Casino Tournaments Management System Introduced by BetConstruct

The Casino Tournaments Management System, BetConstruct’s latest launch, enables B2C providers to build and publish online casino tournaments within minutes

With the Casino Tournaments System operators are able to generate and host online tournaments for more than 4.500 virtual games, live casinos or slots. Conveniently for back-office operators, by using only a single management tool, they can create every detail of the tournament. Casino Tournaments Management System enables them to set-up the admission type, the tournament type, the dynamic prize contribution structure, the duration, the schedule and many more.

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BetConstruct at SiGMA17

Edgar Mkrtchyan, Product Owner of BetConstruct Casino commented, “Engaging casino content is important. To know what to do with the content and how to do that is far more important. That’s why we decided to give operators a tool that will save their time and allow them to focus on the creative aspect.”

Player Engagement and Revenue

To hold casino tournaments on a regular basis is a successful strategy to keep players engaged.

Edgar Mkrtchyan stated, “Creating, managing and monitoring casino tournaments is time consuming, especially when the operator needs to use different marketing tools offered by each game provider. Paired with our existing marketing tools such as Bonus Management System, Loyalty Program, CRM, SEO Tools and Affiliate System, this tool allows the operators to operate and promote their online casinos and engage new players more effectively.”

As an additional aspect, players do not only enjoy playing their favourite games, they also have the chance to compete with other players in order to achieve the highest scores on the leaderboard and to win prizes.

 

EvenBet Integrates Poker Into Digitain Platform

EvenBet has announced an agreement to integrate its state-of-the-art poker offering into Digitain’s leading sports betting and casino platform. The deal equips Digitain with a responsive and reliable poker solution, as their reach continues to grow across Europe, central Asia and Africa.

Suren Khachatryan, CEO of Digitain, added, “We are delighted to be able to offer our operator partners EvenBet’s full range of poker games.

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EvenBet at SiGMA17

“We were particularly drawn to the ease of integration and EvenBet’s commitment to reinvigorating the gaming space. Especially with a view to improving player loyalty and engagement which is an area in which traditional sportsbook and casino can struggle.”

EvenBet’s flagship product breathes new life into a vertical which had previously been overlooked by many operators.

Integrating the right poker product into any sportsbook or casino generates a proven benefit across a number of KPI, particularly as reliable cross-selling techniques and user-engagement continue to be in great demand.

Dmitry Starostenkov, EvenBet Gaming CEO, said, “Digitain has hugely impressed us this past year with its progressive omni-channel solution, and we’re excited to be adding a key cog to facilitate that rise.

“Our poker product can be easily integrated into existing sportsbooks and casinos, offering players greater choice, while boosting engagement and retention for operators. This deal with Digitain is further vindication that we are delivering leading turnkey solutions to the market.”

The developer has also successfully launched its new daily fantasy sports (DFS) product recently, outlining its intention to break into new arenas in 2018.

EvenBet are expected to turn out at ICE 2018 with aplomb – their stand is S3-200.

 

Wazdan Releases Magic Target Deluxe and Fruit Mania Deluxe Ahead of ICE

Wazdan, the major casino games producer, based in Malta, offering products covering slots, table games and video poker has continued with their enormous release programme in 2018

The producer started the new year with two titles that are sure to be a hit with operators – Magic Target Deluxe and Fruit Mania Deluxe.

During 2018 alone, Wazdan has launched ten new games. Tetri Mania Deluxe, Mystery Jack Deluxe, Magic Fruits 4 Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Fruits Deluxe, Fruit Fiesta, Dracula’s Castle, Magic Hot 4 Deluxe and Fenix Play Deluxe have just recently been added to Wazdan’s portfolio, joining established games such as Valhalla or Wild Guns.

2017 Wazdan extended their portfolio by 18 new games and 2018 will carry on with that momentum. Among others, upcoming titles include Mayan Ritual, Los Muertos and Captain Flynt.

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Wazdan at SiGMA17

Using HTML5 technology allows Wazdan to create high-end games with outstanding animations running seamlessly on mobile, tablet or desktop devices.

