The History of BGaming
SoftSwiss began creating online casino games in addition to its other iGaming products, and these were a big hit with the casinos and with the players too. But it soon became apparent that the games needed a higher priority than the company, in its present form, was able to give them. So early in 2018 the decision was made to create BGaming.
All games in the SoftSwiss portfolio, formerly listed under the SoftSwiss Games banner, were rebranded, and in February 2018 BGaming was officially launched. This showed a clear commitment on the part of BGaming to demonstrate that they could become a serious player in the world of HD mobile-friendly pokies.
From small beginnings, BGaming has quickly grown to become a serious player in the online casino gaming industry. Millions of dollars were invested in the development of BGaming, with an extremely proactive recruitment drive to encourage some of the leading talent to sign up.
The BGaming studio is situated in Belarus, which enables easy partnerships with customers throughout Europe and in other parts of the world, including the burgeoning Asian market. There’s a strong emphasis on identifying and growing new markets, and BGaming is absolutely committed to producing highly innovative, imaginative and immersive games. And all of the company’s output is available to Bitcoin players, showing just how modern and forward-thinking the company ethos is.
Although BGaming remains part of the SoftSwiss group, the company is run completely independently, and its clients aren’t obliged to use the SoftSwiss gaming platform. Games are compatible with a variety of platforms, enabling them to be in most online casinos.
Having designed and developed its own game engine, BGaming plans to use this for all future titles that it produces. A lot of work has gone into ensuring that the game engine enables optimum flexibility with game art, animations and mathematical models so that the company can produce titles at the very top level of the industry.
Although still relatively small, BGaming is aiming high, and the focus on employing top talent seems to be paying off already. There is a move away from outsourcing as the creative team comes together, and the teams are now concentrating on producing high-quality games that players will want to keep coming back to. There is definitely no rush to produce hastily put-together games in this software studio!
At present, BGaming has over 50 games in its catalogue, although many of these date back to the SoftSwiss days. So there is a move towards developing new content, which is becoming easier now that BGaming has separated from its parent company.
But the emphasis remains on the quality of games produced rather than the quantity. BGaming understands that clients are looking for games to enhance their portfolio of available titles. Meanwhile, gamers and pokie fans are always on the hunt for games that they can engage with in new and exciting ways. And one of the ways in which BGaming achieves this is through the use of appropriate music - something which lets many pokie games down!
And the company also realises that the modern-day pokie player is always on the lookout for added value with their gaming. Bonus games, side games and extra chances to win prizes all help to keep players coming back for more, so feature highly in BGaming pokies. Most pokie games offer a Free Spins bonus round, and the software house likes to include special bonus symbols and multipliers which up the thrill level a few notches. Many of their games also include an extremely popular Gamble feature, which is particularly appreciated by the high-risk, high-stakes players who are chasing the big-money wins. Gamble lets you risk every win, letting you attempt to double it, or even quadruple it, or lose it completely.
One of BGaming’s most innovative pokie games to date is the highly rated Johnny the Octopus, which features an unusual reel mechanism together with exceptional 3D graphics. And two of its latest titles, Aztec Magic Deluxe and Platinum Lightning Deluxe, are brand new updates of long-established SoftSwiss pokies.
BGaming and Provable Fairness
One of BGaming’s proudest innovations is ‘provable fairness’. This is a carefully crafted algorithm used to analyse gameplay and verify that it’s completely fair. The BGaming algorithm has been based around cryptographic methods to ensure a complete random outcome every time a game is played. This guarantees that the value of a player’s wager can’t affect the outcome of a game, and it also ensures that players can’t predict the outcome either.
The ‘provably fair’ algorithm is particularly important in helping to establish bonds of trust between gamers and game operators. Knowing that a game is completely random, and therefore completely fair and legitimate, goes a long way towards establishing a long-term - and therefore high-value - relationship with online casino operators.
BGaming and Bitcoin Pokies
SoftSwiss was quick to see the opportunities that the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency revolution offered. In fact, some industry commentators believe it was the company’s early adoption of Bitcoin technology that secured its rapid success in the online gaming industry.
Cryptocurrency is still in its early days, but increasing numbers of players are choosing to use this payment option. And with certification from iTechLabs to prove the company’s reliability with cryptocurrency, players who like to use Bitcoin can be assured of a safe experience.