Wisegaming
Home Blog

How to Diversify Sports Betting Experience? – SOFTSWISS Presents Jackpot Solution for Sportsbook Projects

0
Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

Two innovative and multifunctional products designed by the leading iGaming software provider SOFTSWISS are now going live with a cross-product integration. As a result, the clients who choose the Sportsbook solution get simultaneous access to jackpot campaigns – an effective business tool to assist player acquisition, engagement and retention. 

This step extends the functionality of the sports betting platform, reinforcing it with engaging jackpot mechanics, and continues the line of bonus proposals. The launch of jackpots in the Sportsbook is expected to increase player retention and, therefore, operator revenue, by capturing the audience attention through exciting storylines and new winning options. At the same time, the Jackpot Aggregator extends its reach beyond the online casino ecosystem, unlocking a new dimension of sports betting to grow into. The combination of these powerful experiences is there to boost the performance of N1 Bet, the first online platform to benefit from the new combo. 

To set up a jackpot campaign on the sports betting platform, the operator needs to configure the settings on the both sides:

  • The Sportsbook: to define a list of jackpot participants and bet requirements that players need to meet to join a jackpot campaign
  • The Jackpot Aggregator: to configure the jackpot campaign settings, such as the jackpot pool size, award rules, etc.

The qualifying players will be automatically added to the campaign, getting the chance to hit the jackpot.

Alexander Kamenetskyi, Head of SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, comments on the new integration: “We are proud to present a new integration between the two innovative products, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator, which is already in use by the first client. The operator runs the integration with the full support of account managers, and clients themselves can customise the processes in the back office. We are sure this offering will add much value to any iGaming business.”

Aliaksei Douhin, Head of SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator, highlights: “This is a new development milestone for our product, and we see the integration coming through in the best possible way. Previously, N1 Bet, the first path breaker of our new integration, used to leverage the Jackpot Aggregator’s functionality to run campaigns on their casino platform to show great player retention results. Now the operator is launching jackpots on their sports betting platform, and we are confident that outstanding results won’t take long to arrive.”

The product heads also note that they are delighted to launch the integration with N1 Bet, highlighting the speed, innovation and ease as the key advantages for the client. The platform players are already exploring the new jackpot functionality and bets, while many exciting features and additions are yet to come. 

The N1 Bet team comments: “We strive to improve our product by complementing it with the best offerings available on the market. We already have the experience of launching jackpot campaigns for our online casino, which boosted player interest and delivered excellent results. We are now introducing jackpots on the side of our sports betting platform, and we are confident that this will help diversify the player gaming experience and increase engagement. We are grateful to the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook and the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator teams for all their hard work and support every step of the way!”

In 2022, SOFTSWISS launched the first cross-product integration between its Sportsbook Platform and the Game Aggregator. This year’s new addition to the already established ecosystem reinforces the SOFTSWISS product offering by extending its reach and functionality, and creates additional value both for operators and players. 

Learn more about the integration at ICE London 2023 at SOFTSWISS stand N8-231, where the teams will be presenting the benefits of the latest proposition.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international iGaming company supplying certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. The expert team, which counts 1,500+ employees, is based in Malta, Poland, Georgia, and Belarus.  SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.

Week 4/2023 slot games releases

0
Reading Time: 7 minutes

 

Here are this weeks latest slots releases compiled by European Gaming!

As they say, this phrase is meant to bring us extreme luck! So, let’s hop into our most adorable slot game, put this superstitious tale to the test, and shout “Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits!” to help Mr. Rabbit find his darling Mrs. Rabbit. Will this phrase increase his charm and luck after all? This is a new 5-reel, 3-row game with 10 paylines. Among the symbols on the reels, you’ll find rabbits, gem-stones, classy cocktails, an old car, and a bouquet of cabbage. The Wild acts as a dollar sign with bunny ears!

 

MGA Games presents Roma Plus, the premium version of Roma, one of the company’s most emblematic products. The renewed version of the 3-reel classic – the second online slot game created by MGA Games – includes significant game changes and the latest technology making the game playable on mobile, the users preferred channel.

