1/11/10 – GTech G2, the online gambling group that includes Boss Media, Dynamite Idea, Finsoft and St Minver, has launched a major update to its instant games casino inventory that brings the portfolio to 53 games.
The total portfolio including download, instant and third party content is now well over 300 games, a company spokesman revealed this week. The latest update adds 3 new slots, a new video poker game, American Roulette and Showdown poker, 2 new instant win games, new scratch cards and a new virtual horse racing game branded Virtual Derby.
Recognising the growing importance of the Eastern European markets, the update also includes support for Bulgarian, bringing available language versions to 13 in all.
“2009 was a busy year. With all of our new collaborations and partnerships, we launched quite a collection of new games,” said Dominic Mansour, head of casino operations. “Our own Games Studio team has more incredible products in development for 2010 and, thanks to the flexibility of our advanced back-end systems, we’ll continue to aggregate games from other sources to maintain a comprehensive collection of innovative products.”
The group's three new instant-play slots – Maya Gold, Lucky’s Diner and Rome – capture players’ imaginations with popular themes and extend their playing time with free games and bonus rounds, said Mansour, adding that the new Virtual Derby online horse racing game is perhaps the most innovative of all the new games now available to licensees.
The first in a series of Track Day games, Track Day – Virtual Derby is a fixed odds single player horse racing game that incorporates movie clips. Players can place Win, Place, Show Quinella and Exacta wagers and then watch a video animation of the race.
“Virtual Derby is developed by Solid Icon and has been integrated into GTech G2’s aggregated product line-up alongside games developed by our internal games development teams as well as other developers,” said Henrik Fagerlund, who heads GTech's Instant Games Development department.
GTech plans a further update and more new games, the release of which will coincide with the important ICE-IGE show in London towards the end of this (January) month.