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Synergy Blue Signs Distribution Agreement with Reel Games, Inc. to Bring Innovative, Skill-Based Games to the Florida and Caribbean Markets

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Companies Partner to Bring Arcade-Style Games that Offer Fun for Every Type of Gambler

 

Synergy Blue, a leader in skill-based gaming, and Reel Games, a Florida-based casino vendor, signed a distribution agreement. Reel Gaming will provide Synergy Blue’s library of skill-based games and hardware to Florida, the Caribbean and cruise ship industries based out of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Bahamas. Reel Games will provide sales, distribution and support for Synergy Blue’s skill-based games.

The deal was inked at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, where Synergy Blue showcased 19 skill-based, arcade-style gambling titles in multiple gaming styles including multiplayer, touch screen, joystick, trackball, gun and driving-style play. Several of these titles are also available on a bartop multi-game version.

“We are excited to work with Reel Games because their reputation for providing quality products and outstanding service to their customers echos Synergy Blue’s commitment to providing fun, engaging skill-based games for the next generation of gamblers,” said Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue. “Florida and the Caribbean will now have access to fun they can bet on, with games for everyone.”

“Synergy Blue’s robust game library provides every demographic with new skill- or chance-based fun,” said Sean Smith, CEO of Reel Games. “Reel Games strives to provide our customers with the broadest and most cutting edge entertainment available, and Synergy Blue’s innovative games help us do just that.”

Synergy Blue’s games are based on its patented HAWG® platform, a class III certified solution that blends GLI11-compliant skill- or chance-based gambling, allowing for regulatory compliance in multiple jurisdictions, and opening new potential revenue streams for casinos and cruise ships alike. Skill-based games help increase consumer engagement, as players strive to improve their score or compete with friends, while satisfying regulatory compliance and providing casinos and cruise ships with new game play experiences. HAWG® and its games are meant to appeal to a new generation of gamers, providing an engaging experience through a seamless gambling component and uninterrupted arcade-style entertainment.

From gambling arcade-gun play to driving games, and skill-based twists on classics like Mahjong and Poker, Synergy Blue’s game library continues to deliver innovative, entertaining fun for everyone.

Synergy Blue game titles available to Reel Games:

Lucked & Loaded™ (Arcade gun play)
Lucky Karts, Traffic™ (Arcade driving play)
Lucky Fa$cination™ (Arcade trackball play)
Erickson’s Golden Quest® (Arcade joystick/button play)
Mahjong® (Touch screen & BT play)
Pixie Match (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Ca$h™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Match Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Ka-Ching-Ko™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Cocktail Crush™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Patrol (Touch screen & BT play)
Star Horizon (Arcade joystick/button play)
Dolphy Dash (Touch screen & BT play)
Kickerinho (Arcade button & BT play)
Zombie$® (Arcade gun play)
Safari Match® (Touch screen & BT play)
Lucky Karts® (Arcade driving play)
SquidWords® (Touch screen & BT play)

 

About Reel Games:

Reel Games was founded in 2001, as a service-oriented provider of slot-style gaming machines. Our reputation for attention to detail, insight into emerging gaming industry trends, and unparalleled quality quickly made us one of the major players in the field, a distinction we still enjoy today. Reel Games is backed by the R&D prowess and sustainable growth philosophy of Euro Games Technology.

Reel Games, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been servicing the Cruise Lines, Caribbean and most US Jurisdictions for several years. We provide unequaled sales, installation and support for all manufacturers throughout these areas. Reel Games,Inc. is a leading manufacturer of video slots machines, progressive jackpot systems and progressive tables games such as Caribbean Stud and Caribbean Texas Hold Em progressive poker. Reel Games has sales and service offices throughout the US including Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Caribbean territories. Reel Games is also licensed in over fifty US jurisdictions which enables us to purchase and sell machines or equipment directly. These jurisdictions include Ms., La., N.J., MI., MN., WI. and many tribal licenses.

About Synergy Blue:

Synergy Blue provides skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of game players, allowing casino operators to offer a new generation of entertainment with games that are certified and backed by industry leading patents. The company’s HAWG® (Hybrid Arcade Wager-based Gaming) platform blends GLI11-compliant, skill-based, Class II (in process) and III gambling with the uninterrupted entertainment of arcade-style play. Founded in 2013, the company is based in Palm Desert, CA, and has games and software applications placed in six countries.


Source: European Gaming Media

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Louisiana House Committee Passes Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill

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Louisiana House Committee has passed the fantasy sports restriction bill. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. The bill leaves committee with an amendment that stipulates “you can only play if you’re at card checking over-21 only in establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos.”

“This is obviously not what people voted for, this is not how fantasy sports works, this is not how online entertainment works anywhere, for any medium,” Fairness for Fantasy Sports Louisiana spokesperson Ryan Berni said.

