Microgaming pulls a rabbit out of the Hat with new game for April

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Monday 30 March 2015 2:25 pm

Microgaming is set to release its Rabbit in the Hat online slot in April.

Rabbit in the Hat is a 5×3 reel, nine line game with a magical theme, featuring bright and bold graphics and plenty of entertaining features.

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The base game springs to life when a colourful magic hat appears at random on reel five; the stage is then set for wondrous wins. During each subsequent spin, the magic hat will bounce one reel to the left. If a wild lands on the reel below a hat, a prize is awarded. Prizes comprise a wild hat (turning up to three reels wild), cash hat (awarding a random cash prize), free spins hat (delivering 10 free spins) and a mystery hat (awarding any one of the three hat prizes at random).

In addition, during the free spins feature, hats will appear above every reel, offering massive reward potential. On each free spin, a new hat will land above reel five, moving the hats along the reels to the left. Again, whenever a wild lands on a reel above a hat, a prize will appear like magic. Players can retrigger up to 50 free spins, with wins of up to 90,000 coins!

Watch the Rabbit in the Hat game promotional video:

Mike Hebden, Head of Casino Games at Microgaming, comments: "Rabbit in the Hat is a fast-paced game with a host of appealing features, including a new style free spins feature. It’s an exciting addition to our ever-growing portfolio of casino games, which now exceeds 800."

Rabbit in the Hat launches to Microgaming and Quickfire operators on the flash and download platforms on 8th April 2015. Rabcat’s premium five-reel video slot Dragon’s Myth™ will also launch to Microgaming operators on the same day. And there’s several new mobile games launching in April: Boogie Monsters, Harveys and Rhyming Reels Georgie Porgie.

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Adjarabet live on Microgaming poker using Babelfish technology

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling News,Poker News | Monday 2 March 2015 2:18 pm

Adjarabet has completed a full migration of its poker offering to the Microgaming platform; they are the first operator to use the revolutionary Babelfish API.

The project, a joint effort with Georgian development house Singular, involved Adjarabet building their own custom poker software. Using Microgaming’s Babelfish API, this software is ‘plugged in’ to Microgaming’s servers, giving Adjarabet a completely tailored, unique poker client with none of the hassle or cost of server-side development and hosting.

Adjarabet was founded in 1998 and has firmly established itself as the Georgian market leader in poker, casino, sports betting and skill games. The company made waves in 2013, when it was revealed that the Georgia-regulated operator was one of the world’s biggest standalone poker sites. In 2014, following a promotion giving away over 500,000 Georgian Lari, it was the third-largest poker room in the world.

"Adjarabet has generated a lot of interest in the last couple of years and naturally I am thrilled that they have chosen Microgaming and our Babelfish technology to take their poker platform to the next level," comments Alex Scott, Head of Poker at Microgaming. "It has been a pleasure working with Singular and Adjarabet to do something that has never been done before in poker, and I’m very excited to see how we can grow poker together over the coming years."

Adjarabet’s custom-designed software is available in both download and instant-play versions, with mobile coming soon. Adjarabet’s players will continue to play at tables in Georgian Lari, but because their software is running on the MPN systems, they can add network liquidity to their offering at any time with the flip of a switch.

"We were looking for a partner to help us grow and improve our poker offering; when Microgaming presented Babelfish we knew it was exactly what we needed," comments Alastair Ives, Head of Poker at Adjarabet. "The Babelfish API allows us to offer a product that is completely tailored to our customer base, eliminating the pain of migrating to a new software provider. We are very happy with how the process has been handled and with the results of the migration so far."

With Adjarabet live, Microgaming can also reveal that the MPN Poker Tour’s planned stop in Tbilisi, Georgia, will be run in conjunction with Adjarabet. Held at the Tbilisi Sports Palace from the 28th to 31st May 2015, the event will offer players a substantial guaranteed prize pool for a minimal $550 buy-in.

The launch of Adjarabet comes at an exciting time for Microgaming poker, with several other new operator signings to be announced in the coming months, and major changes to the poker software also on the way.

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A Decade of Microgaming’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ Online Slot

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Wednesday 4 February 2015 1:42 pm

Microgaming is celebrating 10 years of its Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ online slot.

Having signed an exclusive deal with Eidos for the Tomb Raider brand in 2004, Microgaming has the longest-running brand partnership in the industry. Through this agreement, Microgaming launched the world’s first branded online slot, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™.

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Upon its release the slot was an instant hit. But more importantly, it has remained a highly popular game for an entire decade.

