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Age of the Gods Series Shows Playtech Can Create Its Own Icons

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It’s been a few years now since Playtech lost the rights to using Marvel superheroes to brand its headline online slot games. The story is complicated, but essentially Disney did not want to be associated with casino games, and subsequently would not renew the contract with Playtech when they purchased Marvel back in 2009. The licensing expired in March 2017 (it was a long-term agreement with Marvel), leaving Playtech with a big gap in its slot library.

As any followers of Playtech will know, they followed a two-pronged approach to replacing Marvel games. The first was to court DC Comics (essentially, Warner Bros) and instead use their superhero creations to brand a ton of games. Everything from modern movies like Justice League and Suicide Squad to the vintage Batman TV series has been covered.

AOTG has directly replicated Marvel

However, the second tactic by Playtech was to bring a whole new branding with the Age of the Gods series. Many of the AOTG games are almost identical to the Marvel slots. For example, AOTG Prince of Olympus is based on the Incredible Hulk, and the original Age of the Gods slot is based on X-Men.

While some movie fans will enjoy the excitement of seeing new DC-branded slots rolling out at Playtech casinos like William Hill and Slots Heaven, which you can learn more about at uk-online-slots.co.uk, there is nevertheless a growing fanbase for the AOTG series. Indeed, going by the prominence given to AOTG games on most sites, it is clear players are voting with their gameplay time.

 

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So, what makes AOTG better than DC Comics slots? It is, of course, a matter of subjective opinion, but some would argue that AOTG have struck the right balance between simplicity and excitement. The bonus features, while both lucrative and eye-catching, don’t rely on meaningless flashy images, nor is there unnecessary filler in the game. The point is that a nice balance has been made between branding and gameplay.

DC Games can have too much filler

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Playtech have completely dropped the ball with DC Comics games. They have attained a good level of popularity with players, although perhaps not having the same impact as Marvel games did. Yet, while you can see the positive side of branding from a developer’s perspective, after a while the movie content in the form of clips and audio gets a bit boring and unnecessary. Playing a session of, for example, Batman Begins slot can expose players to the same clips from the movie over and over again.

 

Indeed, buoyed by the success of the original handful of AOTG games, Playtech has moved to launch a few new additions to the collection in the last few months. It remains to be seen if AOTG Medusa and Monsters, Mighty Midas or Rulers of Olympus will stand the test of time, but they are adding value to a collection that has become a huge part of Playtech’s repertoire in a reasonably short period of time.

Moreover, because the AOTG series draws on Greek myths, it has a wide tapestry of themes, stories and ideas to draw inspiration from. Mythical slots are nothing new to be fair, but Playtech seems to have had the right approach by using this deep pool for great themes, without getting overly bogged down in the ‘story’. It seems to be working so far, with Age of the Gods meaning players aren’t missing those Marvel slots at all.

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Ganapati to Launch Manny Pacquiao Slot Game in September

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Ganapati PLC is going to launch boxing legend Manny Pacquiao themed slot game in September. Proceeds from the game will go to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, supporting children’s education in the Philippines.

The game’s focus on fighting represents the local communities’ fight for a brighter future, something that Pacquiao strives for in his role as a senator of the Philippines. Elected to the Philippine Senate in 2016, he was firmly established as a leading figure in politics.

“This opportunity is extremely exciting for us as it represents Ganapati’s considerable growth within the industry. We’re delighted to be involved in this project with the octuple champion Manny Pacquiao – a true global superstar. It is wonderful to know the extent to which Ganapati is now being recognised in the industry,” Juliet Adelstein, CEO of Ganapati Europe Holding and Ganapati Malta said.

“Manny Pacquiao has defeated countless powerful players in the past – no matter how strong his opponent, he always faces them head on and without fear. This mental strength of his can be seen not only in his role as a pro-boxer, but also as a politician and future leader of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao is the most successful and respected athlete in Asia and an incredibly skilled and determined politician. It is an honour to be able to produce his official game,” Hayato Terai, CLO of Ganapati PLC and Ganapati Malta said.

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iMovo becomes First Premier Implementation Partner for Zendesk in EMEA

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iMovo Ltd, an acknowledged leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM), Business Intelligence (BI), Workforce Management (WFM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), is pleased to announce that it has achieved Zendesk Premier Implementation Partner status, the first such partner in the EMEA region to do so.

Building on its previous Premier Solution Provider status and having achieved a 100% successful track record of numerous implementations of the Zendesk customer service solution, iMovo’s Customer Service Engagement consultants underwent additional study and certification leading to the Premier Implementation Partner status.

With expertise across many industries and business functions, combined with a team of certified consultants, iMovo has helped organisations improve their customer service operations, foster satisfied customers and build loyal relationships as well as create new efficiencies and generate value and cost savings.

Commenting on this achievement, Emmanuel Buttigieg, Zendesk Line Advisor at iMovo said “This new status has us extremely happy and we see this as a clear sign of the commitment the two companies are making towards bringing cutting edge customer service across multiple markets including the UK, France, Malta, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. Customer experience management has been a key focus for iMovo since its inception in 2010 and, with more than 60 successful projects under our belt, our team has demonstrated our vision, culture, and passion for customer experience and service management. As Premier Implementation Partners we look forward to continue working closely with Zendesk across the EMEA region.”

For more information please visit www.imovo.com.mt or send an email to info@imovo.com.mt.

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Rush Street Launches Online Sports Bets and Casino Games on iOS Devices in Pennsylvania

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Rush Street Interactive has launched online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices in Pennsylvania. Players are finally able to place online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices, via Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.

The launch has been facilitated by GeoGuard Location Validator, a new app launched through a partnership between GeoComply, a geolocation specialist.

“As we launch our casino site today, we are excited to offer Apple users a way to enjoy the innovative experiences we offer by betting from their mobile devices in Pennsylvania. We’re pleased that players with Apple mobile devices will be able to use the mobile web to play with PlaySugarHouse.com,” Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive said.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer loyal users with Apple devices, such as iPhones, a way to get online and begin playing on our award-winning platform,” Schwartz added.

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