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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

Belatra Games’ fresh new slot, 500 Juicy Fruits, has burst into life and is available on the specialist online slots developer’s portfolio just in time for the summer. 500 Juicy Fruits is a tasty video slot set against a rich tapestry of eye-popping colours and a mood-lifting soundtrack. Lucky7 symbols are blended on the reels with a cocktail of Watermelons, Lemons, Oranges, Plums, Grapes, Strawberries and Cherries.

500 Juicy Fruits bursts onto Belatra’s slots portfolio

 

WorldMatch has released its new online slot, DiWINity. This new 5×3 slot reprises the theme of Greek opulence and unbridled luxury in which the gods would bask. There are 20 fixed winning lines. Reels are filled with letters in screaming colours, decorated with Hellenic designs. Players will see Zeus and his children appear, every one of them accompanied by elements that distinguish them: Artemis with the arch, Athena with the sparrow (ready for a fight), Apollo with the harp, Zeus with the thunder and Aphrodite in her shell.

WorldMatch Releases its New Online Slot “DiWINity”

 

Yggdrasil and YG Masters partner ReelPlay have released their latest Infinity Reels creation, Tiki Infinity Reels Megaways™. Taking place in a south pacific island, the 3×3 grid adds an extra reel for every winning combination, while also triggering a respin. This sees reels expand continuously until wins are no longer possible, adding an increasing multiplier for every successful spin for huge wins. The Gold Tiki symbol acts as a Wild across the reels, while a Volcano symbol acts as a scatter, with it also paying anywhere, rather than the traditional left-right.

Yggdrasil and ReelPlay combine for unforgettable island adventure in Tiki Infinity Reels Megaways™

 

 

Lightning Box is set to delight players with Enchanted Waysfecta, a stunning new title that marks the debut of its exciting Waysfecta mechanic. Set in a magical forest and inspired by the Nutcracker Suite ballet, it features a host of colourful characters including a young woman, wise owl, key-carrying mouse and an evil stepmother. It also features Lightning Box’s exciting new Waysfecta device, which is primed to deliver up to 15,552 ways to win!

Lightning Box unveils innovative Waysfecta mechanic

 

 

Inspired Entertainment, Inc is pleased to announce the launch of Big Spin Bonus™, a classic fruit slot with a unique bonus mechanic, available online and on mobile. Big Spin Bonus is a descendant of Inspired’s exceedingly popular hit, Big Bonus. With 50 win-lines and a 6×4 reel configuration, Big Spin Bonus offers players a visually impactful and thrilling iGaming experience.

INSPIRED LAUNCHES BIG SPIN BONUS, A CLASSIC FRUIT-THEMED ONLINE & MOBILE SLOT GAME

 

Turning up the heat this summer is SPICY MEATBALLS, a sizzling hot new slot from Big Time Gaming that launches today exclusively with Unibet. From the groundbreaking team that brought you Who Wants to be a Donuts and Extra Chilli, BTGs latest food-themed offering promises that every bonus adds an extra meatball, which begs the question: how many meatballs can you handle? 

SPICY MEATBALLS™ is the new sizzling, fast-paced slot from BTG that promises "every bonus adds a 'SPICY' Meatball."

 

 

Wazdan, is set for a brand-new claw-some Asian adventure in its latest hit Midnight in Tokyo. The supplier’s immaculate new game is a 5-reel, 243+ ways to win escapade combining a number of the developer’s most popular features in the latest instalment in its Hold the Jackpot series, with players being able to win up to 3,000x their stake. Two types of innovative Wild Splitters are present in the game, both of which increase the number of ways to win using Wazdan’s splitter mechanic.

Wazdan explores by moonlight in feature-filled Midnight in Tokyo

 

Stakelogic, the pioneering online casino game developer, has debuted the latest title in its suite of popular classic slots, Joker Wild Blaster. The game has been developed in partnership with Hurricane Games, which was recently acquired by Stakelogic, and via the provider’s innovative Greenlogic® Program. As the name suggests, Joker Wild Blaster is all about landing Wilds to trigger big wins. Wild symbols can Expand and there is also a Wild Multiplier that can turn a big win into a mega win.

