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Wazdan enters the lair of the Gorgon in Power of Gods™: Medusa

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Wazdan, the leading casino games supplier, has launched the latest addition to the Hold the Jackpot games collection with new release, Power of Gods™: Medusa.

The game invites players to explore the legendary lair of Medusa and defeat the mythical snake-haired Gorgon. Providing them with a spectacular theme, as well as stunning graphics, animations, and engaging features, the wonderfully designed slot is sure to captivate players’ imagination.

Innovative Sticky Bonus symbols have been included to boost player engagement by sticking to the reels for up to nine re-spins, subsequently increasing players’ chances of activating the Hold the Jackpot bonus round.

The Hold the Jackpot bonus is triggered by 6 Bonus symbols and awards 3 re-spins with the count resetting when a new symbol lands on the reels. To avoid being turned into stone by Medusa’s seductive gaze, players have to use mirror-like shields serving as the game’s Standard Bonus symbols, awarding prizes ranging from 1x to 10x, 12x, and 15x their bet.

There are also several Special Bonus symbols available in the bonus game that increase the excitement by awarding bigger prizes. These include Jackpot symbols granting corresponding Mini, Minor, and Major Jackpots, Medusa symbols accumulating all values from Standard Bonus symbols and Medusa symbols, Mystery symbols transforming into any other Bonus symbol, and Medusa Mystery symbols that guarantee a Jackpot win, as they can only transform into one of the Jackpot symbols.

Filling all 15 reels with Bonus symbols will award the player with the Grand Jackpot, worth 2,000x their bet, along with all winnings collected during the re-spins mode.

Power of Gods™: Medusa utilizes Wazdan’s Hold the Jackpot mechanic and allows players to choose the Volatility Level™ of the bonus round when using the Buy Feature. The game also offers other Unique Wazdan Features that allow players to adjust the product to their unique requirements.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “We’re now back with a fourth instalment in our electrifying mythology-inspired series, and Power of Gods™: Medusa could very well be the best yet.

“The game’s design is simply spectacular, with incredible attention to detail that makes it a feast for the eyes and a pleasure to play. With easy-to-understand game mechanics combined with huge win potential, we expect it to resonate strongly with our audience.”

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Mayhem Studios announces its first Battle Royale title

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“Underworld Gang Wars” or UGW, which revolves around the rivalry between two gangs, launched through India’s largest drone show designed for a game reveal

 Mayhem Studios, India’s first studio for AAA games has announced its first title “Underworld Gang Wars” (UGW), a Battle Royale game set in India. With the characters and plot rooted in India, the game promises an exciting setting with some interesting characters inspired by stories of India.

Set in a truly Indian plot, the locations, the gangs and the icons represent an Indian context in a AAA game for the first time. The theme, weapons, and the maps of the game have been designed to offer a unique experience to the gamers.

The gameplay becomes intense in UGW as the underdog gang from the West wants to take control of the Eastern region from its arch-rival urban gang.

To provide an authentic experience, each region depicted in the game resembles a real location in India, be it the coal mines or the next-door apartment complex. It also has iconic landmarks including a fort, station, stadium and a racecourse.

Scheduled to be launched later this year, the game’s pre-registration window will open from 22nd May.

Commenting on the announcement, Ojas Vipat, CEO of Mayhem Studios, said: “We are thrilled to come up with the first Battle Royale Title that promises to offer one of the most relatable storylines for gamers. UGW’s unique locations and the highly relatable universe with great graphics are sure to provide a great experience for Battle Royale players. We are also excited to put together a blockbuster game with some unique stories of India for the world.”

Mayhem Studios has conducted India’s biggest game reveal through a drone show at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Racecourse. Through this drone show, the studio revealed the game logo and also created a QR code that directed the onlookers to the game teaser.

The event was also attended by leading gaming influencers and enthusiasts like Tanmay Bhat, Mortal, Scout and Dynamo Gaming.

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YGAM announced as the official charity partner for the VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2022

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VIXIO GamblingCompliance is delighted to announce that the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will once again be the official charity partner for the VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards.

YGAM, which acted as the official charity partner for the 2020 and 2021 Global Regulatory Awards, is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people against gambling and gaming harms. In recent years, YGAM has established itself as one of the leading charities delivering education programmes to help prevent harm and safeguard future generations.

Daniel Bliss, Director of External Affairs, YGAM, said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by VIXIO to be the official charity partner to these awards for a third year. It provides us with a valuable platform to raise awareness of the work we do to achieve our social purpose. We’re looking forward to the event and the opportunity to network with a wide range of stakeholders.”

Since their launch in 2017, the independently adjudicated Global Regulatory Awards have become the biggest of their kind, recognising and celebrating those who demonstrate excellence in responsible gambling, and are growing in importance as the industry moves towards a stronger culture of compliance. Winning a prestigious award is a sign of excellence and can enhance your reputation as a leader in the field of compliance and safer gambling.

Nominations for the Global Regulatory Awards officially close on June 30, 2022. Submitting a nomination is free, quick and easier than ever before and is open to industry newcomers and veterans alike.

This year’s VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards ceremony will be held on November 30, 2022, and we will be returning to the prestigious De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London, the site of the 2021 ceremony where more than 250 senior industry professionals joined VIXIO to celebrate the achievements of that year’s star-studded class of winners.

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3 Oaks Gaming strikes Big Time Gaming partnership to acquire Megaways™ licence

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Games utilising iconic mechanic to enhance distributor’s slots portfolio

3 Oaks Gaming, the fast-growing distributor of iGaming content, has secured a partnership with innovative game designer Big Time Gaming (BTG), which will see the legendary Megaways™ mechanic included within its own slots portfolio.

Megaways™ transformed the slots landscape when it was first introduced by BTG, with the revolutionary mechanic providing players with 117,649 ways to win as they spin the reels. It remains at the height of popularity today, with many operators adopting their own dedicated subpages for games using the mechanic.

The inclusion of Megaways™ into future 3 Oaks-developed titles will bolster the iGaming distributor’s ability to widen their reach to operators worldwide, with these types of games proven to resonate with a large audience.

This new partnership strengthens an already bright future for 3 Oaks Gaming, which launched in January 2022. Primarily an iGaming distributor of content to regulated markets, the Isle of Man licensed company recently acquired the assets of a number of global slot developers and will continue to expand its existing games offering over the coming months.

Sebastian Damian, Managing Director of 3 Oaks Gaming, said: “We are very pleased to have partnered with the innovative games developer Big Time Gaming and secured the rights to utilise the hugely successful Megaways™.

“The mechanic’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down and continues to be in demand from players across various jurisdictions. The addition of Megaways™ will propel our offering to a new level and ensure 3 Oaks Gaming becomes an important source of content for operators across regulated markets.”

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