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Microgaming Signs Deal with Warner Bros to Release Lord of the Rings Slots


Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software has announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

In terms of this agreement Microgaming will receive permission from Warner Bros. to create a series of top of the range, high quality video slots using animation, characters and themes from the popular motion pictures The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in order to provide internet gaming to countries where online gaming is legalized.

Microgaming has at all times committed itself to license the right games at the right time and the deal with Warner Bros will probably trigger Microgaming to release other movie-themed slot games later this year.

$3 billion in worldwide box office takings was generated from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and it was nominated for an amazing total of 30 Academy Awards of which they won 17, one being for Best Picture.

CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, 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.”

Microgaming’s video slot, Hellboy, was also launched recently and this video slot also promises to be hugely popular amongst online players.