 

Evoplay has launched its latest release, Mega Greatest Catch Bonus Buy, a new twist on its hit slot, Mega Greatest Catch. Inspired by the original game, Mega Greatest Catch Bonus Buy is an upgrade on its predecessor, integrating all known Bonus Buy features within the game. The Bonus Buy allows players to purchase 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins, so the bigger wins are always within grasp.

 

Greentube, is kick-starting the year with its most magical release to-date, Manic Potions™. Players looking to unlock the mystery behind this 5-reel, 1024 ways to win slot, will discover a concoction of fantastic features including a respin bonus, Lock & Spin bonus with a Wincreasing™ mechanic, and a medley of mystic modifiers.

 

Relax Gaming, continues its 2023 content roll-out with its spinetingling new slot, Horror Hotel. Across a quiet graveyard, players are invited to check in to an old lodge where 6×6 high-volatility fun, an RTP of 96.18% and max win of 20,000x bet await. The game sees the return of the Mystery Symbol feature, introduced in Relax’s Santa’s Stack, which is activated on any win.

 

Lightning Box looks set to harvest another hit after returning to the farm for Stellar Cash Chicken Fox 5x Skillstar. This 3×5 reeler, which boasts 20-win lines, features the studio’s thrilling Stellar Cash feature integrated within one of its most popular games. It will make its debut with Sky Betting and Gaming this week for a fortnight exclusive before a general release across the UK and Europe.

 

Instant wins are turned up to the max in Kalamba Games’ fresh take on a classic slot with 9 Blazing Cashpots Megaways™. Fruits are synonymous in slots entertainment, being enjoyed by millions over the years, and Kalamba has strolled down memory lane to revisit a player favourite title, bringing with it some brand new flavour – and Megaways™ – in this ultimate homage to the traditional iconography.

 

Wizard Games has embarked on a journey across the desert in search of glorious rewards in latest release, Sultan’s Palace Fortune. The three-reel slot is packed full of riches fit for a sultan, with glittering gems, wilds and scatters filling the reels. In addition, players can land cash prizes, launch the Sultan’s Treasure feature, initiate Bonus Mini Games, and more for fortunes of fun and payouts.

 

Inspired Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of two vibrant new online and mobile games: Call of the Wild™ and Lightning Viking™.

 

Collect your sword and prepare for the pit in Play’n GO’s latest action slot, Game of Gladiators: Uprising, the follow-up to their 2019 title, Game of Gladiators. Follow Spartacus as he embarks on a battle for freedom and fortune. Pitted against the fearsome Bellica by the evil Emperor Gaius only one gladiator will leave the ring victorious.

 

 

Spinomenal has returned to Ancient Egypt with its new game release, Lucky Jack – Book of Rebirth – Egyptian Darkness. In Lucky Jack’s latest adventure, the story takes you back to a time when a heavy, all-consuming darkness fell upon Egypt, looming over the empire. Join Lucky Jack on his treacherous journey in an attempt to save the land and restore the sunlight through the mystical powers of the sacred Book of Rebirth.

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry creates monstrous towers of symbols that award multipliers in latest release, Monster Superlanche™. Played across 6×5 reels, the title introduces a crew of colourful creatures that act as symbols within the slot, at least eight of these must be matching anywhere on the reels to award a win.

 

Yggdrasil and Reflex Gaming are looking to chase the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in their latest collaboration, Double Lucky Mushrooms DoubleMax™. The 5×3, 20 payline slot is adapted from Reflex Gaming’s original Lucky Mushrooms title. It has a distinctly Irish feel, with leprechaun hats, pots of gold, and colourful Gaelic runes acting as symbols, while the game’s bonus round is enhanced by Yggdrasil’s popular Game Engagement Mechanic (GEM) DoubleMax.

 

BF Games is serving up a treat in its latest mouth-watering release Sweet Reward. This satisfying 5×3 game is set in the colourful Candyland, packed with scrumptious features and sweet rewards. Landing three cream-filled scatter symbols triggers 12 free spins along with up to a x15 multiplier. The feature is served up on a different set of reels and can be retriggered, unlocking another 12 spins that are added to the current spin serving with the same multiplier.

