Leading supplier of gaming software, Habanero, has launched its latest video slot, Scopa, which is named after one of the two national card games in Italy, across its entire operator network.

The charming new release takes players on a once-in-a-lifetime train journey across Italy’s rolling countryside and through some of its best-known cities while along the way enjoying the European country’s most popular card game.

Already widespread throughout Italy in the 18th century, Scopa, which means “broom” in Italian, awards players points when they “sweep” or “fatto scopa” the table by matching the value of a card in a player’s hand to a card of the same value, or two or more cards with same total value.

Presentation is everything:

Habanero has taken the much-loved card game and transposed it into an innovative slot formula that will join the provider’s portfolio of more than 100 games. On a backdrop of stunning graphics and an authentic soundtrack, players will find expanding wilds, inviting original characters on this all-Italian trek through some of Italy‘s most popular capitals.

During the extra spins round, the immersive journey takes players through historic regions, making stops at Genoa, Milan, Naples, Tuscany, and Venice, respectively, in a nod to the regional variants of the original game.

Surefire hit:

Head of Business Development Europe for Habanero, Arcangelo Lonoce, used a press release to comment on the new video slot, saying…

“We are delighted to release the immersive hit Scopa across our operator network, and we are proud of what we have achieved in transposing the much-loved card game of the same name into this innovative slot formula.

“We hope that transporting players on a memorable exploration of Italy’s vibrant past while playing its favourite card game will prove to be the perfect hit – and we’re excited to be bringing it to our players in Italy and the world over.”

Groove Gaming tie-up:

The new launch is on the heels of Habanero securing a new partnership with Maltese iGaming content aggregator Groove Gaming. The supply deal adds a fresh arsenal of content to Groove’s offering while also maintaining its continued growth across Latin American and European markets.