Posted in Industry March 15, 2020
ICE 2020 Conference Reveals Exciting New Slots
ICE London is a conference that aims to revolutionize the iGaming industry. It is considered the leading global gaming hub for industry experts and stakeholders, providing insights into the world of games and gambling services. The conference held from February 4 to 6, 2020, in London attracted over 35,000 attendees and showcased innovative and forward-thinking software vendors.
The conference not only caters to operators but also excites casino players by introducing new products and services such as payments, table games, online player protection, advertising, new slot technologies, and other advancements.
One of the highlights of the conference was the strong focus on eSports. With games like Counter-Strike and the mobile release of Call of Duty gaining popularity, operators are keen on exploring this emerging gaming niche. To showcase the growth of eSports, the organizers set up an 8,000 sq meter arena where teams and players competed for prizes worth $250,000. The tournament featured the popular game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and included a stage, commentary area, and bar.
Networking is a key aspect of the ICE London conference, allowing iGaming professionals and stakeholders to connect. The event welcomed 73 first-time participants from over 30 territories, including Singapore, Lithuania, and Curacao.
A significant part of the conference focused on the thriving business of online slots. ICE London 2020 served as a platform for software vendors and operators to announce a variety of new slot games with exciting features, gameplay, and technologies. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the upcoming slot games expected to hit online casinos in the coming weeks or months.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior by NetEnt
If you’re a fan of slots and grew up playing video computer games in the 1980s and 1990s, NetEnt’s release of Street Fighter II will surely excite you. Based on Capcom’s popular video game, this new slot will bring back the beloved characters that defined your childhood, including Chun Li, Blanka, M. Bison, Balrog, Vega, Ken, Ryu, and E. Honda.
While specific details about the game are not yet available, it is expected that NetEnt will stay true to the spirit of the original game. Bryan Upton, Director of Games at NetEnt, expressed excitement about this 90s classic. Players can look forward to experiencing this new slot game in NetEnt partner casinos starting May 21, 2020.
Game of Thrones Power Stack by Microgaming/Slingshot Studios
Despite the TV series coming to an end, Game of Thrones continues to inspire various games and shows. Microgaming announced the Game of Thrones Power Stack at ICE London, a thrilling slot game that captures the essence of the award-winning series from HBO. Jean-Luc Ferriere, spokesperson for Microgaming, stated that the game will offer a wide range of features, delivering an authentic Game of Thrones-inspired slot experience. The release date for this exciting new slot has not been announced.
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Slot Game by NetEnt
NetEnt, known for their innovative and captivating slot games, is once again pushing creative boundaries with their new slot based on the popular show, Hell’s Kitchen, hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Developed in partnership with Global Merchandising Services, this slot game aims to capture the intensity, action, and energy associated with the show. However, NetEnt has not disclosed the release date for this exciting new game.
The Trillionaire by NetEnt
NetEnt continues to elevate slot design and collaborations. At ICE 2020, they announced a fascinating partnership with Fashion TV Gaming Group to create a new slot game called “The Trillionaire.” Inspired by the song “I Want to Be a Trillionaire,” this game features Anja J from FTV, tapping into Fashion TV’s massive audience of 2 billion viewers. As a brand associated with fashion, glamour, and luxury, Fashion TV Gaming Group approved the partnership due to NetEnt’s ability to deliver premium slot games. “The Trillionaire” will be available on partner sites in the last quarter of the year.