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In today’s NetEnt news, NetEnt has released a new version of one of its most popular games to kick off 2021. The original Fruit Shop was launched in 2011, and it has stood the test of time as a much-loved casino classic. The traditional fruity slot game with its brilliant graphics has been played avidly by gamers across the world. The new game, Fruit Shop Megaways, was launched on 28th January 2021.
Brilliant Collaborations Produce Amazing Games
Fruit Shop Megaways combines the classic fruit slot with the Megaways payout mechanic from Big Time Gaming. This new game will feature a fantastic 117,649 ways to win, with a five-row, six-reel slot with free spins, wilds and random increasing multipliers. It will benefit seasoned players while also giving new players an unforgettable gaming experience.
Gold Money Frog Slot is a mobile-optimised game that was launched on 6th January 2021. It features an oriental theme, with lily pads against a pond. It has a serene look and feel, which is perfect for any player seeking to wind down as they enjoy playing slots. The five-reel, three-row video slot has 25 fixed pay lines and three jackpots. Exciting features include multipliers and a progressive jackpot for players seeking a chance to win big.
Inspired by the song ‘I Want to be a Trillionaire’, the Trillionaire Video Slot from Red Tiger is set to go live this year. It is a highly glamorous game, drawing inspiration from FashionTV with a design that caters to an international audience. Other features include a four-tier Fashion Wheel and supermodel wilds. The release date for this game is 18th February 2021.
New Opportunities Through Big Changes
In addition to new games, NetEnt is also set for a total reorganisation following its $2.3bn (£1.72bn) acquisition by Evolution. Therese Hillman, chief executive of NetEnt, is due to leave the business within Q1 2021. The providers NetEnt, Ezugi, Red Tiger and Evolution will continue to offer their products. This acquisition will result in the closure of the live games from NetEnt as the business streamlines its operations. A primary goal is to make savings worth €30m in annual costs, starting from Q1 2021.
As of 22nd January 2021, NetEnt entered Michigan, a new market that legalised mobile gambling on the same day. The iGaming offerings from NetEnt were therefore immediately available to players.