Duelling wild country stars feature in Microgaming’s latest release


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming brings some southern charm to players this August with Oink Country Love.

Oink Country Love will have players tapping their feet to the country beat with the lovable Oink Bros, Willy and Chancho, who are trying to win over the heart of Miss Southern Charm in this five by three reel, 45-line online slot.

The game features rich graphics and an ornately designed background, featuring subtle but impactful animations throughout. In addition a foot-tapping soundtrack sets the stage for a spectacular showdown. Treating players to Banjo and Violin medleys, Willy and Chancho appear on the reels as wilds that can act as both single and mixed paying symbols.

Free spins is where the party really begins and landing three or more golden ticket scatters opens up the doors to the Barnyard Bash feature, which can award up to 80 free spins. During the feature, Willy and Chancho will appear more frequently to give players an unforgettable performance and a chance to retrigger an infinite amount of free spins to keep the party going all night!

With entertaining wilds, cute country gals and a minimum bet of 0.50, Oink Country Love goes live to Microgaming and Quickfire operators on desktop and mobile on 2 August 2017.

“Oink Country Love is a visually rich slot that introduces two new characters who act as duelling wilds. We expect this game to get players excited with a special feature that can retrigger an unlimited amount of free spins to unlock some big rewards.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming


Playtech Launches Iconic Dirty Dancing Progressive Slot


(PRESS RELEASE) Playtech has launched a premium branded progressive slot game based on the 1980’s classic film Dirty Dancing loved by millions worldwide.

The hit dance romance was the first film to sell more than one million home videos when it was released in 1987 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The property was licensed to Playtech by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B).

Playtech’s new slot remains true to the original film and contains a host of memorable scenes, including the film’s climactic lift set to a classic ballroom soundtrack.

The game contains a series of incredible features, including the chance to win big across two jackpot levels, a Johnny and Baby jackpot, as well as the Dirty Dancing Jackpot Game, Whirling Wilds with up to six random wilds in any spin, dancing wilds stacked in free games, and up to 35 free games with expanding wilds.

Retro-style symbols include all the film’s main characters, dancing shoes, vinyl records, a classic 1950s sports car, and jewels that award a large pay out if you manage to get three in a row and enter the Dirty Dancing Jackpot Game.

James Frendo, Casino Director, Playtech said: “Dirty Dancing is such an iconic brand that it was an obvious choice for us to transform into a leading branded slot. The game is sure to be an instant hit with our licensees’ players both old and new.”

Peter Levin, President of Interactive Ventures and Games, Lionsgate, said: “Thirty years after its arrival, the original ‘nobody puts Baby in a corner’ Dirty Dancing remains a deeply memorable classic that helped define a generation of cinema. We’re proud to work with great partners like Playtech to leverage our unique properties to connect with fans around the world.”

Playtech, the world’s leading gaming software, systems and services supplier, has unveiled a series of best-performing, feature-rich Omni-channel slot games so far in 2017, including its stunning Age of the Gods™ suite that is storming up the charts.

Playtech delivers the industry’s leading and largest portfolio of Omni-channel slot games, with more than 600 best-performing titles, including a wealth of tried and tested and highly innovative in-house designed and premium-branded titles, available across all platforms, channels and devices. 

Playtech BGT Sports to Unveil Exciting SSBT service


(PRESS RELEASE) Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has ramped up its Self-Service Betting Terminal (SSBT) offering just days before the new football season kicks off.

PBS has delivered significant growth for customers via its terminals in the last 12 months, and the new campaign will witness the launch of a new goalscorer coupon, as well as Asian handicap betting for the first time, with both products set to greatly improve coupon building for customers.

The goalscorer coupon will highlight a list of likely scorers across multiple popular matches, following recent statistics suggesting anytime scorer betting is now outstripping first scorer bets by almost three to one.

Its Asian handicap offering will let customers take advantage of more flexible and competitive two-way total goal and handicap lines across major football leagues. These will be maximised on the terminal’s immersive 22” screens.

