Playtech Launches Game-Changing Age of the Gods Live Roulette


Leading slot brand available in Casino and Live and linked to pioneering 4-tier progressive jackpot for the  ultimate cross-sell gaming experience

London: September 27th 2017 – Playtech has unveiled Age of the Gods Live Roulette providing licensees with the ultimate cross-sell, progressive jackpot product, and slot fans with twice as many chances to win huge cash prizes with every spin of the wheel.

In a first of its kind move, and the first Live Casino Playtech ONE experience, players can play one of the industry’s best performing slot brands across both casino and live casino, offering two unique experiences while also doubling their chances of winning massive jackpots when playing the live product.

Aligning with Playtech’s market-leading progressive jackpot network, the Live product shares casino liquidity for the first time while also offering players the ultimate desktop and mobile gaming experience. Due to this Playtech ONE innovation players have the chance to not only win on the table if they hit the right number, combination of numbers or colour, but also to simultaneously win huge cash sums across a four-tier jackpot with every spin of the wheel.

This is the first of many Playtech ONE experience games that will feature jackpot functionality.

To ensure that both Live casino and Casino players enjoy the product Playtech designed the game in order that the base game of Roulette is unaltered, but while also enabling players with the chance to win big for a minimal contribution.

With every spin, a small percentage a player’s stake goes towards a four-tier progressive Age of the Gods Mystery Jackpot meaning that there is a jackpot level for every and any type of player. This allows you to win both on the green baize and receive potentially huge sums by unlocking the multiple jackpots on offer.

The ability to share casino liquidity via a Live Casino product gives operators innovative ways to market the Age of Gods brand including driving traffic into the Age of Gods games and rewarding players in real-time using both Free Spins in casino and the Live Casino free spins equivalent of Golden Coins.

Players have instantly taken to the game with jackpots across the four-tier system being won daily including a bet365 player who claimed a £40,000 prize within hours of the product being deployed across the Playtech Live Casino network.

The entire look and feel of the game – including a new dynamic user interface designed to showcase the jackpot ticker and present real-time jackpot notifications – has been developed to fit around the best performing Age of the Gods suite that has leapt to the top of the slot charts and taken the casino world by storm since its launch a year ago.

One of the most impressive new elements is a state-of-the-art 26m custom-built video wall that further enhances gameplay by allowing Playtech to render any imagery needed to support the game and show real-time information on jackpot winners and promotions across both Casino and Live.

The new game is just one of a host of new experiences, dedicated environments and products to be launched within Playtech’s new studio in Riga, Latvia that opened at the beginning of 2017.

The site is the world’s largest Live Casino studio with an 8,500-square metre capacity built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of the Old Town, an area that dwarfs any existing Live Casino area in the market today.

Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “Age of the Gods has been a phenomenal success in casinos across the industry and continues to drive incredible growth for Playtech and our valued partners.

“The innovative and market-first launch of our new Age of the Gods Live Roulette linked to a four-tier progressive jackpot that offers massive cash prizes, will significantly increase the cross-sell of the product for our licensees across both channels and enhance the gaming experience for players.

“Playtech has again demonstrated its determination to lead the Live Casino market through innovation and by working side-by-side with our leading licensees. And yes, there is much more to come!” Akad added.

Playtech Completes Largest Ever Live Casino Customer Migration


New 8,500 square metre studio – phenomenal licensee feedback

London: September 21st 2017 – Playtech has completed the industry’s largest migration of dedicated Live Casino rooms to its next generation studio in Riga, Latvia.

The move to the world’s largest Live Casino studio began in mid-2016 with the acquisition of a prime 8,500 square metre capacity site built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of Riga Old Town, a site that dwarfs any existing Live Casino area in the market today.

Intensive work immediately began on converting the site into a state-of-the-art, next-generation Live Casino studio. The magnitude of the task was made even greater as the core studio had to simultaneously maintain existing operations while the new site was developed, built and gradually opened using a meticulously planned, phased approach.

The first dedicated room was finished in early 2017 with Sky Casino migrating its operation to the new site and switching on its re-developed offering in April. The remaining licensees with dedicated offerings have migrated and were fully operational in the following 12 weeks. These include, among others, bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power-Betfair.

Each dedicated offering has been redeveloped and redesigned in line with each licensees’ specific requirements as well as to ensure their operations are future proofed, and to create and offer the world’s most advanced and ultimate Live Casino gaming experience.