 

Playson, the fast-growing digital entertainment supplier, has released Pirate Chest: Hold and Win – its first slot launch of 2023 which showcases a new Boost feature to award cash prizes instantly. This feature-rich game promises to be a huge hit for the supplier and comes on the back of a very successful 2022. In this newest title, Playson takes players on a journey to the seven seas with an opportunity to discover mega wins.

 

Wazdan, the innovative games provider, has released the fifth title in its top-performing and engaging Hot Slot™ series, Hot Slot™: 777 Stars. The straightforward and satisfying gameplay is brimming with classic traits and symbols that give off classic retro vibes. The inclusion of such a popular theme will see operators’ metrics boosted significantly with the title set to follow its predecessors in becoming a player-favourite before long.

 

Stakelogic is launching players into the cosmos where out-of-this-world wins await in its latest video slot release, Star StaxxTM. This game is all about Multipliers and Stacked symbols with players being encouraged to strap themselves in for a wild, intergalactic big-win ride. Star Staxx takes the 5×3 reel format with 20 pay lines active. The game sits at the high end of the volatility scale with a max win Multiplier of 7,500x the player’s bet.

 

Iron Dog Studio brings players a furiously fishy frenzy of a slot with Feeding Fury, a gorgeous addition to the 1X2 Network portfolio, with general release across the 1X2 Network on 26th January. And with the ‘Feed or Die’ bonus round offering a dynamic freespins experience with a powerful expanding collector feature, this game is really something to sink your teeth into.

 

Realistic Games has launched one of the fieriest releases of the year with Chilli Master. A highly volatile title that provides players with incrementally increasing multipliers and big win potential. Played across 5×3 reels this Latin American-inspired slot has symbols depicting tacos, burritos, avocados and more which must form a matching combination across the game’s 20 paylines to award a win.

 

Red Rake Gaming has kicked off the new year by releasing a new 5×3 reel slot game, with a highly retro theme and two main characters – Captain Wild and the villain – who will battle it out to accumulate multipliers, increasing them on the “Intergalactic Wheel” and discovering “Mystery” symbols along the way.

 

Red Tiger has launched Blood Suckers™ Megaways™, a chilling revamp of the renowned NetEnt classic enhanced by the industry-changing MegawaysTM mechanics. This macabre game, where players are advised to hang tight onto their wooden stakes as they slay the vampires, comes in addition to great Red Tiger remakes of further successful heritage NetEnt titles, such as Gonzo’s Quest™ Megaways™ and Piggy Riches™ Megaways™.

 

BGaming, a fast-growing iGaming provider, has announced the launch of its latest online slot Potion Spells with elements of Match-3 games. The magic-infused 7×7 slot offers players high volatility and 96.24% RTP, along with a variety of features including refilling reels, Spin and Match-3 elements.

 

FAVBET switches to Single Wallet for increased player comfort and smoother operations

0

 

 

FAVBET is doing away with the practice of creating several wallets in the player’s personal account on favbet.com in favor of its own Single Wallet solution which makes it much easier for users to manage their accounts. Migration to the new system is automatic and will not require any action from users.

The Single Wallet replaces the previous system where casino players and bettors had to create a separate account called “wallet” for each payment method without the ability to transfer funds between different wallets. In contrast to the previous approach, the Single Wallet combines all user accounts into one that allows deposits and withdrawals using different cards and payment systems.

The key advantage that FAVBET users get after switching to the Single Wallet is one account for all payment methods. Now, there is no need to create separate wallets for debit cards, Skrill, or other payment methods.

This is not an update to the existing system, but rather a solution developed from the ground up that not only adds convenience but also significantly increases the capabilities of our platform. On the surface, the changes don’t seem like much, but what we created here is in fact a full-fledged banking system that is similar in its functionality and efficiency to the solutions used by the leading financial institutions,” says Serhii Kostiushkin, Head of Engineering at Betinvest.

