In its best continent-hopping maneuver, Pragmatic Play has gone from Africa and its newest slot release to South America after partnering with recently launched Brazilian sports betting and online casino operator, Bet7K.

Under the multi-vertical deal, which further grows the provider’s presence in Latin America via a “key player” in Brazil’s burgeoning iGaming market

…best-performing slots titles such as the latest African slot safari, The Ultimate 5, along with the Greek mythology-themed title Gates of Olympus, which won the Game of the Year award at the EGR Operator Awards on November 25, 2021, and the player-favorite John Hunter series, the latest addition being the Egyptian-themed Book of Fallen, will be added to the operator’s games lobby.

The new alliance will also make Pragmatic’s live casino titles including its Roulette, Blackjack and Sic Bo casino classics, alongside Mega Wheel, which gives players the feeling of being on their favorite TV game show, and Sweet Bonanza CandyLand, which transforms its 2019 hit slot Sweet Bonanza into a mega wheel-style game with two exciting bonus games.

Rounding out the three-vertical deal, the provider’s suite of virtual sports titles, which provide horse racing, football and greyhound options will also debut with the new brand.

Executive thoughts:

With high praise for Pragmatic Play‘s “extremely comprehensive product portfolio,” Abelardo Dantas Álvares, Chief Executive Officer for Bet7K, said…

“With leading slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports products, we’ll be able to reach more players than ever before, and we can’t wait to see how the games will be received by our players.”

Also commenting on the new collaboration, Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations for Pragmatic Play, said they are “delighted” to announce the new partnership with Bet7K as they look to “grow their presence” in Brazil.

“The strength of our multi-product portfolio has really allowed us to stand out in Latin America and we’re very excited for this partnership.”

New slot release:

Meanwhile, crossing the Atlantic and onto the African savanna, the casino software and slots provider has launched its latest African wildlife-inspired title, The Ultimate 5.

Here, players join a collection of some of Africa’s fiercest beasts as they search for up to 5000x their bet on the sprawling savanna plains, where acacia trees, hills, mountains and streams serve as the backdrop for a 5-reel, 3-row matrix.

Playable on all devices, the high volatility, 20 fixed payline game has a 96.50 percent RTP and a paytable including 10, J, Q, K and A card icon low pays and staying on theme, a buffalo (more likely wildebeest), rare black rhino, elephant, leopard and a lion are high-value symbols. All symbols pay from left to right starting from the leftmost reel and landing at least three of the same earns payouts worth up to 20x the stake.

Two bonus rounds:

Appearing on all reels, the game’s wild symbol is an acacia in the rising sun and substitutes for all symbols with the exception of Extra Spins, the Money symbol, or a five-of-a-kind with all animal symbols. The Extra Spin or Scatter is a giant diamond and it can land on all reels. Landing three of them triggers the Extra Spins feature.

Players can also score some sweet jackpots via the Money symbol, which appears as a burning hot sun, and land on reels 2, 3, or 4 in the base game and all reels during the Hold & Spin feature. They take on a random value from 500/Mega, 100/Maxi, 75/Major, 50/Minor and 25/Mini and 10x, 8x, 7x, 6x, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2x, 1x total bet. Landing three or more Money symbols triggers the Hold & Spin Super Boost, which starts after all winning combinations for the bet are paid.

Immersive experience:

Commenting on the new slot, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said

“Moving the action away from mythology to the plains of Africa, The Ultimate 5 takes players on an adventure that channels its wild side.

“The new slot utilises captivating sound effects and sharp graphics to fully immerse players in the experience, and we expect our audiences to enjoy the variety that this slot provides to our offering.”

Pragmatic’s latest addition follows other recent releases including Colossal Cash Zone and the Norse mythology-themed Gates of Valhalla and  Rock Vegas, each of which adds to an already impressive offering of 200-plus HTML5 slots in the provider’s expansive games portfolio.