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ENTERTAINING SLOTS ON THE WAY FROM MICROGAMING
Online slot fans have some interesting games from Microgaming to look forward to in the next few months, judging by the Isle of Man-based software providers Youtube channel.
Three new previews have just gone up themed on top dogs, charming cowgirls and kittens galore.
Hound Hotel is a multi-featured, 5 x 3 Reel, fixed 25 pay-line game set in a colourful hotel, with lively animations and charming canine characters. Dashing Wilds strike at random on any non-winning spin, providing the player with an added boost of excitement in Base Game.
The theme on 5 reel, 25 pay-line Pistoleras features an interesting mix of Mexicana and attractive and armed cowgirls backed by a slew of interactive and standard features that include up to 25 free spins.
Finally, the new Kitty Cabana slot is set in a colourful kitten hotel spa, with lively animations and charming cat characters where players have the opportunity to win up to 24 Free Spins, multiply their winnings up to 6x, and uncover 1 of 5 exciting special Wild symbols.
NEKTAN IN SUN PLAY DEAL WITH NEWS UK
B2B mobile gaming platform provider Nektan, has entered into a contract with News UK for the creation and operation of Sun Play, a new gaming product for The Sun newspaper in the UK.
Sun Play, which is due for launch this year, will be powered by Nektans Evolve platform combining play-for-free skill games along with a suite of real money games targeted at online players graduating from virtual currency games to real-money-gaming utilising their mobile devices.
Gary Shaw, Nektan's executive chairman, said: We are looking forward to working closely with the team at The Sun to bring the exciting new Sun Play mobile games to millions of Sun readers.This is a significant development for the Company."
"Having carefully evaluated the market, Nektan were the stand-out partner for News UK to power Sun Play, added Neil Martin, News UK's business development director. We are very excited to be working together to deliver the most enjoyable gaming experience to seven million print and online readers daily. Entertaining our customers across different points of their media day is a key focus for our business.
The agreement will operate under a net revenue sharing deal.
NEW SLOT FROM NET ENTERTAINMENT
Net Entertainment has kicked off the new year with a bang, publishing a preview of Steam Tower, a 5 reel, 15 pay-line video slot with a steam-punk theme that will be released on February 23rd.
The Victorian steam age sets the backdrop against which players are taken on a journey that involves climbing a steam tower to rescue a princess from a dragon, aided by a slew of features that include Free Spins, Stacked Wilds and Multipliers.
Check out the preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ5c1ov7XlU&feature=em-uploademail
MORE ONLINE GAMBLING ACQUISITION RUMOURS
The Wall Street Journal triggered a wave of interest and speculation this week by reporting that the Permira private equity group is in preliminary acquisition talks with online gambling group 888 Holdings plc, quoting "reliable" insider sources.
The two organisations have neither confirmed nor denied the possibility, encouraging further rumours.
The WSJ report surmises that Permira may find 888 appealing due to the upcoming implementation of the British government point-of-consumption licensing and tax changes, which it perceives will have a stabilising effect on a potentially lucrative market.
The article observed: "A new licensing and tax regime for online gaming in the UK is clearing the air around the sector, and this makes one of the industrys biggest players, 888 Holdings plc, a potential buyout target."