According to the company’s tech lead, developing the new system was unavoidable as the previous solution was created quite a while ago and could no longer keep up with the company’s growth and user numbers. Additionally, its outdated architecture significantly complicated financial accounting and put excessive load on the platform. The new system processes five times more transactions while being much more stable and not requiring as many resources.

The Single Wallet approach is now a standard for the world’s leading sportsbooks and casinos. Now, all of its advantages are available to favbet.com users.

OnAir Entertainment™ launches a new game, Blazing Dragon Tiger

0
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

OnAir Entertainment™️, the go-to provider of premium live casino content to operators, launched a new game, Blazing Dragon Tiger to their game portfolio on 26th January.

With its unique studio environment and table-felt animation, in Blazing Dragon Tiger players decide which spot to bet on and anticipate the winning side to be either Dragon, Tiger, or Tie, with the option of additional side bets.

Alongside the smooth gameplay and great UI visuals, the studio environment will bring greater value to customers by offering brandable studio elements. In addition, customisation by customers may also be in the configurable side bets and bet limits.

Real-time percentages will show how many users are betting on Dragon, Tiger, or Tie offering live predictions and statistics. Additionally, the option to zoom in and zoom out on specific roads will allow players to see better all-needed results on these roads.

Blazing Dragon Tiger will join the OnAir Entertainment’s™️ games portfolio with Standard Blackjack, Standard Roulette, Speed Roulette, Auto Roulette, 9 Pots of Gold™ Streamicon™, Eclipse Blackjack™, Card Matchup, and Lotus Speed Baccarat™️.

OnAir Entertainment’s™️ games are designed to offer a real-life gaming experience thanks to world-class digital branding technology, professional game presenters, and sleek branded environments which offer an immersive experience for players.

Seval Kaya, Business Development Director at OnAir Entertainment™, added: “We are very happy to announce a new game in our portfolio with great animation features creating stands out in the industry. Furthermore, our customers can use the brand elements on this new gaming experience for even better customisation. We have achieved this wonderfully designed user interface thanks to everyone who was involved in bringing this game to life.”

FAVBET switches to Single Wallet for increased player comfort and smoother operations

0

 

 

FAVBET is doing away with the practice of creating several wallets in the player’s personal account on favbet.com in favor of its own Single Wallet solution which makes it much easier for users to manage their accounts. Migration to the new system is automatic and will not require any action from users.

The Single Wallet replaces the previous system where casino players and bettors had to create a separate account called “wallet” for each payment method without the ability to transfer funds between different wallets. In contrast to the previous approach, the Single Wallet combines all user accounts into one that allows deposits and withdrawals using different cards and payment systems.

The key advantage that FAVBET users get after switching to the Single Wallet is one account for all payment methods. Now, there is no need to create separate wallets for debit cards, Skrill, or other payment methods.

This is not an update to the existing system, but rather a solution developed from the ground up that not only adds convenience but also significantly increases the capabilities of our platform. On the surface, the changes don’t seem like much, but what we created here is in fact a full-fledged banking system that is similar in its functionality and efficiency to the solutions used by the leading financial institutions,” says Serhii Kostiushkin, Head of Engineering at Betinvest.

According to the company’s tech lead, developing the new system was unavoidable as the previous solution was created quite a while ago and could no longer keep up with the company’s growth and user numbers. Additionally, its outdated architecture significantly complicated financial accounting and put excessive load on the platform. The new system processes five times more transactions while being much more stable and not requiring as many resources.

The Single Wallet approach is now a standard for the world’s leading sportsbooks and casinos. Now, all of its advantages are available to favbet.com users.

Gambling payment fintech continues hiring drive with senior appointment

0
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Meryem Habibi joins as Chief Revenue Officer

Global cryptocurrency-based fintech services group, SG Veteris, has appointed Meryem Habibi as Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly created role, Meryem will oversee the group’s global revenue generating functions and is responsible for the growth strategy, performance and alignment of its revenue-generation operations.

