LeoVegas Player Strikes It Rich on Joker Millions

Lucky Punter Wins €1.9m on Yggdrasil’s Popular Slot

LeoVegas have made a splash once again, as one of their players claimed a major prize on Joker Millions. A progressive jackpot of €1,917,485 dropped on Wednesday, to a player in Norway using LeoVegas’ mobile site.


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Karolina Pelc, LeoVegas Casino Director said , “Nothing makes us happier than seeing our players hit big jackpots, and we are thrilled to be able to deliver another multi-million-euro prize alongside Yggdrasil.”

“Yggdrasil slots are always favourites among our customers, and we have found progressive slots titles including Joker Millions have played an important role in enabling us to deliver a world-class casino offering.”

This is another major jackpot paid out by Yggdrasil, as they continue to rack them up with some regularity. A €1.12m prize dropped on Joker Millions’ pool partner, Empire Fortune, in November. Empire Fortune also paid out a €5.2m jackpot last July, the highest figure in Yggdrasil’s history.

Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO, Yggdrasil Gaming said, “Yggdrasil consistently delivers some of the industry’s biggest jackpots, and all operators understand the value of offering players the chance to win these life-changing prizes.

“What sets our progressive jackpot slots apart from the competition is the engaging base game, which means that even those who don’t walk away with a prize are still rewarded with an enjoyable experience.”

Yggdrasil will be showcasing games and exciting new products at ICE stand N3-140.


GameCo Launches New Slot Game Danger Arena

The Slot Industry is Hard at Work On Skill-Based Slots

Gamers tend to look down at slot games for obvious reasons – they are chance-based products. When funds depend solely on the luck factor, there will be people who are surely not happy to risk their money without having the power to influence how they spend it. In gamers’ world where skills are what’s important, it’s not hard to imagine that Lady Luck is not the most welcomed guest to the party.

Nonetheless, the casino industry is a smart and growing industry. People won’t just turn its head over the fact that it could have a broader range of players than those of today. Many favor online slots sites like Simba Games if it only introduced something more skill-based to the world. And so it did. Some of the leading slot vendors already decided to move in the direction. Now some of them are providing a different experience. This means you can have more control over how you lose or win!

The Turning Point Called “Danger Arena”

A game developed by the GameCo software company, titled “Danger Arena”, is the best of both gaming and gambling worlds. From the side of gambling – you can win money by playing. From the side of video gaming – you need skills to encounter its levels. It reminds us of games such as Call of Duty and Hallo, as it shooter-based. One day, Danger Arena will be considered the origin of skill-based casino games. This might entirely change the way we view gambling. This switch is revolutionary for more than one reason:

•    We could witness some of the games similar to the world’s most popular ones such as LoL, Smite, WoW turn into real money products;

•    Ever heard someone say, “You can’t make a living out of playing games”? Well, this might also change, as devoted players could now make decent cash out of playing, and we are not talking only about gaming tournaments;

•    At the end of the day, games would be way more fun knowing that we profit from playing, which could turn many non-gamers into gamers.

An interesting fact is that Danger Arena might be the first legalized casino game in the US! You know how strict they can be with gambling laws. This is indeed a turning point.

Gameplay of the First Skill-Based Slot Machine

Though Danger Arena is the one to break the ice, it won’t be perfect; its adaption to players might last pretty long. What is known for now is that:

•    The length of one gameplay will last about 45 seconds;

•    As gamers’ job is to fight robots, the main goal is to take down as many of them as possible;

•    Six robots already make you a win, but for the highest payout, you want to accomplish killing 10 of them;

•    The idea is that the game is played by not only one but more players, which is also a thing differentiates it from slots;

•    Though a shooter product, it is created in a more cartoonish way;

•    Danger Arena is played in front of a video screen and with the use of a controller;

•    It will consist of various maps and levels of lower or higher difficulty;

At the end of the day, Danger Arena is a casino game, so know that house edge and RTP are included just the same. RTP is expected to be between 89% and 92%, while the betting range goes from 0.50 to 20 dollars!

What Can We Expect From the Future of Know-How Casino Products?

It won’t be surprising if regulators all over the world are wondering how to regulate Danger Arena as well as all similar games to come since it is not entirely a gambling game. With that said, this product is waiting for its approval from numerous regulators.
They are primarily based in America. Some countries that don’t approve gambling activities might just greenlight skill-based casino games!

