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Pioneering game development drives Wazdan’s success

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Wazdan celebrates the half-year mark with a number of major partnership announcements, new licenses and their flagship new game, Larry the Leprechaun, successfully launched during iGB Live! and widely loved.

Over their decade long tenure, Wazdan has become synonymous with success, rapid growth and development, and an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits of technology. 2019 is no different, and the long list of accomplishments is just another indicator that this slot producer has got it right, and they are in no position to be pulled from the frontlines.

Their pioneering game development can be credited for their success. Dedicated to the development and implementation of the latest technology, Wazdan has managed to breathe new, innovative narratives, twists and turns into every new slot game they produce for the past decade. And players cannot get enough.

Just this year, the innovative game producer has announced significant partnerships with Kindred Group, ComeOn, Mr Green and Evoke brands, Suprnation, Betzest, Hero Gaming, Avento, InBet, Nektan, Softswiss and Rabbit Entertainment’s Lapalingo.

They have successfully launched in Belgium via an exciting Gaming 1 partnership, and they have officially secured their new Swedish certification, opening them up to opportunities even deeper into the Nordics and beyond.

As part of their devotion to their operators, partners, and players, Wazdan continually releases new games that set the entire industry abuzz. The crown of 2019 is Larry the Leprechaun. A teaser of the Larry the Leprechaun was first introduced to the crowd at ICE London back in February and has since created quite the hype, with players and operators dying to get their hands on a test drive. Prayers were answered at iGB Live! recently when Wazdan set up a demo station for attendees to trial Larry the Leprechaun on launch day, and they were not disappointed. Bringing together stunning 3D graphics and animations, cheerful theme, high-quality sound effects, and an abundance of entertaining special features, Larry the Leprechaun has already proven a wild success amongst operators and players.

iGB Live! was a great success for Wazdan, with the team not only showcasing Larry the Leprechaun, but also other new games including Relic Hunters™ and the Book of Faith, Lucky Fish, Beauty Fruity™, and two Asian slots: Butterfly Lovers and Dragons Lucky 8. All games were received with great enthusiasm as the Wazdan Sales team showcased the thrilling new releases and discussed further expansion plans. Never one to skimp on entertainment, Wazdan also brought their very own magician to iGB Live! who enthralled visitors at their stand and during the special dinner for Wazdan partners held in A’DAM Tower. The party started on an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam, where guests had an opportunity to swing on Europe’s highest swing, 100 meters above the ground over the edge of the tower with Amsterdam below their feet.

Unique Wazdan Features continue to be the hallmarks that set Wazdan apart and have allowed them to thrive as a leading slots producer for more than ten years. All Wazdan games combine first-class graphics, smooth user interface and the Unique Wazdan Features that allow players to tailor their gaming experience according to their particular preferences, features utterly unique to Wazdan games.

Their world-first, patented Volatility Levels™ let players increase or decrease volatility. Unique Gamble Feature gives them a chance to double their win on the spot. Ultra Lite Mode and Energy Saving Mode work to optimise mobile experiences, saving battery and working with slow internet connections, while Ultra Fast Mode lets players super speed their gameplay. Double Screen Mode brings the traditional slot interface to the small screen, and Big Screen Mode supersizes the entire experience.

“We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments we have had already this year. 2019 started at warp speed, and it has not slowed down one bit. Our development team have been working hard on the development of our new game titles, while our sales team have been hard at work meeting with some of the biggest operators in the business to introduce our offering. Every part of the business has contributed to the success we see today, and there are no signs of it slowing down.” says Wazdan’s Head of Sales, Andrzej Hyla.

 

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Virtuix Releases “Blackbeard: The Trials of Skull Island”

Niji Narayan

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Virtuix, developer of the Omni virtual reality treadmill and Omni Arena, has unveiled “Blackbeard: The Trials of Skull Island,” its latest game for the Omni Arena VR attraction.

The game can be played by up to four people, who will be challenged to take on the role of pirates and work as a team to find treasure and fight enemies as they battle for the top spot on the leaderboard.

Players will go through four separate rounds during the game, including a puzzle challenge where they must work together and a final showdown with the boss. This variety encourages a high level of repeat play.

“Blackbeard is Omni Arena’s most kid-friendly game to date. It’s also a blast for adults and esports players. We designed the game for high repeat play. It’s easy for everyone to play, but thanks to its variety and depth, it’s hard to master. No two rounds are ever the same,” Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix, said.

The new game will be a part of Virtuix’s weekly and monthly esports tournaments for the Omni Arena. Teams who reach the top of the world leaderboard will win cash prizes from the $100,000 prize pool, sponsored by Virtuix and HP.

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Playson extends Italian reach with SignorBet

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Games studio pens new commercial agreement

Casino software supplier Playson has announced a deal to deliver Italian operator SignorBet with its popular slot games.

The partnership sees a selection of Playson’s titles directly integrated with the online casino, including Rome: Caesar’s Glory, Solar Temple, and Solar Queen as well as the provider’s Funky Fruits series and its Timeless Fruit Slots portfolio.

The agreement also covers the implementation of Playson’s full suite of engagement tools, which will allow the operator to sharpen its player retention rates. The integration-free features, including bonus spins and regular tournaments with daily prize drops, will be available across all of the developer’s games.

SignorBet is operated by the Distante Group, Italy’s leading provider of retail and land-based casino solutions with over 4000 slot machines distributed in 900 locations across the country. The deal further strengthens Playson’s expanding Italian footprint, with its games popular with players across the regulated market.

Lars Kollind, Business Development Manager at Playson, said: “We are delighted to continue growing our Italian market presence with SignorBet, a prominent online outlet belonging to the highly-regarded Distante Group.

“Our portfolio offers an engaging range of gaming experiences, so this deal will be undoubtedly be followed by further partnerships across the globe.”

Antonio Distante, Director at SignorBet said: “Playson’s immersive collection of games is enjoyed by an extensive international fanbase, so we are thrilled to have the company on board.

“The supplier’s premium quality catalogue matches perfectly with our world class customer offering, and we look forward to cultivating a highly productive commercial relationship.”

 

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Spain Bans Gambling Firms from Sponsoring La Liga Clubs

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According to a report in El Pais, gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season.

Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in La Liga feature a gambling company as a main shirt sponsor.

The ban follows the approval of laws as part of Spain’s “Royal Decree on Advertising” which currently permits a four-hour advertising window for betting companies, but does not authorise any exposure out of the timeframe.

In addition to the ban on shirt sponsorships, the new decree will prevent gambling companies from being allowed to sponsor stadium names nor any other aspect associated with the teams.

Garzón had altered the wording of the ruling to state that “sponsorship in sports T-shirts or equipment will not be admissible”, with gambling companies already banned from featuring on youth shirts.

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