Reporting to CEO, Anil Oncu, Meryem will lead sustainable business growth though sales, strategic partnerships and marketing, identifying suitable customer segments to target and new markets to enter. Founded over six years ago and headquartered in London, the company grew its staff numbers by 25% and opened new offices in Estonia and Lithuania in 2022, to expand the reach of its Bitpace (gambling and gaming industry online cryptocurrency payment platform) and Koinal (popular cryptocurrency trading platform) brands. It has five offices and provides services to 150+ countries.

Commenting on the appointment, Anil Oncu said:

“I am delighted to welcome Meryem to the team. SG Veteris is in a growth phase, and we are currently bucking the trend in the market by continuing to hire key roles to help with our global expansion plans in reputable jurisdictions over the course of 2023. We’re excited about launching in even more countries as we are seeing consumer behaviours shift and crypto payments becoming more popular and in demand. We are proud to continue to attract the best people in the industry to help us continue to scale.”

Meryem has over 15 years’ experience in finance and technology innovation and joins from international payments/FX trading fintech, AZA Finance, where she was responsible for a major expansion of operations across Middle East & Africa. She has previously served as Head of Channel Operations for EMEA and APAC regions at Diebold Nixdorf, the US-based ATM and software giant, and led marketing and communications at Samsung Electronics.

Meryem Habibi adds:

“SG Veteris is a well-established company with high quality, flexible products which address genuine needs and gaps in the market, and I’m excited about the opportunities ahead. I see real growth potential in the benefits we can bring to cross-border trade and helping businesses to conduct more efficient and cost-effective transactions.”

GAMSTOP ANNOUNCES RECORD REGISTRATIONS IN 2022

0
Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

GAMSTOP, the free, independent national self-exclusion scheme for online gambling, has today revealed that a record 84,000 people registered in 2022, the highest annual figure since the service launched in April 2018.

In total, 341,365 people have chosen to self-exclude from online gambling sites since GAMSTOP’s launch with an increase of 5% new registrations over the last 6 months, compared to the equivalent period in 2021, and a 6% increase for the whole 12 months.

The continuing growth in registrations indicates that self-exclusion is an increasingly important tool for people experiencing issues with their gambling to take a break and seek further support.

In the last six months, almost 1 in 4 users (24%) have chosen to self-exclude for at least a year, with 48% registering for a five-year exclusion – the longest timeframe available. GAMSTOP’s users remain enrolled in the scheme when their exclusion expires, unless they request to be removed.

The service was used across all age groups in 2022, with more than 40% typically aged 25-34; around one in four, aged 35-44; and nearly one in five, aged 18-24. Typically, around seven out of ten users are male, although in August 2022, 34% of new signatories were female – the highest percentage last year.

Since launching in 2018, annual data has shown a seasonal pattern of registrations for both men and women, with the highest volumes usually seen during the winter months. However, during the second quarter of 2022 this trend shifted, and the highest number of registrations ever recorded on a single day was on July 1st with 371 new users enrolling.

GAMSTOP CEO, Fiona Palmer said: “Whilst we are unable to single out one factor that has contributed to the rise in registrations at GAMSTOP, it is likely that the current economic climate and affordability of living costs has influenced the decisions people are making about their lifestyles and expenditure. In 2022 we saw more than 80,000 new registrations which is a positive step towards supporting even more people. However, as we see an increase in the number of those with gambling problems, it’s important we continue to raise awareness amongst friends and family of those who most need it and that we continue to work with bank blocking and other support services to provide a comprehensive solution”.

Jack Scott, 27, from Stone in Staffordshire is a recovering gambling addict who registered with GAMSTOP after his addiction began to spiral out of control. Jack was losing 75% of his wage as a steel worker each month to gambling sites, but after two years of self-exclusion he has successfully overcome his issues. He discovered a passion for professional ultra-marathon running and recently finished second in the toughest long distance run on the planet, The Montane Spine race.

Jack said: “I was literally just bouncing from week to week without any purpose. I would look in the mirror and not recognise who I was. It’s sad to say now, but on a few occasions, I thought this was who I was going to be for the rest of my life. I couldn’t see a way out or a way to change. It was two years ago when I registered with GAMSTOP and cut myself off from gambling. Life has improved dramatically since then and so has my running.