High in demand and in anticipation of the explosion of mobile gaming, in 2006, Microgaming developed the branded game in J2ME for use on mobile. Web App, Android and HTML5 versions followed, extending the game’s reach across mobile and tablet devices. The game was also configured for use in a tournament environment, when Microgaming launched its multi-player software in 2007.

Following the success of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ online slot, in 2008 a hotly-anticipated sequel was released, Lara Croft: Secret of the Sword™, sending players on a brand-new mission to track down fragments of a lost sword.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, comments: "The Tomb Raider brand is instantly recognisable, so when we signed the licensing agreement back in 2004, we were incredibly excited. As the industry’s first branded slot, we knew the game would be popular; it has now become a Microgaming classic!"

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New ‘Babelfish’ Technology A Game Changer for Poker

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling Industry News,Poker News | Monday 26 January 2015 10:37 am

Microgaming announces the launch of a revolutionary new technology for poker software.

Babelfish, named after the fictional creature which performed universal translation, is a brand-new API which allows any software developer to create poker client software and run it securely on the MPN. Operators can develop software in any programming language, and using the Babelfish API, join in the MPN’s liquidity pool, giving them access to all of the network’s cash games and tournaments (both real money and play money).

"Babelfish is definitely a game changer for poker," comments Alex Scott, Head of Poker at Microgaming. "It allows operators to customise their poker software to a higher degree than has ever been possible before, without having to go standalone. Furthermore, it allows them to do this without having to worry about expensive hosting costs, random number generators, or any of the other complexities that come with developing server software.

"Babelfish also has many other advantages. For example, operators can build software for almost any conceivable device – from specific mobile devices, to games consoles, to smart TVs. If you were so inclined, you could even build poker software for a smartwatch, a connected fridge or an in-car entertainment system. The only limit is your imagination."

Operators can tailor their bespoke client as much as they wish in order to customise the software to the specific market they are targeting; any language can be supported.

The first operator to make use of Babelfish, a well-known major operator in the poker marketplace, will be going live imminently using a client that they have designed and built from scratch. This operator’s completely custom-built client is carefully tailored to meet the needs of their players. The new operator will be migrating all of their players to the MPN, offering a mix of private and shared-liquidity games, providing mutual benefits for both the operator and the network.

"With this new operator on board, our network will grow significantly. But this is not the only exciting news that the MPN has for 2015", continued Alex Scott. "This year we want to be at the pinnacle of the poker industry – this is just the first step!"

The first operator to go live with Babelfish will be announced in the coming weeks.

Visit the Microgaming team at ICE Totally Gaming, 3rd – 5th February 2015 at ExCeL, London, stand N5-220.

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Terminator 2™ enters new mission with online slot from Microgaming

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Tuesday 10 June 2014 3:21 pm

Sparks will fly as Microgaming’s Terminator 2™ online slot goes live with Microgaming operators!

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day featured an all-star Hollywood cast and won four Academy Awards by setting new standards in visual and sound effects. With worldwide box office sales of over $500 million, it is one of the highest grossing films of all time!

Microgaming has been working energetically to develop an online slot that takes all the elements of what made the film a success and deliver it to the world of online gaming. This cutting-edge game includes all of the lead actors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. The use of original film footage, accompanied by the mesmerising original soundtrack, ensures an action-packed player experience with many industry first game features.

When a player hits a five-of-a-kind they are rewarded not only with a big payout, but with memorable clips from the film. Look out for the T-800 Vision bonus feature, triggered at random during any non-winning spin, which positions the player experience through the eyes of the Terminator as he scans for targets to award higher wins. The best part about this mode is that only a single scatter symbol is required to activate the free spins feature, which sees the slot expand from a 243 ways to 1,024 ways game. This will be a novel experience for players as it is an industry first!

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During the 10 free spins, the T-1000 symbol acts as a substitute by morphing into any other character to award the highest possible win for that symbol combination.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, comments: "We’ve taken the core elements of the iconic Terminator 2 film to create an online slot that does the brand justice. Visually it is stunning and it has a fitting game mechanic that is completely unique to the online gaming market. Our operators and their players will be awestruck by our creation; we are incredibly excited about the game launch."

Rand Marlis, President of Creative Licensing Corporation, which represents Studiocanal for Terminator 2 licensing, says: "Microgaming is an expert in licensing big brands and we had no doubt that they would create a T2 slot that would perfectly represent the film’s legendary status. The end result really has surpassed our expectations and the online game is a masterpiece; I’m delighted that it is now live for everyone to play and enjoy. Working with Microgaming is a real pleasure and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship."

Terminator 2 online slot is live with Microgaming casino and Quickfire operators 4th of June.

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