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Disney Deal Puts Marvel Online Slots at Risk for Cryptologic

9/9/2009
Online casino software giants Cryptologic are facing up to the possibility of having to let go of their popular Marvel Superhero slot games following Disney’s recent decision to acquire the company.

Cryptologic had previously established a deal with the comic book franchise to use their characters in specially themed slots, but now that Disney has entered the frame it is unclear whether they will allow Marvel to operate in the online casino sector.

Famed for being a family-friendly company thanks to a string of hit movies and their popular chain of theme parks, it is thought that Disney may not been keen to associate themselves with internet gambling and they could pull the plug on the Marvel deal.

Such a decision on Disney’s part would come as a huge blow for Cryptologic, with the Marvel slots becoming huge hits at online casinos powered by the software provider. Games featuring the iconic Spiderman and Incredible Hulk characters have made online gambling accessible to an all-new audience and losing such a popular franchise would be seen as a giant step backwards within the online casino industry.

However, with the acquisition process still in the embryonic stages at present, Cryptologic will continue to offer the Marvel slots to their casino partners for the duration of their current deal. What Disney will have to say about the situation, meanwhile, remains to be seen.
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