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July proving to be a bumper month for new online games

July has seen a feast of new games for online gamblers, increasing the depth of choice across several Internet gambling provider platforms.

Playtech introduced over a hundred Flash technology, no download games in its software upgrade, whilst World Winner introduced a new casual skill game title branded Bejeweled Twist from Seattle-based PopCap Games. In this new twist on the top-selling puzzle franchise, players must rotate blocks of gems against the clock in order to create rows of three or more matching jewels and build high scores to win cash and prizes. The company has also licensed the game Jeopardy for conversion to an online skill game.

Microgaming launched its now customary monthly four game release, which included Fortune Finder, Sterling Silver, Pedal Power and Summer Holiday themed slots, and new online casino client Expekt.com went live with a massive and diverse gaming suit from the veteran software developer.

The 32Red online gambling group teamed up with RM Royal Media to offer a range of rummy games online, and the Rival gambling software company launched its new i-slot Bust a Vault at licensee operations.

Realtime Gaming launched four new games in its Real Series of video slots, notably Mystic Dragon, Sea Captain, London Inspector and Loose Caboose, and NeoGames introduced a scratchcard game based on dominos.

Betsoft geared up to supply eight 3D slots to Nordic facing online casino Mister Green, an online casino launched last year by two of the Betsson founding partners, and the Bodog88-Haydock Sports team of Asian facing establishments started providing live dealer action from Enterasia.

Online gambling software developer CTXM, which provides games to many of the major companies in the industry, released two new casual slots for the popular iPhone. Both slots are derived from proved casino slots already published by CTXM through its partners - FreakyFruits and Totem Quest.

Cyberarts premiered new online bingo at the recent Bingo Summit, and Unibet and Microgaming got Maria Poker - a female demographic targeted site using Flash software - underway.

Online gambling games provider and distributor WagerWorks announced the release of online ports of Barcrest Group's leading UK branded game titles Rainbow Riches, Ca$hino and Elvis Top 20 - arguably Britain's best known land-based slot titles with a significant presence through bingo halls, motorway service areas, adult gaming centres and betting shops. These games have recently been integrated onto the Orbis Openbet platform.

Virtue Fusion Alderney, launched three new networked progressive jackpot scratch cards with summer beach and topical themes. The company has continued to grow its network with quality games and licensees, the latest being the Danish bingo site Krone Bingo.dk, whilst the online bingo operation of one of the UK's major gambling groups, Gala Bingo, has announced the July launch of a series of new side games, adding variety to the gaming offering to players.

Jackpot City launched a mobile offering powered by Spin3 and featuring the growing range of mobile games from Microgaming, and the new partnership of NetplayTV and Playtech will ensure that players on licensees to both companies - among them the latest licensee Stanleybet International - have an expanded range of conventional online games, live over the Internet and interactive TV offerings and mobile games.

The massive online poker operator Full Tilt Poker's latest software upgrade includes a Hand Replayer and Mixed Limit games, and appropriately comes on the eve of its fifth birthday.

Smart Live Casino, which is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and offers live dealer gambling over the Internet and interactive television via SkyTV, added baccarat to its gaming suite.

Backgammon online is coming into its own with Jadestone signing up the World Series of Backgammon to its new online network dedicated to the resurgent ancient game this month.

August is already shaping up as set to continue the trend, with Net Entertainment believed to be close to launching new games on its online casino for Paf, and Cryptologic advising that it has orders from 888.com for a further 5 games. Cryptologic has also announced a deal to provide Victor Chandler group with a range of 10 games.

For UK football fans, The Sun newspaper's fantasy football project Dream Team will be supported by the William Hill betting group next season, widening the scope of this major multi-platform initiative that embraces digital, mobile and print gaming.

Parlay Entertainment is reported to be almost done working on a white label bingo and casino site for the UK television group "Five", and there have been reports that Gibraltar-based online group 888.com has plans to redesign its online casino operations around a 3D model in the near future with some very interesting innovations. Early in July the company introduced side games like Oddly Enough, which allow players to wager on whether a game of virtual bingo will have more odd or even numbers and similar side bets.

Source: InfoPowa News

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