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#1. How many new online casinos with UK license do you guess that will be launched in 2017? Will the trend of mass production of new casinos continue?
I think the trend of mass production in UK is going to continue in 2017 as well due to fact that online gambling, globally, is moving towards with new features coming up all the time because of developing evolution. Lots of investors are always interested in establishing brand new online casinos or even smaller white labels in order to earn market share as soon as possible. Generally, gambling industry attracts large investments which basically means continuous and aggressive competition between well-known professional brands, such as Novibet Casino and newcomers at market, despite the smaller margins especially in UK market. We, at Novibet Casino, pride ourselves about the world class level of services and products we offer daily to thousands of players. Due to tailor made in house platform we are flexible enough to offer either the most unique games and promotions, or white label solutions and land-based casino management services!
I do believe that during 2017 the ‘’game changer’’ might be the unique and high quality mobile user experience especially in Live Casinos. Companies are always focused on keeping players loyal and high frequent in terms of Gamafication and large turnover. New mobile casino tournaments and amazing challenges are going to enthuse gaming audience, I am pretty confident about it.
#3. Will Apple Pay, PayPal or any other new payment method manage to break into the UK online casino market in 2017? Which was the most popular payment method for your casino in 2016?
I am pretty confident that most of online casino players loyal and stable to their current payment methods, which has been proven reliable, high tech and most of all secure. Despite the fact that PayPal is already used in UK, the company needs to earn larger market share in order to compete the well-known UK payment methods such as Skrill and Neteller. Regarding to Novibet Casino the most popular payment method was definitely credit cards.
#4. Many new software developers are entering the casino market on daily basis. Will that trend continue in 2017 and are there any exciting game developers that you think will become the stars of 2017?
It’s obvious because of huge slots demand and popularity software providers are going to be more competitive in 2017 upgrading their products and services. However, I do believe that traditional and well known software giants will still remain on top. Novibet Casino, as a Microgaming specialist offers more than 350 unique games to satisfy each player.
#5. What will be the hottest thing in casino games for 2017? Any particular function or a totally new game category, like virtual games and e-sports?
I think in 2017 we are going to notice more the Virtual Reality of slots and Live Casino as well due to fact that players are always looking for new exciting features. Despite the fact that e-sports and virtual games took a small market share already especially e-sports are going to rise more because of massive demand, the majority of casino players are going to remain loyal to traditional slots and casino games.
#6. Which are the most 3 popular online slots in your online casino? Is there any particular reason for them being so popular?
To be honest there are lots of Microgaming slots which are very popular to our players due to first class graphics, excellent sound effects and also smooth gameplay. However if I have to pick three of them I would definitely choose Immortal Romance, Game of Thrones and of course Mega Moolah. The reason is that first two are extremely well designed so the players use to enjoy spinning and finally Mega Moolah because of progressive jack pot which offers more than 8 million euro. Would you imagine anything else as a jack pot!
Actually I remember one player, SM who won via mobile £53.820 during his free spins round in Bikini party one of the most popular Microgaming slots. The most amazing thing was that he made his registration and started playing his favorite Microgaming slots the same day, pretty cool don’t you think?! To be honest, we at Novibet Casino we are always happy, delighted and congratulate our players when it comes to large winnings and we always wish them even more fortune in the future as well!
#8. What to expect when it comes to the bonuses? Will that be any changes on the welcome packages? Any new bonus or promotion that will rise during 2017?
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#9. What do you think will happen on the license front? Will Australian online casino landscape change? What to expect from North America and Europe?
I think we are going to see lots of changes regarding to Australian license front I am confident about it. We are waiting for IGA new regulations and updates confirmed by the Australian government for stricter gambling and more particular procedures. I am pretty sure and optimistic that upcoming changes to the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) are going to allow Australia, which is a great market as well, to be more competitive in the online gambling world. In Northern America and especially Europe I do not believe we are going to notice any sensational changes due to fact most countries are already stable and regulated providing safe and secure gambling environment. Even smaller countries will have to legislate the market in order to attract professional and well known online brands, such as Novibet Casino.