Since opening, Playtech’s dedicated rooms have witnessed a significant increase in players who have rapidly adopted the new, dedicated Live experiences, while licensees have given phenomenal feedback on how pleased and excited they are with each new offering and the potential for even further growth.

Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “Playtech demonstrates its absolute commitment to delivering the best Live Casino experience and this project is significant testimony to it. From making one of our largest ever investments and redeveloping this site into the world’s largest Live Casino studio, to completing the largest Live customer migration ever seen, it’s been an exhilarating, non-stop journey and there is much more to come.

“Licensees and potential new operators visiting the new and innovative studio have been blown away at the operation we have here now. They have been so excited to see the huge progress we’ve made in creating unique dedicated experiences and word is spreading fast to other operators in the market.

“Getting to this stage so quickly and without any issues is due to the enormous dedication of the team. I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to this project for achieving what is, without a doubt, the world’s most cutting-edge, best-performing, next generation Live studio,” Akad added.

The technology within the building is unmatched with hundreds of state-of-the-art cameras, catering for hundreds more custom-made tables and gaming areas, an advanced control and monitoring centre and large-scale dealer campus used to train and develop all Playtech Live’s staff.

Every inch of the new operation has been conceptualised, designed and delivered with a future-first approach with all Playtech Live common and Live dedicated licensee areas remodeled to accommodate the latest software and hardware presenting players with the ultimate, never-before-seen gaming experience. Signs for Quickfire; Strategic Deal Sees Quickfire Enter Colombian Market


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Colombian-licensee has signed a deal for Quickfire, powered by Microgaming.

In 2016, Colombia introduced new online gambling regulations. Subsequently, the gaming regulator, Coljuegos, awarded the first online gaming license to Aquila Global Group in 2017. The Medellin-based company will operate in the Colombian market under the brand, with the goal of signing up 1 million customers in the next three years.

Intent on providing the very best content to their Colombian players, will be taking a range of Microgaming’s award-winning games live through the Quickfire platform, including roulette and slots. believe Microgaming create the most popular and entertaining games, with the most impressive content loading times.

Although is established to work in the Colombian market, its aspirations for the future are to reach different countries around the world.

“Our motto is: simplicity, speed and permanent innovation. A motto that is linked to the work that has been done by Microgaming for more than two decades.” Julio César Tamayo, General Manager at

“Signing is a significant step for Quickfire as we look to make an impact in the Latin American market. As the first operator to be granted a gaming license in Colombia, our games will be some of the first to go live in the market, which is undoubtedly a strategic advantage. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with as we both aim to expand our presence in the region.”  Andrew Clucas, Director of Quickfire at Microgaming

Microgaming games will go live on in the coming months.

Microgaming in Bingo Software Deal with Marathonbet


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed an agreement to be the exclusive software supplier of Bingo to Marathonbet.

Marathonbet’s loyal customers will now be able to enjoy an extensive Bingo offering – marking another big expansion of its online gaming collection.

Through a new deal with Microgaming, Marathonbet will benefit from a range of bingo variants, over 400 Casino in Bingo side games, access to the industry’s largest progressive jackpot network, and a back office suite designed to ensure players have the best possible experience.

“We’re thrilled to be launching a comprehensive Bingo selection for our customers to enjoy. We’ll be offering our dedicated customers two classic variants of 90 and 75 ball games – plus access to a host of progressive jackpot titles with huge prizes. Our Bingo launch marks another step forward in our strategy to increase both brand awareness and footprint in the UK marketplace.” Dave Mills, Marathonbet Gaming Manager

“Marathonbet have always been an important Quickfire customer. We’re thrilled to be welcoming them to the Microgaming Bingo Network, supporting them in their launch of bingo, and adding a strong brand to our growing customer base.” Jean-Luc Ferriere, Director of Network Games at Microgaming
Marathonbet Bingo is now available for UK customers.

Pragmatic Play Releases Caishen’s Gold Online Slot


(PRESS RELEASE) — Industry-leading slot developer Pragmatic Play is inviting players to challenge the Chinese god of wealth and prosperity in its latest slot, Caishen’s Gold.

Paper fans, painted lutes and lotus flowers feature in the 3×5 video slot with 243 ways to win, while Caishen himself appears on the reels to earn players the biggest prizes.

