New games include a combination of video slots, scratch cards, casual games and UK-pub style slot games

Microgaming, a provider of online gaming software, steps up the entertainment factor in its bingo offering this month, with the launch of eight new bingo side games. Additions for August include a combination of video slots, scratch cards, casual games and UK-pub style slot games.

Bingo side games are starting to play an ever increasing role in the bingo gaming industry, and are often undervalued. Side games offer an excellent form of entertainment within the bingo room while players wait for the balls to be drawn.

Big Break, Harveys and Don Deal all feature in this month’s video slot releases, and have something for everyone. Big break is a 15 pay line playful slot, with monkeys and apes to make players go wild! The Lucky Break symbol on reel five allows wins not only from right to left, but left to right too. All high symbols act as scatters, and will multiply the win by the total bet.

Harveys is a five-reel, 25 pay line genteel slot, packed with between six to 30 recurring Free Spins, and up to 25x multiplier. Players can hit the champagne and snail symbols to reap rewards. Don Deal is a three-reel, 1 pay line slot which oozes the rich smell of cash. This month’s casual game is Three Wheeler, which uses three spinning wheels instead of dice. Each wheel spins independently of each other, and every position on the table is a bet on the outcome of 1, 2 or 3 of the dice. In order to win the win line, it must match the pre-placed bet total.

Joining the portfolio of scratch card games are Hairy Fairies and Turtley Awesome. Both games include charming little characters that scratch away to reveal sumptuous rewards. Players must match three symbols by picking from 9 or 12 choices, for the chance to win a top prize of up to the initial stake x 2,500.

UK-pub style slot games Lucky Darts and Billion Dollar Gran, are the final two games to launch this month. Lucky Darts is a bright and colorful attention grabbing game played across three separate screens; a main reel, a super game and a feature game.

Billion Dollar Gran is packed with novel symbols such as cups of tea, jewelry boxes, pearls, battenburg cake and knitting. Win spins are awarded based on reel wins on the reels games. Three Bowl symbols on the win line also activate a video feature game.