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Casinos in England to Reopen on August 1

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that casinos in England can re-open on 1 August after more than four months in lockdown. The PM’s decision has been welcomed by the industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) as a major boost for the tourism and hospitality sector.

The trade body has urged the devolved administrations to “show their hands” and end the uncertainty for the 2000 employees who work in Scottish and Welsh casinos who still have no end to lockdown.

Casinos in England employ more than 12,000 people and contribute nearly £300 million in tax to the Exchequer. Casinos also play a vital role in the tourism economy contributing nearly £4 million a week.

The betting and gaming industry – which employs over 70,000 people across the U.K. and contributes over £3 billion a year to the Treasury – has introduced a range of strict COVID safety measures which have already seen betting shops and bingo halls re-open and now casinos in England will follow soon.

Betting and Gaming Council Chief Executive Michael Dugher said:

“After four long months of lockdown, it’s fantastic to see casinos will reopen safely for business again on 1 August. I am delighted that they can now play their part in supporting the recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector.

“BGC casino members went the extra mile to meet strict COVID guidelines some weeks ago but were left in the dark as to when they would be allowed to reopen. I’d like to thank DCMS Secretary of State Oliver Dowden, Minister Nigel Huddleston and the many cross-party MPs who supported us and worked hard to secure a reopening date.

“Britain’s casinos employ thousands of people and pay millions in tax, and they were one of the few remaining leisure and hospitality businesses to remain closed.

“The uncertainty has been awful for the 12,000 people who work in casinos in England and we now call on Scottish and Welsh governments to follow suit and permit casinos to reopen without delay. The devolved administrations owe it to the 2,000 employees who work in Scottish and Welsh casinos to end this uncertainty and help them return to work.”

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Habanero invites players to end of year party with New Year’s Bash

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Premium slots and table games provider Habanero launches a worldwide party with its latest slot New Year’s Bash, which sees players enter the new year in style.

With vibrant colours, engrossing fireworks and great music, the new 5×3 slot puts everyone into the party mood as soon as they launch the game. On offer is the chance to participate in celebrations at New York, London, Sydney, San Francisco and Dubai.

Players must activate 10 light bulbs in each city to unlock 15 free games, with a mesmerizing total of 90 free games on offer. To enhance the excitement, free games allow lines to pay both ways, while thrilling jackpots take the event to a new high.

The latest release highlights Habanero’s impressive ability to continue reinventing traditional slots with new themes, great gameplay and world-class mathematics – making it an established player favourite across the world.

Commenting on the release, Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, said: “After a busy year for everyone around the world, we’re delighted to offer our players the chance to visit beautiful and iconic attractions, as they put their feet up during the holiday season.

New Year’s Bash is a great way for everyone to end the year, with amazing visuals and high-octane gameplay.”

With an impressive commercial performance in 2020, Habanero has reinforced its leading position this year, as the leading games provider continues to grow across Europe and LatAm, with tier one operator deals spanning the likes of 888casino, Codere, Betway and LeoVegas

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ELA Games releases debut game Malina

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Brand-new game provider kick starts ambitious iGaming venture

ELA Games, an online casino games developer, has launched its first game Malina, an exciting new slot that comes complete with striking visuals and atmospheric music.

Players will find themselves chasing wild reels and huge bonuses offered by this superb new release. As a fundamental part of the game is the wild collection feature, where Malina symbols fill each reel above, players will be awarded with a full reel wild for the duration of the collected Malina symbols on each reel.

Once each reel is filled, players will be awarded with a full reel wild for the duration of the total number of collected Malina symbols, a perfect feature for those who love a full screen of wilds that offer Mega wins.

To enhance the experience, players also have control over their free spins if they land three or more scatters. Each choice guarantees one, two or three wild reels per free spins.

Recently launched, ELA Games is committed to designing entertaining games, packed with unique designs, all while ensuring players enjoy their experience in a safe and responsible way.

The company has confirmed compliance with ISO 27001, acquiring the seal of approval for its information security practices ahead of this recent launch.

Aleksey Shulgin, Product Studio Manager of ELA Games: “We are very proud and ecstatic with how Malina has turned out, with its delightful features and glittery visuals. We aim for all our games to appeal to a wide variety of demographics and we have started as we mean to continue with this first instalment.

“We can’t wait to introduce ourselves to the iGaming industry with our first game and we look forward to players enjoying their time playing our first slot.”

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Yggdrasil and Peter & Sons hit the high notes in operatic new release Valkyries

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Yggdrasil and Peter & Sons have come together to create an unforgettable Norse themed slot that re-tells the dramatic story of Wagner’s most famous opera, The Valkyrie.

Valkyries follows the epic tale of the legendary Valkyries welcoming fallen heroes into Valhalla and boasts a bumper selection of bonus features and mechanics including Dropping and Locking Wilds with random multipliers up to 10x, Wild Overlaps and a powerful free spins bonus game awarding 10 free spins with two additional spins awarded every time a Locking Wild appears.

The pièce de résistance of this musical masterpiece is the Power Reel, a horizontal reel that sits below the main reels. This spins and stops once during the feature and causes different reel modifiers to jump onto the main vertical reels.

Released as part of the YG Masters program, Valkyries is the latest game developed by one of iGaming’s most talented rising stars, Peter & Sons.

The title is powered by GATI, with Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art technology enabling partners to employ the preconfigured, regulation-ready, standardised development toolkit to produce consistently cutting-edge content followed by rapid distribution.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs at Yggdrasil, said: “Despite being a relatively new studio Peter & Sons have already carved out a solid reputation for themselves, creating some of the most memorable online slots we’ve ever seen.

“Their enthusiasm for developing beautifully-designed games with truly engaging features really shines through, and there’s no better example of this than Valkyries.”

Yann Bautista, Business Development Manager at Peter & Sons, said: “We constantly strive to create superior and unique gaming experiences for players, and we genuinely believe we’ve hit the high notes with Valkyries.

“With a unique theme, wonderful visuals and some really exciting features, which can see players win more than 20,000x their bet, what’s not to love?”

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