John Pettit, Playtech BGT Sport’s UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia Managing Director, said: “High street bookies are facing their fair share of challenges, but the progress and increased profitability of SSBTs has been very positive, as they are successfully providing the choice and ease-of-use that today’s customers demand.

“Our SSBTs help our operator partners drive incremental revenues and we’re confident that our enhanced product range, new coupons, and greater functionality will help that further.”

PBS will present an even more diverse football offering this season, with pre-match and in-play betting available across close to 1,000 competitions in more than 120 countries available on its SSBTs, with the majority of these markets unique to terminals within the retail space.

This will enable operators to drive greater incremental revenue this season, with little cannibalisation of their over-the-counter offering.

In-play customers will also see an improved service, with a greater range of matches present across hundreds of recently-installed terminals in prime position for TV coverage.

Star Quality: Pragmatic Play Wins Prestigious B2B Award


Pragmatic Play, one of the fastest growing providers of mobile and desktop digital casino games, has won the Software Rising Star category at this year’s EGR B2B Awards.

After accepting the award at the gala ceremony in London, Yossi Barzely, Head of Business Development at Pragmatic Play, said: “It’s a real honour for us to win this prestigious accolade. Our focus is to deliver state-of-the-art products with first class service, which can only be achieved by having a great team of people.

Being chosen as the Software Rising Star winners, and being shortlisted in the Innovation in RNG Casino Software and RNG Casino Supplier categories, is indicative of our commitment to our clients and our progressive roadmap for the company’s future.”

The EGR B2B Awards gala presentation evening was held on June 6th at The Hurlingham Club, London.

Betsoft Gaming Sets the Stage for a Great Battle with FIRE & STEEL


BetsoftLeap into the blazing fray of high fantasy with the upcoming release of FIRE & STEEL, the newest addition to Betsoft’s renowned Slots3™ collection.  With visually breathtaking 3D graphics, the cornerstone of Betsoft’s creations, this uniquely crafted 3-4-5-4-3 diamond format video slot features a theme that highlights the epic battle of good vs. evil.

FIRE & STEEL is the story of two rival noble Houses who have been fighting since the ancient High Queen was assassinated. Though she had two children, neither one was formally named as heir.

The first Shield Maiden and her House gathered in the dry, mountainous western region of the country. During gameplay, if the Shield Maiden appears on the reels, her powerful War Cry causes a horizontal Beam of Strength to emanate from her icon, transforming every icon it touches into a Wild icon.

The first Swordsman took the House that was sworn to him and settled in the stormy, swampy northern region of the nation. When the Swordsman appears on the reels, his booming War Cry creates a vertical Beam of Magical Strength, springing from his icon and turning every icon it touches into a Wild icon.

Through the generations that have passed, the war has only escalated but no one could have expected the Coming of the Dragons.

The Shield Maiden and Swordsman were on the battlefield when change blasted through their war-torn nation. A flight of black Dragons exploded from a deep rift in the earth to descend upon the fighting Houses, covering the field in flame and shadow.

If both the Shield Maiden and the Swordsman appear on the reels together, and if their Beams of Strength intersect at any point, a storm of magic will transform that icon into a Locked Wild and the player will be honoured with 10 free spins. Free spins may re-trigger on the field of battle during this feature.

To their shock, the combined war cry seemed to have a stunning effect on the Dragons. The Houses began to work together for the first time to eliminate the greatest threat the nation has ever known, remembered as the era of FIRE & STEEL.

FIRE & STEEL proudly brandishes its banners through the strength of Betsoft’s Shift™ platform, which uses the power of HTML5 technology creating smoother, high definition animations across multiple platforms with drastically reduced file sizes, while keeping our industry renowned 3D style.

Form and function for this game have been meticulously crafted, and the per session KPIs for FIRE AND STEEL show strong reception in test play markets. FIRE AND STEEL, with its widely-adored fantasy theme, epic soundtrack and perfected gameplay, will be an asset for any operator looking to extend session play times and profitability.

