|Geisha Lounge and Grand Aces online casinos announce switch to RealTime Gaming software platform|
Change is in the air for two online casinos this week as Geisha Lounge (www.geishalounge.com) and Grand Aces Casino (www.grandaces.com), both announced their planned switch to the RealTime Gaming software platform.
“We are excited to join the RealTime family, and we can’t wait to roll out their full suite of products to all of our loyal players,” says Grand Aces casino manager Nic van den Bergh adding, “It’s a pretty exciting time around here.”
The switch will officially take place September 10th, but will only affect new players in the short run. While current players will be able to continue playing on the old platform, new players visiting either site will download the new RealTime Gaming platform. There are plans to migrate the entire player roster to the new platform, but for now, existing and new players will run on parallel platforms on parallel sites.
“Our aim is to provide the best new game platform for all of our players – current and new – without disrupting current players’ gaming, so we will run in parallel until we have the majority of our players switched over to the new system,” says van den Bergh.
Even so, current players will be encouraged to take advantage of the new suite of available games through promotional messaging and CD mailings. According to van den Bergh, “It is such a positive change for our players we predict most will adopt the new platform sooner than later. Of course, we may also add some rewards and incentives to encourage our players to make the switch.”
The change will be limited to software only. Management, customer service staff, and look-and-feel for both casino sites will stay relatively the same. Only the games players play – and the game roster they can choose from – will change.
Both operations cite the need to update their game platforms as the primary reason for the shift. As van den Bergh puts it, “We owe it to our players to provide the most cutting edge gaming experience possible, and our old platform was simply out of date – we haven’t had a considerable update in months. It’s time for a change.”
“We really liked what we saw from RealTime. They have a deep understanding of players that shows in their game design, and they are committed to innovation – they’ve had five releases in the past six months alone!” says van den Bergh.
Both operations said RealTime’s track record of frequent releases and development of new titles played heavily in their decision. Not surprising, considering RealTime’s player-focused development philosophy.
“We try to find new ways to enhance each player’s gaming experience, whether that’s through more realistic gameplay design or the development of new, original games,” explains Michael Staw, President of RealTime Gaming. “We like to keep things fresh, but above all, our games are playable. The pacing, the action and the look-and-feel are all designed to make playing our games as straightforward and entertaining as possible.”
The RealTime product seems to be a nice fit for both casinos, and all parties seem optimistic regarding the switch. van den Bergh sums up the anticipation simply, “We just can’t wait to get everyone up and running…September 10th can’t get here fast enough!”
Founded in 1998, RealTime Gaming creates Internet gaming software for some of the most successful casino sites on the Internet, employing some of the most sought after talent in the areas of game programming, web development, and business statistics.
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