Magic Target Deluxe is a 5-reel video slot, that combines the classic aesthetic of retro fruit machines with the joy and fanfare of the circus.

Players use a cannon to blast their bets for a top prize of up to 500 time. Sometimes winnings can explode with a round of free spins. Fruit Mania Deluxe is a 9-reel online slots game dedicated to player entertainment. The game incorporates instant and autoplay, free spins and bonus rounds to enhance player’s experience significantly.

The game design contains masterful graphics that include diamonds, lotto tickets, bronze, gold and Vegas signs. The more symbols appear the higher the payouts, including a win of up to 1000 times the bet.

At ICE Totally Gaming in LondonAmong these, Wazdan will not only present their new games. They are showcasing a broad range of activities such as the release of their new ‘Volatility Beers’ n. The game was designed in cooperation with passionate beer brewers from Britain. It highlights Wazdan’s world’s-first ‘Volatility Level’.

Wazdan’s Head of Brand and Marketing, Jeremy Fall, stated, “We are looking forward to meeting a wide cross-section of operators, platforms, aggregators and affiliates at ICE and showing our outstanding games portfolio backed by world-class technology that includes our unique Volatility Level. The 3 beers that we have developed together with Ogilvy and the carefully selected British brewery that we are working with, mirror the Volatility Levels; so we have a Low Volatility light ale that’s tangy citrus with hoppy finish; Standard Volatility mild brown ale, full English hops and dry finish; as well as High Volatility strong fruity ale which has a pepper finish. We chose a British brewer as we have a big British announcement to make at ICE!”

What makes Wazdan’s games outstanding is their innovative suite of added-value tools. It enables operators to enhance customer experience and satisfaction by activating multiple features such as an Energy Saving Mode, Unique Gamble Features, a Double Screen Mode and the Volatility Level.

 

SkillOnNet Strengthening its Portfolio by Integrating Play’n GO Slots

Today SkillOnNet.com went live across its casino network with slot games licensed by Play’n GO and several other channels

The technology supplier is supporting some of the most successful and most popular casino brands worldwide. Michael Golembo from SkillOnNet stated, “We are always looking to strengthen our portfolio with additional quality titles, and Play’n GO ’s large range of extremely successful slots certainly meets our criteria when it comes to fun and entertainment.

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SkillOnNet at SiGMA17

“We believe their games will be a big hit among players accessing online casino sites powered by the SkillOnNet platform, who already enjoy a huge variety of games from all of the big-name suppliers.”

The integration will allow players from PlayOJO.com and DrueckGlueck.de to access more than 165 of the blockbuster hits, including GEMiX, Book of Dead and Pearls of India.

Play’n GO is well-known for creating games with rich rich graphics, remarkable sound effects, and engaging math and mechanics. All titles are available in a desktop and mobile version.

Johan Törnqvist, CEO at Play’n GO  commented, “Our gaming content has proven popular with players across a wide number of operators and territories, and we’re confident SkillOnNet’s partners will also benefit from this success.

“The coming year will see more than 40 titles developed by our expert team and this will help our new partnership go from strength to strength.”

This news were released shortly after the well-known software provider SkillOnNet had reached over 1200 slot games, offering a large selection of the best casino games within the market.

 

NoLimit City Goes Live with Casino Win Spin

Online casino platform and game developer releases latest title

Nolimit City has launched Casino Win Spin, a fast paced fruit machine with clean and bright design. Casino Win Spin sees the old-school meeting the future.

Casino Win Spin – fully optimised for desktop and mobile platforms

The five by three reel, 20 bet lines slot machine is inspired by a retro style jukebox and the old classic fruit symbols – a very clear and quick slot machine aimed at both the most casual of players as well as the thrill seekers. With Win Spin Hot Zones, Expanding Wilds and the guaranteed wins from the in-game ‘Spin ‘til you Win’ feature, this game has something to keep you entertained and engaged throughout.

Casino Win Spin was developed in HTML5 and is fully optimised for desktop and mobile platforms, iOS, and Android. It comes with a brand new UI that is perfectly suited for play on all mobile devices in both landscape and portrait.

