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Microgaming to Unleash New Branded Slot Jurassic Park: Gold

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Microgaming, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, is set to immerse players in Jurassic Park action once more with the release of the thrilling follow-up to its award-winning Jurassic Park Online Slot. Developed by Stormcraft Studios, Jurassic Park: Gold launches via the Microgaming platform on 22 February 2022, building on the original 2014 branded slot.

Welcoming players back to the world-famous dinosaur theme park, the game stars recognisable characters alongside mighty dinosaurs and exciting new mechanics. Jurassic Park: Gold is a feature-rich 5×4 reel, 40 payline online slot packed with collection challenges, free spin features, magnificent multipliers and huge jackpots worth up to 8000x wager.

In the base game, the iconic Jurassic Park logo features in all its glory as the game’s wild symbol and can award a 2x or 5x multiplier to help boost win potential. Unearthing three or more amber scatter symbols grants entry into the feature selection screen with four unlockable free spins destinations, amplifying excitement and win potential with every round. The renowned, highly-volatile WildStorm free spins feature is also waiting to be unleashed, turning up to five reels wild on a single spin and awarding up to 5000x the bet.

Back in the base game, the hunt is on for enormous jackpot prizes in the Link&Win bonus feature, activated by collecting six or more electrifying Powerball symbols. Once triggered, the reel array expands up to an impressive 5×8, with more and more Powerballs unlocking additional rows. Filling the entire grid with 40 Powerball symbols awards the colossal jackpot prize of 8000x.

“In true Stormcraft Studios style, the team behind Jurassic Park: Gold have done an amazing job of delivering an immense blockbuster game that lives up to its namesake. Building on the classic dinosaur-themed slot with some exciting new additions such as the Link&Win mechanic, this latest instalment is sure to draw the same appeal as the epic original,” David Reynolds, Head of Games Strategy and Partner Management, said.

“We’re hugely excited to have embarked on the next Jurassic Park adventure, bringing this incredible world to life for slot fans once again. Jurassic Park: Gold combines the enormity of a great global brand with the power of the popular Link&Win mechanic, while immersing players in amazing audio-visuals. And, back bigger than ever is the free spins selection, inviting park visitors to explore four dinosaur-themed free spins features, with the Tyrannosaurus rex rounding things off with the colossal win potential of WildStorm,” Terence Igesund, Founder and Executive Producer at Stormcraft Studios, said.

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November

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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”

 

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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games

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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions

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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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