Jane Martinson and Simon Bowers Thursday December 28, 2006
PartyGaming is to acquire the gaming assets belonging to its smaller rival Empire Online in a deal that could be announced as early as today. It is expected to be the first in a flurry of deals in the internet gambling sector in the wake of US anti-gambling legislation passed in October.
The acquisition, which is understood to value Empire’s gaming assets at between $30m and $40m (£15.3m-£20.4m), provides the exit that its founder and chief executive, Noam Lanir, has been seeking for months. Long before the ban came into force he had become sceptical about the young industry’s prospects given the hostile stance of US regulators and politicians.
For PartyGaming, the acquisition brings with it Empire’s marketing expertise. The Aim-listed Empire specialises in recruiting punters through its “skin” websites. It receives a cut of revenues from its various gaming service partners.
Blueprint Gaming brings a sequel to its 2018 release called Goonies Return. This game provides a similar playstyle, improved design, and several exciting features that are built on the original idea and allow fans of slot machines to enjoy this title again. This title will be a trademark based on an 80s movie, directed by Spielberg.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Like in the original title, the action takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 active paylines.
Yggdrasil intends to significantly expand access to its gaming library through a collaboration with well-known online casino and sports betting provider, Betway. According to the agreement, the supplier will provide its portfolio to the operator across various regulated markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, which recently opened the market to licensed online casinos.
As dynamic as it is, the online gambling industry is constantly undergoing various modifications and transformations. By exploring the possibilities of game development, bringing more efficiency and safety to money transactions, suppliers push the limits and level up player experience continuously.
Over the course of the past decades, we have witnessed multiple groundbreaking chances, but surprisingly, there’s always room for more.