Latest Stories and Events from the Online Casino Industry in October 2013

October 29, 2013
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September 30th: Net Entertainment signs partnership deal with William Hill PLC which will see NetEnt games being supplied to William Hill Games and also to William Hill Mobile. “We continue to follow our growth strategy in the UK market, and I am very excited that William Hill has selected Net Entertainment as supplier for a selection of our best in class casino games to be distributed over their online casino network,” said the Chief of GMO and MD of NetEnt, Bjorn Krantz.

The Director of Gaming at William Hill added, “Net Entertainment is one of the leading suppliers of best in breed online casino content in the market today, and we are fully committed to make sure we can provide our player community with the very best experience, which now can be further realized through our agreement with Net Entertainment.”

October 11th: Following the announcement of an agreed partnership between William Hill and NetEnt, several new NetEnt slot machines were finally launched at William Hill including epic titles such as Gonzo’s Quest and Jack Hammer 2. “We are thrilled to be live with William Hill. We have worked closely together to ensure this successful integration and commercial launch. This is an exciting day for William Hill’s players,” said NetEnt’s Bjorn Krantz.

October 17th: Microgaming expands its multi-player portfolio with the introduction of a Halloween themed slot machine called Lucky Witch. The first online ‘One Shot’ tournament featuring this game will take place on October 28th and players will be able to register for this event on desktop, via the Microgaming download client at almost every Microgaming casino.

“This is a timely addition to our multi-player platform. With Halloween just around the corner, our operators’ players will enjoy this new tournament slot. Furthermore, our new bonus prize feature adds to the extensive flexibility of tournament setup for operators. This will provide an ideal tool for the acquisition and retention of players,” said Microgaming’s spokesperson for Multi-Player Games, David Reynolds.

October 20th: Playtech announces that the progressive jackpot on one of its slots called Gladiator Jackpot has been won by a lucky UK player. The prize, worth €2,374,847.22, was the largest ever prize this slot has paid out to date. The lucky person was playing at an online casino called Winner.com.

“I congratulate the lucky player on this astonishing jackpot win on Gladiator Jackpot. Playtech is honoured to offer players prizes on this scale through our highly valued licensee - Winner.com. We take pride in the strong content and features of our slots and jackpots and are delighted to continually offer our players the opportunity to win huge prizes through our expanding games portfolio,” said Playtech’s Head of Casino, Amir Askarov.

October 24th: NetEnt also announces how one lucky player from Finland managed to net himself the progressive jackpot on a slot machine called Mega Fortune. The lucky Finnish player scooped a massive €3.2 million.

“Yet again one of Net Entertainment’s games has delivered a life-changing jackpot. The significance of progressive jackpots within the online gaming industry continues to grow and this win further enhances their importance in player acquisition for operators. We pass on our congratulations to the lucky winner and Paf,” said CEO at NetEnt, Per Erikson. Paf (Play among Friends) is a Finnish online casino.

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