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Solverde.pt announces the launch of new games by Portuguese company Darwin

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Solverde.pt is a Portuguese online casino, based in Espinho, and the company highlights the new creations of the Portuguese company Darwin, from ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese game of casinos, to the card game ‘Blackjack’.

SOLVERDE.PT, the Portuguese online casino, announces the launch of new games by Portuguese company Darwin, the casino games production studio.

The Portuguese company Darwin started producing games for SOLVERDE.PT in 2019 and distinguished itself by the innovation of its offer, namely: a realistic version of ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese casino game; and six versions of the ‘Blackjack’ card game; as well as a series of slot machines aiming at product disruption.

“Darwin bets on the versatility, and at the same time, the simplicity of the game mechanisms. And the goal is always the same: to optimize the gaming systems so that, from any mobile device, the best experience is possible”, says Sílvia Meneses, Head of Casino da Solverde.pt.

Solverde.pt is the Portuguese online casino with more games available on a single platform: 1300 games. In 2021, the company decided to continue to diversify its entertainment offer, one of the keys to SOLVERDE.PT’s success, in a highly competitive market where creativity and innovation are differentiating factors. This year, the company released 359 new games, with 33 games added only last month. The inevitable highlight is slot machines, which remain the Portuguese’s favorite gaming modality – according to the latest data from the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ), 76% of Portuguese who play online casino choose slot machines.

“It is with great pride that we reached the 1300 games mark, a growth that has been made alongside a number of studios such as Darwin, which has fully captured the interest of Portuguese players. The online casino is an increasingly competitive market in Portugal and we believe that while our offer stands out for its innovation, we will always be one step ahead”, concludes Américo Loureiro, Director of SOLVERDE.PT.

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Triple Cherry secures new slots partnership with 888

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Triple Cherry, the Spanish video slots provider, is delighted to announce a new partnership with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies, to launch its leading slot content on 888casino.

The partnership will see 888casino host a selection of Triple Cherry’s premium slots titles which have a diverse range of features, graphics and sounds, providing players with an enriching and exciting gaming experience. This includes fan favourites such as Mega Chef, Monsters Fear Bullets and Thunder Rock. This adds to 888casino’s existing portfolio of industry-leading games and content.

Juan Antonio, CEO of Triple Cherry, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies. Making our range of quality games available to 888casino customers is a major milestone for our business and will give us further momentum for expansion.

Talya Benyamini, VP B2C Casino at 888, commented: “We are excited to be partnering with Triple Cherry to strengthen our product offering for our casino customers. Triple Cherry’s exciting and dynamic slots titles will add to our existing portfolio of casino games, helping us to continue delivering on our commitment to offering an entertaining and varied gaming experience for players. We look forward to building on this partnership in thefuture.”

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iSoftBet launches customisable Jackpot Tool to take brands to the next level

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iSoftBet has launched Jackpot Tool, its flagship, data-driven, customisable player engagement solution that operators can tailor and apply to over 8,000 games including 150 top-performing iSoftBet titles to elevate engagement campaigns and enhance the player experience.

iSoftBet recently carried out comprehensive qualitative market research, focused on real money player focus groups seeking opinions on how engagement tools fit into existing gameplay today, and how they enhance the user experience.

It concluded that two main areas should be highlighted by providers: the value of a customised offering and giving players a choice.

Jackpot Tool enables operators to stand out in a highly competitive market, reduce internal investment, set budget controls and analyse player data to monitor and optimise performance thanks to its comprehensive back office. Jackpot Tool gives operators unlimited flexibility, improving gaming experiences for visible results.

Using the tool iSoftBet customers can create and configure any type of jackpot for any customer requirement. This ranges from progressive, multi-level and VIP to promotional and time and/or event based as well as include a host of configurable triggers and settings including hot jackpots, player targeting, cross licensee and much more.

During phase one of launch iSoftBet’s Jackpot Tool has proven to significantly boost player engagement generating 35% more spins on games with the tool compared to games without, while it also saw a 350% uplift in bets and 150% increase in active players.

Andrew Bonnici, Chief Product Officer, iSoftBet, said: “Creating great games is no longer enough. Today’s players demand amazing experiences and our new customisable Jackpot Tool, alongside our suite of advanced player engagement solutions, significantly elevates and enhances operator offerings and the customer experience.

