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LGA SUSPENDS WANTEDPLAY REMOTE GAMING LICENCE
WantedPlay Limited's Class 3 on 4 remote gaming licence LGA/CL3/800/2012 has been suspended by the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA).
The LGA declined to release the reason for the suspension saying "no further information will be released at this stage in order not to compromise any investigations that may need to be performed".
WantedPlay Ltd. has been directed by the authority to suspend all gaming operations, cease to register new players, not take any further deposits, not offer any games falling under the Authoritys licence, provide registered players access to their accounts, settle all players dues and remove any reference to the Authority on all unapproved websites.
Players with outstanding payments due to them under the licence are urged to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org providing their name and surname, registered address, date of birth, copy of passport or ID card, contact numbers, username and a screenshot of Balance or any pending Cash Outs.
In related news, the LGA advised it has no connection with tipbet-franchise.com and any reference to the Authority is false and misleading.
MICROGAMING LAUNCHES NEW LUCKY KOI ONLINE VIDEO SLOT
Starting the New Year with Bicimotos a bang, online gambling software developer Microgaming launched its Lucky Koi video slot Monday, sending online punters on a virtual trip to the tranquil and serene Far East.
Lucky Koi is a five reel, 25 payline video slot with an Asian theme, depicted through beautifully rendered garden graphics and appropriate symbols. The game provides opportunities to win big with scatters, wild pays and free spins, with the Lucky Koi logo acting as the wild and giving gamblers the chance to build winning combinations by substituting for other symbols.
Three, four or five stone lantern scatter symbols will trigger a bonus choice feature in which the player can choose between the free spins feature and the Koi Bonus.
If the player picks the free spins feature they are awarded a random bonus of between 10 and 30 free spins with a multiplier of up to 5x. Alternatively, if the Koi Bonus is selected, the player will embark on an interactive fishing trip at the Koi pond. Armed with a bamboo fishing pole, the player is given between three and six opportunities to catch a Nishikigoi fish, which can earn big rewards.
Mike Hebden, head of casino games at Microgaming, said Monday: Lucky Koi is the first of many new and exciting additions to Microgamings casino games portfolio for 2014 theres plenty more to look forward to in the coming months.
NEW RABCAT GAMES
Austrian Lotteries' subsidiary RabCat has launched its Castle Builder slot game through the Odobo platform.
Castle Builder is a 5-reel, 15-payline slot machine that was launched last year through Austrian Lotteries' operational website Win2day.at.
The game debuts RabCat's level-based slot feature as players traverse through a medieval fantasy land populated by knights and princesses. Bonus features develop the adventure as players progress through multiple levels and challenges include building castles and making royal love-matches as they move towards the ultimate "royal wedding" bonus round.
The game switches into an endless mode as soon as the player has discovered all kingdoms and achieved the highest rank.
Another quality release is titled "Frozen Diamonds", an action-packed video slot that replaces the traditional reel spins with Frozen Diamonds falling down from above.
Symbols that make up a winning bet line detonate and trigger the Bonus Fall feature instantly and gaps arising from prior win combinations are filled with more falling symbols.
If the player scores a win during the 2nd Bonus Fall, 10 Free Spins are awarded. In addition, the Free Spin feature is peppered with Wild Symbols and the opportunity to trigger more Extra Free Spins. The game's feature set it topped off with a Gamble Game.
Dragons Cave again expands RabCat's premium video slot portfolio. This game features a fearless girl with the prowess to defeat four greatly feared dragons.
Once the dragons are defeated the girl gains access to the legendary Dragon's Cave where each dragon releases a head-hunter fee and the game shifts into the first bonus game stage.
The game is a 5-reel slot featuring 2-way paylines and an interactive wild placement feature.
Last but not least, Forsaken Kingdom is a 5-reel slot set within a dark medieval setting based on Arthurian Legend.
Players journey as King Arthur on a heroic mission while facing various challenges and deadly threats.
The core of the game mechanism is the Round Table of Fortune feature where the goal is to gather twelve knights around the Round Table by collecting rare shield symbols.
With each shield symbol collected another knight takes a seat at the Round Table. The feature is triggered as soon as the last knight has arrived.
ISRAELI SUCCESS FOR BRITISH BETTING SOFTWARE SUPPLIER
British sports betting software provider LVS Ltd and its French counterpart, lottery solutions specialist Lotsys SAS (a member of the FDJ group) have announced that the Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB), exclusive rights operator for sports betting in Israel, is now live with their systems.
LVS and Lotsys won an international tender to supply advanced betting and lottery platform technology to ISBB in the form of a customised sportsbook, a transactional engine, web and mobile site now live at Winner.co.il.
This solution provides the foundation to sustain ISBBs growth for the next decade, said Zach Fishbein, chairman of ISBB.
The project is part of ISBBs strategy to upgrade its offer to customers and distribute a much broader range of sports and markets. ISBB is enhancing productivity with the sportsbook automation suite and open architecture to enable real-time integration with satellite systems and online services.
ISBB is a very interesting customer; they are sharp and highly skilled in sports betting and IT, said Simon Ordish, LVS CEO. They know what they want and this project was a great opportunity to boost our roadmap.
The ISBB platform is a new generation of betting solution developed on modern yet proven technologies, such as Java and Oracle for the backend and Ruby on Rails for the frontend, and exposes all its services through an open REST API, considerably facilitating integration processes.
Pascal Blyau, LVS managing director and FDJ development director said: While the advanced betting and lottery platform was initially designed for online betting operators, this kind of project allows us to extend the concept into a much more global and multi-channel solution purpose-fitted for sports betting and lottery operators. This is a new class of gaming solution and is becoming a best-seller in the lottery world.