The true battle of FIRE & STEEL begins on 24 July.

About Betsoft Gaming:

Betsoft Gaming, broadly known as the innovator and leader of true 3D cinematic gaming, is a Tier One developer and provider of complete system online gaming software. With a game library of over 190 games including the iconic Slots3™ series, Betsoft Gaming has met and exceeded the quality found in console video games and animated feature films. Starting in 2012, Betsoft initiated a concentrated push into the mobile gaming sector, with many of their popular Slots3™ games becoming available as the ToGo™ collection. Betsoft Gaming’s extensive portfolio of clients includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry.

iSoftBet Unveils Brand New Intergalactic Slot, “BOOSTER”


iSoftBet, the leading online and mobile casino content developer, has announced an exciting new addition to its ever-expanding games portfolio.

Their latest slot release – “Booster” – combines the best of classic casino gaming with a modern design to create an engaging experience which gamers old and new will love.

This 25-line game features single, double and triple bar symbols along with a gold star and red and blue 7s – but it’s the diamond and Bonus symbols where the real action is!

Landing 5 of the diamond symbols on a win line will award the player 2,000 coins while 3 or more Bonus symbols will trigger the exciting Bonus Round. The player can win a massive 6,000 coins on the Bonus board – or trigger up to 100 Free Spins or Free Spins with multipliers added to all wins.

The game comes with a Low to Medium volatility maths model and a high hit frequency of more than 50% – so players will enjoy extended playing time keeping them immersed in the game for longer.

iSoftBet, creator of recent hits such as Paranormal Activity, Robo-Smash and the 3D Neon Reels, says it believes the style of the game will appeal to seasoned casino players while the promise of longer playing sessions will have recreational players quickly adding it to their slot favourites.

“Our mission is to provide our partners with an ever-changing and broad spectrum of compelling content and Booster is an exciting new addition to our portfolio.” commented Michael Probert, Head of Business Development at iSoftBet.


Habanero Debuts Apocalyptic Slot: The Dead Escape


Habanero has graced its fan with a brand-new slot release that is being called its most thrilling yet. The new title is called, The Dead Escape. The game offers up an apocalyptic theme, complete with zombies! Furthermore, its storyline is that of a father and daughter who search for safety after zombies invade the earth.

As for the layout, players will be met with a 5×3 reel set, in addition to 30 paylines, and tons of winning combinations. All lines pay both ways, from left to right and from right to left. A series of bonus features can be triggered during play as well. A scatter symbol has the power to trigger the free spin mode when three or more appear on the reels. A series of 15 action free spins are initiated, and during the feature, you will aid in helping the father and daughter fight against a blood thirsty zombie to survive.

“The new title is called, The Dead Escape.”

“The Dead Escape is one of our most thrilling releases yet, with players spinning their way to safety from the zombie invasion. The gory graphics and spine-tingling soundtrack will keep players on a knife-edge, in what is sure to be an intense gaming experience,” explained, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, Toni Karapetrov.

The release follows in the footsteps of recent launches like Fire Rooster, Panda Panda, and Bird of Thunder, and adds to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 75 slots, along with 50 video poker games, and 9 table games. 

Winning the ‘Best Online Casino Solution’ in Asia Gaming Awards is truly a great recognition of SA Gaming’s efforts


SA GamingWe would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who visited us during G2E Asia 2017.
During the 3-day exhibition, we were able to have a better understanding of the latest trends in the online gaming sector through discussions with our honorable guests. Winning the ‘Best Online Casino Solution’ in Asia Gaming Awards is truly a great recognition of SA Gaming’s efforts. We wish the best of you and, at the same time, look forward to future co-operation prospect.

