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Week 20/2023 slot games releases



Week 20/2024 slot games releases
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Here are this weeks latest slots releases compiled by European Gaming

The renowned international celebrity, previous Miss World Spain and Miss World, Mireia Lalaguna, is the protagonist in the latest Spanish Celebrities Casino Slots game from MGA Games – leaders in developing localised slots games for global operators. Lalaguna, as an ambassador for Spanish talent and beauty, transforms into the ice queen (Reina del Hielo), accompanying players on a new and unforgettable casino slots game adventure, exploring the snow kingdoms and enjoying exciting games and prizes.




Belatra Games, proudly presents its explosive slot game, Big Bang. Belatra’s new game provides slot players with an innovative cascading concept set against a large playing field of 8×8 symbols. With a combination of five or more identical symbols directly connected vertically or horizontally, players will have plenty of opportunities to win big.

Belatra’s Big Bang slot explodes onto the market

Silverback Gaming’s latest slot is highly volatile and feature-rich and packed with plenty of treasures for players to discover. The Egyptians knew a thing or two about gold and treasure and those that spin the ancient reels on Silverback Gaming’s latest slot will be able to discover riches of their own. Egyptian Mega Fortune takes players to a mystical temple where potential big wins await. The game is set across five reels and four rows with 40 paylines active.


Yggdrasil, has set sail with Peter & Sons in search of riches in their latest collaborative release, Barbarossa DoubleMax™. This high volatility, all-ways pirate-themed slot can see landlubbers win up to 20,000x their bet by way of several highly lucrative bonus features and mechanics. Yggdrasil’s legendary DoubleMax Game Engagement Mechanic (GEM) sees every cascade double the total win multiplier. Winning symbols are removed and are replaced with a wild symbol, leading to impressive cash prizes.

It’s a pirate’s life for Yggdrasil in latest release Barbarossa DoubleMax™


Evoplay, is taking players on a special fishing trip in its latest title, Irish Weekend Bonus Buy. Immersing players in a deep-sea Irish adventure, a charming leprechaun aids players in catching the various symbols including fish as well as pipes, beers and green top hats, which fall into his magic catcher net. The net, which varies in size with each spin, can occupy 1, 2, 4, 5, or 20 positions on the reels. Each fish symbol contains different cash prizes attached to each, while special goldfish symbols carry multipliers of 100x, 750x, and 3000x a player’s bet.


Apparat Gaming, the developer of slots with a German accent, has added another title to its growing portfolio of classic games with the launch of Finest Fruits. This is a game that promises glitz, glamour and gripping gameplay from the first spin to the last. Finest Fruits is set across five reels and three rows with ten fixed paylines. Wins pay from left to right only, with the return to player ranging from 87.01% to 96.08%.

Only the Finest Fruits will do in Apparat Gaming’s latest release


New from Big Time Gaming this May comes Vegas Rush, a supercharged, high volatility slot that combines the neon thrills of Las Vegas with some of the prolific game studios’ earth-shattering bonus mechanics. Vegas Rush will be lighting up the Evolution Network on 17th May. BTG rewrote the book when it comes to slots mechanics, and Vegas Rush is no different. This game employs the explosive action of the Megaclusters™ engine, as well as the iconic MEGATRAIL™, all transported to the Las Vegas Strip and set to an adrenaline-pumping electro-trance soundtrack.

Big Time Gaming’s ‘Vegas Rush’ to Light Up Evolution from May 17th


This month, hot-shot software providers, Swintt, is getting back to its roots in the brand-new Premium release, Duolitos Garden – a natural wonder of a slot where players will be able to reap what they sow in a bonus-packed Free Spins feature that also boasts four fixed jackpots. Played out to a backdrop of verdant fields and calm blue skies, Duolitos Garden is a nominally a 5×3 video slot with 50 fixed paylines and a farmyard theme.

Swintt celebrates a golden harvest in new Duolitos Garden slot


Play’n GO create a steal of a slot with their new historical title, Highway Legends. The story follows Swift Rick and Lady Pearl – two highway robbers roaming the land in search of riches that they can steal from unsuspecting coaches. It doesn’t matter if it’s rings, revolvers or broaches, Swift Rick and Lady Pearl will take‘em all.

Play’n GO plot a prize-hunting heist in Highway Legends



Spinomenal has released its stunning slot game, Book of Aphrodite – The Golden Era which is also available as part of the Demi Gods series. The Golden Era tournament is currently underway and this game was created especially for the event. Players will instantly fall in love with this Greek mythology themed title that whisks players back in time to Ancient Greece for a chance to win €1,000,000.

Spinomenal releases the beautiful Book of Aphrodite - The Golden Era slot


OneTouch offers players gifts from the Lonian Lords in the brand-new release, Ryse of the Mighty Gods. The game inspired by Athenian Acropolis takes players on an adventure-filled journey, travelling from the Hill of the Muses into a world of big wins with expanding reels, colossal icons, symbol removal, free spins and bonus buys. In the base game, each win sees the reel set increase by x1, before winning symbols are removed, encouraging bigger rewards.