“Right now the proposed tax rate does not cover the cost for the state to collect it. The state actually loses money at the proposed tax rate that they are proposing on fantasy sports,” Video poker lobbyist Alton Ashy said.

“Obviously the intention is that it is places that have video poker. It really is an end around and a subversion of what people know and like about fantasy sports,” Berni added.


Source: European Gaming Media
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The Battle to be the ‘Netflix of Gaming’

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Entertainment giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple are all striving to be the ‘Netflix of Gaming’, making announcements about new cloud gaming platforms or ‘digital only’ consoles like the Xbox S1. Their targets? The ‘digital natives’ a segment that have grown up without discs and are totally unfamiliar with the sluggish cartridge loading times of the 70s and 80s retro style consoles. They are accustomed to content being delivered to an owned device at a click of a button.

This week saw the launch of the Microsoft Xbox S1, at £199 in the UK and $249 in the US, which is significantly cheaper than its other Xbox one siblings. The disc-less device has pre-installed ‘Digital Native’ gaming favourites like Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves on its 1TB hard drive, and offers a discounted subscription to Xbox Game Pass, which is a library of more than 100 games for a monthly fee. Consumers will most certainly be drawn to this subscription model thanks to the savings that can be gained from access to the significant libraries of content.

In the latest Futuresource Gaming Report, it evaluates the market size and value of current digital entertainment content and corresponding subscription-based models and finds that whilst consumer savings are relatively high for video on demand (VoD) and music, in comparison, for gaming, the margin for the publisher is low. However, has the ‘digital native’ segment got the volume potential, over time to reach the mass market margin levels for return on investment?

Microsoft is also working on its xCloud game streaming service which is being designed to stream digital games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Similar to the cloud gaming services offered by Amazon, Apple, Google and Verizon. So, the end of the disc may not be nigh. However, there are clearly road maps in place that could facilitate a hybrid environment with the traditional disc-based gamer co-existing with the non-disc players.

As Microsoft’s Jeff Gattis suggested around the launch of the Microsoft Xbox S1, the disc-less model is not intended to replace disc-based models despite dramatic market trends towards the adoption of downloadable games over the past few years. “We’re not looking to push customers toward digital. It’s about meeting the needs of customers that are digital natives, the ones that prefer digital-based media. I’m not able to talk about future generations of Xbox consoles, for now this is a choice that buyers can make, and the market can take things where it wants to take it.

Futuresource analysis of game purchasing highlights the trend towards full digital game downloads by consumers, with physical unit sales expected to fall from 65% in 2018 to 61% in 2019. Whilst a market worldwide of over 100 million physical game copies is expected in 2023, digital sales will account for a majority of sales worldwide at 52% of Xbox game sell-through. Markets such as the UK will however quickly adopt digital content, with only 36% of Xbox games sold in the UK expected to be purchased in physical format by 2023.

Over time technology continuously changes the way movies, music and games are created, distributed, purchased and enjoyed. In the last year, we’ve seen a number of product announcements and technology developments which are set to shape how consumers can and will access gaming content. The Xbox S1 and Google Stadia point towards the next generation of gaming services, with ever increasing broadband and 5G speeds set to enable more seamless game streaming.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Alphaslot Signs Agreement with Synergy Blue

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Alphaslot, the blockchain gaming platform, has signed agreement with Synergy Blue, the premier creator of skill-based games, to explore innovative entertainment solutions using blockchain technology. The strategic alliance allows Synergy Blue to explore how Alphaslot’s blockchain API could be used in its leading skill-based casino gaming products.

Alphaslot’s blockchain API is the main interface for casino gaming equipment to connect with players on the casino floor via a blockchain network. Synergy Blue provides certified, skill-based games for the casino market. The agreement between Alphaslot and Synergy Blue underscores the interest of both parties towards the future of blockchain technology and the industry.

“Alphaslot is leading the way for blockchain adoption in the gambling industry. While microtransactions are unheard of in the casino/gambling world, they are pervasive in the video game market. Our goal is to explore how to leverage blockchain technology to help attract the next generation of gambler and provide innovative entertainment experiences. We are excited about exploring blockchain technology and working with regulators, casino properties, and Alphaslot to ensure compliance and to help spark adoption throughout the industry,” Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue said.

“This agreement with Synergy Blue in America will give us an opportunity to expand into the emerging market of skill-based casino gaming, which could lead to demand for interactive products powered by blockchain technology. Our new blockchain technology, combined with Synergy Blue’s gaming innovation, could help shape the future of the casino gaming industry. Alphaslot and Synergy Blue are taking our first steps with a serious and continuous commitment. We already had great success presenting our vision at the London ICE show in February and we’re very excited to showcase again our blockchain API at G2E Asia in Macau,” Raymond Chan, CEO and co-founder of Alphaslot said.


Source: European Gaming Media
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