The annual high mass of the casino industry is ICE Totally Gaming. This international gambling fair usually takes place during the first week of February. People from the gambling industry come to London from all over the world.
Game providers display their wares. Novomatic, for example, has recreated just about a complete casino, where you can play on all known Novomatic slots. Online game providers have it easier: they do not have to drag with black slots, but set up some computer screens and mobile phones on which you can play slots from NetEnt, MicroGaming, Play'n Go and all those others.
Online game providers also take the opportunity to announce new slot machine releases. CasinoJager was there and listed the most important releases for you.
Conan and Ozzy Osbourne (NetEnt)
Out of habit, the eyes are often focused on NetEnt. NetEnt has elevated the announcement of new online slots to art. The tone was set in 2016 with a spectacular announcement from NetEnt Rocks, a trilogy rock slot machine consisting of Guns’n Roses, Motorhead and Jimi Hendrix.
NetEnt has lost some of its luster in recent years. CEO Per Eriksson lost his job and had to make way for Therese Hillman. She must make NetEnt NetEnt again.
NetEnt announced two new slots at ICE Totally Gaming 2019: Conan and Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy Osbourne in particular is a spectacular title. Ozzy Osbourne made a name for himself with the rock band Black Sabbath and later solo. He is not entirely new to the gambling world, because Ozzy is also the face of Metal Casino.
Conan is based on Conan the Barbarian. NetEnt has purchased the official rights of the film. It has also been agreed that NetEnt Conan may adjust to its own taste. Conan must become a new NetEnt character after Gonzo and Finn among others.
In the coming period you can also expect titles such as Scudamore Super Stakes, Dead or Alive 2 and Golden Grimoire.
Village People (MicroGaming)
Talk about giants in decline. MicroGaming has been around for years for CasinoJager. The decline of MicroGaming is mainly caused by many bad releases, the collaboration with third-party developers and the many cloned slots.
2019 must be the year of Village People: Macho Moves. MicroGaming even asked a DJ to spice up the announcement of the Village People slot machine.
The popular high-variance slot machine Agent Jane Blonde gets a sequel. Agent Blonde was made 12 years ago and looks like this. You can still win big and that is why many players still know how to find this Agent Jane Blonde slot machine.
CasinoJager was allowed to play on Agent Jane Blonde Returns. Agent Jane Blonde does not become a high variance slot machine. On the contrary, in terms of variance, the difference between the two Agent Jane Blonde slots is greater than the difference between the Hong Kong and Hengelo skylines. Agent Jane Blonde has a respin feature that falls every 20 spins.
Has a slightly higher variance Shogun or Time. This slot game is exclusively developed for MicroGaming by Just for the Win. You can pick up 2,700 times your bet in the bonus game. That is already a lot more robust than earlier Just for the Win releases such as Rainbrew and Sidewinder.
Tomb Raider also gets a sequel, namely Lara Croft: Temples and Storm. Another expected slot machine is Banana Odyssey. That seems to be a kind of cross between Monkeys of the Universe and Banana Rock.
Other game providers
The competition is also not standing still. For example, ELK Studios comes with Ecuador Gold. That seems to be a hit. The symbols fall down, just like on Gonzo's Quest. Instead of a higher multiplier you get an extra row of symbols on top of the game screen when you win. That yields a maximum of 262,144 ways-to-win with a maximum profit of 10,000 times your bet.
It can always be more extreme. Thunderkick proves that with the new release Carnival Queen. The number of ways to win is not that impressive (4,096 ways to win), but the maximum profit is. You can grab 22,700 times your bet per spin. Also Midas Golden Touch has been announced as one of the new Thunderkick slots.
Play’n Go comes with Queen’s Day Tilt. The maximum win is 5,000 times your bet. Queen’s Day Tilt is a slot machine with a strong variance. Play’n Go continues the line of Banana Rock, Dragon Maiden and Raging Rex.
At the beginning of last year, Quickspin switched from low variance slots to high variation slots. That didn't hurt Quickspin. Coming in a few days Ticket to the Stars all. That will be a 243-ways-to-win slot machine with an unlimited multiplier. An unlimited multiplier means that the maximum win has no limit.
A month later, on March 12, it's time for it The Grand. The Grand takes you to the typical art-deco atmosphere of Hollywood in the 1920s. You can expect a "linked reels" feature (just like on Twin Spin) in combination with nudges and Random Wilds.