“With players’ behaviour in mind, we have created a series of easy to integrate, customised solutions that present both choice and added value, keeping the players engaged and providing them with the experiences they want.”

Jackpot Tool is one of many iSoftBet player engagement solutions that includes Tournaments, Achievements, Free Rounds and Real-Time Data solutions.

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Yggdrasil lights up the stars with ReelPlay in Hypernova 10K Ways™

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Yggdrasil, the leading worldwide publisher of online gambling content, has embarked on a dramatic interstellar journey in partnership with ReelPlay.

Hypernova 10K Ways sees explosive reactions taking place in outer space, with the six-reel hit offering 10,000 ways to win. Each win causes a chain reaction, that can see addition wins occur, in a form of cascading wins popularised around the industry.

Bonus Respins are triggered when six or more Scatters appear on the reels, granting players three respins. The Hold and Win style bonus mode sees symbols remain sticky on the reels, with every successful spin resetting the count.

Each Scatter symbol that lands will award a prize or bonus prize, with a special Platinum bonus awarding 2,000x a player’s stake.

The intergalactic adventure is yet another ReelPlay addition to the YG Masters program, which continues to go from strength to strength, recently releasing Gems Infinity Reels through the initiative.

The game is powered by GATI, Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art technology which enables partners to employ the preconfigured, regulation-ready, standardised development toolkit to produce consistently cutting-edge content followed by rapid distribution.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs at Yggdrasil, said:Hypernova 10K Ways is another innovative addition to the YG Masters program by ReelPlay and we’re very excited to be able to offer it across our partner network.

“We’ve got a particularly strong working relationship with ReelPlay and we can’t wait to see how this product performs.”

David Johnson, CEO at ReelPlay, said: “We’re proud to launch Hypernova 10K Ways. With explosive tumbling wins and a bonus round with huge win potential, this fresh engine design is underscored by our proven and trusted Hypernova series IP.”

 

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Jagex announces partnership with indie studio Games by Malcs to publish Melvor Idle, a RuneScape-inspired idle game

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Leading British video game publisher and developer Jagex, creator of the iconic living game RuneScape franchise, today announced that it will be working with indie developer Brendan Malcolm to publish Melvor Idle under the Jagex Partners banner. Currently in Early Access, Melvor Idle is a game heavily inspired by Jagex’s renowned RuneScape franchise and has already been downloaded more than 600,000 times across Steam, App Store and Google Play.

The brainchild of Australian solo developer Brendan Malcolm, a player of RuneScape since his youth, Melvor Idle was devised as a means of reimagining the core components of the RuneScape franchise in a way that they could be enjoyed casually, fitting around the busy schedule of his adult life. Taking inspiration from the setting, skills, combat and mechanics of RuneScape, he distilled the core components down into an idle game in the same vein as games such as Clicker Heroes and Egg Inc.

Jagex first became aware of Melvor Idle in early 2020, and was hugely impressed with the game, realising there was a significant opportunity to help support the game’s future development, and to reward a fan-made passion project and bring it to the attention of RuneScape players around the world. The game will come out of Early Access and release officially this November.

Chris Pfeiffer, Director of Product Management for Jagex Partners, said: “We are incredibly excited to be publishing Melvor Idle. Every once in a while, we come across a game and a developer that is so well aligned with our core values that it seems a natural fit for Jagex Partners. With so many of our staff being fans of the game, and seeing what Brendan has been able to achieve as a solo developer inspired by the games we have been developing for 20 years is truly magical. We very much look forward to using the skills and experience we have at Jagex Partners to support the future development of Melvor Idle, leveraging our marketing, communications and localisation resources to make sure the game reaches the widest possible audience and its full potential.”

Brendan Malcolm, Games by Malcs founder and the creator of Melvor Idle, said: “Being able to work with Jagex directly on this has been a dream come true. I never would have imagined when I started development on Melvor Idle back in 2018 that I would eventually receive the support of the very studio that inspired me in the first place. The support this partnership has provided me will not only enable me to reach even more players with Melvor Idle, but will help me really establish Games by Malcs as an up-and-coming studio with an office in Perth, Australia. I can’t wait to work with Jagex on making Melvor Idle an even bigger success than I had hoped for.”

