Thursday, 24 June 2021

Entain Announces New Virtual Reality Sports Entertainment Experience

Entain Virtual Reality Sports

Leading gambling operator Entain has announced a new virtual reality multi-sports entertainment experience.

As reported by Gambling Insider, the gambling company will build upon its partnership with technology and media company Verizon Media to launch the entertainment experience, which has been described as the “first-of-its-kind”, across Entain’s international brands.

The experience will be available for free to those aged over 18, and it will be compatible with the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset, allowing users to play several virtual reality sports games, either individually or with friends. The experience will also include the ability to live stream football games and unique experiences where users can build fantasy team lineups in virtual reality.

Sandeep Tiku, the COO at Entain, said in a statement: “We continually offer our customers a wide range of innovative and exciting experiences, and VR (Virtual Reality) is an exciting opportunity for us to innovate in new ways. The aim is to mix sports, entertainment and different types of immersive play in one product, giving customers a great mix of new, exciting stuff to enjoy.

“We know consumers are looking for more multi-dimensional experiences, in which the ability to place a bet is only one of the ways they want to enjoy themselves. So we want to wow them and give them better experiences than they’ve ever had before – and at the same time also use our cutting edge technology to keep our players safe.”

Pragmatic Play To Celebrate National Bingo Day

Meanwhile, leading game developer Pragmatic Play has announced that it’s celebrating the inaugural National Bingo Day for the first time in the United Kingdom by offering free games across a two-day period.

What’s more, Pragmatic Play, which launched a new slot last week, will be offering a free £1,000 bingo game on June 25th, as well as over £100 jackpot prizes with free games in its 80-ball bingo room on National Bingo Day between 2 and 3 PM. All of this will be made available with major gambling operators such as PlayOJO, Lottoland, Butlers Bingo, and more.

This year’s National Bingo Day marks the first time the day has become a registered awareness day in the United Kingdom, supported by The Bingo Association and licensed gambling operators within both the online and land-based industry.

Ezgi Erturk, the Head Of Bingo at Pragmatic Play, said in a statement: “We are massively excited to join in the fun and celebrations of National Bingo Day, along with our partners and all those involved in bingo, both online and in the clubs. What better way to celebrate than lots of free bingo, something we know will be eagerly received by players, and available across our network.”

Spearhead Studios To Announces Brand New Video Slot

Also this week, game developer Spearhead Studios has announced the release of a brand new video slot titled Sweet Games, which is inspired by the casual games genre.

According to Spearhead Studios, the brand new slot offers players a magical experience as beautiful, multicoloured gems fall from the sky to create cascading wins. The slot uses a 6×5 layout with an RTP of 96.07%, and it has medium to high volatility, which means users are given an equal chance to make both big and small wins.

The Sweet Gems comes with numerous special features, including cascading multipliers, sticky multipliers, wild symbols, an avalanche mechanic, and a unique Double Chance mechanic where players can double their chances of triggering the game’s bonus by increasing their stake by 25%.

Kevin Corti, the Game Development Director at Spearhead Studios, said in a statement: “For Sweet Gems, we decided to adopt the influences of notable casual and social games to create a light, fun and magical feel that will appeal to a broad audience. The symbols and the environment are beautiful, and the sticky multipliers in free spins are a very exciting feature which can deliver very big returns for players.”

The release of Sweet Gems follows the launch of successful Spearhead Studios games, including Book Of Muertitos, Dark Joker, Blue Diamond Book, and Wild Gold. The news also comes after Spearhead Studios announced a licensing agreement to create a series of new slots based on professional American golfer John Daly.

iSoftBet To Release New Golden Buffalo Double Up Slot

Finally, game developer iSoftBet has released its new Golden Buffalo Double Up slot, a game set in the open plains of the American West that was designed to help players land massive wins.

The brand new slot uses a 5×4 layout with 1,024 paylines, and it has an RTP of 96% with medium to high volatility. The game comes with numerous special features, including the Double Up feature where players can double their bet stake for all scatter symbols to double in size and increase the likelihood of triggering the game’s Bonus Wheel.

Other mechanics include a free spins mode, stacked symbols, multipliers of up to 72x, wild symbols, and so much more designed to help make wins. The Golden Buffalo Double Up slot also includes a buy feature where users can purchase the Bonus Wheel feature for 100x their bet.

Mark Claxton, the Head of Games at iSoftBet, said in a statement to EuropeanGaming: “Golden Buffalo Double Up takes a very popular theme and adds several compelling features. The Double Up mode gives players more chances than ever of hitting the Bonus Wheel, which can award huge prizes or plentiful free spins. Adding diversity to our portfolio is a key focus, and we’re very pleased to roll out to welcome players to join the stampede of the majestic buffalo.”

The release of the Golden Buffalo Double Up slot comes after the launch of other games, including Royale With Cheese MegaWays, Moriarty MegaWays, Gem Roulette, Pearl Legend: Hold & Win, The Ruby MegaWays, Sea Of Riches, Super Reel: Spin It Hot, and more.