Cantor Gaming to Develop
"Heavy Metal" Online Casino Slots
by Elizabeth Nguyen, News Staff Writer
July 16, 2008
Following in the footsteps of Cryptologic, Cantor
Gaming is the next online casino software developer to
secure an exclusive licensing deal to theme video slots
on comic book characters. As reported in a recent press
release, Cantor Gaming has penned a deal with Heavy
Metal - a popular, cult-classic, comic book
magazine, to bring several (unnamed) characters from the
magazine to the reels of the online gambling world.
Essentially using the same formula that
Cryptologic used with Marvel Comics to create the
enormously successful Marvel Superhero Slots series,
which now includes games themed on The Incredible Hulk,
Silver Surfer, Wolverine and Sub-Mariner to name a few,
Cantor Gaming will now have the exclusive rights to
theme a whole new series of comic book slots bound to
become even more popular.
Continuing to expand their portfolio of online casino
games, most people will agree that Cantor is taking the
necessary steps to become a universally recognizable
name in the world of gambling. Cantor's Managing
Director, Manu Gambhir, said they have been eyeing the
prospects of developing Heavy Metal into video
slots for some time. And now that their design team has
come up with a plan, Gambhir says the games will be
Cantor Gaming's most edgy and highly animated games yet.
Owner of Heavy Metal and co-creator of the
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", Kevin Eastman, said that
in addition to the deal with Cantor Gaming, which he is
hopeful will manifest into a "vibrant and original"
brand of online casino video slots, said Heavy Metal
will be turned into a movie at the helms of a major
studio in 2010. No doubt this will help popularize the
video slots even more and help Cantor Gaming continue
its climb to become a leading software developer with
the likes of Microgaming, Cryptologic and Playtech.
Cantor Gaming runs the online casino CantorCasino.com,
which despite not being open to U.S. players, has done
quite well for itself in Europe. Cantor's latest
innovations include StatJack and Cantor Financial Odds.
StatJack is a "card-counter" that informs players on
making the best decisions against the dealer, while
Financial Odds is a mix of day-trading and online
betting. While these may seem one and the same to many
people, Financial Odds allows bettors to wager on the
movement of a stock in the next five minutes.