Melvor Idle is currently in Early Access on Steam (with 93% positive reviews*) and will be launched in November priced at $9.99 / £7.19 / €8.19. The game is also free to try on iOS (4.9/5 review score*) and Android (4.8/5 review score*) with in-app purchase for the full version.

Melvor Idle is the game announced by Jagex Partners, with Space Punks, developed by Flying Wild Hog, currently in Early Access on Epic Games Store.

Jeff Pabst, Vice-President of Third-Party & Partnerships, said: “Jagex Partners continues its focus on becoming the go-to publisher for living games developers around the world. However, great community-led games like Melvor Idle have inspired us to broaden our search for development partners to include games that represent the community-first ethos Jagex has always followed. We look forward to more announcements as we close out the year and push onwards to 2022 and beyond.”

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Flutter Entertainment opens new £15m technology and innovation hub in Leeds

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Flutter Entertainment’s new £15m UK technology and innovation hub in Leeds is now officially open to colleagues from across its UK and Ireland and International divisions.

Designed by MEPC, the state-of-the-art workspace is home to 1700 colleagues and comprises 136,000 sq. ft of flexible space across eight floors at 4 Wellington Place in Leeds Dock – a thriving community for the media, technology, and creative industries. It has been built to the highest environmental standard, achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating on completion and includes a range of accessibility and sustainable features, meeting the WELL building standard, which aims to make the work environment healthier for colleagues.

The hub will act as a centre of excellence in technology and innovation for Flutter brands operating in the UK and Ireland, helping to drive innovation across the Group through the development of industry-leading digital products for consumers across the world, while providing highly-skilled jobs and a sizeable local investment in Leeds and the surrounding Yorkshire region.

The new site will be home to more than 800 technology professionals working in key functions such as its Global Sports Trading Platform, Digital Infrastructure, Platform Services, and Information Security. It will also include several unique attributes, including:

 

  • Seventh and eight floors dedicated solely for social activities between teams;
  • IT ‘vending machines’ for certain equipment to free up resource and time for IT colleagues;
  • £1m investment in VC and AV equipment to promote inclusive meetings between those working remotely and in the office;
  • Six electric car charging points in the basement;
  • And break-out furniture items all made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.

 

The hub will continue to promote SBG’s ‘Skills Academy’, which offers selected graduates a fully funded MSc in Digital and Technology Solutions from Sheffield Hallam University while they gain in-house experience working with technology teams across the business. To better represent the communities it operates in, SBG has also launched a self-funded version of the government’s Kickstart scheme, creating 13 new roles for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. These are spread across business areas and functions including marketing, finance, people, tech and design.

Conor Grant, CEO of Flutter Entertainment UK and Ireland commented: “Our new office in Leeds is our vision for the future of working and we are excited to welcome our colleagues to this modern, agile and flexible workspace. The entire Flutter Group has benefited greatly from the leading technology capabilities we have developed in Leeds through our talented and highly skilled workforce, and this investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to both the city and our colleagues. We will also continue to be a positive force in the communities we serve, with our Skills Academy and Kickstart scheme offering exciting opportunities for young people to develop their skills.”

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Opera GX blasts off with Operius, the new arcade space shooter to play in the browser when your WiFi is gone

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No WiFi? No problem! Created in GameMaker Studio 2, Operius has won the Game Jam to become the Opera GX Browser’s first offline mode game and is playable starting now

We’ve all experienced the unexplainable horror of having to deal with some flakey internet connections. In those moments where the WiFi is gone, Operius will help take your mind off your frustration with its fast-paced arcade gameplay. Created in the game creation suite GameMaker Studio 2, Operius is playable in the Opera GX browser today. The game will appear whenever your network crashes. Those with a stable connection who really want to try Operius, can simply type opera://operius in Opera GX’s address bar.

Designed by Mors, Operius is set in a world where all of the world’s computers simultaneously lose their connection to the internet, with a strange UFO that is hovering in the sky appearing to be the cause of the outage. The only way to restore the planet’s internet is to navigate through the inner workings of the UFO and take it down from the inside, a task that involves shooting hordes of alien invaders and dodging obstacles to advance to the next level.

