Blackjack and Hitman games set for showcase at EIG EXPO – SEPT 2008
By Staff
Isle of Man – Sept 04 2008 - Microgaming announces its new Multiplayer Blackjack Tournament and Hitman Slot games are to be launched at the Barcelona 7th annual EiG EXPO in September 2008.

The online Blackjack and Slot Tournaments provide revolutionary software, coupled with intelligent and innovative design to provide a dynamic multiplayer experience that will excite existing players, as well as provide an enticing alternative for new players.

In an important new development, the Microgaming Multiplayer Blackjack Tournament and Hitman Slot software offers an array of notable 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 visually stunning and precise graphics.

Hitman Slot Tournament

The Multiplayer Slot Tournaments are fast and fun with the globally recognised Hitman game, in addition to existing games such as Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Avalon, Loaded and Thunderstruck, presenting players with the opportunity to win big whilst providing adrenalin-fuelled and action-packed entertainment as the player pursues their reward. Hitman will be the most advanced multiplayer tournament game yet and gives fans the chance to play against fellow enthusiasts from around the world - bringing the ultimate gaming experience to the home.

The slot tournament software is automatically downloaded as part of your casino package so it’s easy to gain access to tournaments. All players are awarded the same number of starting coins with all tournament wins added to the Win Box Balance. Players can keep constant track of their progress in tournaments via a Leaderboard that offers information such as position, players, win box, coins left and prize. At the end of the Slot Tournament, a summary screen becomes available detailing all the results and the player’s specific positioning.

Other benefits include the ability for players to do multiple re-buys and add-ons during the tournaments. Operators can also set their own private tournament schedule.

Blackjack Tournament

To appeal to the more experienced and skilled players, Microgaming have ensured that the Blackjack Tournaments are sophisticated and high-quality, thereby emulating a truly 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, adds, “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 rolled out across all our operators we intend on developing 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.”

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