Stakelogic debuts Joker Wild Blaster

 

Green Jade Games is encouraging players to step into the ring and fight for big wins in the latest title in its innovative knockout series, Prizefighter K.O. The game uses a 6×4 reel matrix with 50 ways to win with every spin. Players are very much the favourite to emerge victorious and are helped through the bout with three bonus features. The one that packs the biggest punch is EverWin. This is active during Champion Mode Free Spins and sees the player receive their biggest win throughout the bonus applied to each Free Spin.

Introducing Prizefighter K.O. from Green Jade Games

 

The newest game in Play’n GO’s portfolio, Hotel Yeti-Way, gets us in the mood for summer.  The treacherous Himalaya trail is full of peril. Many unsuccessful adventurers have had no option but to turn back before reaching the top. After a Yeti comes across a discarded case of supplies and money, he decides to take a break from the icy mountains and head to a tropical paradise, we mean… Who wouldn’t? An already action-packed slot game, the use of the Dynamic Payways heightens the thrill further as it gives players more ways to win with every Free Spin.

Play’n GO Checks In with Hotel Yeti-Way

 

Push Gaming has launched a pirate-themed slot with a difference in its latest title, Booty Bay. Swashbuckling adventures are abound in a tropical cove that’s full of hidden plunder buried beneath the sun-drenched sands of the Hotzone, where players will find the biggest win potential. To make the most of this loot-laden section, the base game is transformed by triggering different features when the moving Booty Wilds land in the 3×3 square. Unlike typical pirate themed slots, progressive unlimited respins are then generated.

Treasure ahoy courtesy of Push Gaming and Booty Bay

 

Kalamba Games is bringing out of this world excitement and galactic wins to players in its latest title, Cosmic Charms. Set in the vast emptiness of space, the game offers a classic fruit slot experience but with added features that take excitement to astronomical levels. Cosmic Charms introduces a brand new Cashpot mechanic with five available levels set above the reels waiting to be claimed if the Quasar symbol behind each column is revealed.

Kalamba Games takes players to space with Cosmic Charms

 

 

Booongo, has released its latest creation in partnership with the boutique studio Kendoo, Pearl Diver. The 3×5, 10-payline underwater adventure slot provides a huge win potential of 3,000x, with the gameplay focused on a Diver who acts as both a Wild and Scatter as he attempts to unearth valuable pearls hidden in the depths of the ocean. Three or more Diver symbols trigger the Free Spins mode, during which further appearances of Divers will grant additional spins for players to enjoy.

Booongo searches the deep blue sea for wins in Kendoo collaboration Pearl Diver

 

 

Pragmatic Play, has launched its new Viking-inspired venture Lucky, Grace & Charm, headed by an all-female group of warriors. The highly volatile slot takes on a stunning Norse theme and is played on a 3×5 layout, overlaying a mystic harbour filled with Viking longships. The title’s striking visuals are complemented by a stirring soundtrack and innovative features that ramp up the excitement on offer.

Pragmatic Play Combines Flair With Inventive Features in Lucky, Grace & Charm

 

NetEnt, the premium casino content supplier, which is part of Evolution Group, has launched Starburst™ XXXtreme, the follow-up to one of the most popular online casino games ever. The celestial sequel retains the much-loved and instantly recognisable Starburst™ experience and turbo-powers it to a different dimension. StarburstTM XXXtreme is a kaleidoscopic 5×3 slot that includes the iconic Wilds of Starburst™ that award re-spins, random multipliers and spontaneously activated Random Wilds. The game sees the debut of XXXtreme Spins, which players have the option of purchasing to guarantee Starburst™ Wilds when activated.