In July, Opera GX launched its “No Internet” Game Jam to find the game that would keep its audience of more than 10 million gamers entertained whenever they lose their connection. With more than 900 entries, all created in GameMaker Studio 2, the competition was ferocious. But one game, Operius, elevated itself above the rest and emerged triumphant after topping the public polls that saw eight hand-picked games garner over 100,000 votes from the Opera GX and GameMaker communities.

Operius features razor-sharp, retro-inspired vector graphics which pay homage to the great space-based arcade shooters of the eighties with a pulsating high-adrenaline soundtrack written by Catonator. Being offline doesn’t mean you can’t play together: Operius features an offline two player mode: all you need to do is share your keyboard with another person and enter the two player mode.

‘We believe gamers deserve a better game than jumping dinosaurs or surfers. That’s why we started the Opera GX game jam and found Operius. Operius is a highly addictive ultimate offline game to rule them all,” said Maciej Kocemba, Head of Opera GX.

“With Operius, I wanted to make a fun arcade-inspired shooter to take the players’ minds off being offline and perhaps even make them forget they were supposed to get back online in the first place,” said Mors.

‘In creating the shortlist, we were looking for a game that’s fun to play, looks and sounds fun and, most importantly, that you want to play over and over again,’ added Kocemba.

Alongside becoming the new offline game in Opera GX and saving many a gamer from what is otherwise an incredibly frustrating experience, Operius developer Mors, also receives a $10k cash prize. Two runners up Aliens Stole My WiFi and Nettie & Settie Save the Internet also each receive cash prizes of $7k and $3k respectively.

Luckily, users won’t have to rip out their router to play Operius, as it is available to play when you don’t have connection issues in GXC. GXC is Opera’s upcoming self-publishing platform and will allow indie game makers to publish their GameMaker Studio creations directly to the platform and for free – for other users to enjoy and give instant feedback. Operius, as well as Aliens Stole My WiFi and Nettie & Settie Save the Internet will be available in GXC.

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WorldMatch enters Georgia with 170 slots

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WorldMatch is very pleased to announce an important step forward in the CIS region expansion.

All of WorldMatch’s games have been declared aligned with the “Georgia Ministry of Finance, Requirements for Online Gaming Systems, Order no 243 as of 1 October 2020“.

WorldMatch’s entire game offer is equipped with captivating in-play animations, hi-quality sound effects and great special features. All the games are available in desktop and mobile portrait version.

The wide selection is one of World Match’s key points, there’s a huge variety of games and every Georgian player will be able to find what best suits him.

Georgia joins the regulated markets where WorldMatch already distributes its games to the best operators, these markets are:

  • Italy;
  • Spain;
  • Portugal;
  • Colombia;
  • Belarus;
  • Bulgaria;
  • UK;
  • Belgium.

“We are glad to announce that WorldMatch can now offer Georgian players a truly great gambling experience on a top technology platform in a safe and secure environment. We’re sure these are just our first steps in the CIS markets and are looking forward to our next ones.” Comments Andrea Boratto, CEO of WorldMatch.

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SPORT1 and Psyonix continue cooperation: The new season of the Rocket League Championship Series live on eSPORTS1 and eSportsONE

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The new season of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) will be live on eSPORTS1 and the pan-European channel eSportsONE as well as selected events live on free-TV on SPORT1: Sport1 GmbH and video game developer Psyonix have extended their 2020 cooperation by one year. The deal was brokered by IMG and includes platform-neutral rights to the Rocket League Championship Series for the pan-European area. RLCS Season 2021-22 kicked off on October 15 with the first regional tournament for North America. From October 22 to October 24, the first regional for Europe will now take place, which eSPORTS1 and eSportsONE will broadcast live daily from 5:00 p.m. The decisive matches can also be seen on Sunday live from 8:00 p.m. on SPORT1 on free-TV. Just like last year, selected events of the top-class tournament series will also be shown live on free-TV on SPORT1.