GAMSTOP will attend the International Casinos Exhibition (ICE) as an exhibitor within the Consumer Protection Zone (CPZ) on the 9th February 2023, at ExCel London. Over the last five years, the CPZ has played a significant role in highlighting progress in technology, tools and research to ensure safer gambling practices are improved and broadly adopted.

GAMSTOP CEO, Fiona Palmer will join a panel of speakers to lead the conversation “Collaboration to Raise Standards and Broaden the Impact” from 12:15-13:00.

Roundtable: The future of cryptocurrency

0
Reading Time: 5 minutes

 

Cryptocurrency has really taken off over the past few years within the iGaming industry and has established an important foothold in the world of online casinos.

We spoke to Andrey Starovoitov – Co-CEO at SOFTSWISS, Daniel Heywood – Co-founder of NuxGame, and Matt Sahakian – CSO at Technamin, to talk about what the future holds for cryptocurrency and why it is now a hugely vital part of the industry.

 

How widespread is the use of cryptocurrency in online casino and sportsbook and does it have mass appeal?

Andrey Starovoitov (AS): The use of cryptocurrencies in gambling is a sustained trend that is only getting stronger from year to year. Today, we can see a certain segment of crypto casinos getting a strong foothold and taking over a considerable market share. Crypto casinos are certainly a flagship of our client portfolio along with major fiat casinos. In terms of figures, cryptocurrencies have grown 10% year-on-year to make around 35% of the SOFTSWISS turnover. This is an evident growth indicator on the back of the major coin price volatility, which shows a gradual progressive increase of player interest in this type of deposits.

Daniel Heywood (DH): There has been significant uptake in cryptocurrency adoption in various industries in recent times, including finance, IT, e-commerce and more. Additionally, outside of its use in the corporate world, it has been championed by thousands of private citizens who regularly use cryptocurrencies. This is a far cry from the image crypto had only a few years ago and serves as a testament to its growth.

Matt Sahakian (MS): I think that at this point, crypto is inseparable from our industry. Most reputable online casinos are now offering crypto payment methods and the ones that are not doing so, surely have it in their short-term roadmaps. Online sportsbooks jumped in on the trend a bit later than online casinos, but are certainly catching up as we see the rise of crypto sports betting in the industry.

 

What are the biggest advantages of using crypto for operators and players when placing wagers online?

AS: First of all, operators gain access to a whole new younger audience which generally does not overlap with the traditional fiat casino segment. The use of cryptocurrencies often gives a certain level of anonymity, which, in turn, attracts VIP players and high rollers.

On the level of operations, all crypto casino metrics such as acceptance rate, conversion rate and others are much higher compared to those of fiat casinos. For instance, the SOFTSWISS acceptance rate (successful to attempted deposits ratio) is 99% for cryptocurrencies.

All of the above is just a smidgen of the benefits from using crypto in iGaming. The main advantage is that crypto is an ever-growing trend we’ve been observing over the last five years.

DH: There are lots of benefits for both players and operators, with the speed of transaction being the most obvious. Because there is no intermediary involved in the transaction process things can be completed far quicker and with fewer steps involved, in comparison to traditional payment methods. The added – and significant – spin-off from the removal of that intermediary is the subsequent lowering of fees, making the process more streamlined and cost-effective.

MS: The foremost advantage is the added layer of security that these currencies bring, thanks to the blockchain technology they are based on. Security is always of paramount concern to both operators and players, and crypto puts both minds at ease. The decentralised nature of these currencies also amounts to higher degrees of anonymity which players prefer when it comes to their information and transaction history.

 

In which markets are a cryptocurrency solution particularly relevant?

AS: In fact, when asked which is the most popular market for cryptocurrencies in gambling, at SOFTSWISS we highlight that crypto falls into a separate new market. And it makes sense, as the differences between the crypto and fiat audiences are quite significant – the demand for transaction processing speed, availability of provably fair technology games, high game limits and even top game lists are totally different in these two segments. In general, the geography of crypto gamblers is pretty vast – Canada, Germany, LatAm (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina), and Asia.

