Why Do Some Online Pokies Keep Disappearing?
April 11, 2017
You may have noticed over the years that some of your favourite online pokies have simply disappeared but possibly never gave it too much thought. Others may have been wondering what has happened to these games and why they are no longer available. There are two possible answers for this which we will take a look at here.
Some online pokies today, especially the much older and less sophisticated online pokies are simply ignored by players and these ones will be taken out of service by the operator because they have run their course and are no longer worth having available. The other pokies that seem to keep on going missing are the branded pokies that are based on famous movies, television shows and famous comic book super heroes.
Software companies have to obtain the necessary licenses to create these games and when these licenses run out, perhaps after two, three, four or even five years, the games can no longer be available in casinos. For example the license for Microgaming’s The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises pokies ran out towards the end of 2016 and this is why you can no longer find these games in casinos.
This will also no doubt happen with some of Microgaming’s other branded pokies such as Jurassic Park, Battlestar Galactica, Terminator II, Bullseye and Tarzan and possibly with Tomb Raider (I and II), Hitman and Hellboy. In other words, start playing on these games today before you miss out on being able to play on them.
A similar thing also happened with Playtech’s Baywatch pokie and more recently with their entire series of branded Marvel pokies which included titles such as Iron Man 1, 2 and 3, Blade, Daredevil, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-man: Attack of the Green Goblin, Thor – The Mighty Avenger, Wolverine, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers.
The license could also run out on several other top-rated branded pokies from Playtech so you may also want to check out these games as soon as possible, before they also disappear. Sometimes we are given a brief warning that these games will soon be discontinued, but other times they just seem to disappear without any forewarning.
The other top-rated branded pokies from Playtech that are still available in casinos include games like Batman & The Joker Jewels, Batman & The Riddler Riches, Batman & The Penguin Prize, Batman & The Catwoman Cash, Batman & Mr. Freeze Fortune, Batman & The Batgirl Bonanza, Green Lantern, Gladiator, Gladiator Jackpot, Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Jackpot, Pink Panther, Marilyn Monroe, Little Britain, The Mummy, John Wayne, Sherlock Mystery, Cowboys & Aliens, Kong – The 8th Wonder of the World, Rocky and Top Trumps World Football Stars.