A number of new games have been released this week including titles from the likes of Greentube and SG Gaming, the first 3D mobile slots from Sheriff Gaming, as well as a new interactive instant game by Pollard Banknote for the Michigan Lottery.

Greentube

Novomatic’s online gaming subsidiary Greentube has expanded its partnership with Rank Group’s online gaming arm Rank Interactive with the planned launch of six new games next month.

Greentube has been working with Rank since September 2009, providing the company with a number of popular Greentube games including Fairy Queen, Spinning Stars, Dazzling Diamonds, Flame Dancer, Golden Ark and Jewel.

Greentube will ads six new games to Rank’s online gaming portfolio in July, including Cash Farm, Fruit Farm, Rumpel Wildspins, Jolly Star, Indian Spirit and Pharao’s Tomb.

Greentube’s head of sales and marketing Tomislav Autischer said: “Creating the best visual gaming experience and feel is at the heart of our vision and it is simply what we do best. Rank is one of the foremost companies in the industry and a much valued business partner.

“The fact that they are happy with our games is a sign that we are reaching our goals. We look forward to continuing this positive cooperation with Rank and launching more innovative Novomatic content this year.”

Rank Interactive’s games product manager Alex Franklin added: “Greentube are an important partner supplying high quality, popular games that suit our customer demographic. We are looking forward to being able to introduce new titles in the near future which will be available in our retail bingo clubs as well as online.”

SG Gaming

SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation, has released an online version of its popular slots game, Arabian Charms, to add to its growing multi-channel portfolio.

Centred on an opulent Middle-Eastern theme, the Arabian Charms game takes inspiration from the cultural riches of the area with crisp 3D animations and original sound effects to add to the gaming experience. Additional features including the Mystery Win and Golden Trail Bonuses further add to the playing experience.

The online version of the game will make its debut in the UK and Italian online gaming markets.

SG Gaming’s managing director of Interactive Alex Stephens said: “We are excited to announce the launch of Arabian Charms online. This game is extremely popular with our land-based customers across the arcade, bingo and licensed betting office sectors. We are confident that players in the UK and Italy will very much enjoy the internet version.

“SG Gaming is committed to developing its content portfolio in land-based environments as well as interactive channels. We are pleased to add Arabian Charms to the list of multi-channel titles and we have several more well-known titles to follow in the coming months.”

SG Gaming’s portfolio of internet content currently includes a range of innovative and popular games such as Rainbow Riches, Money Mad Martians Cosmic Cash, Ca$hino and Crown Jewels.

Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote has launched a new innovative instant ticket, Raise The Stakes, for the Michigan Lottery which features the company’s patent‐pending Social Instants program.

Aimed at helping lotteries appeal to the 18 to 34 year‐old emerging market and other users of mobile technology, Social Instants harnesses the marketing power of mobile and social media with traditional instant tickets to facilitate team play and winner awareness messaging.

Pollard Banknote’s co-CEO Doug Pollard said: “Raise The Stakes and its integration of the Social Instants program highlights the Michigan Lottery's innovative spirit and Pollard Banknote's commitment to the development and use of technology‐based solutions that support the retail network.

“This game, with its use of social media's word‐of‐mouth influence, has great potential to attract new players, particularly those in the elusive 18 to 34 year‐old demographic. It does this while driving players back to retail outlets for purchase and to claim prizes, thereby capitalizing on the Lottery's biggest asset, their retail network.”

The $2 Raise The Stakes game plays like a standard instant scratch ticket, but in addition, offers an interactive second chance promotion with new features. Players can submit an entry code either via a game‐specific website or through a Raise The Stakes mobile app.

Once entry codes have been entered, players are eligible to win daily prizes of $100 and to compete in teams to win a bi‐weekly progressive jackpot prize of up to $30,000.

Michigan Lottery’s chief deputy commissioner Tom Weber said: “Given the Lottery's successful foray into instant game apps and our recent successes in monetizing technology, we see Raise The Stakes as the next logical step. Many of our players have first‐hand experience with the Lottery's interactive presence through our Cashword and Bingo apps, and Raise The Stakes builds on our technological initiatives by offering a more robust program.

“Our staff quickly understood the mechanics and benefits of Raise The Stakes, and we are confident that their excitement for this new game will carry over to retailers and, ultimately, to the players.”

Sheriff Gaming

3D online casino games developer Sheriff Gaming has announced the launch of its first 3D mobile games under the company’s SMART mobile brand.

Sheriff Gaming has taken two of its most popular slot games and redesigned them for mobile and HTML5 formats. The Amsterdam Masterplan and Spartania are the first two games that have been converted to mobile.

Sheriff Gaming’s spokesperson Eric Roskamp said: “The development of SMART and our mobile game roll out is a landmark opportunity for Sheriff Gaming to bring its unique 3D content to a mass market. This year alone we are aiming to launch between 10 and 15 slot games and 3 table games that operators can promote to their players via mobile and PC.

“We are really excited to have the technology to promote our games across multiple channels and in more than 20 different languages and this announcement undoubtedly reiterates Sheriff Gaming’s reputation as the gaming industry’s leading light in 3D mobile game development.”

The company’s SMART platform caters to the most popular mobile devices including Apple iPhone 4, 4S and 5 and Android Smart phones, while the games can also be downloaded and played on tablets including Apple and Android devices.

Sheriff Gaming has also launched two new 3D online slot games this week, Extreme and Alawin.

Extreme is a 5-reel, 20 line 3D animated slot that’s set in deep space, which debuts an Extreme version of a Wild symbol, the Dropping Wild Cube, as well as a new Extreme Multiplier Cube that awards generous multipliers.

Alawin brings the tale of Aladdin to life in this 5-reel, 20 line 3D animated slot game that can grant player’s wishes for prizes and great fortune. Alawin’s bonus features include a Click Me game that awards Free Spins, a Double Up game and an animated feature bonus game that is played in an exotic bazaar.

“Our two new slots are a fantastic addition to our feature rich 3D game portfolio and encapsulate everything we work hard to achieve; engaging content that assists our customers to acquire and retain new customers,” said Roskamp.

Quickfire

Microgaming’s Quickfire has entered an agreement with Novigroup Limited to provide a range of its online casino games to Isle of Man-licensed operator Novibet.com.

Novibet will expand its online sportsbook with a range of online casino games from Microgaming through the Quickfire platform, as well as a live casino gaming offering.

In addition to Novibet integrating with the Quickfire platform, Novigroup has also signed an agreement with Quickfire to allow them to deploy Quickfire content to its other gaming brands which include Statusbet.com, Lexcasino.com and Assoscasino.com.

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, head of Quickfire, said: “The agreement with Novigroup Limited will extend Quickfire’s reach within the online gaming market, allowing our games catalogue to be integrated with Novigroup Limited’s customers. Not only will our games be an exceptional addition to its own sportsbook Novibet, but also to its established client base.”

Novigroup’s casino product manager Ioannis Lagos added: “We are proud to announce our agreement with Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, a leading company in the field of online gaming. We believe that Quickfire will strengthen our product mix considerably having a wide variety of games and products that suit the needs of even the most demanding online gaming operator.”

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