What we are used to nowadays are chance-based slots which are mostly 3D and top-notch looking that satisfy the needs of most online casino players. But, what if there is a whole new fan base of players who are waiting for the opportunity to use their skills and make money with every game they play – imagine skill-based scratch cards – now that’s something that will even swoon the older generation of card scratchers and bingo players – who now flock sites like PrimeScratchCards: Online Scratch Cards – 120 Games – to give a try to new and more exciting generation of chance-based games. If the industry gets hold of them, it would immensely affect its popularity and revenue! Moreover, the industry is planning to work on more such machines that will be adapted to not just shooter but racing, sports, action, and adventure lovers!


Making The Most Out Of The Careers Convention at SiGMA

There are multiple steps you can take to prepare for the Careers Convention at SiGMA that ensure that you make an excellent impression and find your dream job.

Have you been feeling uninspired by your work recently? Do you find your mind is drifting away from the task on hand; perhaps you end up on a casino website to play a few rounds of slots?

If a career in the online casino industry sounds right up your alley, then you will be thrilled to learn that during the Summit of iGaming in Malta (SiGMA), there will be a dedicated career convention where you can find out about job opportunities and network with hundreds of HR representatives from gaming companies.

During the career convention, graduates and IT developers are welcome to peruse the booths of the exhibiting companies and get to know what makes those companies tick. Representatives will be on hand in order to dispense information about what the companies are looking for and how to apply for the available positions. If you have a degree in computer science, law, math, or many other subjects, you may discover that your skills are in demand.

Step One To Success: Do Your Research

There are a few things that you can do to prepare for the career convention. First, prior to the convention, it can be beneficial to do some background research for the companies you are most interested in. Not sure where to start? A great resource may be an online casino review website, such as Websites like this have a wealth of information. They can give you information about aspects of the casino like the type of slots games and other popular games they have, as well as statistics about payout. In addition, some websites also include information about working for those companies.

For example, if you are interested in finding out more about Uptown Aces Casino, there are two good ways to do so. First, you can check out the casino’s website to find out about its different playing platforms, such as the Uptown Aces instant play casino and the mobile version. You can also see if the website has any job postings available, so you can further prepare yourself to present to the company at the convention. Then, you can look the casino up at a review website in order to find out what other players think about the casino. When choosing a new job, it is always important to find out what the company’s reputation is like.

After researching a few places that you might like to apply, the next step is to update your resume. There are many websites that can give you tips and tricks for the best way to frame your experience and explain what your job responsibilities have been. A strong resume is a well-established marker of an excellent job candidate. While your people skills may ingratiate you with the rep at the convention, someone else may be looking over your resume, so it is important to make sure both of them reflect your skills and accomplishments.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

The last few steps in the days before the conference are to prepare a brief speech about your interest in the position, print out many copies of your resume, and dust off your professional attire. If you follow these steps, you are sure to find success at the Careers Convention.

The convention will take place from 2 pm to 6 pm on November 24th at SiGMA. To attend, you can either acquire a Full pass, which allows you all access to every part of the conference, or you can get a Careers Convention pass that only gives you access to the convention.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

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NetEnt obtains Planet of the Apes licence agreement

Leading premium supplier of digitally distributed gaming systems NetEnt, has signed a contract with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products whereby gaining an exclusive licence to the Planet of the Apes film franchise for the purposes of online casino gaming.

The Planet of the Apes brand has over 50 years of legacy with this simian franchise being born from the novel La Planète des Singes written in 1963 by French author Pierre Boulle. It was later adapted into the 1968 film Planet of the Apes, which has launched the Planet of the Apes media franchise. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) have been the two most recent releases and they have both been critical and commercial successes.

The agreement will cover the full Planet of the Apes multi-media brand which will be used for the first time in online casino gaming. The NetEnt Planet of the Apes slot is expected to create quite a stir with the film fans and players with its scheduled released in the second half of 2017.
NetEnt plans to create a game that will feature dazzling graphics and exclusive game mechanics bringing the power and excitement of the game to life.

