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Microgaming takes flight with Dragon Shard

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Elemental forces clash over the ancient and powerful Dragon Shard in the latest fantasy themed online slot developed exclusively for Microgaming by Stormcraft Studios, the creative team behind hit titles Agent Jane Blonde Returns and Fortunium.

Dragon Shard is a five by five reel, 40-payline slot packed with trailblazing features and stunning visuals, fully optimised for a premium portrait gameplay experience on mobile. Journeying through a mythical realm, players can scale up the rewards with the mighty Win Booster™, and uncover hidden wonders beneath the game’s Mystery Symbols and in free spins with Mystery Reels™.

Battling to claim the arcane powers of the Dragon Shard, the Fire Queen and Ice King can appear throughout the game as high value stacked symbols, while all other shimmering icons, including the King and Queen’s fearsome dragons, are double stacked. The potential rewards escalate when super stacked Mystery Symbols roll in to join the fray, revealing a wild or any low or high symbol, and giving players the chance to fill the reels with five-of-a-kind wins.

Unleashing the strength of the Win Booster™ causes Mystery Symbols to transform into only wilds and high-paying symbols, and empowers all winning lines to pay both ways. Engaging this fired up feature increases the player’s total bet by 100%, with selection from the base game carrying over into free spins.

Landing three or more scatters conjures up the elemental sorcery of the Dragon Shard, coating the ethereal realm beyond the reels in ice and awarding 10 free spins. Depending on how many scatters land, the frosty bonus features up to three Mystery Reels™. Each loaded with infinite stacks of Mystery Symbols, Mystery Reels™ are activated randomly between reels two, three and four on every spin. Additional spins are awarded when further scatters land during the bonus feature, extending the adventure for those travelling through this epic and immersive world.

The quest for the Dragon Shard begins on Wednesday 29 May, available exclusively to Microgaming operators.

“Dragon Shard is another exceptional addition to Microgaming’s innovative slot portfolio from the talented team at Stormcraft Studios. They have realised a visually and aurally immersive world of sword and sorcery, which particularly shines in portrait mode on mobile. The game’s feature set is just as deep and rich as its presentation, with the Win Booster™ further enhancing the power of Mystery Symbols and Mystery Reels™ in free spins, which offers excellent win potential for any player lucky enough to land five scatters entering the bonus, particularly if the Win Booster™ is enabled.” – Jagoda Barber, Head of Games at Microgaming.

“Crafting the magical world of Dragon Shard has been an immensely exciting endeavour for us at Stormcraft Studios. We carefully integrated successful and inventive game mechanics with a relatable fantasy theme, completing it with beautifully rendered visuals and an epic soundtrack. We’re looking forward to welcoming players into the magical realm of the Fire Queen and Ice King, and providing them with a thoroughly entertaining gaming experience.” – Terence Igesund, Executive Producer at Stormcraft Studios.

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Chief Information Security Officer Joins Continent 8

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Continent 8 Technologies, the award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global network and cloud infrastructure solutions provider, today announced that Brian Borysewich has joined Continent 8 as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Brian will bring four decades of experience in the industry to Continent 8’s Cyber security, network operations, and compliance teams.

Brian is a seasoned cyber security professional and has served in many roles from systems security administrator to the C-level suite. He has empowered Fortune 50 companies to secure their environments, has held leadership roles at both eBay and PayPal at their respective headquarters in Silicon Valley USA, as the principal cybersecurity architect.

Brian’s experience includes over 15 years within the United States government intelligence agencies. He is a former Black Hat and Anonymous hacker who has since used his experience to provide companies, governments, and educational institutions with methods and techniques to protect valuable assets and data. He has been a keynote speaker and mentor at various security conferences and panels.

“As a global leader that protects some of the world’s most valuable information, we take data security seriously,” said Michael Tobin, CEO of Continent 8. “Brian has been globally recognized as a cyber security practice leader. His accomplishments and leadership have helped companies and governments around the world protect both brand and financial resources. I look forward to working with him in these challenging, but exciting times, as businesses and nations enter ever increasing Cyber security attacks in size and velocity.”

Additionally, Brian has extensive expertise in iGaming, which will assist Continent 8 in serving its wide range of clients in that industry. A pioneer in early online gaming, he provided gaming site technology as early as 1995, when the first customers bet before the flurry of regulation. He served for four years as IGT’s Global Operations Solutions Delivery Architect and Manager.

Brian’s arrival supports the company-wide dedication to security that strives to keep client data safe, secure, and private across the global network and public cloud infrastructure on a regional, national, and global level.

Continent 8 is an award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global Cloud infrastructure solutions provider that connects, manages, and secures the world’s most valuable information. Its advanced data centers and high-quality networks support critical online operations in both private and public-sector organizations in over 50 locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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Greece to Raise Tax Rates on Online Gambling

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The Ministry of Development in Greece has introduced a new proposal, which raises the costs for online gambling operations.

Permits for iGaming operations will cost €3 million (sports betting) or €2 million (online casino and poker). Greece demands online gambling licensees to pay a 35% tax on their gross gaming revenue.

Greece is soon to feature a casino resort. Two operators have already bid for the construction and operation of the facility.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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Veikkaus Appoints New Supervisory Board Members

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Veikkaus, the gambling monopoly in Finland, has appointed new supervisory board members to amplify and raise the responsible gambling standards.

There are a total of 28 members on the board. 13 members are representatives of various political parties and 13 representatives of Veikkaus’ stakeholders. There are two representatives from Veikkaus’ employees. The board would be led by chair Jukka Gustafsson and vice-chair Jani Mäkelä.

The first six months of 2019 have not been great for the state-run Finnish Gambling monopoly Veikkaus. In its financial report, Veikkaus has posted a 6% decline in overall turnover during the first six months of 2019.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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