GI Games Round-up: Featuring iSoftBet, Playzido, Stakelogic and more – Gaming Intelligence

NetEnt’s Arcane Reel Chaos

NetEnt’s latest release is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-line video slot set in a dystopian futuristic world and steeped in the occult.

Arcane Reel Chaos sees four fearless friends set out to protect their city from the wicked Deep Pockets, and destroy the scatter symbol that turned him into an evil maniac.

The heroes – Flare, Chronos, Zero.x and Psyop – bring their unique super powers to the reels to grant players stacked wilds, multipliers, multiplying re-spins and overlay wilds in the battle to beat the villain.

“Combining a proven, player-favourite math model with rich, comic-like graphics and a compelling superhero storyline, Arcane Reel Chaos has the ingredients needed to be a success. I have no doubts that it will be a hugely popular new addition to our portfolio,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton.

Pragmatic Play’s Caishen’s Cash

Pragmatic Play has launched a new Chinese folklore-themed slot, Caishen’s Cash.

The 5×3 slot features symbols from Chinese folklore, with hoards of coins littering the sides of the reels and an oriental soundtrack.

Once the bonus feature is triggered, players can choose between a Money Respin round or Free Spins. The Money Respin sees a number of different coloured coins hitting the reels, which can lead to huge wins.

Caishen’s Cash also features a Jackpot Bonus game, where players pick coins to reveal jackpots, and players have to match three to win. Players can then win one of four major jackpots as the God of Wealth watches on.

“Caishen’s Cash is another feature-filled hit from Pragmatic Play. With gold coins filling the reels, the Chinese God of Wealth offers both excitement and the potential for big prizes,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “With its immersive gameplay and engaging bonus modes, Caishen’s Cash is sure to be a popular title with all of our players.”

Blueprint Gaming’s Legacy of Ra Megaways

Blueprint Gaming has released the newest addition to its portfolio with the Egyptian-themed Legacy of Ra Megaways.

The game sees players follow the adventurous tomb raider as she explores the hidden chambers in search of the riches.

The Megaways mechanic, under license from Big Time Gaming, provides players with up to 15,625 ways to win. If three or more bonus symbols reveal themselves, Ra’s Free Spins bonus is triggered.

“Legacy of Ra Megaways takes players on a journey through the Egyptian pyramids where big wins can be found if players can successfully raid the tomb,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “By adding the hugely popular Megaways mechanic, we’ve been able to give this Egyptian theme an added dimension, and the Free Spin round provides even more ways for players to find the treasure.”

Playzido

Playzido, the joint venture between Endemol Shine Gaming and Black Cow Technology, has agreed a new partnership with London-listed operator Stride Gaming.

Playzido will deliver a range of its core games portfolio, including Endemol Shine Gaming’s extensive catalogue of titles, across Daub Alderney’s brands such as Spin and Win, Kitty Bingo, Lucky Pants Bingo and Aspers. The deal also includes the delivery of a number of exclusive titles.

“It’s hugely exciting to work with Stride to integrate our ever-growing portfolio into Daub Alderney’s platform,” said Playzido managing director Stuart Banks. “As Playzido continues a fantastic period of growth, this latest deal is testament to our extensive portfolio and the original, innovative features that we are able to offer operators.”

Stride Gaming CEO Eitan Boyd commented: “As a result of our advanced, flexible technology we’re able to integrate third party content onto our proprietary platform to continually enhance the gaming experience.

“We’re delighted with the addition of Playzido’s games onto our platform which provide our customers with even more engaging and exciting content to enjoy.”

QTech Games / Patagonia Entertainment

QTech Games has expanded its portfolio through a new deal with Latin America-facing supplier Patagonia Entertainment.

The reciprocal deal allows operators powered by the QTech Games platform to access a range of titles from Patagonia’s portfolio of bingo, casino and board games.

As part of the agreement, Patagonia’s Pachinko series is being integrated for QTech partners, alongside titles such as Candy Bingo and Super Zodiac Bingo.

“We’re thrilled to have integrated Patagonia’s portfolio on to our pioneering platform, and the combined power of this content will deliver a welcome shot in the arm for our global operator partners,” said QTech Games chief commercial officer Staffan Cnattingius. “Patagonia provides another salient content differentiator for QTech Games as we continue our expansion into both established and newly-regulating markets.”

Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias commented: “This new alliance with the leading games distributor in Asia allows us to widen our influence with confidence across new territories. We look forward to nurturing this exciting partnership over the years to come.”

