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Four Casino Games Basketball-themed popular in Canada

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With the huge fan, base Basketball has in Canada, there is sure to be a corresponding fan base for the casino games in the North American Country. To help the people who love gambling and popular sports, several gaming companies came into play as they all went in their own ways to create their respective games to fit the needs of their customers, who love the sport and gamble – this comes hand in hand with playing in real money casino’s in Canada which is growing in popularity each year.

With the introduction of these games, the fan base was given the chance to entertain themselves when there no actions from the basketball court. In this article, with the help of online casino experts of CasinoScout.ca we will be discussing the online casino games which are basketball-themed and is quite popular among Canadian players. Each game on this list has its differences and uniqueness.

Money Shot by WGS Technology

WGS Technology, being one of the gaming companies that came to satisfy the needs of the gamers created Money Shot. Money Shot is 5 reels and 3-row video slot game with 20 pay lines. It consists of five lower paying symbols which are; fans in makeup and wigs, pair of kicks, a rack of basketballs, the playing court, and a whistle. The higher paying symbol includes a mascot, an all-star jersey, and the cheerleaders. The Scatter symbol is represented by the scoreboard; the Wild takes on the form of three players watching the ball go through the net, while the bonus is a single basketball.

For this game created by WGS Technology, the minimum bet is $0.20, as the maximum bet is as high as $200. Should a player’s luck prove to be impressive there is a chance of winning a 10,000 coin jackpot available in the game?

Basketball Star by Microgaming

Microgaming has already built a name in Canada and they are currently the world’s leading supplier for online gaming software. Basketball Star was created to give almost the same feeling when you enter a basketball court thanks to the graphics. In this game, which is a 3 row and 5 reel video slot that has 243 pay lines, symbols take the form of medals, tactics board, running shoes, water bottle caddy, and so on.

There are wilds on the third up to the fourth wheels and it always extends and disappears to deliver more wilds to the game. There are up to 25 free spins available to the gamers, and the minimum bet is $0.50 as the maximum bet stops at the 50 dollar mark. It features a crowd of spectators, which scream in excitement as you play the game.

Slot Dunk by Pragmatic Play

Slot Dunk by Pragmatic Play is a 3 row, 5 reel video slot game with 20 pay lines and widely popular in European Gaming as well. In this game, Pragmatic Play deploys zebra and rhino fans as the scatter symbol, as the hippo cheerleaders were given the position of the wild symbol. Hitting up three or more scatter will see the player earn up to 13 free spins and to start a bonus round, the player will need to hit at least three bonus symbols. In this game, the symbols you were able to hit determine your earnings. This game takes up the basketball court as the background, coupled with the cheers coming from the spectators. The minimum bet is $0.20 while the maximum rests at $200.

Basketball by Evoplay

When you press the play button for this game, the first that greets you is the basketball court, which is used as the background for this slot game. This is a game very popular among Canadian players as it comes with 9-A symbols, which are seen on the different colored jerseys. The higher paying symbols come in form of animals, which represent and differentiate the teams. It is a 5 reel video slot with 20 pay lines. The game features music along with the excited cheers of the crowds as you play.

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Gamers Spend Twice As Long Viewing Intrinsic In-Game Ads Compared To Other Digital Channels, Reveals New Research From Lumen and Anzu

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The world’s most advanced in-game advertising platform Anzu .io, and Lumen Research, an attention technology company, have today revealed collective results from research carried out together across a series of mobile and PC campaigns over the past 12 months, examining the power of attention within intrinsic in-game advertising.

The study used Lumen’s cutting-edge eye-tracking technology to monitor player attention levels within in-game ad campaigns across multiple ad categories, including automotive, education, energy, entertainment, fashion, CPG, QSR, retail, and tech. Some of the brands that took part include Amazon, Dell, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Subway, and EMPIRE.

Mike Follett, Managing Director of Lumen Research said: “Anzu has conducted attention tests amongst 5,000 respondents globally, giving them the richest and most robust attention dataset for gaming advertising in the world. This means that we can speak with some confidence when we say that Anzu’s inventory delivers high attention, high recall and significant shifts in brand perception and purchase intent for advertisers.”

With 83% of in-game ads viewed compared to Lumen’s benchmark of 62%, the findings show that gamers are 34% more likely to view an in-game ad than those placed on other digital channels like social media and websites.

