Closing out the month of August with a bang, Pragmatic Play has expanded its LatAm reach via Brazilian operator Deu Jogo, while at the same time debuting not one but four new fruit-inspired online slot titles, each of which is part of its Fire Hot series.
Designed to “cater to the preferences of all players,” the four-game collection has varying volatility levels, RTP and max wins and includes Fire Hot 5, Fire Hot 20, Fire Hot 40 and Fire Hot 100, with the numbers, of course, corresponding to the particular Vegas-style game’s paylines count.
Helping to deliver the classic theme on display in each of the four 5×3 slots is a symbol collection consisting of apples, oranges, cherries, grapes, lemons and watermelons. The same rules apply for all four of the games, with 3-5 matching symbols paying from left to right on adjacent reels starting at the far left side, wins worth up to 2,700x the stake, and Clover wilds substituting for every symbol except for the Scatter and Special Scatter.
Anytime a Wild symbol lands, it expands vertically to cover the reel entirely. Clover wilds are also able to combine with regular symbols to help complete winning combinations and boost payouts.
Also featured in all four of the titles are golden Dollar symbols, which appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 and serve as the games’ scatter symbol. As many as five can land per spin for rewards worth up to 100x the bet. Landing three of the Special Scatter symbols pays out, as does 3, 4 or 5-of-a-kind for the regular Scatter symbols – on any position. Theses appear on all reels.
Commenting on the new series inspired by traditional fruit machines, Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer for Pragmatic Play, said…
“Turning back the clock to deliver a nostalgia-inducing experience, the Fire Hot™ series combines innovative technology with a classic aesthetic to engage players from all demographics.
“By delivering a selection of titles that cater to the preferences of all players, we have developed a range that players can return to time and time again.”
The series launch follows other recently released games from the multi-product content provider such as Down the Rails, Hot to Burn Extreme and Black Bull , each of which is home within a collection of 200-plus titles in Pragmatic Play’s fast-growing games portfolio.
As mentioned in the opening, in addition to the Fire Hot slots, the provider also inked a new agreement with Brazilian iGaming operator, Deu Jogo, further expanding its reach in the South American country.
The multi-vertical deal includes Pragmatic Play’s slot portfolio, with such titles as the previously mentioned hits, as well as Gates of Olympus, the Greek Mythology-themed video slot that has won the provider multiple Game of the Year awards, and player favorites like The Dog House, released in May 2019.
Also included in the collaboration is the provider’s Virtual Sports vertical and its flourishing Live Casino arsenal, which in addition to traditional brick-and-mortar games like blackjack and roulette, features innovative releases such as Boom City. Launched in late July, the game spotlights a studio-size 6×6 grid with a total of 36 squares, each of which represents a unique outcome. From the board, players place their bets, and wins are determined by the roll of a pair of giant dice.
For Deu Jogo, Arthur Arruda said the partnership with Pragmatic Play demonstrates their development as a “prominent operator” within Brazil. The representative goes on to explain that their players now have access to “three different verticals” from Pragmatic Play, each offering a different way to enjoy their platform.
“Its games are renowned for being of the highest quality and provide unparalleled engagement and we are pleased to welcome them to our platform.”
Pragmatic Play has made significant strides in the country that has become a crucial part of its growth strategy as it continues to bolster its position in the LatAm region. The provider has inked similar deals with leading operators for their Brazil-based online enterprises, such as with sports betting and online casino services provider, InstaBet, along with BNR Bet and Weebet, in August alone.
Also commenting on the new alliance, Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations for Pragmatic Play, said they are “thrilled” to be partnering with Deu Jogo, and to bring multiple products live with them at the same time.
“Our vast array of industry-leading products allows operators to bolster their portfolio through a variety of different verticals and we are excited to see the reception Deu Jogo’s customers have to our games.”