Chief Product Officer of NetEnt Simon Hammon commented: “Planet of the Apes is one of the largest film franchises in the world never to have been applied to gaming before. With such a rich history, the brand resonates with everyone that has grown up with the films, and it will fit perfectly with NetEnt’s wide and diverse player base. We are thrilled to have signed the franchise, and can’t wait to offer the game to players later in the year.”

LeoVegas Launches Silver Lion – New Lightning Box Games Slot

The new Silver Lion game from Lightning Box Games has been given an exclusive launch on LeoVegas.

The slot game will only be available to players until it goes to general release on December 7th.

The 5×4 reel, 1024-way slot features tribesmen and animals such as zebras, hippos, and meerkats, and takes players on a safari across the sweeping plains of the African Savannah in search of the mythical Silver Lion. Players can expect bonus rounds when the lion appears through the undergrowth, along with opportunities to win big prizes.

Designed and built in premium HTML5 for desktop and standard HTML5 for mobile, the game comes with graphics and soundtracks that transport the players to the heart of the wilderness.

Commenting on the game, Lightning Box Managing Director and Co-Founder Peter Causley said: “Silver Lion is a beautiful game which offers players big prizes by multiplying their stacked wins by up to 27 times. The math model behind the game ensures players are engaged and entertained in equal measure.

“It is a great addition to our growing portfolio, and the result of months of hard work from everyone here at Lightning Box Games. We are sure players on LeoVegas will enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Head of Casino at LeoVegas, Karolina Pelc, commented on the launch of the game: “We’re very pleased to once again deliver on LeoVegas’ promise of being the first with the latest. We’re confident that Silver Lion will be one of those popular games with all our players.”

Lightning Box Games also recently struck a trio of deals with online casino operators in the UK, with its Stellar Jackpots-Chilli Gold x2 title launching with bet365, Coral and Ladbrokes simultaneously.

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NetEnt Launches New Slot Game – Warlords: Crystals of Power

Leading software development company NetEnt is giving its customers the chance to conquer the world and gain untold riches through its newest slot, Warlords: Crystals of Power.

The new title is one of the company’s biggest in-house creations to date, and the result is an animation-heavy production with mass audience appeal.

The game is set in an age where rulers spend their days waging war over lands and treasure, and following years of conflict, only three Warlords remain – the Barbarian, the Priestess, and the Samurai. Each Warlord holds a Crystal of Power that the others want to claim as their own.

The 5×3, 30-line game offers a triple dose of excitement with three different types of free spins, which each correspond to one of the character symbols. Striking three different scatter symbols will activate the battle between the three Warlords – and the chance to win big prizes.

NetEnt CPO Simon Hammon commented on the new game: “An incredible amount of effort has gone into the creation of the game and the storytelling of Warlords: Crystals of Power. We are thrilled with the 3D graphics, soundtrack and gameplay, the result is simply stunning.”
He went on to say: “Players will be blown away by the attention to detail, especially the animations and interactivity of the characters. We have really pushed the boundaries with this game, and are confident our customers and their end users will enjoy the result.”

NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the gambling market since its inception in 1996, providing players with thrilling games powered by its cutting-edge platform. With innovation at its core, NetEnt is committed to helping its customers stay ahead of their competition. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has offices in Stockholm, Malta, Kiev, Gothenburg, and Gibraltar.

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EveryMatrix Integrates MrSlotty Games Porfolio into Platform

Leading iGaming software provider EveryMatrix has integrated the complete MrSlotty slot games portfolio into its platform.

The MrSlotty games portfolio consists of light-sized html5 slot games, which display full HD video quality that can adapt to several web-based and mobile platforms. The slot games are tailored to fit all mobile devices, and are made to respond to online operators’ demands for better technical integration capabilities.

Anatoliy Peev, CEO for the company behind the MrSlotty brand, Loberta UAB, commented: “I am excited about the fact that the integration of MrSlotty to EveryMatrix platform was successful, and the whole portfolio of MrSlotty games is available to EveryMatrix clients. I am confident that our innovative slot games will be much appreciated by EveryMatrix casino operators.”

EveryMatrix solutions and services have been designed to deliver customised products for all operators within the market, and to respect the principle of collaboration between different providers.

The company is progressing towards offering a complete casino platform that covers all integration requirements, while retaining its tailor-made front end design. It has constantly improved its CasinoEngine, which has now become the biggest content aggregator in the market with more than 3,000 casino and live casino games from top providers including NetEnt, Play’n GO, Microgaming and more.

