BGaming is one of the online casino software providers focused on automated online casino games, mostly slots. BGaming has been around long enough to earn respect and trust in the industry - both from other companies in the niche, and directly from players.
While BGaming as an industry player has been around for almost two decades, the part of the brand focused on making casino games is comparatively recent. However, due to the exceptional quality of the products created, and decent measures taken to provide data protection, the company quickly entered the list of the promising providers making their way forward to leadership.
Currently, BGaming is one of the reliable and reputable software developing companies that supports numerous languages and numerous currencies for real money betting on their games. CasinosHunter decided to find out more about the BGaming team’s creative process, provably fair testing, recent collabs, and future plans, in this interview.
Q/A Session With Yulia Aliakseyeva, Game Producer at BGaming
Hello Yulia, thank you for finding time to answer our interview questions. Could you please tell a bit more about yourself and about your role in BGaming, to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello! It’s a big pleasure to talk to you! I’m Yulia Aliakseyeva, game producer at BGaming.
I used to work as a web-developer, but I was interested in all stages of a game’s development, that’s why I started my career as a Project-Manager in the iGaming industry.
I was responsible for every game release at BGaming, and it was an amazing experience. Now I work as a game producer and I’m very happy with the opportunity to work with a team full of energetic and passionate people. Together we create games that entertain and give a lot of chances for brilliant winnings.
What BGaming means personally for you? What are the company’s values and what things about BGaming you like most of all?
Every day I start my work with pleasure because we work in a great team of people who are passionate about the games we produce. BGaming is a team of professionals aimed to create high-level products.
We always support each other and we’re ready for any challenges!
I would like to suggest we get along without trivial questions about the company’s history, road to success, and so on. Instead, please specify 3 main reasons or benefits that make BGaming stand out among other online casino software developers.
Our fundamental value is that the player and player’s choice always come first.
Within the player-driven approach we produce games that meet the player preferences. We arrange QA testing to analyze the audience and provide more than just high-quality games, but genuine impressions!
At the same time, we are one of the trendsetters in the industry. BGaming is the first major iGaming provider to introduce the "provable fairness" feature in online slots. With the help of cryptography, players can easily verify that all game results are indeed unbiased and random.
We also were the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies. And now we pay special attention to development of the games for crypto casinos!
What difficulties the company had to face in 2020? Or perhaps the company did not feel the impact of the pandemic at all?
Actually, the pandemic time hasn’t influenced BGaming a lot. Moreover, we were growing fast. The most popular BGaming title Elvis Frog in Vegas was produced one year ago when the whole world became a quarantine zone.
We rapidly organized remote work and moved all processes into online platforms.
When people stay at home for a long time, they want to have fun even more. That’s why the iGaming industry didn’t face so many problems as others did. We gave people entertainment when there were so few opportunities to have any offline.
By the end of 2020, BGaming reported about collaboration with Microgaming, and then with SoftGamings. How does the collaboration go?
Actually, we have a range of collaborations this year. Besides Microgaming and SoftGamings, we struck deals with Betconstruct and Pariplay. All these collaborations give access to our portfolio including hits such as Elvis Frog in Vegas, Fruit Million, Aztec Magic Deluxe and others, to a huge audience. We aim to expand our reach and are happy to cooperate with leading companies in the industry!
Our latest deal is cooperation with Parimatch. We have a few branded titles to launch exclusively on Parimatch. Our cooperation promises to be very fruitful for both sides!
Recently, BGaming has announced that it got an international online gambling license by MGA, which is awesome. What new horizons this license opens for the company, in addition to increasing the number of available markets?
MGA has always been considered the industry’s must-have accreditation and we are excited to acknowledge the fact that we've got it. Over the last year, BGaming showed incredible growth, so this just makes us even more thrilled about reaching more players with our content. It’s a major milestone for BGaming allowing it to boost its international reach and widen its partners networks.
During those comparatively short but bright years in the niche, BGaming has proved itself as a fair and reliable developer. Could you please tell us about the provably fair feature in your games. How is the fairness of games actually proved? Have you ever had cases of an online casino being unfair or fraudulent towards you or the players who played your games?
We started developing slots in the early days of the cryptocurrencies boom, so this feature pretty much comes from our history as well.
We are proud to state that BGaming was the first slot game developer to introduce Provably fair into the casino content world.
With cryptography, players can easily verify that all game outcomes are truly unbiased and random. It’s very important!
We calculate the result of the round before the game starts - we show this to the player in a hashed version, using the SHA-256 algorithm.
