The week in B2B news (17 January 2020)

The latest news from the supplier side of the industry, featuring updates from Kalamba Games, Habanero, and Playson

Words by Ross Law

Kalamba Games new Joker MAX slot goes live

The slots supplier Kalamba Games has released Joker MAX, a new slot in their portfolio of Joker games featuring new graphics, animations and multipliers.

Built on Kalamba’s original hit of last year, Joker Supreme, Joker MAX embodies the classic Vegas-style slot theme.

The title offers players multiplier wilds, free spins, and the possibility of buying into bonus rounds with four levels of jackpots.

Kalamba Games COO and co-founder Alex Cohen said: “Joker MAX is a top-end volatility slot with a classic theme and massive potential returns.”

Habanero make debut in Romania with Winbet

Slots provider Habanero has launched in Romania for the first time in concert with Winbet, a leading operator in the country.

The deal, a successor to last year’s agreement with EGT Ukraine, sees EGT’s Winbet integrate 58 of Habanero’s slot and table games as certified by Romania’s gambling authority (ONJN).

Habanero’s entry into Romania is the latest move in the company’s European expansion, having agreed a range of partnerships with operators in various European countries within the past 12 months, including Croatia, the UK, and Portugal.

Habanero European head of business development Arcangelo Lonoce said: “As one of Europe’s true rising stars, Romania is one of our many key targets for this year and we’re looking forward to introducing players to our innovative catalogue of games.”

OneTouch unveil classic table game in Dragon Tiger

The mobile-first games developer OneTouch has revealed its latest classic table game offering Dragon Tiger, a card game wherein two beasts are pitted against one another.

In the popular Asian card game, a dragon (dealer) and a tiger (player) battle for victory in a table game offering the latest high-end graphics and sounds.

Along with an authentic soundtrack and the sound of a tiger roaring on a player’s winning hand, Dragon Tiger features a range of betting options and side bets, and players can win up to 10x their stake.

OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman said: “Dragon Tiger is an exciting and fast-paced card offering and our talented team has given this classic table game a modern revamp.”

Greentube to showcase romance-centric slot at ICE

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, is set to reveal the latest addition to their collection of interactive casino content at a dedicated area of the NOVOMATIC stand at ICE 2020.

The latest offering promises a romantic theme with all the twists and turns of a Shakespearean tragedy.

In addition to the as yet unnamed new slot, visitors to Greentube’s stand at ICE will be able to experience online versions of the group’s classic land-based slots.

Greentube CEO Thomas Graf said: “We can’t wait to reveal the latest star-crossed addition to our comprehensive collection of interactive casino content at ICE 2020.”

Playson to showcase Funky Fruits slots portfolio at ICE 2020

Casino software developer Playson will exhibit its Funky Fruits slots portfolio alongside its popular selection of engagement tools at ICE 2020.

Viewed as a major part of their portfolio, the Funky Fruits series – which started with Red Chilli Wins – puts a fresh twist on the fruit machine theme and has proven a big success with players.

Playson will also showcase its selection of bespoke engagement tools, which include Free Spins, Tournaments, Feature Trigger, and integrations-free Jackpots.

Playson sales manager Blanka Homor said: “Our new Funky Fruits slots series has already proved popular with players, and alongside the promotion of our bespoke engagement tools, this year’s event is going to be a very exciting one for Playson.”

Digitain launch in-house game Minesweeper

Sportsbook provider Digitain has bolstered its in-house games portfolio with the launch of Minesweeper.

In the two-player release, a mine is hidden in one of the game’s eight cells, and points are awarded to the player who selects an empty cell when the other player triggers the mine.

Minesweeper offers a winner-takes-all format and is designed to provide operators with a retention-boosting gaming alternative.

Digitain product manager Arsen Tadevosyan said: “The title strengthens our award-winning games portfolio, and we have no doubt that it will prove a hit with our partners and their players.”

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