Just For The Win / Microgaming’s Reel Splitter

Microgaming has released a retro Las Vegas-themed game, Reel Splitter, developed exclusively by game studio Just For The Win.

The game is a four-reel slot with 81 ways and features including wilds, free spins, and reel split respins. Landing a win with four matching symbols gives a chance of activating the reel split respin feature, causing an additional reel to burst through between the second and third reels.  The supercharged free spins round offers players yet another transformative twist, expanding the slot to five reels and 243 ways.

“Sleek visuals and innovative mechanics bring the classic slot machine bang up to date in this enjoyable new title from Just For The Win,” said Microgaming head of games Jagoda Barber. “Reel Splitter is colourful, traditional and straightforward on the outside, breaking open to reveal truly contemporary and engaging features. The game is ideally suited to players at all levels, reimagining the vintage casino experience with a host of exciting original features.”

Just For The Win CEO Johan Persson said: “We are thrilled to bring the dazzle and lavish atmosphere of the old Vegas Strip to players in Reel Splitter, our modern take on vintage slots. As well as giving players the chance to win big in the base game, our reel split respin feature opens up a whole new level of rewards, adding an extra reel and 243 ways to win. We’ve had a lot of fun developing Reel Splitter, and we can’t wait for players to experience our timeless new title.”

Switch Studios / Microgaming’s European Blackjack & American Roulette

Microgaming has also expanded its suite of table games with the launch of two new games developed by Switch Studios.

European Blackjack features a crisp, clean design, along with an elegant and simple interface, and is based on an all-new game engine that brings fluid gameplay, exciting card animations, slick table graphics and realistic sounds together.

In the reimagined classic, players can choose to split, double and take insurance, and they can customise their gameplay with left-handed layouts and turbo mode.

Meanwhile, American Roulette is a stylish variant featuring American-themed artwork and boasts an authentic 3D roulette wheel with lifelike ball behaviours. Specifically optimised for mobile, the two titles can be played in portrait or landscape mode.

“Switch Studios has done it again, taking a fresh look at traditional table games and reigniting them for a new era of players,” said Barber. “With immersive gameplay and customisable features complemented by stunning visuals, new and seasoned players can enjoy the thrill of European Blackjack and American Roulette both at home and on the go.”

Switch Studios head Tom David added: “We’re delighted to release not one, but two new games under the Switch Studios brand, exclusively to Microgaming. Both European Blackjack and American Roulette demonstrate our ambition to refresh the table-game market with exciting, modern and mobile-friendly gaming experiences.”

iSoftBet

iSoftBet has agreed a deal to provide its portfolio of games with Lithuanian operator TOPsport.

TOPsport customers will have access to iSoftBet’s best-performing slots portfolio, including Hot Spin and The Dalai Panda, and latest releases Book of Immortals and Pinata Fiesta.

In addition, the operator will gain access to iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) content portfolio, comprising more than 3,000 slot and table games provided by the supplier’s platform partners.

“We’re very pleased to have signed with TOPsport, which significantly increases our presence across the Baltic markets,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “We are always looking to grow in important and emerging territories, and the Baltics is a key region for us as we continue to lead the way in regulated market growth. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with TOPsport.”

TOPsport CEO Gintaras Staniulis added: “We are delighted to sign with iSoftBet, who are one of the most well-known content providers in the industry. Their leading games and GAP portfolio offer something unique in the market, and we are confident that our relationship will be a success.”

Stakelogic

Stakelogic has signed an agreement to provide its content to William Hill-owned operator Mr Green.

Mr Green will now offer its players slot titles including Book of Adventure, Book of Cleopatra and Hot Fruits Deluxe.

The operator will also use Stakelogic’s smart progressive jackpot system and recently-released Quattro feature, which allows players to play two, three or four games simultaneously, increasing the game stake by x4.

“We are happy to launch Stakelogic on Mr Green as their content brings a new dimension to our portfolio,” said Mr Green head of gaming Jacqui Gatt. “We strongly believe that Stakelogic’s games will resonate well in our core markets, given their focus on producing localized content.

“This fits well with our own strategy to offer our players a more personalised casino experience.”

Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar commented: “It is an honour to provide our premium content to Mr Green, being one of the top operators in today’s market place.

“Our partnership with Mr Green is an essential step forward and I believe this further reinforces our innovative approach and the quality of our games. We are looking forward to work closely with such a great team and respected brand.”

Kalamba Games’ Doctor Electro

Kalamba Games has released its latest slot Doctor Electro, which is being exclusively distributed on the Relax Gaming platform.

