Big Time Gaming has partnered with Relax Gaming for the launch of their joint new jackpot Megapays mechanic.
The two popular game providers struck a partnership this month to develop the Megapays mechanic, which offers a linked and tiered progressive jackpot system on select video slots.
According to Relax Gaming’s announcement, the Megapays mechanic will launch with Big Time Gaming’s upcoming Bonanza slot, and the mechanic will be made added to new and classic slot titles.
The two developers have said that the mechanic can turn some of “the greatest slots ever created into one of the best jackpot slots the iGaming world has ever seen.”
Speaking about the Megapays mechanic, Nik Robinson of Big Time Gaming said in a statement: “The result of plenty of research and development, Megapays is no doubt going to be a fantastic engagement tool that will prove to be a hit with players everywhere.
“Partnering with Relax to launch yet another industry innovation is testament to our positive working relationship. We’re excited to see what our next collaboration will bring.”
Simon Hammon at Relax Gaming added: “Our latest landmark collaboration with long-time partner BTG is certainly cause to celebrate! Launching our global jackpot system and operations shows growth in product strategy and depth that we’re proud to be sharing with our operators and players alike.
“Driving differentiation is a core value at Relax and this new mechanic is going to allow our talented development team to push the boundaries even further.”
New online casino website SlotStars has launched in the UK and other regulated markets via leading operator SkillOnNet.
The brand new online casino has launched with a selection of over 3,000 casino games, including video slots, table games, live casino content, and more from developers such as Microgaming, Big Time Gaming, Yggdrasil, NetEnt, and numerous more.
SlotStars is currently offering a unique welcome bonus where new users can claim a special prize via the Prize Twister after making a deposit, and like all other SkillOnNet websites, SlotStars accepts numerous payment methods and offers daily pick promotion too.
Chris Hughes, the Head of Marketing at SlotStars, said in a statement to CasinoBeats: “SlotStars promises a player experience like no other and that is only possible because of the tremendous SkillOnNet platform and team that have helped take SlotStars from concept to launch.
“We plan to disrupt core markets such as the UK and Sweden, and look forward to making our players feel like the start of the show from the minute they arrive at our casino.”
Jerry Land, the Vice President of B2B Solutions at SkillOnNet, added: “We are thrilled to welcome SlotStars to the SkillOnNet network and for the online casino to be able to leverage our award-winning platform.
“We are the leaders when it comes to allowing new casino brands to enter regulated markets and succeed in the long term.”
He ended: “Not only that, but our platform offers an unrivalled 3,000 slots, casino and live dealer games, localised payments and round the clock customer support – everything that a new online casino needs to compete with more established brands in the market.”
The launch of SlotStars comes after SkillOnNet launched a Masked Singer-themed online casino in December 2020 and after it launched its Zebra Wins online casino in May 2021.
Meanwhile, Evolution has today launched a brand new live casino slot.
The leading game developer has announced the release of Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt, a groundbreaking new live casino slot based on NetEnt’s hit game Gonzo’s Quest. The game marks the first Evolution title to use NetEnt’s IP after Evolution’s acquisition of the studio in 2020.
According to Evolution, the game requires players to uncover treasure hidden in a giant wall of 70 stones, and players will be accompanied by a live dealer and an augmented virtual reality version of Gonzo,
What’s more, the brand new live casino game is playable in VR with a Virtual Reality headset and controller, offering a more immersive experience.
Todd Haushalter, the Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said in a statement: “This is our first product that combines the best of NetEnt with Evolution.
“I’ve been excited to work with the amazing NetEnt intellectual property since the acquisition was announced and we are starting by taking the most famous character in slots and bringing him to live casino.
He continued: “This is also the first live game ever where players have such a high degree of control over their game strategy and the potential outcome. Unlike other games where the result is the result and there is nothing you can do about it, in Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt players take control as they go hunting for their prizes.
“This is a whole new definition of what a game show is – giving the player this level of control will attract a new audience to Evolution. We are continuing to evolve what the gambling experience can be, and this is an incredibly exciting landmark launch.”
The news comes after Playtech launched the industry’s first-ever live slot in December 2019. Playtech’s live game was based on its hit slot Buffalo Blitz and was described by the developer as a “collective experience” featuring “community spins”.
The game requires players to adjust their wager, select their spend limit, and the number of spins they want to play before starting the game, and the live slot’s reels will spin continuously while the dealer interacts with players.