The game is brought to life by Pragmatic Play’s flair for colorful visual presentation and an engaging soundtrack that evokes the charm of the game’s setting.

Yossi Barzely, Head of Business Development at Pragmatic Play, said, “We pride ourselves on providing our players and operating partners with engaging and innovative content, and we are thrilled to launch Caishen’s Gold, a game packed with features and excitement.”

The slot is brimming with ancient Asian atmosphere, fusing unique mechanics and bonus features to keep players coming back.

When Caishen appears, coins begin to fill his lucky pot at the top of the screen, which spills over when triggered to cover the reels with cash and launch the game’s fixed jackpots.

Wagering on these jackpots holds a potential to pay out of up to 1,000 times the original stake as players turn over 12 traditional Chinese coins, matching three or more minor, mini, grand or major symbols to win.

A generous god, Caishen also lends players a little of his legendary luck during the free spins round, stripping low paying symbols from the reels.

Caishen’s Gold follows hot on the heels of Pixie Wings, taking the provider’s portfolio to more than 80 proven revenue-generating slots.

Pragmatic Play releases two new games per month throughout the year, which are a fixture on some of the world’s leading casino brands.

Habanero Signs Content Deal with TGP


September 12th, 2017 – Quality slots and table games developer Habanero has penned an agreement with leading content aggregator, The Gaming Platform (TGP).

As part of the deal, the supplier will provide TGP with access to its complete product portfolio of HTML5 games for all its partner operators.

Popular slot titles including Fire Rooster, Bird of Thunder, and Panda Panda, will soon go live on TGP, alongside the supplier’s exciting new title, The Dead Escape.

Daniel Long, Head of Sales at Habanero, said: “This latest deal further expands our reach and the number of operators who can access our games. It also demonstrates the broad appeal of our engaging games to operators in all territories.

“Partnering with TGP has opened up the doors to work with more casinos than ever before, and we’re looking forward to long-standing relationship with them.”

Charles Hwang, CEO of TGP Asia said: “We’re extremely excited about the prospect of offering Habanero’s HTML5 games to our partners.

“They’ve built up a reputation for developing high quality, immersive games, and we’re sure they will become a hit with our customers.”

This latest agreement follows on from Habanero’s partnership with BBIN and Malta’s iGaming Platform.

The supplier operates a stable of 75 video slots titles, 9 table games, and 50 video poker titles, which are integrated into over 45 operators and aggregators and available in 21 European and Asian languages.

Their games, which deliver great visuals, immersive soundtracks, and intelligent math to keep players engaged, are offered via a proprietary platform and come with their own dedicated customer service managers.

iSoftBet to Provide Content to William Hill Interactive Online


Premium online casino software developer, iSoftBet, has agreed a deal to provide its full range of content to the Interactive arm of UK bookmaker William Hill. An integration with Openbet RGI will give customers of the bookmaker mobile and online access to iSoftBet’s entire portfolio of games.

Known for creating innovative and entertaining games, the addition of iSoftBet’s content is expected to further enhance the offering of William Hill Interactive Online. The deal will also see a collaboration between iSoftBet and the William Hill Interactive Online team to see the former create content exclusive for the top UK bookmaker.

Commenting on the agreement via the news release, Nir Elbaz, iSoftBet’s MD, said that they are excited to have the chance to collaborate with a bookmaker of the caliber of William Hill. Elbaz added, “The brand is known throughout the industry and is a popular choice with punters. Our innovative Neon Reels™ slot creation and branded titles such as Paranormal Activity, which launched last year, was a key factor in persuading William Hill to team up with us.”

And lastly, he said that iSoftBet was “extremely confident” that the company’s content will be a good fit with William Hill’s current offering. Elbaz said that they look forward to the collaboration to produce “exclusive, entertaining content.”

Also commenting on the deal, Graeme Powrie, Gaming Commercial Director for William Hill, said, “We are delighted to add iSoftBet content to our ever growing portfolio. They deliver very strong titles that are proven within the industry and I am sure it will appeal to William Hill customers.”

iSoftBet Expands Portuguese Presence with Casino Portugal


Online casino games developer iSoftBet has launched its full suite of slot and table games with the newly-launched Casino Portugal brand.