Across the studies average spontaneous advertising recall was 36%, with the best performing campaigns achieving over 70%. Regarding purchase intent, 61% said they would definitely or probably buy the brand in the future representing a significant uplift of 9%. Looking at prompted brand awareness, the studies saw an average of 71% across the test audiences, and 68% of the test audiences also agreed that the advertising was suited to the brand. Overall the research clearly demonstrates the power intrinsic in-game advertising has in helping advertisers to effectively communicate with massive gaming audiences and achieve their campaign goals.

On the findings, Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO of Anzu, said, “These results clearly demonstrate the power in-game advertising has to drive attention which then converts to brand recall, favorability, and purchase intent, demonstrating how brands can use in-game to reach consumers at every stage of the marketing funnel. By adding in-game to the marketing mix advertisers can supercharge their campaigns, and with the new MRC and IAB guidelines having just been released, the medium has never been a more attractive proposition for advertisers. As we deliver more studies with Lumen, we look forward to sharing more research highlights, including benchmarks by advertiser category.”

Peter Kadin, SVP of Marketing at EMPIRE said: “In-game advertising has played a key role in

helping us drive attention and ramp up excitement for our artists, with campaigns far exceeding what we are used to from other digital channels. Our latest in-game ad campaign delivered an outstanding composite attention score that was 3.9x our desktop display benchmark, along with 93% viewability on PC and 94% on mobile. The high attention levels and huge reach have allowed our artist to stand out in an extremely saturated market.” 

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Bidstack secures $11m to become best-funded in-game advertising company

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Bidstack, the in-game advertising and video game monetisation platform, today announces it has raised a total of USD $11 million in a new round of funding. This includes a $6 million strategic investment from digital platform cybersecurity world leader, Irdeto, and brings Bidstack’s total funding to $42 million – the most raised for any company in the in-game advertising industry to-date.

This is the first strategic investment in Bidstack’s seven-year history and will fuel the pioneering company’s US growth strategy following the recent hire of Jude O’Connor as Chief Revenue Officer. With more than 80 staff across five international locations, Bidstack now has the infrastructure and talent in place to take on the huge, untapped opportunity for in-game advertising in the US market. Bidstack has already run award-winning in-game campaigns for brands such as Marriott Bonvoy, Paco Rabanne, and Doritos, and works with world-leading game publishers such as Codemasters, and Take-Two Interactive.

Irdeto entered the video games industry with the acquisition of anti-cheat software company Denuvo. The company’s suite of software products are used by a majority of leading console, PC, and mobile titles, creating extensive synergies with Bidstack’s ever-growing developer and publisher network, and breadth of ad formats which now includes rewarded video in addition to in-game and in-menu.

James Draper, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bidstack, commented

“I am pleased to share that we have secured our first strategic investment, from Irdeto B.V. Irdeto, part of the Multichoice Group, is established as one of the world’s leading cybersecurity businesses, with their gaming division Denuvo being trusted as a leading anti-cheat middleware across the world’s most celebrated gaming platforms and franchises. Irdeto’s positioning across the gaming and entertainment space will lead to many opportunities for our two companies to collaborate going forward, as strategic partners.”

Globally, the in-game advertising market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11% to 2030, from its current estimated valuation of $7.6 billion. This figure represents just under 1% of the $850 billion global advertising market, despite more than three billion people playing games on a daily basis.

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Week 40/2022 slot games releases

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Here are this weeks latest slots releases compiled by European Gaming!

Imperial Esports teamed up with Sportsbet.io and Gamdom, among others, to take a big step that brought about the most iconic Brazilian CS:GO players. Imperial: Operation Rio is a high-volatility slots game inspired by CS:GO and customised with arts and designs made especially for the team, with a maximum pay of 15000 times the total bet.

Caleta Gaming Partners with Imperial Sportsbet.io to Release the Slot “Imperial: Operation Rio”

 

Yggdrasil and ReelPlay have partnered to release Bad Dingo’s icy new adventure Arctic Sorcerer, a title featuring frosty big wins and the popular GigaBlox™ mechanic. The latest YG Masters creation sees the title’s main protagonist, the Arctic Sorcerer, attempting to release his mystical animal companions and treasures from the ice for big wins.

Yggdrasil and Bad Dingo break the ice with GigaBlox™ hit Arctic Sorcerer

 

Endorphina has released its newest slot, The Emirate 2. This new slot grants players with a magnificent lifestyle full of choices, custom yachts, cars and all the riches of anyone’s dreams. Players will find the Dubai skyline and Arab highlights among the symbols on the reels, such as the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates towers.

