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Native Casinos: Prospects for the Development of the Mobile Gaming Market

Zoltan Tundik

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From year to year, the mobile gaming market is gaining momentum. Will this trend change its direction in 2019? Or is the market saturated with monotonous projects and there are simply no new ideas that could push it to development? In this article, we will try to become analytical experts and give our predictions about the mobile entertainment industry in 2019.

What’s Happening Now?

Just look at the tops of Google Play to understand what an ordinary user wants; it just like a Native Casinos page with dozens of gameplay options. It is obvious that free-to-play projects are much more popular than their obviously paid-for counterparts. However, not all developers agree with this trend. Shareware projects bring a very large income, but in 2019, we expect at least a few premium titles to be sold at a full price.

We still doubt that these projects will be financially successful, but we cannot but respect the desire of developers to diversify the market and produce solid games for players that can be run from the beginning to the end. If you continue to analyze the top games on Google Play, you can pay attention to the fact that the most popular games with the simplest form of control.

Take a look at the top 10 free games (as of 01/18/19):

  1. Tomb of the mask;
  2. Paper.io 2;
  3. Color bump 3d;
  4. Drive and park;
  5. My Talking Tom 2;
  6. Dancing road;
  7. Helix jump;
  8. Polysphere;
  9. Subway surfers;
  10. Find the Differences

 

All these games are similar in the fact that you can play them with one finger. Virtual sticks, thousands of buttons on the screen, motion and camera control do not inspire ordinary users if they are not avid gamers. Another thing is swiping in hand and tapas on the screen. For these actions, one finger is more than enough.

Thus, we can conclude that the touch screen as control is still an obstacle for developers who want to conquer a significant audience. For example, more or less complex control methods are present only in the 15th game of the top, in Sniper 3D Assassin.

It cannot be said that there is no development in this direction. For example, recently released Brawl Stars has the simplest control system for the top-down shooter. But what can really be an example of a revolution in mobile device management is the game that is being developed Platinum Games, the successful provider of excellent console games. Their new project, World of Demons, is a slasher and promises to be at least as responsive to management as Bayonetta and Devil May Cry.

What to Wait for?

It is also necessary to mention the technical capabilities of developers and mobile devices which you use to play games on. Many gaming experts claim that the console graphics are available on mobile, but you can argue with that. On the one hand, game developers have already begun to produce high-quality graphics. And Mobile Royale, Dawn of Titans or Black Desert Mobile are proving this fact.

 

 

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Week 21 slot games releases

George Miller

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This week’s latest slot game releases!

 

Relax Gaming, the new-breed content provider and distribution platform, has laid down a disruptive marker with the unveiling of two new branded Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) slot titles, Let’s Get Ready To Rumble® and It’s Time®. The games will feature the likenesses and catchphrases from world-famous ring announcers Michael “The Voice Of Champions” Buffer and Bruce “The Voice Of MMA” Buffer. Michael will lend his iconic delivery to Let’s Get Ready to Rumble®, while Bruce’s unmistakeable delivery of MMA’s most recognisable phrase will feature in It’s Time®.

Relax Gaming Announces Let’s Get Ready to Rumble® and It’s Time® In First Branded Content Deal

 

Explore the cultural richness and mystical Chinese totems with BF Games’ new slot Taste of China. Starring the mischievous Buddha Arhat, the game features traditional Chinese symbols including dragons, red lanterns, and pagodas that offer players the chance to win big. Landing three goldfish scatter symbols rewards 12 free spins while wilds and super symbols trigger bonus rounds and multipliers. The 5×3 video slot has a medium volatility, offering plenty of opportunities for players to be rewarded as they spin the colourful reel.

BF Games  with Taste of China slot

 

Microgaming has introduced Reel Splitter, a fresh take on the vintage fruit slot experience. The slot is developed by Just For The Win exclusively for Microgaming. Reel Splitter is a new four-reel slot with 81 ways and a host of heavy hitting features, including wilds, free spins and reel split respins. Reel Splitter’s classic slot design is elevated with an assortment of boldly colourful fruit symbols and a timelessly smooth soundtrack.

Microgaming - Reel Splitter

 

OneTouch has released its latest blockbuster slot game, the Japanese-themed Sumo Showdown. The 4×4 grid game, featuring 10 payways, is the second slot from the innovative provider and follows the success of its debut game Juicy 7 unveiled in November this year. Sumo Showdown centres on the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo wrestling with gargantuan warriors filling the reels and helping players to massive wins. Alongside the giants of the ring, the reels are packed with traditional oriental symbols including bonsai trees and a panoramic view of Mount Fuji.

