The International Casino Exhibition (ICE) is being held in London, February 6-8 2018 at the ExCel London. ICE is the annual launch pad for gaming innovation, with literally hundreds of new product launches over the three days of the show. Lasts year’s show was a huge success with exhibitors from at least 151 countries and more than 30 000 attendees.
Exhibitors will be representing from multiple sectors such as betting and gaming, mobile companies, start-ups, sports betting, online casinos, game developers and software providers. Some of the well-known brands that will be attending the conference include Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt, Quickspin, Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Malta Gaming Authority, Gibraltar Betting and Gambling Association, the UK Gambling Commission and many others.
There will be interesting and educational seminars that visitors can attend. The workshops will be on various topics relating to the gaming industry such as casino trends around the world. Overall, the ICE Exhibition is a platform that can be used to familiarise yourself with new trends in the industry, learn new things, experience new games and be exposed to new technologies. Moreover, more than 100 speakers will be sharing their industry insights and experiences.
What New Online Slot Releases will be unveiled?
As not everyone can afford a trip across the Atlantic from Canada to the UK to attend the big show, let’s take a quick look at the some of the games that the three largest and most popular online gaming software developers, Microgaming, Playtech and NetEnt, will be showing off at ICE 2018 this February in London.
The leading online casino game developer in the world today is Microgaming. With more than 1000+ games available for online players, Microgaming will have a significant presence at ICE 2018 and undoubtedly will have one of the largest stands at the show.
Unusually for Microgaming, they are keeping things a little quiet ahead of the big event, a sure-fire signal that they have some big and ground breaking slots releases planned for announcement. What we do know for sure is that Microgaming is planning to unveil its new Playboy Gold slot at the London event.
A new 6-reel online slot with a host of free spin and bonus features, Playboy Gold will be the successor to Microgaming’s iconic and hugely popular original Playboy online slot which was launched in 2013 and a sister game to the revolutionary Playboy Live Dealer, the gaming industry’s first branded live dealer studio.
Playtech are widely known for their diverse range of Poker and Blackjack options and their Progressive Jackpots that are shared between different game types, including their online progressive video slots.
In terms of their online casino slots releases at ICE 2018, watch out for Batman Begins and Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice slots.
These new Playtech slots will offer new features and technology but follow a proven and tested movie tie-in formula for the Playtech game development team. The two new slots will accompany Thor, Iron Man and all your other favourite members of the Marvel Avengers series to make a stunning and elaborate collection of slots with high quality movie tie-in video animations.
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At ICE London 2018, We anticipate that NetEnt will be giving us a sneak preview of the new Jumanji slot. The announcement of the game’s release follows immediately on the back of the recent Christmas / New Year launch of the holiday family blockbuster film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ starring Dwayne ‘The Rock ‘Johnson, Karen Gillan and comedians, Jack Black and Kevin Hart. The current film has gained critical and commercial success alike around the globe, having generated more than CAD $800 million in box office receipts worldwide. However, looking at the game’s online video teaser, it will be based on the original Jumanji movie from 1995 starring late screen legend, Robin Williams.
We anticipate that the Jumanji online video slot game will be launched to NetEnt casinos worldwide, (including our recommended online casinos for Canadians – Casino Cruise, ) in the second or third quarter of 2018 (post-March 2018).