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Online gambling gets into Heavy Metal

Online gambling operators Cantor Gaming, the owners of, has signed an exclusive deal with the popular fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal, to produce a range of online casino games based on characters from the magazine.

Cantor has teamed up with Heavy Metal owner Kevin Eastman to bring the characters and storylines to the online gaming market.

Manu Gambhir, managing director of Cantor Gaming, said: "Heavy Metal has long been a cult classic and our design teams immediately saw the ability to build innovative, cutting-edge casino games based on the brand. The games will be edgy, highly animated and deliver a completely new experience to our players."

Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the hugely successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, owns and runs the American-licensed Heavy Metal, which derived and translated much of its early content from the original M├ętal Hurlant publication in France. The magazine is designed in a comic format, targeted at an adult audience and will be turned into a movie during 2010, following a deal between Eastman and a leading studio.

Eastman said of the Cantor agreement: "I am delighted to have reached an agreement with Cantor Gaming to bring the unique characters and storylines to a new marketplace that I am sure will appreciate the vibrancy and originality of the brand."
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