The summer of 2018 looks to be heating up even more with the latest updates from two of the top online casino developers. Both Microgaming and NetEnt have big plans for June 2018 and beyond, as the developers focus on offering new titles to players. In addition, one of these companies is finding a new market in which it can lead the way for entertainment at online casinos.
Microgaming Releases Wild Scarabs Online Slot
The online casino games developer Microgaming is releasing another slot in the month of June. This latest release is called Wild Scarabs and again takes players to Ancient Egypt in the game’s professionally designed theme. Wild Scarabs is an advanced online video slots that will have five reels and 243 payways that are always enabled. The game comes with Microgaming’s trademark Wild Deal feature. This perk adds a guaranteed win if the player hits a wild symbol on the third reel during a spin with no payout. The special features puts four more wild symbols onto the reels and allows the player to earn winnings without having to spin again.
More special features in the Wild Scarabs online slot include free spins from landing scatter symbols on the reels. While the feature seems commonplace, Microgaming adds a special touch to free spins with something called Stashed Wilds. Any wild symbol that is not part of a winning combination is stored during the bonus. If the player gets at least three unused wild symbols, they are all placed back on the reels. The result is a much better chance at bigger payouts during the free spins bonus. Players can expect to find this new online slots game at casinos with Microgaming software.
NetEnt Among First Suppliers for Portugal Online Casinos
In the news from another top developer, NetEnt has recently inked a deal with The Stars Group. The deal will allow NetEnt to be the first supplier of casino games in the regulated Portuguese market. NetEnt will be working with The Stars Group to deliver a selection of its content to the PokerStars online casino. The country of Portugal is in its infancy with online gambling and the market is largely untapped at the present time. This agreement gives NetEnt an enormous advantage by being one of the first suppliers to reach Portuguese players. Growing among regulated gambling markets is a strategy shared by both parties involved.
Most players are familiar with the hundreds of online slots provided by NetEnt. However, the leading developer has an expansive gaming portfolio that is hosted by world-class online casinos across the globe. NetEnt provides many gaming websites with a live dealer format. The tables in the selection are streamed in high quality video with real dealers operating out of NetEnt’s studios. Players can select different styles of blackjack, roulette, and poker. The live dealer suite from NetEnt gives players of all types a more immersive alternative to visiting the traditional land-based casino.