iGaming Super Show 2017 Declared the Biggest Yet

Online Casino Reports (OCR) was proud to attend the recent iGaming Super Show (iGSS), which has hosted in the stunning surroundings of Amsterdam from 11 to 14 July 2017. Since then, it has just been revealed that iGSS 2017 was the most successive iteration yet. A whole host of informative statistics have been used to justify the lofty declaration.

Higher Attendance Figures

iGaming Business (iGB) is the company responsible for organising iGSS and collating all of the attendance figures. After gathering the various data points, iGB was able to reveal that the iGSS conference had experienced 9% growth in delegates from 2016. The total number of attendees came close to reaching 5,000, with the official figure being reported at 4,718.

The 9% rise in delegates was an impressive achievement for iGB, but that figure was surpassed by 16% increase on the number of operators and affiliates who travelled to iGSS 2016. And many of the attendees held prominent roles within their respective organisations, including 18% who were CEOs, 15% were affiliate managers or directors, and 14% who were affiliates.

Global Reach

iGSS 2017 also proved to be a truly international event, with people travelling from all over the world to attend the four-day conference. The UK, the Netherlands, and Malta proved to be the best-represented of the 105 countries that were at iGSS 2017.

Shona O’Donnell of iGB revealed that while the company was pleased with the increasing attendance figures, greater pleasure was drawn from the volumes of positive feedback given to the learning and networking events arranged for iGSS 2017.

Horror on the Reels Halloween Slots Are Coming

Halloween is an interesting time of the year, with everyone getting their scary grooves on, and the online gambling industry is no exception to this rule. Every year, around this time, we get loads of slots with reels inhabited by witches, pumpkins, vampires, and all that jazz. So, with that intro out of the way, what have game developers prepared for us this year?

Microgaming Reviving the Classic Movie

If there’s one game everyone’s hyped about, that’s Microgaming’s new Halloween slot. The popular developer procured the necessary licensing deal to create a casino game based on the cult 1978 movie and, as expected, they’ve done a pretty good job of it.

Set on the porch of the Strode family house, this 50-payline slot features an unusual reel setup with several bonus features and hides potential for some really big wins. Combined with the original music, recognizable characters and items from the movie appearing as symbols, and some truly creepy atmosphere, Mircrogaming’s Halloween is easily the best title from this particular genre we’ve seen this year.

Those who’d like to give the Halloween slot a try should check out Royal Vegas Casino and Platinum Play Casino, both of which were quick to add this new title to their game libraries. While it is impossible to say how those reels will stack up, this game can definitely warm you up for the Halloween night.

Vampires Are Back

NetEnt didn’t fail us this year, either. Just in time for this year’s Halloween, the company came up with the sequel to their Blood Suckers, Blood Suckers II. The next generation of vampires is making a big comeback and Amelia sets on an adventure to restore the hidden fortune of her ancestors.

Featuring highly improved graphics and sound effects, Blood Suckers II can be quite creepy at times, so it may not be for everyone. That said, Halloween is nothing without creepy and scary, so fans of this holiday

ICE Totally Gaming 2018 Experiencing

ICE Totally Gaming is one of the largest and most popular business-to-business gaming events in the world. The next year’s edition, taking place on February 6 – 8 at London’s ExCel, is set to break previous records in terms of attendance, as the interest for ICE 2018 has been on a rise.

Truly Global Event

According to Dan Stone of Clarion Gaming, the company behind the show, there’s been a very strong and immediate response from interested participants from the moment the registration page went live. So far, the event has seen registrations from nearly half the countries around the globe.

Some of the countries that will be represented at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 include Russia, Austria, Poland, Australia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Cyprus, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Israel, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and many more.

This is a proof that ICE is a truly global event that attracts interest from industry insiders and professionals from across the globe. The last year’s event saw representatives from 151 nations and the initial interest for London’s exhibit indicates this number could well be surpassed.

Connecting Two Sides of the Industry

One of the most prominent features of ICE is that is a unique yearly forum bringing together industry insiders and developers, allowing them to connect with an international audience of potential buyers. This gives them an opportunity to present their products on a global level, so it isn’t hard to understand why there is so much interest from all the sides.

London will see more than 500 exhibitors present their latest innovations on the 42,000 square meters floor of ExCel in February. Bringing together offline and online casino sectors, ICE Totally Gaming 2018 will, once again, present unique opportunities for networking and offer ample chances to forge new, mutually beneficial business partnerships.

With a few months still to go before February, organizers expect many more registrations, with practically all important players from both sides of the industry in attendance.

Get a Hit of Endorphina’s New Diamond Vapor Slot

Bars and nightclubs gradually saw the emergence of people smoking electronic devices called vapes towards the end of the ‘00s. Since then, vaping culture has soared because of people trying to find a healthier way of smoking.

World’s First Vape Slot

Inspired by the rise of vaping culture, software studio Endorphina has decided to get ahead of the game by developing the world’s first vape slot. This is entitled Diamond Vapor and it will be available at Endorphina casinos such as BETJOY Casino, Loki Casino, and Oshi Casino from March 2017.

Diamond Vapor has been promoted with a poster that is fronted by a scantily clad blonde woman who is exhibiting tattoos and puffing on a vape. In the background, she is flanked by two bearded men who combine hipster grooming with street clothing.

All three of the characters from the poster make their respective appearances as symbols in the Diamond Vapor slot. Then, there are vapes and juice bottles used to fill out the symbols, while bonus and wild symbols have also been included to reward players.

Diamond Vapour’s Technical Details

The slot interface is quite standardised in its design of using five reels by three rows, which means it can display 15 total symbols for every spin. In regard to winnings, players will have the ability to match symbols over Diamond Vapor’s 10 payline.

Vape Bar is one of the most rewarding symbols because of its dual function as wild and scatter. After landing three Vape Bars anywhere on the screen, players will have 10 free games plus the ability for symbols to expand and cover entire reels when they come together on a winning payline.

This is not the first time that Endorphina has explored strange themes, having previously released the world’s first Bitcoin slot. Satoshi’s Secret has long been a staple of Endorphina ever since it was launched.