If you haven’t played games in an online casino, you will have almost certainly seen advertisements for one. They’re incredibly popular thanks to their convenience and exciting gaming options as well as easy to understand rules and mechanics.
Regardless of whether you’ve played casino games yourself or not, you may not know that most casino operators don’t usually develop their own games. Instead, they make agreements to use the games created by other companies.
This gives the casino access to a range of quality, regulated, and independently verified games without the time and cost that goes with building your own software. They get to take advantage of the decades of experience that the software supplier has at a fraction of the cost.
This means they can focus on marketing and offering great customer service to their customers.
For players, it also means that they can go from online casino to online casino and know that they will still be able to play their favourite games.
Major Casino Software Developers
There are dozens of casino software developers operating today, although some of the biggest and most famous are QuickSpin, Novomatic, and Microgaming.
Another of these is NetEnt Group, one of the first casino software developers, beginning operations in 1996. The company is famous for its popular titles like King of Slots, Template of Nudges, and Mercy of the Gods, and supplies them to hundreds of online casinos around the world.
The biggest ever progressive slot jackpot was won using a NetEnt game, with the British player receiving an €18 million payout from just a 25p bet.
Red Tiger was recently bought by NetEnt, and brought into its wider casino software group. The deal, which was financed through debt facilities acquired from Nordea and Danske Bank, was completed in September 2019, just five years after the company was founded.
Over those five years, and in the time since the company was acquired, Red Tiger has developed a reputation for being one of the most innovative casino software developers in the world.
Its Daily Jackpots feature has proved incredibly popular among players as there is a big win potential that is guaranteed to payout every day. As with other progressive slots, these daily jackpots grow bigger and bigger throughout the day before they’re won by a player.
The jackpots are also unique to each online casino, meaning users can play Red Tiger games on multiple online casinos and, in theory, be in with a chance of winning the jackpot from each.
The company has taken it even further with its hourly jackpots which payout to a player each and every hour.
Red Tiger’s biggest daily jackpot winner received £78,429, with some other players being paid more than £65,000.
Popular Red Tiger Games
Other popular Red Tiger games include Gonzo’s Quest, 24 Hour Grand Prix and Wings of Ra.
The company has also licensed the MegaWays mechanic from the Australian company Big Time Gamin to create Piggy Riches MegaWays. This is a luxury themed game that uses 6 reels over 7 rows to create up to 117,649 MegaWays. The game was released in January 2020 and packs in lots of free spins and mega wilds to add new levels to the game.
Another of its popular games in the £100K Drop, a game that uses the branding of the Channel 4 TV show, Million Pound Drop. This 5-reel slot has 3 rows and features a bonus round that mimics the drop function from the show. Though, instead of answering questions, players are just required to allocate a pot of cash across three of the four trap doors.
When the drop rounds are complete, they can keep any cash that they still had.
The company continues to dedicate itself to innovating. In late September, it will release its new game, Lucky Fridays. This is a party themed slot game that has 30 pay lines across its 5 reels and 4 rows.
In recognition of this commitment, Red Tiger won several accolades at the prestigious EGR B2B Awards in July 2020. It broke records, walking away with five awards in one night, including the Innovation in Mobile and Innovation in Slot Provision awards.
Based on this short but impressive history, it’s likely we’ll see plenty more exciting developments from Red Tiger in the years to come.
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