Published on January 9th, 2014 | by Steve Gardman
Lucky Koi Is Microgaming’s New Year Gift For Slots Enthusiasts
Leading online casino software developer, Microgaming, kick started the New Year with the launch of Lucky Koi, a five-reel, 25 pay-line video slot with an Asian theme. This is first of what is likely to be a number of new titles to be launched during the year. Lucky Koi is set in serene and tranquil surroundings in the Far East with exquisite, colorful scenery. The new look online slot’s creative artwork, tranquil music and exciting bonus rounds are sure to be a hit with slots enthusiasts. Scatters, wild pays and free spins present great opportunities for players to win big.
The Lucky Koi logo is the wild icon that offers players the chance to build winning combinations. The game features stone lantern scatter symbols that trigger a bonus feature where players can choose between free spins and the Koi Bonus. Players can pick up as many as 10 to 30 free spins with a multiplier up to 5x. Things get fishy with the Koi Bonus feature where players can embark on an interactive fishing trip with a bamboo fishing pole in a Koi pond. There are big rewards for catching between three and six Nishikigoi fish.
Microgaming’s Head of Casino, Mike Hebden said Lucky Koi was a brilliant game to launch in the New Year. The slot’s rewarding features and aesthetic appeal are likely to send it to the top of the popularity charts. Hebden also expressed the company’s intention to add many more titles to their casino games portfolio in 2014. Over the past 15 years, Microgaming has licensed over 400 gaming brands worldwide with millions of online casino players having access to its range of innovative and reliable software.
The developer currently offers over 600 game titles and 1,000 variants at leading online casinos across the world. It also maintains a large presence in the land-based and mobile casino arena, supporting as many as 24 languages.
Meanwhile Playtech, also one of the leading online casino software suppliers, confirmed its deal with Dutch gambling operator Holland Casino. Both parties confirmed completion of the agreement that comes in advance of regulation of online gambling in the Netherlands, which is expected in 2015.
As part of the deal, Playtech will develop an entire range of casino, poker, bingo, and mobile gaming products for Holland Casino. In addition, they will also develop a play-for-points system to help Holland Casino establish a solid online casino presence and customer base. CEO of Holland Casino, Willem-Jan van den Dijssel said he was sure of Playtech’s ability to deliver high quality games and offer a state-of-the-art user experience to their customers.