Malcolm Mizzi, Head of Sales & AM at Nolimit City, comments: “With Casino Win Spin we continued to refine our glossy and fine-polished graphics to create something spectacular, adding to our great portfolio of games. This high-paced machine has some thrilling features to look out for!”

This marks NolimitCity’s seventh slot title, with many more in the pipeline from the up-and-coming slot supplier. By having all resources in-house, and with a tightly knit and highly experienced game team, this supplier aims to keep up a steady release of exciting and fun slot games.

Per Lindheimer, Product Owner at NolimitCity, said: “This is a personal favourite of mine out of the titles we’ve created the last few months, can’t wait to see it hit our partners pages. The features make your heart race – both in the main game and in the guaranteed win re-spin feature.”

Casino Win Spin is available to all Nolimit City partners from January 31st.

 

NetEnt Player Hits Massive Jackpot

NetEnt has started the year off with aplomb, giving one player a great start to the year with a €2,553,604.67 jackpot. He struck it lucky while playing the progressive jackpot slot, Mega Fortune™.

You don’t win €2.5m prizes every day, but it did happen for a UK-based player, who had only signed up to SlotsMillion just a few days before his electrifying win. While the player wishes to remain anonymous, his success is a strong statement of intent for a company that has been making waves of late.

Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, said: “What a great start to the year it’s been for the lucky winner and we’re so pleased that we’ve been able to play a part in his life-changing moment.

“Mega Fortune™ is a long-time favourite with NetEnt players, so it’s no surprise to see it claim the first winner of 2018 and we hope it continues to be a lucky year for everyone who has a spin!”

Mega Fortune™ is a 5-reel, 25-bet line video slot with the largest online pooled jackpot, and a luxury themed game. It gives players a hint of what to expect if they hit the Mega jackpot.

NetEnt saw its first multi-million euro jackpot of the year hot on the heels of a bumper 2017, which saw them paying out more than €75 million. The latest jackpot dropped at 20:03 GMT on 23rd January 2018.

 

 

Microgaming Launching Lucky Little Gods

Microgaming to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style With a New Slot Game

Lucky Little Gods is a five reel, 243 ways, online slot where punters spin to win celestial prizes as they celebrate the Chinese New Year. It’s a perfect marriage of luck and culture, as it takes its cue Chinese mythology.

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Microgaming at SiGMA17

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming comments: “Lucky Little Gods is loaded with exciting bonus features that offer players a wealth of opportunities to win. The game studio have done an amazing job in creating a feature-packed slot that combines characters inspired by Chinese folklore with manga style artwork to give it a modern look. The fun animations of scatter symbols, base game features and free spins rewards really reflect the story and are sure to deliver players entertaining gameplay.”

The slot is oriented around a heavenly realm, emceed by two gods of fortune, and brings together attractive visuals and animations with plenty of divine bonus features.

The Golden Tree scatter can land on reels one or five in the base game, triggering the dancing tree animation and causing a cascade of golden coins that duplicate the coin award over the symbols below it.

The golden Treasure Pot can descend on reel three in the base game to grant players extra prizes and give players a boost of luck, while the Little Gods can randomly materialize on any non-winning spin to award a cash bonus.

Launching player winnings to amazing and delightful heights, the game also features the Firecracker scatter, which engages the free spins mode where reels one and five are wild for the duration to trigger even bigger rewards!

Lucky Little Gods goes live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Thursday 1 February 2018. Check out the gameplay video here.

Microgaming’s diverse portfolio will be on display at ICE 2018, 6-8 February, ExCeL London, Stand N5-220.

 

Bespoke Reel Races – A Brand New Launch by Casino Calzone

Casino Calzone has just celebrated its first anniversary and is continuing its success story

The company powered by GIG’s platform service provider iGaming Cloud and Fast Track, a casino content solutions provider, is constantly developing and releasing innovative new features.
Calzone’s most recent release, Bespoke Reel Races, adds an advanced and unique feature to its casino streaming channel.  Ben Clemens, COO at GiG, added, “Bespoke Races adds an innovative spin on the popular race-type features that are becoming rather commonplace in the online casino industry today.”

