In 2011, the largest web agency and land based casino operator Ardent Group founded Gaming1 as a subsidiary to create gaming content, platforms and software solutions for both, online and land based casinos. Headquartered in the suburbs of Brussels, Belgium, they have grown at a rapid pace and now employ over 200 staff with a variety of gaming backgrounds. Gaming1 were nominated at the SBC awards 2018 for not one but two awards, namely for the best game innovation and also as game developer of the year.
Their signature service is the development and set-up of online gaming platforms for brick-and-mortar operators. They were key suppliers to Portugal’s and Colombia’s first online casinos that were launched in collaboration with local operators Estoril Sol and Vicca Group respectively. Initially, all games on the casino sites were supplied by GameArt with more providers being added in due course. The exclusive agreements meant that GameArt slots gained immensely in popularity. They also signed a deal with Switzerland’s Gran Casino Baden in anticipation of that country’s new regulations for online gambling.
At the same time, their creative team keeps adding new games to an already extensive a games comprising over 150 titles. These go on top of contract games being developed for some of the giants in the industry such as IGT, Betsoft, Netent and iSoftbet. Slots from GameArt often stand out from the crowd for their localized appeal, where the design team implements a specific theme that is well-known in the target country or region. All games are developed to the highest standards for quality, fairness and entertainment factor. Recognition of their efforts is evident from the large number of online casinos listing their slots. Reputable brands include LeoVegas, Videoslots, Bethard and a host of localized online operators such as Casino Barcelona or Casino Gran Madrid in Spain and Circus Casino or Panache Online Casino in Belgium.
Moving onto some prominent examples of their own unique games, worth mentioning is their slot Deal Or No Deal which is based on the popular TV show. Just like on TV, players aim at beating the banker on five reels and 10 fixed pay lines. The bonus game is triggered by three bonus symbols, where players relive the moments from the TV show in selecting from 25 cases. As the game progresses, they will be enticed to accept either a mystery cash award or the banker’s offer.
Other popular titles from Gaming1 are Blood Pact, Blackbeard: The Golden Age, Money Drop Slot, Amazon Fierce and Farah’s Adventure. A good selection of slots features a localized progressive jackpot.