The deal allows players on the site to access more than 150 of the supplier’s games, including branded titles based on TV series 24, Vietnam war film Platoon, and erotic thriller Basic Instinct.Other popular titles including Neon Reels and Super Fast Hot Hot are also live with the operator, alongside new releases Booster, Lucky 3 and Beetle Jewels.The deal is iSoftBet’s third in Portugal, with its games already live on Betclic Everest Group’s and Bet Entertainment Technologies’ sites.Its latest partner is owned by land-based operator Sociedade Figueira Praia, which holds casino and sports betting licences in the country.“We’re always looking to grow our game distribution in regulated markets and Portugal is a key jurisdiction for us,” iSoftBet managing director Nir Elbaz said. “This deal will give us further exposure in the country, and a chance to showcase the certified content we have to offer.

“We offer a vast and varied portfolio, with different themes, math, mechanics and bonusing to ensure all player preferences are met,” he continued. “We believe our games will be a big hit with players at Casino Portugal, and look forward to hearing their feedback.”

Blood Suckers II: Has the Hugely Popular Online Slot Just Got Even Better?


netentNetEnt releases a sequel to one of its most popular classic slot titles. Blood Suckers II comes with significantly improved graphics and audio effects, but somewhat lower RTP

The original Blood Suckers slot is known to most fans of online slots – and not for no reason.

This classic NetEnt game has been around for quite a while and despite the fact its graphics are not up to today’s modern standards, the fact it features an RTP of about 98% has always been its biggest selling point.

That means for every $100 dollars wagered, players can, on average, expect to get back $98. Most slots hover around the 95% mark.

Now, NetEnt is getting ready to finally launch a sequel to this hugely popular classic with Blood Suckers II.

Improved gaming experience

The original Blood Suckers game could hardly measure up with today’s modern slots that employ modern technologies to give players an all-encompassing experience. This is not strange, given the fact Blood Suckers was released quite a few years ago.

However, the sequel rectifies the situation, presenting us with the game that brings out the best NetEnt development team has to offer.

The game features colorful and masterfully designed symbols representing vampires, demons, vampire hunters, and much more. The coveted scatter symbolis represented by a red rose.

The game’s soundtrack has also been improved, creating a more chilling and scary atmosphere, perfectly fitting for a slot that’s all about vampires, coffins, and scary creatures of the night.

Gameplay similar to the original

Bloodsuckers II comes with three reels, five rows, and 25 paylines.

The game’s return to player (RTP) is, disappointingly, slightly lower than the original, but still a rather high 96.94%, so if you’re willing to give up some of the RTP for an upgraded gaming experience, Bloodsuckers II won’t disappoint.

The slot has two main features – a click-and-pick bonus game and the free spins round. Like in the original, Blood Suckers II isn’t the game that offers huge payouts on any particular spin, but it is a slot that you can play for a long time with smaller but frequent payouts.

The bonus game is triggered by lining up three bonus symbols in a payline across the first three reels.

You’ll be taken inside the tomb to pick between various coffins hiding cash prizes, a key to move on to the next level, where even bigger prizes await, and a demon, which will end the bonus feature.

In total, there are five levels to the bonus game, and on the top level, you can uncover a very nice hit.

The free spins game is triggered by three scatters appearing anywhere on the reels. It is the standard bonus feature, with all wins multiplied 3x, and although Blood Suckers II isn’t the super-high paying game, you can still expect some decent wins in the free spins round with some luck.

MPN Will Crown the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe this September


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – The MPN announces the third annual Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP III), boasting €750,000 guaranteed across 59 tournament events this September, with a trophy and €5,000 cash prize awaiting the player crowned The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe.

A €10,000 leaderboard will track player progress throughout the Universal Championship of Poker series. The winning player will take home €5,000 in cash and the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe trophy.

In addition to the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe leaderboard, UCOP III will see the addition of a €5,000 Great Players Leaderboard. This leaderboard rewards players who ‘live and breathe’ poker, contribute to the game, and grow it for others. Points are awarded to players who stream their play during the series on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live, with additional points going to those players who have the most interesting stream each day.

“The Universal Championship of Poker is back bigger and better again this year. We’ve grown the guarantees from €250,000 in 2015, to €500,000 last year and now €750,000 for the 2017 instalment! We’re also thrilled to welcome Adjarabet players to the UCOP for the first time, and excited to see how this influences both the live streams, and of course the prizepools.” Alex Scott, Head of Product (Network Games) at Microgaming

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