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Casino Calzone at SiGMA 17

Streamers play with and against their viewers and peers in real time.

The races are fully-customisable and streamers have the ability to play in teams or against their competitors in real time. This opens up a completely new experience for streamers to interact and engage.

Players can amend and design their unique races according to their individual preferences – such as points-calculation methodologies, spin counts, duration and games. A race can be extended from a few days up to several weeks and the streamers can track their progress.

What makes casino streaming to popular is the element of social interaction. With Bespoke Races this feature is taken to a new level, since players will have the possibility to take on streamers head on through these exciting races.

Continuous innovation and engagement is key

Sebastian Jahreskog, Co-founder of Casino Calzone stated, “Casino streaming marketing is a key marketing channel for Casino Calzone and to remain relevant and competitive in this space you need to continuously innovate and to engage with your streaming partners and their viewers and we believe this new feature enables this and increases engagement between all parties.”

Casino Calzone has chosen to launch this feature exclusively in conjunction with top UK-based casino streamer NickSlots before rolling out to further streaming partners. NickSlots has already been able to showcase this innovative new feature to his legion of dedicated fans.

New bespoke reel races are great addition to great site and brand

Casino Streamer of NickSlots commented: “Casino Calzone understands that innovation is key to success in the streaming market and is always discussing new ideas as well as launching new features that my viewers and I enjoy. These new bespoke reel races are a great addition to an already great site and brand.”

 

Keys to a Successful Casino Migration: An Interview with Galit Shani-Michel

Galit Shani-Michel, VP Product and Technology at Aspire Global, has been responsible for the migration of six casino brands in the past few months. We met Galit to learn more about the new trend for casino operators to upgrade their solutions to complete service packages, and exactly how the process works.

Tell us about your previous roles and the responsibilities of your current position.

I entered the industry back in 2006 as Fraud Department Manager at Playtech. It was an amazing introduction to iGaming, based on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua. I then moved to payment processing company SafeCharge as Head of Risk, before joining Aspire Global in 2009 as Payments Director.

Later I  became VP Payments and Compliance, assuming responsibility for the Payout and Risk Department and regulatory compliance. This prepared me for my current role by giving me a deep understanding of players’ expectations and regulators’ demands. The Product and Technology Division at Aspire Global comprises four main departments. Product is responsible for our roadmap, ensuring that our partners and players enjoy the best possible experience. Planning and executing projects are also at the core of achieving successful migrations.

R&D develops our product and conducts QA to ensure the optimal functioning of our systems. In a migration process in Gaming, the client migrates his data from platform X to our platform. R&D are involved when migrating the new data, transferring it to our DB, updating it accordingly, and performing QA.

The Payments Department processes both business and player transactions, such as deposits and withdrawals. Payment methods are continually optimised to ensure successful deposits and minimise fraud. For a migration project this is crucial, as players always look for their preferred banking methods.

Finally, our Regulation Department ensures that our product and entire business are fully compliant with the legal requirements of all our markets. When migrating a website, it’s crucial to work closely with the relevant regulatory bodies, following all guidelines to the letter to mitigate risk.

How do you feel your previous experience has prepared you to supervise migration projects?

Coming from the operational side, my knowledge of player behaviour helps me understand what they are looking for. The goal is maintaining activity levels after migration and this means collaborating with all departments, guiding them through the whole process under the leadership of the Product and Project teams.

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Galit Shani-Michel

Until the beginning of this year, Aspire Global specialised in launching new brands rather than migrating existing sites. What made you focus on migration? Is this a totally new direction for the company?

We’re continually opening new brands, offering our ‘one-stop shop’ service to new operators and
white labels – our migration activities complement this core business.

Many established casinos lack certain services and must outsource them to several different companies. Our complete solution enables them to maintain their current position, player base and income streams by upgrading the operational side, without starting everything from scratch. In a nutshell, this allows them to focus on what they do best – acquisition – while we handle everything else.

Some of our partners are even choosing to open a new brand prior to migrating one or more existing sites. Six migrations in six months have given us the experience and expertise to grow this area of the business rapidly.