This is how the Rocket League Championship Series 2021-22 works

In Rocket League, players try to get a ball into the opponent’s goal using rocket-powered cars. Launched in 2016, the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) pits the world’s best teams against each other in this esports title. Since last season, the tournament series has been divided into three sections: “Fall”, “Winter”, and “Spring”, each of which includes three regional events for North America and Europe as well as a major tournament. At the end of the season, the best Rocket League team in the world will be crowned in the Rocket League World Championship. 

eSPORTS1 and the pan-European channel eSportsONE will accompany the entire 2021-22 season of the Rocket League Championship Series live. After the season opener last weekend, the EU Regional 1 of the first stage of the season “Fall” is now scheduled from Friday, October 22, to Sunday, October 24, which eSPORTS1 and eSportsONE will broadcast live daily from 5:00 p.m. The decisive matches can also be seen on Sunday live from 8:00 p.m. on SPORT1 on free-TV. The commentators are Pascal Schuster, Florian Merz, Jonas Schaffrick and Fabian Sieroka (see overview for exact line-up). The first seasonal section’s two other Regionals in North America and Europe will take place at the end of October and in November. The first Major event is currently scheduled for December 8-12. Selected events will also be shown live on SPORT1 on free-TV.

The next broadcasts of the Rocket League Championship Series 2021-22 on the SPORT1 platforms:

Plattform

Tag, Datum

Uhrzeit

Rocket League

Info

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Friday, October 22

5:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

EU Regional 1, day 1

Commentators: Pascal Schuster, Florian Merz

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Saturday, October 23

5:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

EU Regional 1, day 2

Commentators: Pascal Schuster, Jonas Schaffrick

SPORT1

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Sunday, October 24

8:00 p.m. (live entry)

5:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

EU Regional 1, day 3

Commentators: Fabian Sieroka, Jonas Schaffrick

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Friday, October 29

7:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

NA Regional 2, Tag 1

 

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Saturday, October 30

7:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

NA Regional 2, Tag 2

Commentators: Pascal Schuster, Jonas Schaffrick

SPORT1

 

eSPORTS1

eSportsONE

Sunday, October 31

7:30 p.m (live entry)

6:00 p.m. live

RLCS Fall Split 21/22

NA Regional 2, Tag 3

Commentators: Pascal Schuster, Jonas Schaffrick

 

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SOFTSWISS Sportsbook Launches New Bonus Type

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The SOFTSWISS Sportsbook is expanding its list of available bonus offers with a new bonus type – Hunting. Three different types of Freebet were already available to users earlier this year: No Risk, AllWin and OnlyWin. New functionality, together with existing features, will help the platform’s clients to customise the bonus program, increase player involvement and loyalty.

The new Hunting bonus type will be the first of its kind in the betting market. Its launch is a logical extension to the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook’s bonus range, allowing players to win even more free bets and make the game itself more exciting. The operator will be able to optimise the new bonus offer for different player groups, as it supports all triggers and platform groups with a huge amount of customisation.

A player makes a deposit and receives a percentage of the deposit or a fixed amount in a given currency. The bigger the deposit the bigger the bonus amount, but the operator determines this limit. The player can convert the currency received into free bet coupons of varying values.

To gain access to the free bets, the player must make regular bets, for which they will receive bonus money. Once the bonus amount equals the player’s average wager, the player will receive a free bet coupon equal in value to their average wager. At the same time, the accumulated bonus money will be deducted from their original bonus account, received when making the deposit.

For example, a player deposits $100, for which they receive $200 in bonus currency. The average bet is equal to $5, and for each such bet, the player receives one credit. After calculating the fifth bet, they receive a $5 free bet. Also, 5 bonus dollars will be deducted from the bonus account. As a result, the player will still have $195 in bonus currency to wager.

It turns out that the higher the average wager the higher the value of the free bet. It also worth noting is that the new bonus type is compatible with cryptocurrencies.

Alexander Kamenetskyi, Product Owner at SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, comments: “We hope that the new bonus type will be a pleasant surprise for all Sportsbook users. Hunting bonuses are the first of their kind in the betting market and are developed to delight operators and players alike. For the former, this will help expand the platform functionality, while for the latter it will bring even more fun and excitement while playing. Hunting bonuses, as well as others in our system, work with all triggers and player groups and have a very flexible system of values, odds, events, and expiry dates. Therefore, they will cater to a wide variety of betting needs and are useful for beginners and experienced players alike. Enjoy the game!”

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international tech brand supplying widely acclaimed, certified software solutions for managing iGaming operations. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licenses, providing a “one-stop-shop” White Label Solution by taking care of all technical, legal, and financial processes on behalf of its customers. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, and a sportsbook software platform. In 2013 SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimized online casino solution. The company has thus been regarded as the leading technical expert when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies in online gaming.