Visitors to the 7th Annual European Interactive Gaming and Expo (EiG) in Barcelona later this (September) month will be the first to see exciting new Multiplayer Blackjack Tournament and Hitman Slot games that Microgaming plans to launch at the key industry event.
The online Blackjack and Slot Tournaments provide software that a company spokesman describes as 'revolutionary', coupled with intuitive and innovative features designed to provide a dynamic multiplayer experience for online gamblers.
In an important new development, the Microgaming Multiplayer Blackjack Tournament and Hitman Slot software offers an array of common features including the option of both scheduled and Sit 'n' Go type tournaments, tabbed tournament information visible to the player in the main lobby and sharp, precise graphics.
The globally popular Hitman slot features in the Multiplayer Slot Tournament offering, along with other top themes such as Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Avalon, Loaded and Thunderstruck, presenting players with the opportunity to win big whilst providing action packed entertainment rewards are pursued.
Microgaming promises that Hitman will be the most advanced multiplayer slot tournament game yet, giving fans the chance to play against fellow enthusiasts from around the world.
The slot tournament software is automatically downloaded as part of the casino package, making access to the tournaments easy. All players are awarded the same number of starting coins with all tournament wins added to the Win Box Balance. Players can keep track of their progress in tournaments via a leaderboard that provides relevant information such as position, players, win box, coins left and prize. At the end of the Slot Tournament, a new screen summarises all the results and each player's specific positioning.
Other benefits include the ability for players to do multiple re-buys and add-ons during the tournaments, and operators can set their own private tournament schedules.
To appeal to the more experienced and skilled players, Microgaming has ensured that the Blackjack Tournaments are sophisticated and high-quality, providing a stylish and realistic multiplayer experience. A new feature now available to operators other than the standard Sit 'n' Go tournaments are Sit 'n' Go card counting tournaments that provide the more discerning player with the chance to get a real edge.
All scheduled Sit 'n' Go tournament types are clearly displayed in the player Main Lobby and a set number of hands per round are displayed via a Hand Map. Blackjack Tournaments are synchronised to ensure that faster players are not unfairly eliminated.
Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming comments: "We are currently running thousands of tournaments a day on Microgaming's multiplayer tournament software. We constantly strive to keep on the cutting edge of online gaming and our Multiplayer software development provides a revolutionary and well-thought out design.
"Once [these new products are] rolled out across all our operators we intend to develop the biggest and the best Multiplayer Slot and Blackjack online tournament network to stay ahead of our competitors and continue leading the way in online gaming."