We all understand that showing the actual result to the player does not make any sense. The whole process is happening in a special widget in the game. The feature is created for players to be sure that the playing process is fair!
Lately, the company focuses more on slots, but there are many table games in your product list, too. Does the company have plans on releasing more table games in the future, or is it a closed chapter? Is there any future behind table games?
You’re right, we have a few titles in our portfolio. They are not so popular as slots but they definitely have their audience as well.
To give these products a new breath, we are going to restyle our table games.
We will customise them for our clients. I’m sure, it will be very interesting for our partners to have an exclusive title produced in consideration of all needs and preferences.
Oh, that's awesome! Okay, let’s talk about the slots now. But first, can you tell us what was the biggest win in BGaming history, and in what slot game?
On March 6, 2019, the winnings in the SlotomonGo slot machine amounted to 354 BTC (at that time the equivalent of more than one million three hundred thousand dollars), and this was from one spin!
Wow! That's really crazy win! Can you name the 5 most popular slots made by BGaming, as for today?
The most popular slot is Elvis Frog in Vegas. The game is inspired by the talent and magnetism of rock-n-roll king Elvis Presley! It includes lavish features and three types of Jackpots – Mini, Major and Mega Jackpots. The combination of well-thought-out features and eye-catching design makes this slot a hit!
The first “chameleon-style” slot Fruit Million is on top as well. The game is a new vision of classic slot. It changes its skin for every holiday.
Johnny Cash is a story about a daring adventurer looking for all the gold of Wild West. The game is funny and generous at the same time! The Johnny Cash slot with Free Spins, Wilds and Sticky Wilds is a perfect game for adventure lovers.
Aztec Magic Delux is a Provably Fair game with good math and amazing payouts, so it has been popular for a long time!
And our classic title Four Lucky Clover is also loved by many players!
Slots by BGaming are characterized by bright and sleek design, quality gameplay and numerous features. Elvis Frog in Vegas and Johnny Cash, released recently, are perfect examples of such slots, and they have received very positive feedback from gamblers. How much time and effort is needed to develop games like that?
Usually, we produce one game a month. There is a huge work behind every product.
It may take a year or even more from the idea to implementation.
We have an art team that is responsible for the design and animations. Developers work on technical stages. There are also QA engineers, project managers, a composer – in general, a lot of professionals to make every detail well. We have a team with limitless energy and passion to iGaming. We put the inspiration onto every game!
Could you please share the secrets of high quality games development? What processes the new game has to go through, from idea to release? How do you take decisions about what features to add in the game, like wilds, bonus levels, free spins? How is the RTP rate defined for each game?
It all starts with an idea. There are many ways to get a good idea. Conduct brainstorms, exchange different opinions, jointly develop the best solution with the team. Then the idea is formed into a game concept. Prototyping and testing hypotheses for visualization, mechanics and game features is a very important stage at the start of development. Sometimes, ideas that have not been fully tested at this stage can lead to complex consequences in the final.
The game is developed iteratively with constant progress analysis and possible adjustments and improvements. Many different specialists work on the development, such as a game designer, a math specialist, artists, animators, back-end and front-end developers, musicians, QA.
Feature decisions are made depending on the game. An interesting feature can be taken as a basis for the game. Gameplay, mathematics, mechanics are built around this feature.
And there is a category of games when we work from the opposite. For example, there is an idea to make a game on a specific topic, then first we "try on" suitable features for it, try and check how they fit into the logic, the theme of the game.
Determining the RTP is one of the tricky choices for us as the market demands different options. In general, we have experts in this area, they consider and offer the most interesting solutions. We play each game to understand which of the options is the most attractive for the player.
We already know that BGaming plans to release 2 new slot games in May. Can you please tell me a bit more about that?
We’re going to launch an exciting game in association with the World Boxing Council. With the mysterious fighter, our players will be plunged into the thrilling atmosphere of the boxing match and get the chance to win a WBC belt!
Moreover, players will be able to find treasures of Ancient Egypt. Funny and generous slot Dig Dig Digger with an amusing crazy archeologist as the main character will occupy its place in BGaming’s portfolio.
Can you please share some BGaming future plans? What to expect from the company in the nearest future? Are there any plans on making Live Dealer Games? Are there any plans on making VR games?
We’re planning to produce megaways slots. It will be an important milestone for us! In addition, we strive to expand our portfolio of crypto games. Being the first iGaming provider to support cryptocurrencies, we pay particular attention to that.
Speaking about the nearest future, the summer will be full of surprises. Elvis Frog will go for vacation to Hawaii. We believe that the new story of Elvis Frog will repeat the success of the first one!