Endorphina Releases its Newest Slot, Emirate 2

 

New from Blue Guru Games, and hitting the Oryx platform tomorrow, comes Reel Big Fish. Nobody tells tall tales like a fisherman, and Blue Guru Games’ inventive new slot pays tribute to those mendacious men of the sea. This is a game that challenges players to go in search of big wins and to spin fishy yarns to anyone who’ll listen about the even bigger ones that got away.

Reel Big Fish has all the hallmarks of a classic, but you should have seen the one that got away

 

New from 1X2gaming comes Blood Rage, a dark and spooky vampire-themed slot that drops just in time for Halloween. This is a medium-high volatility, 5×3 slot with 243 ways to win. It’s also packed with tricks and treats. Vampires, witches, werewolves and bats populate the reels, along with Vampire Heart Wild symbols, and Dark Portal Scatters.

THIS HALLOWEEN, GORGE ON ‘BLOOD RAGE’ FROM 1X2GAMING

 

Relax Gaming, is offering players a taste of the high life in what is undoubtedly the most luxurious jackpot slot of the year, Dream Drop Diamonds. This grandiose 5×5 slot can see players win a maximum of 10,640x their stake by collecting hordes of priceless diamonds and a lucrative free spins bonus as well as the legendary Dream Drop Jackpot.

Relax Gaming unveils the most opulent release of the year Dream Drop Diamonds

 

Lightning Box, has added Crystal Vault to its portfolio, a slot that unlocks additional reel screens through play. This 5×3 reel game has symbols depicting intrepid adventurers, biplanes and ferocious beasts that must form matching combinations across the title’s 25 paylines to award a win.

Lightning Box unlocks a treasure trove in Crystal Vault

 

R. Franco Digital is taking players on an aquatic adventure with Treasure Keeper, a new online slot that sees players explore the ocean floor for big wins. Treasure Keeper’s five reels, three rows and 243 lines see players follow the mermaid Wild symbol as she moves through all the reels to obtain a multitude of prizes in a single spin.

R. Franco Digital ventures to the ocean depths with Treasure Keeper

 

Take a ‘holy dive’ into the latest edition of Play’n GO’s iconic music series with historic American rock band Dio. Players will join Dio’s legendary lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio and use the magic of his music to conquer deadly fire-breathing dragons, prowling wild wolves and more. While there is no question about Dio’s musical influence, one question now begs to be answered: Will Dio defeat the dragon?

Play’n GO slays with latest IP title, Dio - Killing the Dragon

 

Pragmatic Play, has expanded its popular John Hunter franchise of games with the release of John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin™. Played across 5×3 reels, John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin™ sees the return of synonymous symbols like King Tut, scarabs and John Hunter himself, which must form matching combinations across the game’s 10 paylines to award a win.

PRAGMATIC PLAY REVOLUTIONISES A POPULAR TITLE IN JOHN HUNTER AND THE BOOK OF TUT RESPIN™

 

Blueprint Gaming’s Limerick Lightning harnesses the power of its Lightning Spins mechanic to enhance its latest slot release. Utilising the ever-popular Irish theme, complete with charming animation and vivid colours, Limerick Lightning promises an engaging free-spins experience that offers one of four Cashpot prizes for enhanced win potential.

Blueprint Gaming strikes lucky with Limerick Lightning

 

Evoplay premium online slots provider has entered the realm of the deities to deliver a gripping experience in Blessed Flame, a mythical release that follows the never-ending conflict between fearless immortals and their powerful enemies. Stacked with Greek tradition and symbology, Blessed Flame depicts the battle between the habitants of Mount Olympus and their fabled foes, including the gigantic monsters Cthulhu, Hastur, and Nyarlathotep.

Brave the wrath of the gods in Evoplay’s Blessed Flame

 

Yggdrasil is sending brave and fearless warriors into battle beneath the depths of Earth in the second instalment of the Underworld series, Champion of the Underworld GigaBlox feat. Wild Fight™. The 6-reel, 4,096 ways to win slot is driven by Yggdrasil’s signature GEM mechanic, GigaBlox™, that sees symbols connect to create supersized icons 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 large

Return to the depths in latest Yggdrasil release Champion of the Underworld GigaBlox™ feat. Wild Fight™

 

Stakelogic is inviting all players to join the Cash Express in the latest slot to depart its production line. The game of the same name promises a thrilling ride to the heart of a Wild West town where big win bounty awaits. Cash Express is a 5×3 reel, 25 win-line video slot that is all about chugging along the tracks of progression, and each time a Train Symbol lands in the base game the player takes a step towards unlocking the next Bonus Enhancer.

 

All aboard the Cash Express

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