Participating in a show as large as G2E Asia 2017 was no easy job, yet the chance to meet elites of the industry as well as the knowledge and information we gained through communications are no less than invaluable, thus making all our efforts worthwhile. We’re delighted to have won the AGAwards – Best Online Casino Solution, too.

What a day, what a show! The enthusiasm from our guests were beyond imagination. See you again soon!

It’s been quite a busy yet fruitful day. We have had conversations that were more than constructive. When we see the bright smiles on faces we know we’re doing the right things for our clients.Come and meet us at booth #1851 !

We try to be as good as we can be, by providing various gaming products including live games, slot games, Hot Model Slots, lottery and multiplayer games so as to satisfy different customers’ needs.
We’re eagerly waiting for you at our booth – 1851!

For the second consecutive year, SA Gaming is set to participate in G2E Asia, a gaming exhibition to be held at Venetian Macao.
It is worth noting that the company has just taken part in ICE Totally Gaming, an international gaming exhibition held in London, back in February. The second show in four months is a sign of picking up where they have left off.

He’s coming back! Microgaming signs licensing deal for horror classic Halloween®


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the classic horror movie, Halloween®.

The 1978 American independent slasher film was directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film centres on the character Michael Myers, who on Halloween night in 1963 at the age of six, murdered his sister. 15 years later, he returns to the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois to continue his killing spree.

Halloween was produced on a small budget of $300,000 and to date has grossed $47 million at the box office in the United States, and $23 million internationally, making a total of $70 million worldwide. It was the first instalment in what has become the Halloween franchise, with 10 films in total released to date.

The film (nearly 40 years later) continues to be a firm favourite with viewers and critics. In 2006 the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. It also features in many movie polls, including being named in 2010 as one of The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Total Film).

“Halloween is a true classic and set the standard for modern horror films. It was immeasurably influential in the slasher genre of movies, so it is great to be working with such an iconic and respected brand. Embracing all the elements of what made the movie such a success, our games team are busy developing a slot for release later in the year.”

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

NetEnt is a leading provider of premium gaming solutions


netentNetEnt is a leading provider of premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. We have been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by our cutting-edge platform.
Our talented people take pride in delivering flexible digital casino solutions,
in that case our customers can be unique, premium, informed and ahead,
all at the same time.

NetEnt, the leading provider of digital gaming solutions,
has reaffirmed its position at the forefront of the industry
after a highly successful evening at the prestigious EGR B2B Awards.

The premium supplier was ahead of the competition, winning the ‘Mobile supplier of the year’,
‘RNG casino supplier of the year’ and ‘Innovation in RNG casino software’
categories as it was recognised for its leadership in tech and innovation.

During the past 12 months, NetEnt has delivered a number of achievements across its business.
It has made key developments within virtual reality (VR) and live casino,
entered several newly-regulated markets, and unveiled the first-of-its-kind
employer branding campaign, The Challenge.

Per Eriksson, CEO of NetEnt, comments:
“It is hugely satisfying to once again have our achievements identified
by the industry and our peers at the EGR B2B Awards.

“We are especially delighted as these awards for mobile, RNG casino and innovation represent the core areas of our business.”

Marking its ongoing, cross-sector progress, NetEnt was nominated in an impressive 10 categories: ‘Innovation in mobile’, ‘Innovation in RNG casino software’, ‘Innovation in slot provision’, ‘Live casino supplier’, ‘Mobile gaming software’, ‘Mobile supplier’, ‘Multi-channel supplier’, ‘RNG casino supplier’, ‘Slot supplier’, and ‘Best customer service’.

The 2017 EGR B2B Awards took place on Tuesday, June 6th, at The Hurlingham Club, London. The ceremony rewards and celebrates the very best service providers in the online gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all the major e-gaming disciplines.

NetEnt AB (publ) is a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by their cutting-edge platform.
With innovation at its core, NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition. NetEnt is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (NET-B), employs 900 people and has offices in Stockholm, Malta, Kiev, Gothenburg, New Jersey, Krakow and Gibraltar.