The UK’s Gambling Commission has removed the requirement that casino operators in Britain seek their approval to trial new games. The amendment came into effect from 20th June 2011 and means that from now on the Commission will only publish a list of games that may not be played. This list currently has no games on it but you know it’s not likely to be long before some are added. They also reminded operators looking to trial new games that they should contact the Casino Games Review Group (CGRG) who are responsible for new games. They also sent out a reminder that a final edition of the Rules of Casino Games in Great Britain will be published in the near future.
Also in the UK, specialists in gaming machines, Barcrest, has launched a new Internet based title. The King of the Aztecs games is deployed on the OpenBet platform and will aim to build on its following amongst land-based players. Alex Stephens, Director of Business Development for Barcrest Group, commented: “Our portfolio of premium Internet game content is growing steadily and King of the Aztecs is proving to be a very attractive addition to the library. With the game already established across a number of channels we have created an appealing new gaming brand with widespread recognition among players”.
Currently customers for the game include Sky Vegas, Mecca Bingo, Blue Square and G Casino. With a minimum wager of 5p and a maximum prize of £200,000 the popularity of the game will only increase with time.