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.
Several casino software providers claim to develop innovative games but often sell short. Yggdrasil Gaming, though, assures casino operators and players that this will not be the case. After all, it commits to providing “superior gaming,” and it does so by creating games with themes not found in titles of other providers. The company also plans to improve the entire industry by offering “game-changing solutions.”
It is these efforts to improve the industry that brought fame to Yggdrasil. Its software joins Microgaming and NetEnt that is available in the biggest betting sites like Casino-X, LeoVegas, and William Hill. The company even won several awards from big award-giving bodies like the International Gaming Awards and EGR, among others.
Part of what makes Yggdrasil titles superior to games by other software providers is the graphics and animation. Thanks to the company’s iSense technology, Yggdrasil’s team of developers could create games with particle animations, sleeker stop-frame animation techniques, and other transitions. This enables smooth effects without the game-makers having to use Java and Flash. Despite this, bettors can play Yggdrasil’s titles on both desktop and mobile devices.
Another feature worth noting on Yggdrasil games is their bonus features. Gamers will find the standard Wilds, Scatters, and free spins. At the same time, there are special features that contribute both to the theme of the game and the players’ chances of winning. For example, on Super Heroes, a special feature triggers at random, with superheroes turning random reels into Wilds or awarding free spins. On the other hand, the Voodoo-themed Baron Samedi slot has a card collection in which 36 tarot cards contain certain rewards.
On top of developing casino games, Yggdrasil offers casino solutions to those who are planning to launch their own online gaming hub. Its platform boasts cross-platform functionality and great loading times, reducing delays in the system. Clients will also enjoy an easy-to-use interface so that they could manage daily operations without any inconveniences.