New Online and Mobile Slots on the Market
The online and mobile casinos will now have even more slot games to offer to their customers. There are already hundreds of different slots carried by casinos and the offer grows as gaming software companies’ creative departments constantly come up with new games.
A new game, The Wild Chase slot was created by Quickspin. It has 5 reels and 25 paylines, and comes with 3 different bonuses. One interesting feature allows for the winning symbols to be held onto and give more free spins. And there’s a Wild Multiplier which can multiply winnings 5 times.
When a player wins 10 free spins, he or she will also benefit from one guaranteed Multiplier Wild symbol for every free spin. It is possible to win 423 times the bet amount on every free spin given. That’s quite large.
There’s another new slot as well. It’s called The Wild Wood, and it is a product of Novomatic. This one has 5 reels and 10 paylines. It’s great for those bettors who don’t like to have too many paylines that make things confusing. This game can be played on various devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.
The players get 16 free spins to start. Then, there’s a Wild Transformation feature that leads a 2x multiplier. Another 16 free spins can be triggered, so it’s possible to get 32 free spins overall. The most valuable symbol is the Wild Wood symbol. It can pay out 5,000 times the line stake if it’s on the 5 reels. This can lead to a huge payout.
About Quickspin and Novomatic
Quickspin is a Sweden-based developer of online and video slots. The company is known for such games as The Wild Chase, Genies Touch, Second Strike, Razortooth, and Crystal Queen. Although this company specializes in slots (rather than in a full range of casino games), it still signed up some major casinos including Bet365 and Landbrokes.
Novomatic is headquartered in Austria. It is a large gambling software company with over 3 billion euros in annual revenues. The company not only provides online and mobile slots, but also casino management systems. Moreover, it caters to the sports betting market.
Online Casino Developments
There’s an intense competition going on among online casinos and gambling software providers. While there are casinos that provide only slot games, the trend is for more expanded offering. Nowadays, many casinos provide not only slots but also various table and card games such as craps, baccarat, poker, blackjack, roulette, and others.
Some bigger online casinos are additionally entering sports betting, horse racing, and bingo markets. Therefore, many online and mobile casinos rely on multiple gambling software companies. A larger casino will use 5 to 10 different software providers.
Although both Quickspin and Novomatic are recognized in the industry, these companies are not the leaders. Currently, the dominant providers of online casino software are Playtech and Microgaming.
State of Mobile Gambling
With the advancements in mobile technology, more and more gambling products suitable for mobile phones are entering the market. The smartphone-based gambling is becoming more advanced, but there are more PC-based games and these tend to be more advanced.
There may be not so much difference when playing roulette or slots, but when it comes to online poker tournaments, live dealer blackjack tables, or craps tables, the PCs and Macs are still more suitable. The reason being larger screens and more powerful processing power.
After all, there’s only so much that can be done on a small screen. However, tablets offer more possibilities and, most likely, one day will match PCs when it comes to gambling. One thing is for sure: the technology is getting better and there will be increasingly better games in the market.