Interview with RAIG Chairman Clive Hawkswood
January 15, 2020
Clive Hawkswood is the chairman of Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), an independent body that aims to promote safer, responsible gambling.
Most casino software developers in the industry operate on their own. This means they themselves reach out to operators and potential partners to strike deals. Other providers, though, are part of a larger brand. This brings benefits to the developer, including access to a large network of resources and potential clients.
Iron Dog Studio is part of the latter category of casino game-makers. It launched in 2017 when 1x2gaming announced a rebrand of its corporate structure to 1×2 Network. Unlike 1x2gaming that focuses on sports bets, though, Iron Dog’s niche is on casino games. In fact, its aim is to combine cutting-edge technology with new concepts to create an excellent gaming experience for the players of its client casinos.
Being part of 1×2 Network gives Iron Dog Studio several features such as certifications from reliable third-party game testers. These include GLI, Quinel, and NMi Testing Labs. The network also holds a license from the UK Gambling Commission.
Bettors can expect only a handful of games available on Iron Dog Studio’s catalog. Despite this, it is clear that all titles were developed with care and with a skillful design. The smooth design would make gamers think that they are playing titles from powerhouses like Microgaming and NetEnt. A few blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and scratch card games are available, but slots take up most of the collection.
Iron Dog designed its games in HTML5, making them compatible with desktop and mobile platforms. And besides the colorful and distinctive graphics, these titles stand out because of features that will cater to all kinds of players. Special bonuses such as different-ways-to-win and free spins reward players with generous prizes. In addition, there is a wide range of coin ranges, max payouts, and volatility. The games also come in multiple languages, making it easy for bettors to understand what they are playing.
Despite having only a few games, Iron Dog Studio no doubt will get a lot of attention from casino gamers. This is because its games are not only feature-rich but also pleasing to the eye. And as it is under the 1×2 Network, Iron Dog enjoys a wide distribution of its games to some of the most popular casinos on the market.