December 3, 2021Lauren

It’s been one busy week in US iGaming as this year’s GIA winners are announced, SG completes its acquisition of Elk Studios, and Wazdan gets interim WV supplier licensing. Plus, check out our review of 2021’s Game of the Year, Monopoly Big Spin from Scientific Games. Buckle up, let’s go!

North America’s Gaming Intelligence Awards Round-Up

The Gaming Intelligence Awards 2021 are in. The ceremony is one of the most significant gambling awards, and each year, eight operators from each continent globally (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America) are recognized for their commitment and achievement to the industry. This year´s winners have been announced:

The above content is summarized from The Gaming Intelligence Awards. If you’d like to read more in-depth about what the GIA pannel had to say of each operator, follow the link to read the full awards.

Wazdan Gains West Virginia Supplier License

A few months after Wazdan gained NJ supplier access, the games studio moved into West Virginia, bringing new products and games, including popular titles like Sizzling 777 Deluxe, Lucky Reels, Space Spins, Power of Gods: The Pantheon, and Magic Stars 3. Wazdan has been making casino games since 2010 and has licensing applications processing in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

SG Completes Acquisition of Elk Studios

In our last piece of news this week, Scientific Games has completed the acquisition of Swedish developer Elk Studios. Elk’s games content will go live in the USA and SG’s other global markets, bringing iconic titles such as Wild Toro II, Ho Ho Tower, Katmandu, Wild Seas, Sam at the Beach, Taco Brothers, and Cygnus to the table.

Game of the Week

Monopoly Big Spin. Scientific Games RTP: 88.66% - 95.70%.

We’re celebrating the Gaming Intelligence Awards Game of the Year this week, Monopoly Big Spin. It’s a one-of-a-kind slot game that borrows from other casino games, like Roulette, and offers low stakes that any player can enjoy, prizes up to 40x in the main game and up to 200x on the money wheel bonus round. 

The game opens onto the Monopoly Big spin wheel, filled with segments corresponding to the original Monopoly board (Utilities, Railroad, and Free Parking icons and colors brown, red, blue, and more, that match the Monopoly streets).  You’ll see the Minor, Major, and Epic jackpots; roughly 2% of each stake is contributed as these are progressive jackpots.

To play, lay your bets and spin the wheel, Roulette style. If you hit a win, you’ll get the payout. Bet on and hit Community Chest or Chance, and you’ll get to spin the bonus wheel. Win Free Parking or Go, and you’ll get the most significant base game payouts and one or two free spins.

The bonus wheel is filled with Mr. Monopoly symbols paying between 5-200x your bet, and free spins are on the house. The Mega Drops, aka progressive jackpots, can drop at any point, but the higher your bet, the higher your chances. 

Start playing 2021’s game of the year at these Scientific Games Casinos. Set your bets from $0.10-700, and away you go! 

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