Daily News: Pragmatic Play and Blueprint released new slots
Latvia closes gambling establishments
The Latvian government discusses the future of the country's gaming industry. They discuss issues such as preserving the industry, taking into account the opinion of the population and tax revenues the country get from the gaming sector.
The government has to struggle in the current situation. Recall that in the country, the list of self-excluded players amounted to more than 7,000 people over two years. Gambling addiction in the country is the actual problem and it receives a lot of attention. However, a complete ban on gambling in the country isn't the best decision. The volume of the gambling market in the country is more than 500 million euros per year. According to many politicians, a complete ban would only aggravate the situation. The segment will go to the black market. Thus, the problem won't be solved, and the government is deprived of legal revenues to the budget. Currently, gray gambling market is about 35% of the total turnover. If the legalization of this sphere of business is cancelled, the whole sphere may go underground.
Dialogues on the large-scale closure of gambling establishments in three cities of Latvia including Riga are held. Some casinos have already ceased their activities, and some of them went to gray market.
Pragmatic Play released a slot machine with 7776 ways to win
Pragmatic Play released the Aztec Bonanza slot machine with cascading spins. The video slot doesn't use a fixed number of reels and rows — their number depends on the size of the symbols on the field. The total number of winning combinations when using the 5x6 structure reaches 7776.
Number of ways to win increases as you collect prize combinations and unlock the screen. The slot also provides a series of free spins.
Pragmatic Play develops slot machines, bingo and gambling in the Live Casino format, focuses on the release of premium games and actively promotes its products. Previously, the company launched promotion for slot fans. The developers plan to play out 1.5 million euros among their customers in the next six months. All the slots of the provider that participate in the promotion are marked with Daily Drops & Wins stickers in the online casino.
The release of gambling on feature and animated films usually attracts additional public attention. Working on projects, gambling developers have to make agreements with copyright holders. One of the most famous slot machines based on the animated series was NetEnt's South Park video slot.
The release of Rick and Morty Megaways was the most successful in the history of Blueprint
Blueprint has released the Rick and Morty Megaways slot machine. Video slot release based on the same-name animated series was the most successful one in the history of the studio. Provider recorded the highest gamblers launch rates on the day the game was released. The number of openings of the slot was 37% higher than the previous record holder The Goonies.
This video slot was created as part of the official franchise of the popular animated series "Rick and Morty." The slot uses patented Megaways mechanics, so the number of winning combinations reaches 117 649. New game provides free spins and additional multipliers during cascading spins. Also, players get a chance to collect up to 24 wilds on the field.