The week in B2B news (29 November 2019)

The latest news from the supplier side of the industry, including updates from NetEnt, Pragmatic Play and Yggdrasil

NetEnt brings a battle of Christmas spirit to the North Pole in Santa vs Rudolf

NetEnt is marking the most magical time of the year with the release of Santa vs Rudolf, bringing fun and festive cheer to the slot experience.

Set deep in the snow dusted North Pole, the 5×3, 20 fixed-payline slot invites players to help Santa find his magic hat, hidden by the mischievous Rudolf, in time to deliver presents across the world.

Santa vs Rudolf features two enticing Santa’s Gifts and Rudolf Spins Bonus Features and is packed with Re-Spins, Free Spins Wild substitutions and Walking Wilds, making for an incredibly exciting gameplay that will lighten up the holiday celebrations.

With candy cane, sleigh bell and reindeer symbols decorating the reels, this beautifully designed slot offers huge win opportunities and magnificent prizes with a 96.35% Return-To-Player.

“Santa vs Rudolf is following on from the huge success and laughs of Jingle Spin and a merry addition to our seasonal portfolio that perfectly captures the joy and cheer of this holiday season” said Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games.

Lightning Box launches in Canada with Loto Quebec

Slot design specialist Lightning Box has continued its expansion into the North American market by launching its first titles in Canada in partnership with Loto Quebec.

Having enjoyed considerable success in the United States, the Sydney-based supplier unveiled Lightning Horseman with Loto Quebec, via an integration with SG Digital. The game recently went live with the Quebecois state lottery and quickly became its highest-earning game in the first 24 hours.

Last week Lightning Box also launched their title Silver Lion and there are now plans to roll out further games in the coming months. Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box, said: “We’re very excited to have launched Lightning Horseman in Canada, our first game in the country.

‘Marie-Eve Laberge, Product Manager at Lotto Quebec, said: “Their games have always been well-received across the border and given how well Lightning Horseman has performed already, we’re looking forward to rolling out further titles in the near future.”

Pragmatic Play adds live casino to Softswiss offering

Multi-product software provider Pragmatic Play has launched its Live Casino products with leading software solution provider SoftSwiss.

The white label supplier, who added Pragmatic Play’s full suite of slots to its product earlier this year, now has access to one of the most modern live casino offerings available, with games including Live Blackjack, Live Roulette and Live Speed Roulette delivered from the provider’s state-of-the-art studio.

SoftSwiss supplies white label solutions, with more than 50 online casino brands active at the moment, offering a robust casino management platform and a game aggregator with thousands of games from leading providers.

Lena Yasir, Vice President at Pragmatic Play, said: “We’re thrilled to have further developed our relationship with SoftSwiss and look forward to working closely with them in the future”.

Kiron first to launch virtuals in Spain with Wanabet

Specialist virtual games provider Kiron Interactive is the first to enter the regulated Spanish online market with leading operator Wanabet.

Kiron’s BetMan RGS platform, which provides a rapid play betting experience across multiple virtual sports events, will equip the sportsbook with a wide variety of new content, ranging from football to horses and greyhounds, as well as racing roulette and other numbers games.

Powered by R. Franco Digital, Wanabet is now a major brand in the Spanish market, providing players with a simple, safe and intuitive online destination where they can place bets on a wide range of sports, in addition to top quality casino entertainment.

Steven Spartinos, co-CEO of Kiron Interactive, said: “This landmark deal with Wanabet is a fantastic development for Kiron, allowing us to cement our presence in Europe and unlock a world of new opportunities in the Spanish market.

“The partnership is a testament to the quality of our BetMan Online portfolio, which has a proven track record of delivering new levels of player engagement and game enhancements through a quickfire, diverse betting experience.”

Yggdrasil gets festive with Christmas ADVENTures campaign

Online slots games and casino content provider Yggdrasil is bringing the season of goodwill to its players with its Christmas ADVENTures promotion. Over the festive period, from the 16th December to 12th January, Yggdrasil will give out an astonishing total of €300,000 to players.

The first phase of the promotion is the ‘Tis the Season prize drop of €50,000, where over 680 prizes are on offer from a number of Yggdrasil titles, including Vikings Go Wild, Tut’s Twister, Wolf Hunters, Trolls Bridge, Sahara Nights, Winterberries, and festive favourite Seasons, as well as recent release Aldo’s Journey.

The second advent door to be opened is Sleigh to Hawaii, with €100,000 including a holiday for two to Hawaii available from Santa’s sack of presents. These awards area available across Vikings Go Berzerk, Vikings Go To Hell and Valley of the Gods.

From the 30th Dec – 06th Jan, Christmas Crackered will make an extra-memorable festive time for lucky fans, with €100,000 up for grabs, across a range of Yggdrasil’s favourite titles. Featuring a prize drop double chance, plenty of players can win big.

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