Deity reigns in OneTouch’s latest release Ryse of the Mighty Gods


Blueprint Gaming has delivered a fresh take on popular mechanics and themes, stepping both up a notch with its latest release Viking Fury™ Spinfinity™. A bright and fun aesthetic is home to a band of courageous and loveable Vikings and moves away from the dark, fierce motifs that many similar themes opt for. It also provides the backdrop for an all-new mechanic that moves all across the reels to plunder wins in Spinfinity™.

Blueprint Gaming sets sail for clusters of wins in Viking Fury™ Spinfinity™


Gaming Corps, is offering a stellar ride into big wins with the release of its first Mines sequel, Coin Miner 2. Following the success of the original Coin Miner, the follow up Mines game title offers an enhanced pay table, a higher maximum win and a sparkling new Lucky Star tile, which provides additional guaranteed reveals. Based on extensive feedback, the game also offers an improved UI to enhance the overall player experience.


The latest barking-mad online slot release from Booming Games is now available. Dog Squad sees players join Don Bernard and his furry crew including Bully the Muscle and soldiers Hooch and Mooch as they rule the neighborhood in search of big respect and big wins. Players are given the choice to join the crew on a job that promises high payouts. Those that join Don Bernard and his posse will have to assert their authority over five reels and three rows with non-stop action from the first spin to the last.


Kalamba Games amps up the action in its latest retro-inspired release, Lightning Fortune. Set across six reels, this slot sees the return of classic AWP machine symbols such as cherries, watermelons and bells that are joined by the highest-paying electric icon. These must form a matching combination across 3,600 ways to award a win.


BGaming is embarking on a treasure island adventure – with new nautical release Lucky Crew. The slot’s marine expedition starts when Cap Greedy, Big Hugh and Billy Fun grab the Jolly Roger’s treasure map and set sail on a fun-filled voyage in search of hidden treasure. With energetic gameplay, Sticky Wilds and wins of up to x3525, players accompany the humorous crew as they ride the waves in the pursuit of riches.



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Record World Pool turnover on Lockinge Stakes Day at Newbury



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World Pool, the largest globally commingled horse racing pools created and powered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, saw record turnover on Lockinge Stakes Day, with the fixture featuring five World Pool races for the first time, an increase from two races in 2023.

Across the five races on the card, total turnover from World Pool bet types hit HK$145.3 million (approx. £14.6 million), up from HK$66 million (approx. £6.7 million) last year.

There was a surprise result in the feature G1 Lockinge Stakes, as Audience, the runner many thought was a pacemaker for his better fancied stablemate Inspiral, never saw another rival and came home in front under rider Rab Havlin. It marked a second win at the highest level for Havlin, and a second Lockinge Stakes for John & Thady Gosden.

For the third time this season, the UK & Irish Jockeys’ Championship saw riders compete for points determined by World Pool dividends, and while Silvestre de Sousa remained top on 44.10 points, there was plenty of movement in the top five.

Audience’s win at a World Pool dividend of 21.85 was enough to catapult Rab Havlin into the top five, and meant he emerged as the leading rider on the day.

Clifford Lee notched a double, with Elite Status winning the Listed Carnarvon Stakes at a World Pool dividend of 6.95 and Lethal Levi landing the HKJC World Pool handicap at a dividend of 8.80. It was Lee’s third win of the Championship and saw him rise to fourth in the table on 27.00 points.

Oisin Murphy maintained his position in third place with a win in the G3 Aston Park Stakes aboard Middle Earth (3.65), while William Buick was also successful on the day, riding King’s Gambit (4.80) to an impressive success in the London Gold Cup Handicap.

Next up for World Pool will be a debut on Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday May 26, and following that a return to the UK for a full card of races on Derby Day from Epsom on Saturday June 1, while the globally comingled pools will also be in action on the same day from Eagle Farm for Queensland Derby Day.

Upcoming World Pool events in the next three months: 


Sunday 26: Irish 1000 Guineas Day – Curragh Racecourse (P)


Saturday 1: Queensland Derby Day – Eagle Farm Racecourse (P)

Saturday 1: Derby Stakes Day – Epsom Racecourse (F)

Saturday 8: Gold Challenge – Greyville Racecourse (S)

Saturday 15: Stradbroke Handicap Day – Eagle Farm Racecourse (P)

Tuesday 18: Queen Anne Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Wednesday 19: Prince of Wales’s Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Thursday 20: Gold Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Friday 21: Commonwealth Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Saturday 22: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Sunday 30: Irish Derby Day – Curragh Racecourse (F)


Saturday 6: Eclipse Stakes – Sandown Racecourse (S)

Saturday 6: Durban July – Greyville Racecourse (S)

Sunday 7: Deutsches Derby Day – Hamburg Racecourse (P)

Saturday 27: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)

Sunday 28: Champions Cup Day – Geryville Racecourse (P)

Sunday 28: Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen Day – Munich Racecourse (P)

Tuesday 30: Goodwood Cup Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F)

Wednesday 31: Sussex Stakes Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F)

   *F: Full meeting – World Pool coverage on all races in the relevant meeting
P: Part meeting – World Pool coverage only on selected races in the relevant meeting

     S: Single race – World Pool coverage only on this race in the relevant meeting

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Top-Tier Mobile Game Publishers Spend $21 Million on Custom Tech



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Top-tier mobile game publishers are investing more than $21 million to build and maintain internal technology and tooling. That’s the startling headline of new research from mobile game development company, Metaplay, which also dives into the hidden, human costs of game programmers who are diverted to work on tech instead of gaming content.

