UK online gambling operator and provider Cantor Gaming has signed an exclusive deal with the fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal, to produce a range of world-class, online casino games based on the characters in the magazine.
Teaming up with Kevin Eastman, owner of Heavy Metal magazine, Cantor plans to bring the popular characters and storylines to the online gaming market in order to provide its players with fresh, exciting and unique games.
Cantor md Manu Gambhir says: “Heavy Metal has long been a cult classic and our design teams immediately saw
the ability to build innovative, cutting-edge casino games based on the brand. The games will be edgy, highly animated and deliver a completely new experience to our players.”
Eastman, who is also co-creator of the hugely successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, owns and runs the American-licensed Heavy Metal, which derived and translated much of its early content from the original Métal Hurlant publication in France. The magazine is designed in a comic format, targeted at an adult audience and will be turned into a movie during 2010, following a deal with a leading studio.
Commenting on the agreement with Cantor Gaming, Eastman said: “I am delighted to have reached an agreement with Cantor Gaming to bring the unique characters and storylines to a new marketplace that I am sure will appreciate the vibrancy and originality of the brand.”
Heavy Metal, with its unique visual style and comic book storyline, will bring more diversity to the gambling inventory at Cantor Casino.com, building up its portfolio of innovative offerings alongside traditional casino games such as blackjack, roulette and slots.
Cantor Casino is part of the global Cantor Fitzgerald Group of Companies, a premier global financial services provider with over 50 years as a recognised leader and expert in the specialised areas of equity and fixed income capital markets. Cantor Casino is operated by Cantor Gaming Malta One Limited and is under license issued by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority, Malta.