The 5-column, 4-row base game that increases to seven rows and up to 16,807 ways pays. It stars the eccentric character Doctor Electro and sees the return of the HyperBonus feature that presents slot fans with a shortcut to free spins rounds, as well as two levels of bonus jackpots.

Players collect column expansion symbols to trigger the all new HyperSpins feature that reveals expanding reels and increases the win potential.

“Doctor Electro introduces a unique layer of player engagement with column expansion collection and our new HyperSpins feature,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen. “The game also has fantastic artwork, animation and sounds, and together with our proven engagement, monetisation and retention features, we are confident Doctor Electro will get players buzzing with excitement.”

OneTouch

OneTouch has agreed a deal to supply its full portfolio of slot and table games to operator 1xBet.

The agreement will see 1xBet gain access to OneTouch’s full library of table games including Russian Poker, Baccarat and Roulette, as well as mobile-first slot games such as Juicy 7 and Sumo Showdown.

“Our dedicated team puts a lot of time and effort into creating some of the industry’s most engaging games and this 1xBet deal is great recognition of that,” said OneTouch marketing manager Ollie Castleman. “1xBet hosts games from the very best providers and we are delighted to be able to sit alongside them. Its players are sure to be impressed with our wide-range of table games and engaging slots.

“OneTouch is passionate about offering a truly mobile-first gaming experience across its whole portfolio of table games and slots, making gaming more accessible and enjoyable than ever.”

A spokesperson for 1xBet commented: “Our philosophy is to offer our players the ultimate betting and gaming experience and OneTouch products fit the bill perfectly with their mobile-first approach, slick UI and great playability. We’re confident that our players will become instant fans of their games.”

Nolimit City

Nolimit City continues to expand its presence in Sweden’s regulated market following a deal with state-owned horse race betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG).

ATG’s growing online casino platform will now include Nolimit titles including newly released Tombstone.

“It’s a great honour to be part of the selection process and to have been considered in the first place,” said Nolimit City commercial director Malcolm Mizzi. “ATG has clear dominance in the new race to becoming the local leading operator following Sweden’s legislative gambling laws. To be part of their casino offering during this period of growth is something quite epic for us.”

Nolimit City has also this week penned a deal to provide its games to operator Interwetten.

The operator will launch Nolimit’s full catalogue of games, including recent release Starstruck and popular titles sich as Hot Nudge, Tesla Jolt and Casino-Win-Spin, and will go live across several markets managed under Interwetten’s belt.

“Another great announcement for us as we increase the momentum throughout our client and games portfolio,” said Mizzi. “Interwetten has been on our radar for a while now, this deal gives us the confidence that we are heading in the right direction. Interwetten are seasoned operators with a solid team behind the company.”

Interwetten head of casino Mario Bilic added: “Historically Interwetten has had a strong Sportsbook following but over the years we have grown our casino business to become one of the leading revenue streams.

“Our aim is to continuously add premium providers that stand out, and Nolimit City are just the kind of partners we are happy to join forces with.”

Highlight Games

Highlight Games has launched its virtual sports game Soccerbet with Italian operator Sisal.

The game will be made available in 500 venues across the Sisal retail estate and will soon become available to online and mobile customers.

Soccerbet is based on Highlight Games’ exclusively licensed virtual football product, which features real archive footage from the Serie A Italian football league.

“I’m delighted to announce that Highlight Games’ flagship Soccerbet product is now available to Sisal customers,” said Highlight Games CEO Tim Green. “This premium game has already proven to be a number one performing virtual sports product where it is live in Italy and we look forward to delivering it to a wider audience with our partner, Sisal.”

Sisal head of sports betting Massimo Temperelli added: “Sisal is incredibly excited to bring this new product to its customers in Italy under the brand Football All Stars. This game delivers action and entertainment like no other offering in the market and we are confident that it will prove an instant hit with players.”

OMI Gaming

Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has expanded its platform following a new content supply deal with OMI Gaming.

The deal will see OMI’s proprietary games made available on Oryx’s content aggregator platform.

“OMI has a proven track record of delivering engaging game play, unique multiplier features and combinations that drive reliable profits and commercial success, and we are thrilled to partner with them,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij.

“We continue to focus our efforts on regulated markets where we now have vast experience and we are in a strong position to assist partners in expanding their content in these jurisdictions.”

OMI Gaming CEO André Orefjärd said: “Oryx is a strong partner for us and is a perfect fit for our growth strategy going forward.

“We will continue to develop games with a focus on what the players really want; world-class slots entertainment built on successful math models and mechanics.”

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