Based on a survey of 125 senior executives at large mobile game development companies in the United States, the data shows that large publishers are spending an average of $21,662,784 to build and maintain their backend tech. Respondents, all of whom are C-level execs or tech team leads at companies with at least 50 staff, were asked questions relating to the size of their tech teams, how long they had been working on internal tools, and their teams’ remuneration. They said:

  • $138,864 is the average salary of an employee working on internal tech at major publishers in the United States

  • 52 is the average number of employees working predominantly in internal tech

  • 36 months is the average number of months the companies surveyed had been building internal tech (just over three years)

Beyond the hard numbers, there are human costs associated with the in-house development of backend tech. Almost three-quarters (74%) of respondents said their game programmers had been impacted by being redeployed to work on internal tech as opposed to gaming content. Of those who had redeployed staff, 41% said that doing so had slowed the game development process, 34% said it had increased ‘crunch’ working practices, and 34% said this led to higher employee turnover.

Teemu Haila, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Metaplay, commented:

“As a company which has spent almost four years focused entirely on building backend tech for mobile games, even we had to do a double-take when we saw these stats. Shipping a long-lasting hit game was already very challenging, but the current state of the mobile gaming market means investment at this level without any guarantee of success is incredibly risky. We’re trying to fix the binary choice of ‘build vs buy’ when it comes to backend tech – where ‘build’ means expensive and ‘buy’ means unscalable, so mobile devs can focus on making great content.”

Matt Wilson, mobile gaming advisor and investor, said:

“This research shows that building internal tech is becoming prohibitively expensive as well as distracting game-makers from their day jobs. As an investor, I generally want to see as much capital as possible to go towards developing the product. Many companies still suffer from an ‘if it’s not built here, it’s not good enough’ mentality but, while that may have been true in the past, it’s certainly not always the case now.”

Further key findings from the research:

  • Top-tier game studios in the US are most likely to be developing strategy games (58%) and shooters (57%). They’re least likely to be working on hypercasual (22%) and card-collecting games (18%)

  • Respondents’ companies are most likely to outsource or use third-party tooling for security and compliance (43%), multiplayer and/or matchmaking (42%), and game logic server hosting (41%). They’re least likely to outsource observability tooling (26%), and data pipelines (14%)

As well as being available as a whitepaper here, the research has today been released as a hard copy book which is available at Nordic Game Conference stand D6, or on request from Metaplay.

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Thunderkick launches King of Party



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Independent slots studio Thunderkick has launched its latest release King of the Party, which couples feature-rich gameplay with eye-catching visuals to deliver an entertaining player experience.

Lions, hyenas, lynx, lizards, and pigs reside on the reels, each stylised with retro sunglasses and sporting various items of jewellery. These animals represent the mid to high-paying symbols, with the Savannah’s apex predator being the most lucrative.

Thanks to the ever-popular Scatter Pays mechanic, wins are awarded when eight matching symbols land anywhere on the 6×5 reel set. Each win triggers an avalanche, where contributing symbols are replaced with new ones, giving players the opportunity to land multiple wins with the same spin.

With every winning combination, the global multiplier displayed beneath the reels is increased by one. Additionally, if winning symbols show an Overlay Multiplier, all values are accumulated and added to the global multiplier, with the entire payout multiplied by the new larger value.

The excitement reaches a crescendo in the Bonus Game, which is triggered when three or more Scatter symbols – represented by a gold record – land anywhere on the grid. The existing global multiplier carries over into the Free Spins feature, where Exploding Wilds are also introduced.

Any Wild not contributing to a win will explode, thus removing all symbols on the same row and column, in turn triggering a new avalanche.

King of the Party is the latest release to include both the Feature Buy – in permitted markets – and Bet+ options, affording players the opportunity to take control of their gaming experience. The former guarantees entry to the Bonus Game, while the latter enhances the potential of triggering the feature.

King of the Party emphasises Thunderkick’s commitment to providing the ultimate gaming experience, showcasing the provider’s unique approach to gameplay and attention to detail. It is the latest addition to Thunderkick’s evolving slot portfolio, following the popular releases of Xterminate and the highly anticipated sequel Midas Golden Touch 2.

Mike Collins, Game Product Owner at Thunderkick, said: “We’re delighted to announce the release of our new game King of the Party, which we’re sure our players will love. It once again boasts the popular Bet+ feature, giving players more control over their gameplay, as well as the Scatter Pays and Avalanche mechanics, which are proven fan-favourites.

“The design team has done exceptional work with the graphics to provide a vivid visual experience, while the seamless transitions and catalogue of features ensure an optimal experience from a gameplay perspective.”

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