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FunFair & Spike make the first third party-developed game

Tue, Feb 26, 12:47pm by Staff Writer

FunFair and Spike Games have entered into an industry first partnership that has seen the casino platform go live with its first third party developed game, Ocean Blaster 2, in partnership with Spike.

Ocean Blaster 2 has been adapted for the blockchain, introducing a smart-contract backend, which ensures unrivalled transparency and fairness for players.

The game brings yet another genre to FunFair’s growing range of titles, with popular fish shooting, instant win type games showing great success in East Asian markets.

The title allows players to take away cash prizes from an immersive underwater world.

Stefan Kovach, CCO at FunFair Technologies said: “With our first third-party title, we wanted to set the tone and show players that they can expect the same quality from our partners are they do from us. Spike Games has been a first class partner in making Ocean Blaster 2 a truly standout, blockchain title.

“We can’t wait to see how our community engages with it and we look forward to continuing to work with games developers to bring more high-quality titles to the FunFair platform in the near future.”

The founder of Spike Games Rob Anderson said: “Since launching in the traditional casino space, Ocean Blaster 2 has held great appeal with players looking for a fast-paced, arcade style title, and we’re sure this will carry over to the huge blockchain audience looking for the best gaming experiences.”

FunFair is a leading business-to-business blockchain casino platform provider revolutionising the online casino industry.

It is empowering a new breed of operator with a low-cost platform that allows game developers to access a new audience, with a superior user experience.

Microgaming expands into the Czech Republic

Isle of Man-based casino software developer Microgaming has announced an expansion to its global footprint, after making its debut within the Czech Republic.

A range of titles have become available through Tipsport, with a selection of further operators set to follow in due course.

Microgaming told Casino Beats that its entry into the country “continues a well-executed strategy of expansion into key regulated markets around the world.”

This latest move follows successful entries made into Colombia, Bulgaria and Denmark in 2018 and commencing operations in Sweden at the beginning of 2019.

The chief operating officer at Microgaming Andrew Clucas commented: “We are excited to be extending our offering into the regulated market of the Czech Republic.

“Tipsport are a major operator in the region, and a leader in the European sports betting industry as a whole.

“We are delighted to begin a partnership with them that will provide their customers with an expanding library of our best online slot gaming content.”

A specifically tailored software solution adapted for the Czech Republic market will offer Tipsport customers access to a large selection of titles from its portfolio of casino games, with more content to be added in the near future.

Director of online casino at Tipsport Jiri Svarc said: “with the addition of Microgaming’s exceptional casino titles, we look forward to seeing players enjoy a wealth of thoroughly entertaining gaming experience.

“Our partnership with Microgaming signals our commitment to diversifying our product offering, providing players in the Czech Republic with access to the largest and most diverse online gaming portfolio in the industry.”

This latest announcement caps off a promising few weeks for Microgaming, after announcing a partnership with IWG.

The chief commercial officer at IWG Leon Thomas said: “fans of Microgaming’s slots will now be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience, thanks to this new partnership.

“By implementing our proven instant win mechanics into its wide range of games, Microgaming will now be able to target a different player base with this unique concept.”

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