NetEnt ready for lift off as it launches Starburst™ XXXtreme

 

 

True Lab presents a new, top-notch quality adventure game, inspired by a classical Egyptian theme. Battle-seasoned treasure hunters will fall for its immersive blend of canonic setting, spellbinding visuals, and an unconventional approach to game mechanics. The Bonus Buy feature is aimed at purpose-oriented players, who prefer instant access to Free Spins. No more beating around the bush!

New game: Book of Truth by True Lab

 

Yggdrasil, has rolled out the first YG Masters hit incorporating its thrilling Game Engagement Mechanic (GEM) MultiMax™, Crystal Falls MultiMax™, together with Bulletproof Games. The 3×5 slot features cascading reels, where all winning symbols are removed, allowing new symbols to fall in their place. Cascade+ is a mechanic where the chaining of multiple wins increases the players’ position on the free spins trail – the further they climb the more spins are awarded.

Yggdrasil prepares for cascading thriller in Crystal Falls MultiMax™

 

Industry News

Budget 2023 boosts digitisation and formalisation of gaming sector: AVGC sector experts

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Experts and industry leaders in the AVGC (animation, visual effects, gaming and comic) industry praised the Union Budget 2023-24 as beneficial for the industry. Measures such as the clarification in the applicability of TDS only on the “net winnings”, and that too at the end of the year or during withdrawal, were particularly hailed as significant for the industry.

Bharat Patel, Chairman and Director, Yudiz Solutions Ltd, said, “Considering how fast India’s economy is adapting to modern technologies, the budget surely emphasizes the ‘Amrit Kaal’, mentioned by our Hon’ble Prime Minister. We at Yudiz are particularly thrilled that the government has recognised the potential of the gaming industry, and has taken steps in this budget towards fairer recognition of incomes from gaming. It is a positive move that the government has clarified that taxes will be applicable on net winnings, and not on aggregate winnings. We’re also grateful that Hon’ble Finance Minister FM Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government will issue more clarity on the taxability of online gaming, and ease the tax burden. Proactive measures such as these can unleash the brimming gaming potential of India.”

Jay Sayta, technology and gaming lawyer, struck a more cautious note and said that while the measures are appreciated, more clarity was awaited on the calculation of net winnings.

“The budget and Finance Bill, 2023 has provided important clarity on applicability of TDS for winnings on online gaming platforms that the industry was seeking. It is a welcome step that the concept of ‘net winnings’ has been recognised in the Income Tax Act for online games and TDS only has to be deducted at the end of the financial year or at the time of withdrawal from the user account,” said Mr. Sayta. “However, the manner in which net winnings are supposed to be calculated and the set-offs that may be permitted before calculating such net winnings are left to be clarified by the CBDT through rules/guidelines. Hopefully, the CBDT will soon provide guidance on the manner in which net winnings have to be calculated.”

The new rules also bring parity between online gaming avenues such as apps and offline gaming avenues such as casinos.

Other measures such as the relief in customs duty for import of critical smartphone parts such as lenses and batteries will help stabilize smartphone prices, and help more Indians access mobile technologies and games. The raising of the minimum taxable slab from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.7 lakh under the new tax regime will also indirectly help the industry, as it increases disposable income available to consumers.

Experts also praised the overall support given to the startups in the form of the proposed National Data Governance Policy which will help start-ups access anonymised data, and providing the benefit of carry forward of losses on change of shareholding of start-ups from seven years of incorporation to ten years.

Suraj Chokani, Founder, Ability Games, said, “It is an excellent budget from every aspect, from our point of view. The FM spoke about 7 major thrusts in the budget, calling it Saptrishi, out of which the 6th pointer spoke about new-age technologies. Recognizing such new age tech in itself is a big boost to the industry as a whole and shows the forward looking character of the Government. Focus on MSME and Startups is also a welcome step from our perspective and will help us go a long way. Overall we are very happy and satisfied with such an inclusive Budget.”

Globally, the AVGC industry was valued at $168 billion in 2021, while the Indian AVGC industry was valued at $1.1 billion, a 28% growth over the previous year, according a report by the AVGC task force. The sector has plenty of room for growth, and the government’s recent decisions such as the proposed self-regulation of the online gaming industry and appointment of MeITY as the nodal Ministry will help boost the sector’s growth.

