantasy football we view TotelFootball’s fantasy football solution as a logical fit for our ever expanding “Fantasy Pools” proposition.”
Swedish gaming operator Unibet has gone live with a number of Play’n GO casino games in the regulated Danish market.
The launch on Unibet.dk includes the popular bespoke game Leprechaun goes Egypt, which was developed exclusively by Play’n GO for Unibet.
“We are truly happy to extend our cooperation with Unibet further, and feel confident that our games will be well received by their Danish players as well,” said Robert Skogh, business development director at Play’n GO.
Unibet’s head of gaming Daniel Eskola, added: “We Are excited about improving our casino offering in the Danish market with the launch of the Play’n GO content both on desktop and mobile. “The Danish customers will now be able to enjoy games such as the Unibet exclusive Leprechaun goes Egypt as well as additional popular content.”
Affiliate REPUBLIK has announced that its Tropezia Palace online casino has signed a deal to add Net Entertainment’s games to its games platform.
Once integrated, Tropezia Palace players will have access to Net Entertainment’s games, including the latest branded game title South Park, which was unveiled earlier this year.
The partnership with Net Entertainment will also give Tropezia Palace an opportunity to feature games that have been specifically created for mobile using Net Entertainment Touch.
“We are really excited by this partnership and the timing is perfect for us, since we are only a few weeks away from launching our own mobile platform,” said Adnan Maslo, program director at Affiliate REPUBLIK. “So not only will we have the opportunity to create imaginative campaigns promoting great games via our traditional casino channels but we’ll soon be able to work with affiliates to support mobile by providing games that have proven commercial success.”
Malta-licensed games developer Topjack Games has partnered PlanetWin365 to deliver a suite of its jackpot games to the betting platform operator.
PlanetWin365 can now offer its players the Topjack Games suite of guaranteed jackpot games, including slots, roulette, keno, instant lotto, bingo, video poker, and scratch cards. All the games offer jackpots insured by a Lloyds of London broker.
“We are absolutely over the moon to sign this deal with PlanetWin365,” said Topjack Games CEO Nick Lynes. “It’s a fabulous brand and the perfect partner for Topjack Games. As well as enjoying a full suite of sports betting options, PlanetWin365 players will now be able to play for guaranteed multimillion dollar jackpots.”
PlanetWin365 CEO Paolo Tavarelli added: “This deal with Topjackgames.com represents a great opportunity for us and for our customers. The guaranteed jackpot games are a very attractive proposition for us, adding more value to our product.
“Offering customers the chance to play for a multi-million dollar jackpot on all game types not just on slots, without needing to provide the player liquidity, makes great business sense.”