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Microgaming launches revolutionary Battlestar Galactica™ video slot

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MICROGAMING LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY BATTLESTAR GALACTICA™ VIDEO SLOT

ISLE OF MAN – Today, Microgaming (www.microgaming.co.uk), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, launches its revolutionary Battlestar Galactica™ video slot.

Based on the critically acclaimed science-fiction drama, the Battlestar Galactica (BSG) video slot has been developed by Microgaming through a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.

Battlestar Galactica is a gripping saga focusing on humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home whilst fleeing their deadly Cylon enemies. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2013, Battlestar Galactica has become a globally recognised brand. In 2003, BSG captured the minds of a new generation of fans when Universal Cable Productions remade BSG into an action-packed, drama filled mini-series. The mini-series enjoyed strong international appeal with the series finale reaching over 14million viewers worldwide. Microgaming’s Battlestar Galactica game captures all of the excitement of the television series that became a worldwide phenomenon.

The BSG video slot immerses the player into a gripping audio-visual experience with a star studded cast of characters. Among the technological advances in its gameplay is an innovative Achievement Ranking System, which unlocks more video content for the player as they move through the game. In addition, the slot features different modes, including ‘Run’ and ‘Fight’ that a player can enter at any time.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, comments: “Our portfolio of branded games has been strengthened considerably by the addition of Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar Galactica, an iconic sci-fi brand, provides an ideal theme for us to create an online slot game – and we are extremely excited about the launch. With superior graphics and a host innovative features, we are confident that we have created a great gaming experience reflective of the iconic nature of the brand. ”

-ENDS-

Battlestar Galactica is a copyright of Universal Network Television LLC. Licensed by NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group 2012. All Rights Reserved.

About Microgaming (www.microgaming.co.uk)

Since Microgaming developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions to over 160 market-leading gaming sites, worldwide. This unrivalled technology company offers over 600 unique game titles and more than 1,000 game variants, in 24 languages, across online, land-based, and mobile platforms. Its renowned dedication to innovation provides the foundation to consistently deliver award-winning Casino, Poker, Bingo, Live, Progressives and Network Gaming software, as well as managed services, to a global audience. Microgaming content is also available through QuickFire, offering a supremely versatile, unique gaming experience for operators and players.

Microgaming provides the software for the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €320million in total. Its software also created the world’s first online slot tournament millionaire and one of the largest online jackpot wins in history, at a staggering €6.37m. As a founding member of eCOGRA and IGC, Microgaming is at the forefront of initiatives that set the highest standards in the gaming industry, most notably in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.

About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group

NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavours for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

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