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Lord of the Rings Online Casino Slots

By: Shirley Spicer, Thursday February 4th 2010
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At the International Gaming Expo Microgaming had announced that it would soon release details of a new branded slots game. Those details have not been late in coming. Yesterday Microgaming announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. This agreement will allow Microgaming to create "a series of cutting-edge, graphic rich video slots, based on the popular The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy."

The three movies in this trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were immensely popular. Their global box office take exceeded $3 billion. The three movies were nominated for a total of 30 Oscars out of which they won 17. Each movie in the trilogy won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and the best of the visual effects can be expected in the Microgaming developed slot games. This is because the agreement with Warner Bros. allows Microgaming to use animation material from the motion pictures along with the themes and characters.

Microgaming was the first online gaming software provider to launch a branded slot game. This was Tomb Raider based on the video game from Eidos Interactive. But then other software providers surged ahead. Cryptologic's recent slots based on DC Comics and Paramount Pictures and Playtech's releases based on Marvel Movies have been doing well. Microgaming re-entered the branded slot genre in January 2010 with Hellboy based on Dark Horse Comics. But beyond doubt The Lord of the Rings is the biggest catch of all. It reflects Microgaming's intention and ability of doing things on the grandest scale and raising the industry's benchmarks.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming said, "We're excited about creating state-of-the-art video slots from the best movie trilogy of the decade. We look forward to bringing The Lord of the Rings into the online gaming sphere, where our expertise in game quality and speed to market will ensure its success. The Lord of the Rings has a huge entrenched fan base with over 97% awareness of the film franchise, as well as phenomenal and unprecedented home video success."

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One need not just take Raatgever's word about the expertise of Microgaming in the online gaming software sphere. At the recently held prestigious iGB Affiliate Awards in London, Microgaming was named winner in the Best iGaming Casino Software category. And this is the fourth year running that Microgaming has received this award. The importance of the iGB Affiliate Awards is that they are decided by a vote from the online gaming affiliate community, the people who drive traffic to online casinos.

No date has yet been announced for the release of the first The Lord of the Rings online slot game, but the entire community of online casino players will be hoping that it is sooner rather than later. Also there's a thread that's been started here on Casino Advisor by some of our members on the site that you may also be interested in reading and contributing to.

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Comment by: bookieyam On: August 31, 2010
This game looks sick I know that Microgaming online casinos don't accept US players which I'm pretty bummed about as I'd really love to give this game a try. It's a pretty amazing looking game to say the least. I wonder if their non branded "Microgaming" casinos will have this game available such as All Slots USA?
Comment by: Lisa Heizenburg On: February 04, 2010
These will totally be awesome games really looking forward to trying them out as well.
Comment by: Sil Mondo On: February 04, 2010
These games are going to be really awesome I wonder if they'll just do three games or whether they'll do a whole lot more once they see how popular the games are with players. I can only imagine that these games will be a huge hit with players out there. I for one know that I'd love to play these games!

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