Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways by GameArt
Editor’s note: the article has been updated. In one section it was speculated whether or not GameArt was truly NMi certified. It has now come to our knowledge that NMi has ceased its operations. We also mentioned that Videoslots ‘dropped’ GameArt; whilst this is the case, the reason, as we have been informed, is likely due to the lack of a proper license and not anything else. GameArt themselves have chosen not to comment on this article.
Editor’s note 2: Since this article was published, GameArt appears to have rebranded the slot. The original title, Roshtein Immortality Cube Megaways, has now been changed to Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways. According to anonymous sources, the reason for this is likely to be an intervention from Big Time Gaming. The article that follows was written based on the initial version.
For its first Megaways release, developer GameArt have decided to team up with controversial streamer personality Roshtein. Roshtein Immortality Cube Megaways will not be reviewed for the reasons given below:
- GameArt is a blacklisted provider with a highly questionable past and does not qualify as an accredited provider here.
- There are strong reasons to believe streamer Roshtein is linked to fake money streaming and view botting.
- The reckless and irresponsible gambling promoted on many streaming channels is something we refuse to promote further here on our website.
Who are GameArt?
GameArt is a software developer established in 2013 with offices in Malta and development studios in Serbia and Slovenia. GameArt have no MGA or UK license which means you won’t find their games on any of the big and reputable EU-licensed casinos.
In 2018, it was revealed by community members that the studio was releasing demo versions of their games which players could not lose on. In the same year, GameArt falsely claimed to be licensed by MGA, prompting the Maltese regulator to issue an official statement and warning in which they declared to have no connection to GameArt.
Players beware – GameArt lacks EU licensing and operates in jurisdictions where the RTP may be undisclosed and extremely unfavourable. In theory, players could be spinning away on slots with RTP settings far below average with no chance of ever getting ahead. Considering GameArt’s unflattering record, we strongly advise players to stay clear of GameArt slots.
What are Megaways slots?
Megaways is a game mechanic and trademarked brand invented by Australian game provider Big Time Gaming which got its big breakthrough with the release of Bonanza Megaways. In a first of a kind deal, Gauselmann Group-owned Blueprint Gaming became the first provider in 2018 to sign a deal with the Australians, giving them the right to use Megaways in their own creations. Since then countless providers have followed to put their own touch on Megaways whilst also extending the availability across a wide range of platforms.
Big Time Gaming has been known to choose its partners carefully, something that has helped to strengthen the brand identity. Because of that, many within the casino community were dismayed to learn of Big Time Gaming’s decision to license their famed game mechanic to a developer like GameArt.
Who is Roshtein?
Roshtein is a casino affiliate and ‘entertainer’ who uses casino streaming as a platform to generate leads, acquire signups and convert customers, typically to questionable and unlicensed casinos that most will not have heard of. Over the years, Roshtein has built a large following, often attracting thousands of viewers to his live streams. Fans of the eccentric streamer often site Roshtein’s entertaining personality as a reason for his popularity whilst critics usually regard it as bad acting and exaggerated reactions.
Roshtein has been heavily criticized over the years by both competitors and viewers for using fake money. Critics often argue that it’s unreasonable to believe that someone can play slots for several hours per day, every day, at such high stakes with no serious negative financial consequences. It’s not unusual for the streamer to play slots at €50 per spin, or even higher, typically on lesser-known casinos which raises even more suspicion. Moreover, Roshtein has also been accused of ‘view botting’, a practice used by some to boost their position on the ‘most viewed’ lists on both Twitch and Youtube.
The controversy surrounding Roshtein, with the responsible gambling issues being the most serious, has been met with heavy criticism from the casino community. Moreover, some industry representatives have expressed concerns that these type of practices attract unnecessary negative attention to an industry that has already been seriously crippled by an ever-increasing demand from the public for even more stringent regulation.