Posts Tagged ‘marvel slots’

41st Annual Comic-Con International to Draw Light on Marvel Online Casino Slots

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

InterCasinoMarvelSlotsWith the 41st Annual San Diego Comic-Con International taking place this month, it seems fitting to give a nod to super heroes. More specifically, for the sake of this blog, it seems fitting to give a nod to the original Marvel super hero slots by Cryptologic Software.

Of course, now there is Marvel slots by Playtech – and Cryptologic has even expanded it’s own repertoire to include DC comic book characters – but for now, let’s keep our sites focused on Cryptologic’s contribution to the world of online gambling super heroes. I mean, after all, Cryptologic’s Marvel Slots have become the most successfully branded online slots to date.

Currently, there are seventeen different Marvel comics branded in Cryptologic’s Marvel Slots series, with some superhero’s even getting multiple versions. Hulk, for example, has two titles under his belt: “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hulk – The Ultimate Revenge”. Think of it as just as another comic in the series, or in the case of online casino gambling, more ways to wager.

The indomitable Spider Man also has two titles: “Spiderman” and “Spiderman Revelations”. Again, it’s pretty much the same theme and playing structure but with different ways to wins, bonus rounds, and of course, a slightly different story line told by Cryptologic’s impressive animation graphics.

Other titles in the Marvel Slots series include, “Captain America”, “Blade”, “Ghost Rider”, “Iron Man”, “Silver Surfer”, “Daredevil”, “The Punisher”, “The Sub-Mariner”, “X-Men”, “Electra”, “Fantastic Four”, “Thor” and for when you just can’t get enough Wolverine from the X-Men slot, there is a game dedicated to the razor bandit himself, fittingly titled, “Wolverine”.

Besides the entertainment value itself, another reason why Marvel online casino slots are so popular with players is the fact that they offer random jackpots and are interconnected with their own wide area progressive jackpot of sorts. To win one of three random jackpots, one needs to only be playing. No winning symbol combination is required, and the size of the jackpot depends on the size of the wager.

For more details and information on playing rules and jackpot awards, be on the lookout for a new blog series reviewing each and every one of  Cryptologic’s Marvel Superhero slots.

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Cryptologic Begins Arbitration Against Marvel Entertainment for Superhero Casino Games

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Marvel Sluts, Marvel Slots

Anyone care for some Marvel Sluts, err, I mean Marvel SLOTS...my bad!

Leading online casino software developer, Cryptologic, has long been associated with comic book themed slot machines – in particular, the enormously successful Marvel superhero slots series. Their diverse portfolio of nearly twenty titles, consists of player favorites like Spider Man, The X Men, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk and many others.

However, for anybody relatively new to the world of online casino gambling, there’s a chance these very same slot titles have become associated with Cryptologic’s rival casino software developer, Playtech. The reason being – obviously enough – is that Playtech thought it necessary to essentially copy Cryptologic and engage a competitive assault, if you will.

While all this is “fair play” in the corporate industry, the only catch is that Cryptologic’s subsidiary, WagerLogic, claims (in a recently modified arbitration proceeding) that Marvel Enterprises Inc. breached it’s deal with WagerLogic, which apparently stipulated that Cryptologic would be the “sole developer of Marvel-branded online casino slot games”.

Said contract was made back in October of 2005, and was later extended in June of last year. It was in March of 2008 that Playtech apparently approached Marvel with a licensing proposal of their own, and was also awarded an “exclusive” licensing contract to turn Marvel’s most popular superheroes into casino, poker and bingo games as part of Playtech’s internet, television and mobile phone gaming platforms.

Anyone looking in from the outside would have to agree that Marvel was clearly in the wrong to award two “exclusive” licensing deals to two competitive companies at the same time. However, WagerLogic may try to claim that Playtech’s deal was made with Marvel Entertainment’s Netherlands-based subsidiary, Marvel Characters BV.

Arbitration proceedings (which Cryptologic says it attempted to avoid by engaging an internal resolution) will now be handled by the New York based JAMS – the largest private provider of corporate mediation and arbitration services in the States.