Evolution, a leader in the live-stream casino games, has been in the spotlight lately for acquiring a renowned slots developer NetEnt for €1.87 billion and with it a fast-growing slots studio Red Tiger which had just merged with NetEnt. Today the iGaming behemoth has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Time Gaming for a total consideration of up to EUR 450 million, payable in cash and Evolution shares. It is yet to receive regulatory approvals and is expected during Q2 2021. When approved, Evolution will become a dominant force in the online slots provision as it is now in the live casino. See highlights of the full report below for Evolution’s strategic rationale and financing of the biggest deal of 2021 so far.
We continue with the best slots to play series and a list of hot games for the mid-spring days. Although we encourage you to try different slots, the recommended titles in this selection are some of the most awaited and hence worthy prioritising. Below is a short preview of each slot.
Yggdrasil is back with a fan-favourite Moai statue duo as it releases the highly-anticipated sequel: Easter Island 2. This time the game takes place on Venice Beach coupled with some good old and revamped features, including improved movie-grade graphics which Yggdrasil is by now very well recognised for. The win potential has also been lifted to 2,500x bet or up to €750,000, whichever comes first. Players can enjoy the updated flagship game at Yggdrasil casinos from today, March 25, 2021.
One of the biggest players in the online live casino industry, Playtech, has just signed an exclusive deal with Sony Pictures Television for three Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? games. They are to be built over a five-year span and promise to match the exciting format of the studio’s most recent hits like the Deal or No Deal partnership with Endemol Shine, as well as proprietary shows like Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live.
Wheel of Fortune, not to be confused with NetEnt’s one, is the latest addition in Big Time Gaming’s portfolio of branded MegaWays slots. Better yet, it was made in cooperation with IGT, making this release their first one yet! Published on 25 February, this hotly anticipated slot game is based on the popular American game show from the 70s, including the star hostess Vanna White who from time to time appears in the game as well. Wheel of Fortune Megaways offers a staggering, up to 1 million ways to win thanks to the trademarked Extending Reels feature and Wild Megastacks, and more than 80,000x in possible winnings, marking a Big Time Gaming record.