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This week’s gambling industry deals

TAGs: bally technologies, bede gaming, Betinternet, BetSoft Gaming, bingocam, Cake Poker, crazy vegas casino, Evolution Gaming, ezugi, golden-race, Interwetten, Live dealer, locus gaming, mdi entertainment, Microgaming, Quickfire, sheriff gaming, tain, topjack games, Webis Holdings

gambling-dealsLive dealer products are all the rage this week. First, Austrian operator Interwetten has enlisted live dealer stalwarts Evolution Gaming to provide it with a Spanish-facing live roulette product. The Evolution offering will be streamed from its studio in Murcia from noon to 4am local time, seven days a week. Second, Malta-licensed Crazy Vegas Casino has signed up for the Microgaming-powered Playboy Live Dealer product. Crazy Vegas customers will soon be enjoying roulette, blackjack and baccarat games dealt by pretty girls with extremely large ears. Finally, Curacao-licensed live dealer provider Ezugi has agreed to provide a full suite of its products to Golden-Race.com. Golden-race CEO Martin Watcher said he was looking forward to offering Ezugi’s Flash and HTML5 mobile options to his customers, particularly those in Eastern Europe and Asia.

US gaming firm Bally Technologies has inked its first real-money online slots deal with UK software provider Bede Gaming. Bede licensee IPS (Intellectual Property and Software) Limited – which holds an Alderney gaming license – will launch three five-reel Bally Games slot titles via its Betuk.com and PinkCasino.co.uk brands. Bede CEO Michael Brady said it was a “massive achievement” for his year-old firm to be the first to market with Bally Games.

Topjack Games has inked a deal to make its ‘insured jackpot’ games available on Cake Poker. Cake players will have access to Topjack’s lottery, scratchard, slots, bingo, blackjack, roulette and keno games, and Topjack is promising eight new slot and scratchcard games, including a 3D-slot title, over the next three weeks.

Software developer BetSoft Gaming has agreed to provide its 150-game portfolio – including its three-dimensional slots titles – to online platform provider Tain. BetSoft’s games will be integrated into Tain’s Thorium Casino and made available to Tain’s customers in the coming weeks.

Scientific Games’ subsidiary MDI Entertainment has added AMC TV hit The Walking Dead to its list of licensed properties. Characters from the most popular drama in basic cable history will now appear on various lottery products including printed tickets, terminal-generated games and digital games delivered via the internet and mobile (where permitted by law) in the US and Canada.

Isle on Man-based online casino and sportsbetting provider Webis Holdings has inked a deal in which its Betinternet.com subsidiary will enjoy live sports data courtesy of IMG subsidiary Enetpulse. Betinternet claims over 15% of its sportsbook turnover comes from in-play tennis betting, so Enetpulse’s steady supply of data from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Tour will be of particular interest.

Isle of Man-based online casino firm Locus Gaming has inked a game content deal with Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. Locus’ Jack Gold Casino will immediately enjoy four new Quickfire slots titles, eventually adding up to 400 online casino titles.

Dutch three-dimensional casino games developer Sheriff Gaming has inked a deal to provide its games to webcam-enabled online bingo operator Bingocams. Vikki Taylor, Bingocam marketing manager, believes there’s “a real synergy between slots players and bingo players,” so the addition of Sheriff’s 3D titles is “really going to spoil our players.”

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