Monthly Archives: February 2016

Microgaming debuts Virtual and Augmented Reality Concepts

Augmented Reality Scratch Cards
Augmented Reality Scratch Cards

Just two decades ago the notion of online casinos was far out there and playing at them was likened to some futuristic pastime. Twenty years on, we’re now playing at the some of the same casinos from our mobile and tablet devices from anywhere in the world!

And if Microgaming’s latest strides in technological advancement are anything to go by we are sure to see virtual and augmented reality products and wearables available in the online gambling market in the not too distant future.

We previously reported on Microgaming’s award-winning VR Roulette game and the software giant recently debuted a prototype which they hope will be a future attraction along with a number of Augmented Reality products in their casinos games portfolio at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming expo.

From the reaction of the participants, the experience was more than just a little impressive and Microgaming will be following Google and Microsoft’s lead when bringing virtual and augmented reality products to market in future.

VR Roulette
Microgaming Virtual Reality Roulette

Microgaming showed visitors Augmented reality scratch cards based on their Avalon and Hot as Hades Slot games, using this technology land based scratch card games are brought to life when a player points their mobile phone at them. When you think of all the possibilities this could bring to online gaming in future, it’s a very exciting prospect.

On the Virtual Reality front Microgaming allowed visitors to play their VR Roulette game which relies on 3D technology to immerse gamers in a virtual world through the use of the wearable Oculus Rift device and elite motion technology. Once wearing the device you will be able to enter the world of Virtual Reality Roulette where you can not only use your own hands to move things around thanks to motion sensors but also touch everything you see on the screen!

While we’re probably still a few years away from integrating wearable technologies into our online gambling experiences, it does give us something to look forward to!

Playtech Licenses DC Comics Content

Playtech DC Comics Slots
Playtech signs licensing deal with
DC Entertainment

It is a big month for new casino game partnership announcements and the competition between software providers is heating up as each organisation vies to keep players entertained by offering the most attractive games. That of course means licensing popular mainstream brands for use in online and mobile slots at the world’s most popular casinos. A great example of this is the recently launched NetEnt Guns N’ Roses slot.

One of the most recent announcements comes from software giant Playtech, who has reportedly signed a multi-year licensing deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment. This new agreement will see Playtech licensing four DC Comics branded film and television titles for their Omni-channel casino games.

The new titles include “Batman” – the classic series from the 1960’s, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Green Lantern” (2011) and “Man of Steel” (2013) as well as “Superman I” (1978) and “Superman II” (1980), all of which will be released during the course of 2016.

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Playtech’s worldwide studios are involved in the production and deployment of these coveted titles and with over 600 games under their belts, Playtech’s latest Omni-channel offering is sure to be as much of a masterpiece as the brand entities whose images they are created in.

Playtech’s CEO Mor Weizer commented that the company’s premium branded slot content will be further strengthened through their newly developed partnership with Warner Bros and the release of the DC comics branded slots. Adding that casino operators and players alike would benefit from the best gaming experience that the market has to offer and that the company looked forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Warner Bros.

As players we’re very excited to see these new games in action, and with so much to look forward to this year already, it seems that things will just keep getting better.