Slots Industry News – April 2015

29/4/2015 – $1.1m Winner At California Casino

The Eagle Mountain Casino in California was the setting for the latest slots millionaire as a waitress scooped $1.1m on this wide-area progressive jackpot.

Harriot Mellinger was playing the 1,000,000 Degrees Blazing 7s Wild Jackpot Game on Bally’s Millionaire Sevens link network when she struck lucky; this is a progressive network which is accessible from casinos in Florida, Mississippi, Nevada and New Jersey as well as California.

29/4/2015 – Playtech Debuts Apple Watch App

apple watch playtechThis is not entirely online slots related news but anything involving the Apple Watch seems to be newsworthy currently. Playtech have released their app which will work with the new wearable tech. At the moment it’s just a sports betting app and the technology is based on Playtech’s existing Android designs.

Apple Watch users will be able to place bets, browse prices and use the ‘Cash Out’ functionality to end bets early for a lower payout. We look forward to seeing it in action.

23/4/2015 – GECO Secures UK Licence

geco-logoGECO, the company formed from the merger of Wagermill and The Gaming Lab, have secured their important UK gaming licence as well as a Category 2 licence from the Alderney Gaming Control Commission.

Strategic partnerships have also been forthcoming since the merger and these have included familiar names such as Core Gaming, Revolver, Bet Digital, Openbet & NYX.

About GECO -“GECO Gaming Ltd. Is an open content delivery platform offering an Alderney and UKGC certified RGS solution with proprietary game design studios in the UK and Australia. The GECO platform specialises in aggregating third party gaming content in Flash and HTML5.

21/4/2015 – Play N Go Releases Two New Games

There’s some welcome game release news from Play N Go as the Swedish company has announced two new online slots.

Tower Quest is a five reeler based on a Dungeons & Dragons environment while Golden Legend is an oriental five reel game with plenty of gold on view. They both live up to Play N Go’s high standards and are available to play at Bet Victor and Mr Smith Casino.

20/4/2015 – NYX Gaming Acquires Chartwell & Cryptologic

There’s a sort of merry-go-round within the gaming industry which is akin to to Premier League managers swapping jobs throughout the season. The latest example of this phenomenon is the upcoming acquisition from Amaya Gaming of Chartwell and Cryptologic (collectively known as B2B Business) by NYX Gaming.

Amaya Gaming acquired Chartwell in 2011 and Cryptologic in 2012 and in 2015 will be passing them on to NYX Gaming for CAD$150 million. Ongame followed a similar route and was sold to NYX in 2014 after it’s acquisition by Amaya in 2012. B2B Business have developed around 300 games which will add to NYX’s current total of 350.

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20/4/2015 – Massive Mobile Slots Millionaire

The 9th April turned out to be a memorable day for a slots player called Mark A as he struck lucky on the Mega Moolah progressive slot, pocketing an eye-watering £5,375,695.08.

The win was also notable for being the biggest ever win on a Microgaming slot from a mobile device and while Mark A probably doesn’t care about that right now, it’s a small footnote in the history of mobile gaming.