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Microgaming releases Astro Legends

Niji Narayan



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Microgaming has launched Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion, a new game created exclusively for the company by Foxium.

The game is available to Microgaming operators on desktop and mobile as part of an exclusive supply deal with Foxium.

Astro Legends is a cluster type of game that revolves around two titular characters, Lyra and Erion. The characters are illuminated with high-fidelity 3D models, extensive animations, and gameplay that takes place across a series of stunning backdrops. There is a mesmerising synthesiser soundtrack inspired by golden-age sci-fi greats as well.

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, said “Astro Legends has fantastic Real-Time 3D rendering for animated characters combined with a gripping soundtrack, which together helps to create a highly entertaining and immersive experience. The innovative reel design aids the exciting chase a player will feel during the Sonic Re-spin where the max win is very high. The bonus round is triggered through an engaging collection mechanic which will aid player retention, making it a perfect game to add to Microgaming’s diverse content offering.”

Åke André, CEO of Foxium, added: “We are delighted to release Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion exclusive to Microgaming which features fantastic graphics with a story-driven and exhilarating gameplay. Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion’s richly textured design, graphics and atmospheric music will engage, excite and thrill, and we are certain it will be a big hit amongst experienced players and novices. We are looking forward to further games going live with Microgaming in the coming months.”

The story of Astro Legends incorporates innovative features and employs a unique style of gameplay that plays out on a gem-shaped reel, composed of 22 crystal cells that contain a wealth of originally crafted symbols. The game features multiplier wilds, a high-stakes respins round, and a pick bonus game that rewards players for successfully completing multiple levels.

Players have the chance to win rewards of up to 15,000 times their total bet with the Sonic Respin feature, which is randomly activated by landing any cluster win with identical symbols and includes Wild Multipliers that can appear at random to add between 2x and 5x prizes to total wins.


Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Push Gaming Partners with Royal Panda

Niji Narayan



Push Gaming Partners with Royal Panda
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Games development studio Push Gaming has signed a deal with the popular online casino operator Royal Panda. As per the deal, Push Gaming will provide Royal Panda with its full suite of games.

The integration will see Royal Panda players be able to access more than 25 titles including Razor Shark, Wild Swarm, Immortal Guild and Tiki Tumble for the very first time.

“This is a great partnership for us to enter as Royal Panda is a popular casino brand in the UK and growing in emerging markets. This deal is testament to the popularity of our games, and we believe they will be a big hit with Royal Panda players,” James Marshall, CEO of Push Gaming said.

“Push Gaming are behind some of the most thrilling slots games on the market and we are thrilled to be able to offer them to our players. Titles such as Jammin Jars and Razor Shark are bold and vibrant and deliver a unique gameplay that has captured the attention of players in markets all over the world. We believe they will be just as popular with our players and will be a great addition to our already packed game portfolio,” Melvin Ritsema, Managing Director of Royal Panda said.

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ARB Labs to Launch ChipVue 2.0 at Global Gaming Expo 2019

Niji Narayan



ARB Labs to Launch ChipVue 2.0 at Global Gaming Expo 2019
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ARB Labs is going to launch a new technology named ChipVue 2.0 at the G2E show in Las Vegas on October 15–17. The Company will be demonstrating its proprietary technologies in booth #3833 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

ChipVue 2.0 is a groundbreaking technology for automatically recording all gaming activities at live tables. This fully GLI certified system has the easiest installation process on the market, without needing RFID chips, special tables, or extensive hardware reconfiguration from casinos. ChipVue 2.0 enables additional hardware, software and casino operations optimisation features.

ChipVue 2.0 provides casinos with real-time data on a table-by-table, player-by-player, and dealer-by-dealer basis—at a level of detail that has never been made possible in the gaming industry.

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André Wilsenach (BMM Testlabs) is the guest of the Fireside Chat at EGC Milan 2019 moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer (PLANZER LAW)

Zoltan Tundik



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Senior Vice-President and Government Relations Manager of BMM International will be the guest at EGC Milan 2019 Fireside Chat!


We are happy to announce that the final Fireside Chat of the year will have a special guest, which comes in the form of André Wilsenach, Senior Vice President and in charge of Government Relations at BMM Testlabs.

With this news, we are excited to announce that the series of fireside chats will also continue in 2020 as well at Prague, Tallinn, and Budapest.

In the early 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the world to the “fireside chat” when he directly addressed the nation via the radio 30 different times. To achieve his goal — assuaging the fears of the American people as they navigated the Great Depression and World War II — he invoked a casual tone.

Contrary to what their name suggests, these fireside chats did not feature Roosevelt warming his toes by a flickering fire as he spoke. Harry Butcher, a CBS reporter, coined this term because he believed “it perfectly evoked the comforting intent behind Roosevelt’s words.”

Today, fireside chats are used more and more often, from conferences and low-key meet-and-greets to television interviews.

They’re quite a bit different than they were over 80 years ago. Today, they’re conducted in-person (or via video) and typically include a moderator and at least one guest. But the intent is the same — to put everyone at ease and leave the audience with more information and knowledge than before.

The fireside chats were introduced to the European Gaming Media and Events series in 2018 and have continued to reach new heights and success among the delegates.

On the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, delegates will have the opportunity to once again take part in a fireside chat during the second edition of European Gaming Congress (EGC).

You can register here or view the agenda here!

As mentioned above, the guest of the fireside chat in Milan is André Wilsenach, who holds the position of Senior Vice-President, Government Relations at BMM International, a private independent gaming testing laboratory.

He is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa and amongst others worked for the Africa Institute of South Africa, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Ernst & Young as well as the South African Government prior to a longstanding career in gaming regulation.

André’s career in gaming goes back to 1995 when he was appointed to the South African Lotteries and Gambling Board which was set up to advise the South African government on the legalization of gambling in South Africa. Following the adoption of this report, he was appointed as Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board and a member of the National Gambling Board. In 2001 he was appointed as the first Executive Officer of Zonke Monitoring Systems, a private company established to render electronic monitoring services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. In 2002 he was appointed Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission which regulated online gambling. In 2016 he was appointed as Executive Director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a position he held until the end of 2018.

André is a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and an active member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in Europe via the EGC platform every year.

Register here!

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