Gambling software company Microgaming has just signed a deal with Big Time Gaming (BTG) allowing it to use the Megaways mechanic on a number of upcoming slots.

Microgaming will work together with its network of independent studio partners to combine Megaways into titles available through its content aggregation platform. Shamrock Holmes will be the first title to feature the mechanic. This is due for release to operator parntners in January 2021.

This will further expand the reach of the Megaways mechanic, which has been hugely successful across a number of markets since it was released in 2016.

It utilizes a random reel modifier system, which allows any spin to produce several potential symbol combinations, and hundreds of thousands of possible winning combinations.

“Megaways has had huge success and we’re excited to be integrating the mechanic into some of our future games,” John Coleman, Microgaming’s chief executive, said.

“Big time Gaming are proven innovators, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them and grow their presence on our platform,” he added.

Meanwhile, BTG chief executive Nik Robinson commented on the deal, saying:

“We’re on a mission to bring the Megaways revolution to a bigger audience, and they don’t come much bigger than Microgaming.”

Robinson added that the people running Microgaming are “industry pioneers” and continue to be one of the biggest forces in the gaming space.

“As ardent slot fans, we’re delighted to be contributing in a small way to the Microgaming story,” Robinson said.

Microgaming recently expanded its US presence via an exclusive platform deal with Scientific games. This means OpenGaming will become the exclusive platform for the supplier’s content in the US and Canada.