DH: Cryptocurrencies are relevant across the world. There is no market in which they’re not playing an increasingly important role. However, they are aiding in the expansion of the iGaming industry in developing countries in particular. This is mostly due to the strict banking rules and restrictions within these jurisdictions that cryptocurrencies remedy.

MS: We’re seeing the Asian market as well as certain areas of the LatAm market embracing crypto, along with Africa and the USA. Mexico is also big on blockchain, being included in the top 50 countries where crypto is most popular. Countries like Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, and the UK are also joining in on the trend.

 

Is it all about Bitcoin, or are other cryptocurrencies commercially viable?

AS: Indeed, we are observing new coins ascending against a gradual Bitcoin decline in the crypto basket, but this does not mean that it is the Bitcoin that is losing its appeal but rather that other cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum as a gambling deposit method. According to our partners’ research, customer interests are shifting towards “stable coins”. Facing the crypto winter, most crypto traders have already sold the most volatile cryptocurrency as we are living in the “cash is king” times. USDT is the leader amongst stable coins, followed by BUSD. As a result, in 2022 we saw that Bitcoin was not the ultimate GO-TO choice for payments. But don’t get me wrong, it is still huge as only Bitcoin offers indisputable decentralisation and freedom of payment. It fell from 65% to 49% in transaction count on average, but marks much lower levels for new casinos with a younger player base.

DH: Bitcoin is of course the obvious leader within cryptocurrency, but there are an increasing number of options for both players and operators. Clients are using an increasingly diverse range, featuring projects such as Ethereum, Solana and Tether and others in order to offer the widest range of payment choices available.

MS: There was a time when Bitcoin was stealing the thunder in the world of crypto. However, that’s not the case today. There are nearly 10,000 active cryptocurrencies out there. Granted that not all of them are as popular or even used, many of them like Ethereum, Binance USD, Dogecoin, Tether and XRP are just as popular with bettors as Bitcoin. That’s the thing with these currencies. You never know which one is going to take the lead.

 

What does the future hold for using сrypto in online gaming? Is it a passing trend or here to stay?

AS: Overall, despite the volatility we are observing, the crypto gambling segment and its audience will continue to grow, as it is the speed, simplicity, and a certain level of anonymity that players value most in cryptocurrencies. We can clearly see an increasing interest in this niche, and a growing number of operators, including top tier ones, are adding crypto to their payment methods.

DH: Cryptocurrencies are categorically here to stay; by now I’m certain most can agree on that. As the crypto industry evolves, new and more innovative solutions are emerging and are competing for their “15 minutes of fame.” This in turn drives more innovation. A few of these are no doubt just a passing trend, yet some will stay with us long-term and become part of the furniture in the industry.

MS: When Bitcoin was released as the first open-source software and blockchain currency back in 2009, many people thought it would be a passing trend. It has been more than a decade now, and look where we are with these currencies today. Much like any other phenomenon, it is impossible to tell where crypto is going, but a decade-long popularity and expansion are clear indicators that this is a journey which we must follow closely.

BGaming Shares The Recipe For Success In Potion Spells

0
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

BGaming, a fast-growing iGaming provider, has announced the launch of its latest online slot Potion Spells with elements of Match-3 games. The magic-infused 7×7 slot offers players high volatility and 96.24% RTP, along with a variety of features including refilling reels, Spin and Match-3 elements. 

The gameplay in Potion Spells is filled with a variety of unique features, providing players with plentiful opportunities to win up to x12,000. Players will assemble exploding clusters, juiced up by the Big symbol, which doubles the payoff if it becomes a part of a win. The Backlit symbol adds to the high level of dynamism by adding two Wilds to winning combinations, keeping the fun game going. The Second Chance feature keeps players on the edge of their seats by triggering additional Wilds and randomly turning a failed attempt into a triumph.

All wins per spin serve as the ingredients for the spellful potion, which rewards players with the Detonation, Promotion, Reduction or Separation features for every 25 points removed out of 100 on the progress bar. When the pot falls to zero, an explosive amount of Wilds is triggered, inspiring players to catch a lucky break. To give players even more control over their gameplay, the slot also offers the Bonus Buy feature, allowing players to devastate the pot immediately and gain prompt access to their winnings.

