The week in B2B news (1 May 2020)

All the latest news from the supplier side of the industry, including updates from Microgaming, NetEnt and Playson

Spearhead Studios seals Microgaming deal

Spearhead Studios has sealed a partnership with Microgaming in a move which will see its casino content loaded onto Microgaming’s content aggregation platform.

The move sees EveryMatrix-owned Spearhead expand its global footprint and bring titles such as Book of Souls to a wider audience.

James Buchanan, Microgaming’s director of global operations, said: “Spearhead Studios joins an ever-expanding network of content partners supplying fresh and diverse games to our customers.”

Mathias Larsson, Spearhead Studios MD, added: “Spearhead’s team is thrilled to have the games showcased on Microgaming’s platform as we know that many casino clients will now get access to our newly released titles.”

NetEnt unveils latest football-themed slot

NetEnt has unveiled its latest slot title with the football-themed Super Striker.

The 3-reel, 3-row video slot features free spins and multipliers and looks to bring the thrill of football to a world devoid of sporting action due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bryan Upton, NetEnt director of games, said: “We can’t hope to bring the excitement of this year’s football back with Super Striker but we wanted to give fans something to keep them excited when football returns.

“Super Striker is a classic and simple game that we designed to attract any sports fan – including those new to slots and those looking for something else to do during the bleak sports betting calendar today,” he added.

Realistic Games agrees 888 Casino link-up

Realistic Games has agreed a deal which will see it launch its content with 888 Casino.

The supplier’s titles, including 8th Wonder and 6 Appeal Deluxe, have gone live across 888 Casino’s UK and Sweden sites

Lee, Realistic Games commercial director, said: “We are thrilled to launch our content with 888 Casino, one of the world’s leading online gaming and entertainment solutions providers with an impressive track-record.”

Guy Cohen, 888 Holdings SVP B2C, added: “Realistic Games’ content has a signature style that will resonate well with our players in multiple markets, whilst continuing to advance our portfolio with titles featuring unique and innovative mechanics.”

Betby expands Gamingtec agreement to include esports 

Betby has expanded its existing sportsbook deal with software platform provider Gamingtec to include its esports offering.

Titles from the offering include FIFA, NBA 2K and CS:GO and will be available to operators and start-ups alike.

Leonid Pertsovskiy, Betby CEO, said: “We are very pleased to further grow our partnership with Gamingtec, one of the premier turnkey solution providers in our industry.”

Sapar Karyagdyyev, CEO of Gamingtec, added: “Betby’s solution continues to show real value to us and our customers, so we are thrilled to be offering their new esports products and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

Playson inks Playtech partnership

Playson has inked a content distribution deal with London-listed Playtech.

Under the remit of the deal, Playson will integrate with Playtech Open Platform (POP) to bring its portfolio of titles to Playtech’s global network.

Aleksander Ivshin, Playson CEO, said: “Playtech is one of the sector’s largest software development companies and we’re thrilled to have partnered with them.”

James Frendo, director of casino at Playtech, added: “We aim to deliver our customers the best possible experience, along with the market’s finest games, and I know Playson’s titles will be a huge hit with operators around the world.”

Relax Gaming teams up with CasinoSecret

Relax Gaming has secured a deal with CasinoSecret to launch its entire games portfolio with the Malta-based operator.

Relax Gaming’s slot games will be made available to CasinoSecret as well as premium games from Relax Gaming’s hand-picked Silver Bullet studio partners.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming CCO, said: “We’re looking forward to working with [CasinoSecret] to continue pushing boundaries in the industry and challenging the status quo with innovative and unique products.”

Nadir Ounissi, CasinoSecret CEO, added: “Relax Gaming’s wide variety of casino content will make an advantageous addition to our portfolio, particularly in terms of customer acquisition as we continue to grow our player base.”

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