Microgaming, a leading online gaming software provider — and the source of casino games for many CAP Listed Programs — has announced the release of five new games for April, 2011.

The games range from online bingo to video slots, from Flash to instant games. Of particular note is the international flavor the games offer.

Two of the games are particularly timely — coming on the heels of CAP’s recent looks at online gambling in Latin America, two of Microgaming’s new games are Latin American-style online bingo games.

Bingo
Mayan Bingo
takes bingo players to the jungles of Central America in an exotic hunt for bingo numbers and big prizes. This flashy, fast-moving, Latino-themed online bingo game is available on Flash and casino platforms and also via QuickFire, Microgaming’s newer instant-gaming platform.

The theme of Electro Bingo is also in the Latin American flavor. Here, players are challenged to match the numbers on their bingo cards to various patterns to win prizes. As with Mayan Bingo, Electro Bingo is available on Flash and casino platforms and also through QuickFire.

Slots
Microgaming’s rolling out new slots games, as well. Asian Beauty is the software developer’s latest addition to the popular “243 Ways-to-Win series”. This five-reel video slot offers an oriental gaming experience with treasure chest icons and a randomly triggered mirror bonus. Asian Beauty is available through the Flash and casino platforms only.

The multi-player No Worries is a five-reel, 20-payline video slot with an Australian theme, complete with kangaroos, kookaburras and other Aussie critters. Based on Microgaming’s previous Downunder slot, No Worries uses cutting-edge Internet slot technology and can accommodate 30 players in each virtual room at once — although each player sees only his or her own slot. Available only on Microgaming Flash platform.

Lastly, 300 Shields is Microgaming’s new five-reel, 25-payline video slot designed to take players back in time to ancient Greece, with runic symbols and archaic cool. Available only through QuickFire.

Affiliate angle
What’s the advantage to affiliates of new online casino games? Particularly when they’re offered by a software provider as big as Microgaming, new games mean new marketing power, a way to attract new players — as well as to make existing players more interested in sticking around.

Most of these games are already available at Microgaming-powered online casinos. Check out the list of CAP Listed Programs for a run-down of what gaming sites use Microgaming as their online gaming software provider.


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