“As one of the leading slots providers, our priority is to promote a diverse gaming experience through constant dynamics, feature-packed gameplay, and eye-catching design,” commented Yulia Aliakseyeva, BGaming’s co-CPO. “The BGaming portfolio has expanded to include over 90 vibrant titles with the addition of Potion Spells, and we are excited to bring this game to players worldwide, offering a new level of excitement and engagement.”

Previously, only players at the Bitstarz online casino had exclusive access to the entertaining Potion Spells. Starting from January 27th, the BGaming slot will be available to all operators, providing pure enjoyment with its visually appealing design and exciting features.

 

BGaming is a fast-growing iGaming content provider converting gambling into gaming. Thanks to an expert team and a player-driven approach, the studio creates innovative and engaging products featured on reputable platforms and 800+ online casinos worldwide. BGaming is the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies and offer Provably Fair games. Today the brand’s portfolio includes 90+ products with HD graphics and a clear user interface for every device. The studio is also known for its brand exclusives created in partnerships with leading operators in the industry.

Wazdan set to return to ICE London with a Mystery Box Giveaway

0
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Wazdan, the innovative games provider, will be exhibiting at ICE London 2023 at booth N7-420, where it is set to showcase its premium offering and surprise delegates with a Mystery Box Giveaway.

At the booth, operators can expect to learn more about the developer’s engagement-boosting features, promotional tools, and Mystery Drop network promotions with a whopping prize pool of €1,000,000.

To give its partners a sneak peek of how exciting Mystery Drop promotions are for players, Wazdan will be running a Mystery Box Giveaway during the event, giving delegates a chance to win some exciting prizes which include exclusive merchandise, Apple AirPods, fine spirits, such as Glengoyne 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and even a chance to take part in a luxury trip.

Wazdan will be exhibiting a considerable collection of both new and upcoming games, with its stand also offering a bar for a more casual business setting.

Among the plethora of games on display is Power of Sun™: Svarog. The slot, released in early January, is the first instalment in the new Power of Sun™ series. Proving an early success, it was nominated for the One to Watch category at the SlotsWise Awards 2022.

Various titles from the beloved Hot Slot™ series will be exhibited, including Hot Slot™: 777 Stars, Hot Slot™: 777 Rubies, Hot Slot™: Great Book of Magic, Hot Slot™: 777 Cash Out, and Hot Slot™: 777 Coins. Rounding off the display will be Mystery Kingdom™: Mystery Bells and 12 Coins™, both featuring Wazdan’s top-performing Cash Infinity™ and Hold the Jackpot features.

Coinciding with ICE London, Wazdan will also have a substantial presence at the Global Gaming Awards, taking place on the 6th of February. Top-performing slot 9 Coins™ has been shortlisted in the Game of the Year category. Wazdan will also be sponsoring the Online Sports Betting Operator award, with its CEO, Michał Imiołek, set to be one of the judges to mark the occasion.

Also taking place during the week of the event will be the International Gaming Awards. Wazdan has managed to pick up two nominations: the US Gaming Company of the Year, as well as a further accolade for 9 Coins™ in the Game of the Year category. The winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on the 6th of February.

In what is set to be one of the most important weeks of the iGaming calendar, Wazdan will be at booth N7-420 and its team looks forward to welcoming attendees to discuss its state-of-the-art collection.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan said: “Wazdan is thrilled to announce its return to ICE London 2023. With preparations well underway we have no doubt operators will be spoiled for choice at our stand. ICE London provides an excellent opportunity for us to welcome both current and potential partners as well as shed some light on unreleased titles that are sure to go down a storm. With the Mystery Box Giveaway, we’ll be celebrating the launch of our biggest yet network promotion with a prize pool of €1,000,000.

“Alongside the exhibition, we look forward to receiving the outcome of both the Global Gaming Awards and International Gaming Awards on what promises to be an unmissable night for the iGaming industry.”


Must Read