Following the release of its latest title, Eye of Cleopatra, and Pragmatic Play has partnered with one of South Africa‘s top sports betting operators, Hollywoodbets, via a tier-one deal that assists them with their “regional growth ambitions.”
Under the new agreement that further extends its reach in the well-established market, the operator’s existing portfolio of games will be complemented by Pragmatic Play’s complete slots range including the recently released farmyard-inspired, Barn Festival, along with other player-favorite titles such as Big Bass Bonanza, the John Hunter series, Sweet Bonanza, and the award-winning, Wolf Gold, released in April 2017.
In addition to the online casino software developer’s entire slots portfolio, the KwaZulu-Natal-headquartered betting operator‘s players will also gain access to a comprehensive instant-win selection by way of all of the provider’s scratch game cards, with just a few of the titles being 7 Piggies, Panda Gold and Hot Safari.
Explaining the significance of the collaboration, Dermot O’Connell, Hollywoodbets Betting Operations Manager, said…
“At Hollywoodbets, we strive to offer our customers premium entertainment and experiences that bring real value, and, in Pragmatic Play, we have found the ideal partner to enhance our existing portfolio of games. With the support of Betting Entertainment Technologies, our betting software provider, this partnership will complement our existing product range, bringing our customers an array of new games.”
Hollywoodbets has been a leader in the South African market for more than two decades, providing players with a comprehensive sports betting menu, along with slots, live casino lucky numbers games and virtual sports. And the new deal with Pragmatic Play serves to increase its brand exposure in the country, while also generating promising new leads and empowering the operator to gain traction in a highly competitive market.
Regional growth ambitions:
Also commenting on the new partnership, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said…
“South Africa, while being well-established, still holds much opportunity for suppliers and partnering with its top operator simply refines that scope. Hollywoodbets is exactly the type of tier-one client we look to, in assisting us with our regional growth ambitions and we’re delighted to partner with them.”
New slot release:
Meanwhile, the multi-content provider maintains its aggressive five-or-more new slots a month pace, having just launched its Egyptian-themed title, Eye of Cleopatra, with a possible 4,000x max win up for grabs!
Transporting players to the deserts of Ancient Egypt, the high volatility, 5-reel, 4-row video slot has a default RTP of 96.5 percent and a total of nine pay symbols. Low pays include J, Q, K and A card values, which are worth from 0.25x to 1x the bet for five-of-a-kind, while the higher pays include a cobra, cat, bird and the Egyptian queen herself, Cleopatra, worth between 1.25x to 10x the stake for landing five across a line.
To form wins, players collect at least three of the same symbols on adjacent reels from the leftmost side to the right of any of the game’s 40 fixed paylines. The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols with the exception of the Scarab scatter, with both appearing on all reels.
Random wild patterns:
Located on the lower right side of the screen, the wild pattern feature mechanic can randomly display as many as eight blue lights in various patterns, which is duplicated when any wild lands. This function creates additional wilds and thereby boosts the opportunity for wins.
Free spins feature:
In order to trigger the Bonus round, players have to land three, four, or five of the scarab symbols, and when they do, they will need to choose one of four possible options:
- 4 light patterns – 10, 20, or 30 free spins awarded for a landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters.
- 6 light patterns – 8, 16, or 24 free spins awarded for a landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters.
- 8 light patterns – 6, 12, or 18 free spins awarded for a landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters.
- A random number of spins and light patterns is awarded from the previous three options.
Players who choose fewer spins are awarded more wilds when the pattern mechanic is activated. Moreover, players are also able to choose to increase the bet multiplier by 25 percent, when they activate the Ante Bet in the base game, doubling the chance of hitting the free spins round.
Commenting here too, Chief Business Development Officer, Barzely, said…
“Bringing a mechanical twist to an industry favourite theme, Eye of Cleopatra™ focuses its gameplay around ever-changing wild patterns.
“With an interactive bonus round that gives players a chance to use their own strategy to progress through the game and trigger a max win of 4,000x, this is yet another exciting product released to our portfolio.”
The new release closely follows other recently launched hits like Chicken Chase, Drill That Gold and Barn Festival, each of which is home within Pragmatic Play’s rapidly expanding portfolio of more than 200 HTML5 titles.