OneTouch - Sumo Showdown

 

Immerse yourself in Booming Games’ latest and greatest, ‘Wild Ocean’. Shane Cotter, Booming Games Director of Product, says “This 5×3 medium volatility slot will hook all player groups, with our wildest Free Spins yet as our wild sharks swim their way across the reels to join the feeding frenzy.” Put the feelers out for our 2-Way-Pay squid. One sighting of this underwater alien means 5 spins with double the chances to win. Meanwhile, win up to twenty times your bet with our Octopus Wheel of Fortune.

Booming Games - Wild Ocean

 

he character of notorious gangster El Patrón, the brutal boss of the Medellin Cartel, takes centre stage in NetEnt’s latest blockbuster branded title, Narcos. Based on the multi-award-winning crime drama from Gaumont, the five-reel, three-row video slot with 243 bet ways has the battle between the police, DEA and drug lords as its backdrop. It is set in the 1980s, as the scale and influence of the drug war reached its peak. Narcos comes with Free Spins, where on every spin there is a chance that one or more high value symbols turn into Wilds. When Wilds are part of a win, they start walking the reel moving one step to the left with every spin which gives this game potential high-stakes pay-outs.

NetEnt-Narcos video slot

 

Pragmatic Play, one of the leading software providers for video slots, live casino and bingo, has released its treasure-filled new slot, Pirate Gold. The 5×4 video slot is set on the high seas, and has reels filled with symbols from the golden age of piracy, including maps, spyglasses, parrots and pieces of eight. Pirate Gold’s bonus feature transports players to the treacherous and stormy seas, and can be triggered by landing three compass symbols, which award free spins. Pirates act as wilds on the reels, and bags of treasure can launch a respin feature.

Pragmatic Play - Pirate Gold

 

Yggdrasil, has released its latest adventure slot, Jackpot Raiders, promising to take players on an epic journey in search of hidden treasure. The feature-rich, 5-reel video slot contains two different Free Spin modes, two bonus games, as well as five jackpots. With several interactive choices throughout the game, players can be ensured that no two gaming sessions are alike. When the Treasure Hunt Bonus Game is triggered, players have the choice of selecting from two-fearless adventurers, the wise and travelled Bear and the brave and intrepid Sam, both of whom will stop at nothing to locate the treasures of the legendary Sunken City.

Yggdrasil invites players on an intrepid journey in Jackpot Raiders

 

iSoftBet, is taking players on an exhilarating trip of a lifetime to Nevada, the home of gambling, to try their luck on its latest title Vegas High Roller. This 5-reel, 10-line game features stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, perfectly capturing the thrilling experience of the world-famous Las Vegas slots. To add to the excitement, three or more Scatter symbols will award High Roller Free Spins, with seven, 10 or 15 free spins up for grabs and a chance to cash in your chips.

iSoftBet invites players to hit The Strip with Vegas High Roller

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GLI University’s Mid-Year Regional Gaming Regulators’ Seminar to Co-Locate with NCLGS Summer Meeting, in Minneapolis

Niji Narayan

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The Mid-Year Regional Gaming Regulators’ Seminar of GLI University will be held in conjunction with the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. The venue will be the Radisson Blu Downtown in Minneapolis. Regulators participating GLI Mid-Year Seminar are invited to join dozens of state legislators and hundreds of industry professionals at the NCLGS Summer Meeting.

“As the number of states considering and adopting sports betting laws continue to increase at a pace much faster than anticipated, the GLI Regulators Seminar and NCLGS offer the ideal forum for the discussion of policy choices facing legislators and regulators. GLI’s partnership with NCLGS has resulted in record attendance at both gatherings by attracting the leading policy makers and regulators in the country. It is truly a unique opportunity to meet with those shaping gaming policy and the regulatory environment in the U.S,” Kevin Mullally, GLI Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel said.

NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses.

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Super League and Betfred Extend Their Partnership

Niji Narayan

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Super League and Betfred have extended the current three-year partnership until the end of the 2021 season. The announcement follows recent title sponsorship deals between Betfred and other major sports competition brands. As part of the new sponsorship, Super League and Betfred will continue to support the “Gamble Responsible” campaign, which is currently promoted at Super League games.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Betfred who have become synonymous with Super League. They have been a vital part of our journey over the last three years and we look forward to working with them in what is a hugely exciting time for Super League and the sport. To have the support of someone like Fred who is so passionate about Super League and who shares our vision for its future is fantastic,” Robert Elstone, Chief Executive Super League said.

“This is a historic and ground-breaking deal for the sport and shows a huge commitment from Fred, his senior management team, and all his staff who are so passionate about Super League. It is a significant increase on previous sponsorships and reflects the growing popularity and value of the Super League brand,” Rhodri Jones, Chief Commercial Officer Super League said.

“The real passion for this game shown by the players, the media and, most importantly, the fans, is for me the main reason why this has proved to be such a great sponsorship for us. Therefore, I had no hesitation in extending the deal for a further two years and Betfred look forward to working with Super League to help grow the terrific game of rugby league,” Fred Done, the Boss of Betfred said.

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