Why do you think migration is becoming more popular? How has the iGaming market changed?

It used to be much easier to operate a pro table online casino. The industry was new, with fewer operators and numerous available markets.

It was also possible to work under one global license, but today an operator must hold various local licenses, a challenge in terms of cost and knowledge. Taxation has also impacted revenues, forcing operators to adjust business models with significant resource implications.

IT sounds so simple. Is there anything holding operators back from migrating their brands?

Operators are naturally protective of their brands – they’ve worked hard to make them successful and want to keep it that way. They might worry about technical problems that could prevent users from logging in and playing, leading to churn or reduced activity.

It’s natural to be cautious about change. You’re making a big decision that affects not only you, but the business you care about, and there’s no way to be sure of success until you do it. Then, of course, you look back and don’t understand why you were so scared in the first place!

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AspireGlobal at SiGMA17

How do you work with a client to address any fears concerning migration?

We work closely with each partner from day one, discussing their challenges and expectations, while customising our solution to address them. We explain what we do, how we do it, and why we are a good it. Our operators are our partners – our goal is to reach our targets together through strong day-to-day relationships.

We believe in transparency, so each partner has full confidence in the process, and we’re acutely sensitive to any concerns. Detailed simulations outline internal scenarios and solutions for every potential problem.

Our player migration plan, worked out with the operator, covers everything from the pre-migration notification cycle through to launch and beyond. Together we determine the KPIs that demonstrate success and ensure that each one is fulfilled.

How do you measure the success of a migration?

On the players’ side, it’s about improved all-round experience – heat-maps demonstrate how an upgraded site enables simpler journeys, and players are often happy to feedback on the fresh look and feel new games, availability of support, offers and bonuses, ease of access and navigability, and simplicity of defining limits and preferences.

For operators, immediate success is measured by maintaining pre-migration activity levels, establishing a solid basis for improving overall performance.

What’s next for Aspire Global?

Having established ourselves as migration experts, we’re planning increased activity in this area, and we’re very excited about the numerous new brands planning to join us.

We’re currently focusing on a wider offering of games plus additional payment methods and new features. We’ll also soon be adding sports betting, allowing our operators to provide an even richer iGaming offering.

Join Games Launching Zombie Escape VR at ICE

At the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming event in London, Join Games will present their highly-anticipated game “Zombie Escape VR”

At last year’s event Join Games already hit the bulls-eye by launching “Kleopatra VR”, the World’s First Mobile VR iGame. In only the three days of the exhibition the company delivered over 450 demonstrations.
Zombie Escape VR is designed in an exciting and fast-moving manner. Players are entertained by a multi-character play with several levels and a compelling storyline.

The developers paid a lot of attention to detail, and therefore the game seems highly realistic with stunning visual effects, underlined with matching atmospheric soundtracks. It generates a feeling of being in a movie.

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Join Games at SiGMA17

As part of the game players have to choose a survival partner. Additionally they can pick a weapon, in order to kill all the zombies across the several interactive bonus levels. The highlight of this level is a short car chase.

By developing and delivering an unique 3D ‘Heads Up Display (HUD), Join Games VR has managed to raise the benchmark for player experiences once again.

The HUD enables the player to overview the constant game information.
He or she can see the clock, time elapsed since beginning of play, winnings – and especially  a warning system for enemies approaching unexpectedly.

Martin McDonald Chief Exploration Officer at Join Games commented, “Zombie Escape VR takes Join Games’ initial groundbreaking VR iGame product design to an entirely new level of Virtual Reality gameplay.
In addition to the best in class VR user experiences, a key objective for Join Games is delivering VR game products that add valuable revenue streams for our Operator clients.

“This is the reason we chose the more difficult Mobile VR development route, because that is where the market is. We make high quality games that players will love and want to play and play, and for which they have no financial or technical barriers to entry. Every eligible player has a smartphone in their pocket and VR headsets are easily affordable from as little as £15 online with next day delivery. Zombie Escape sets the VR bar extremely high and we intend to keep pushing the limits of what is possible in our pursuit of the very best VR iGaming experiences.”