Microgaming recently released a new volatile alchemy-themed video slot from Iron Dog titled ‘Blirix Workshop’.

The ‘Blirix Workshop’ slot sees players joining an eccentric scientist in an endeavor to conjure up a jackpot and is played with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay lines on desktop, mobile or tablet devices.

The video slot is playable from 20p up to £20 per spin and comes with an RTP of 96%. The max win in this medium variance video slot is 1,500x a player’s total stake per spin.

Players will find potion bottles in the shape of playing card suits on the reels together with a timer, a lantern, a bucket and a magical pipe. The most lucrative symbol is the Magical Pipe that awards 2, 7.5 or 15x a player’s total stake for landing 3, 4 or 5 of these symbols on a pay line.

The Scatter symbol is Blirix while the Giant Flower is the Wild that substitutes for all symbols with the exception of the Scatter and expands to cover an entire reel when appearing on the bottom row.

The Magic Book can appear on reel 3 and substitutes for all standard symbols when making up part of a winning combination. It also activates the Book of Spells feature and can award multipliers up to 5x in the base game, transforming symbols or added Wilds.

The Free Spins feature is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Players are rewarded with 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins respectively.

Players can use the Buy a Feature button to choose the number of Free Spins with a stake option.

Penn National Gaming Inc., a Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-based regional gaming company has entered into a 20-year strategic partnership with Capital Region Gaming LLC, the operator of the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York.

Penn operates the Tropicana and M Resort in Southern Nevada.

Jon Kaplowitz, Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Penn National commented that gaining potential access to what could become one of the nation’s most lucrative sports betting markets has been a major priority for their company.

Kaplowitz went on to say that they are hopeful that the New York State Assembly will follow those leading revenue producing states that allow for multiple skins for mobile sports betting. He added that a state the size of New York certainly warrants open competition and a free-market approach.

According to a Las Vegas gaming industry analyst, Penn’s move helps solidify its position in a highly lucrative market.

Brendan Bussmann, Director of Government Affairs for Global Market Advisors, said that they will have some idea of how New York is going to proceed with sports betting as the budget is due roughly in a month.

Bussmann also said that the state already has significant revenue shortfalls but this should not be put on the backs of a potential mobile sports betting market with excessive license fees.

Penn Interactive offers online wagering on sports in Pennsylvania and Michigan and is aiming to operate its Barstool Sports mobile sportsbook app in at least 10 states by the end of 2021.

The gaming company launched its Barstool – branded iCasino in Michigan on 1st February 2021. Barstool is based in Boston and operates sportsbooks and engages customers through social media and radio programs.

Relax Gaming, an established B2B iGaming Provider and Aggregator and supplier of unique content has signed a Powered By Relax partnership deal that will see it integrate content from Tom Horn Gaming.

In terms of the new deal, the reputable supplier will be providing its sought-after products to Relax’s network of operator brands via the Powered By Relax partnership program. Popular titles such as Gold X, Wolf Sierra and Sweet Crush will be amongst the innovative content made available through the platform.

The impressive addition of Tom Horn Gaming comes after a vast list of selected third-party studios have already gained from the aggregator’s unparalleled speed-to-market and technical excellence.

Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer at Relax Gaming, commented that their drive for market growth continues apace with this latest partnership.

He went on to say that the new titles it will bring their operators are well-known for their quality and originality, adhering to their own high standards of content delivery and showing the appeal of the partnership programs they have available.

Hammon also said that they are looking forward to working with Tom Horn Gaming and bringing more high-value content to market.

Ondrej Lapides, Chief Executive Officer at Tom Horn Gaming, said that this year is going to be even more momentous for them than last, as they continue to advance their global presence through strategic partnerships like this one.

Lapides added that Relax’s network and hassle-free business methods are what initially attracted them to the company, having already demonstrated their expertise and they are confident that they have made the right choice in this program.

Relax currently offers its partners over 1,500 online casino games.

Yggdrasil, a Malta-based provider of superior online gaming solutions for igaming operators, has announced the launch of its latest YG Masters online slot, ‘TikiPop” in partnership with Avatar UX.

‘TikiPop’ is the fifth slot game utilizing AvatarUX’s branded PopWins mechanic and is played on five reels and three rows, delivering wins of up to 32,000x a player’s bet. Stake levels range between £0.20 and £50 per spin and the game is playable on desktop, mobile or tablet devices.

The new slot game uses a win-both-ways system to make winning combinations from both sides giving players 486 ways to win with this option and up to 33,615 with the chance to expand the rows. A winning combination can be created by landing 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels.

Symbols ‘pop’ when landing a winning combination and are replaced with new ones with the size of the reels expanding, maximizing a player’s chance to form consecutive wins.

The reels consist of beautifully styled A-J Royals and 5 Totem Masks with different colors with a jeweled Tiki mask representing the most lucrative paying symbol that pays up to 10x a player’s bet for landing 5 in combination.

The high volatility slot game comes with an RTP of 96.1%.

The PopWins engine is triggered each time players land a winning combination during the base game with a ‘pop’ occurring.

The Free Spins feature is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin, giving players a payout of 2.5 or 10 x.

Players are given an opportunity to gamble their Free Spins using the Gamble Wheel before the Bonus feature commences.

EGT Interactive, a leading online casino games supplier is thrilled to announce that it is entering the market in Czech Republic through its new partner SYNOT Tip, a licensed, safe and client friendly interactive gambling organizer.

SYNOT Tip has an outstanding reputation and is popular in the Czech market and EGT’s classic casino games portfolio, which consists of a number of themes, is a perfect fit for SYNOT Tip’s online casino content offering. These games are already familiar to local players owing to the existing presence of EGT’s games in the land-based Czech market.

The parties have set high goals and are committed to making excellent achievements and the operator has already released a number of EGT Interactive’s premier content that includes The Story of Alexander, Burning Hot, Zodiac Wheel, Amazon’s Battle, Rise of Ra and many more.

Todor Zahariev, the Managing Director of EGT Interactive, commented on the partnership by saying that this partnership is another important step in EGT Interactive’s growth strategy for expansion across regulated market.

Zahariev went on to say that this deal is definitely a huge success for both sides.

The management of SYNOT Tip revealed that they are very pleased that they are the first Czech company with EGT games on the Czech online market.

They also said that thanks to this they can enrich their current offer with another attractive portfolio of games and that he really hopes that their cooperation will be beneficial for both companies.