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Compliance Updates

Pagcor’s efforts POGO-related crimes

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On January 31, 2023, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) learned through a news report that Soleil Chartered Bank issued a statement denying the issuance of a bank certification to Global ComRCI, PAGCOR’s third-party auditor for offshore gaming licensees, whose contract commenced in December 2017.

In relation to this report, PAGCOR would like to reiterate that since the assumption of its new management in August 2022, all contracts – including that of Global ComRCI – were put under review last September 2022.

PAGCOR’s new management is revalidating the veracity of the documents submitted by its third-party auditor, Global ComRCI. Should PAGCOR be able to prove that the documents submitted were spurious, it will immediately take legal action and cancel the contract of its third-party auditor, if found warranted.

PAGCOR would like to thank Senator Sherwin Gatchalian for shedding light on this issue during the senate investigation on January 23, 2023.

The state-run gaming firm reassures the public that it is conscientiously looking into the matter and will take the necessary actions to safeguard public interest. Further, PAGCOR upholds strict adherence of its offshore licensed operators and accredited service providers to whatever laws which may be applicable to them.

 

On offshore gaming-related crimes

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported during the Senate Hearing on January 31, 2023 that there was a rise in the number of recorded crimes related to offshore gaming operations in the country from 2019 to 2022.

PAGCOR denounces these criminal acts and will not sit idly in the face of these injustices.

Hence, to safeguard the integrity of the offshore gaming industry in the country, PAGCOR will continue to monitor the lawfulness of the activities of its accredited licensees and service providers. Should they be found guilty of engaging in criminal acts, the state-run gaming agency will not hesitate to impose sanctions and penalties, as provided by the law.

Further, PAGCOR will continue to strengthen its collaboration with concerned government agencies such as the PNP, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to combat all crimes being linked to offshore gaming operations.

PAGCOR would like to underscore that as a result of the inter-agency cooperation meeting held last September 2022 involving abovementioned agencies, there have been no reported criminal activities or kidnapping-related incidents of workers in the offshore gaming industry for over three months.

PAGCOR believes that while gaming operations – including offshore gaming – contribute significantly to government revenues, they must not be used as a vehicle for abuse and injustices. As the country’s gaming regulator, PAGCOR condemns these dreadful acts and will ensure that the local gaming industry will maintain the integrity of its operations.

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Fractured Sanity – a heart-wrenching VR survival horror experience coming soon on Steam and Oculus App Lab

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Imagine you wake up in a cell in the Triton Institute, an experimental asylum led by Dr. Matthew Simmons. Lately, the clinic has been surrounded by rumors of abuse and inhumane working conditions and it seems that most of the staff has gone missing. All you know is that Dr. Simmons has been conducting research into the tripartite psyche on how to break someone’s id, ego and superego apart. How far has he gone?

Brazilian studio, United Games, invites you to embark on an intense and fully immersive VR adventure. Fractured Sanity is a single-player game developed exclusively for VR where all mechanics and puzzles are realistic and interactive. In this horror survival game, you will engage in a thrilling story and uncover the dark truth about the clinic and how you got there. 

The release date for Fractured Sanity will be announced soon. It’s a dream come true for the developers at United Games to finally be able to share their game with the world. 

Gabriel Marques, co-developer at United Games commented: “Ever since I was 14 when I first read an RPG Maker magazine, I’ve been dreaming of making games for a living. Now, with our first release, I feel like I’ve taken the first big step towards that goal.” 

United Games co-developer Gustavo Longhi added: “Two years ago I wouldn’t have dreamt of developing games, it always seemed so hard and complex to me. Looking back on this process and releasing our first game might be the biggest accomplishment of my life so far.” 

Check Fractured Sanity’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya8EDrp6QPQ

Wishlist Fractured Sanity on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1954840/Fractured_Sanity/
Wishlist Fractured Sanity on Oculus App Lab: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/5347273738669610/
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