EveryMatrix and all of the above-mentioned providers will be showcasing at Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event of the year – SiGMA16. If you would like to join this iGaming summit between the 16th and 19th of November, click here to register.

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iSoftBet Reveals New Paranormal Activity Based Slot Game

Leading online game supplier iSoftBet is launching an all-new digital slot machine game based on Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity.

Inviting players to experience shocks and chills, the game incorporates the same haunting themes that fans have come to expect from what is known to be one of the most horrific franchises of all time.

iSoftBet’s Paranormal Activity slot game comes with impressive visuals and spine-chilling sound effects, and is guaranteed to be the scariest slot you’ve ever played.

Nir Elbaz, Managing Director at iSoftBet, commented on the launching of the game, saying: “Branded games drive player popularity, as it gives fans a chance to interact with their favourite franchises in the form of a slot machine. We are excited to launch a branded game based on one of the most popular horror franchises in Hollywood.”

The Paranormal Activity game is a 5-reel, 3-row, blood-curdling slot game, featuring wilds, bonuses, free spins, and scatters for players to enjoy.

iSoftBet will also be showcasing at SiGMA16 – Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event of the year. If you’re interested in joining us at this iGaming summit this month between the 16th and 19th, click here to register.

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Yggdrasil Expands Slots Portfolio with Super Heroes Game

Casino game provider Yggdrasil Gaming has launched its new slot game, Super Heroes, alongside a special comic book and a network tournament worth a total of €25,000.

The 5×3 slot game, which features an audio and visual layer with cinematic music and full character voiceovers, is set in an apocalyptic place where alien overlords are attempting to take over the world.

Six unique super heroes can appear at random during any spin, each holding a special super power such as wild reels, mystery wins, and win multipliers. When the feature is triggered, two of the heroes appear on each side of the screen to boost winnings. During free spins, the heroes are triggered on each spin, with their super powers growing stronger every time.

As part of the new slot launch, Yggdrasil Gaming has commissioned a special comic book that tells the story of the super heroes and outlines their special powers. Meanwhile, the operator will also host a €25,000 network tournament featuring its in-game leaderboard, in-play raffle, and re-watch tools. The tournament will take place between the 28th October and the 6th November.

Yggdrasil Head of Gaming, Jonas Strandman, commented: “The idea behind Super Heroes was to create a blockbuster slots title with graphics and animations that really make the player feel they are a part of the game. We are rolling out the red carpet for this launch, with a special comic book and network campaign tournament that will get players as excited about this new slot as we are.”

Yggdrasil’s portfolio already contains a wide range of popular casino games such as Big Blox, Double Dragons, and Monkey King. Super Heroes will support both BRAG, the social media tool that allows customers to watch replays of winning spins and share them on social media, as well as the in-game promotional tool BOOST™, which gives operators the power to boost engagement retention.

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Playtech Launches New Warner Bros DC Entertainment Slot Titles

Gambling software development company Playtech has announced that it has officially partnered with the Warner Bros ‘Consumer Products’ division, obtaining the gaming rights for its DC Entertainment catalogue.

The content partnership will see Playtech develop six slot games featuring DC titles. The company announced that it will initially launch two slots themed on DC’s 1960s Batman Classic TV Series – Batman & Catwoman Cash, and Batman vs The Joker.

Planning for the year ahead, Playtech detailed that, in partnership with Warner Bros, its games team will release further exclusive DC Entertainment titles.

Some of the additional titles due to be released by the end of the year and in early 2017 are Superman I (1978), Superman II (1980), Man of Steel (2013), and Green Lantern (2011).

Commenting on his firm’s new content, Playtech COO Shimon Akad said: “Our announcement at ICE this year generated significant global demand in anticipation for the launch of these exciting DC branded games.

He went on to say: “I’m extremely proud of our collaboration between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Playtech’s innovative development studios. The Batman Classic TV Series games, that will rapidly be followed by Superman I, Superman II, and Man of Steel and a whole host of other DC Super Hero branded games, are a premium addition to our best-performing range of the industry’s leading progressive jackpot slot content and will provide our licensees and DC Super Hero fans with the ultimate Batman gaming experience.”

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