What is it?
As part of CasinoBeats Slots Festival last week, Big Time Gaming’s CEO and Founder Nik Robinson gave a keynote reflecting on what a remarkable 2020 has been for the industry and looks forward to ‘an exciting 2021’.
Who is it?
Nik Robinson, CEO & Founder, Big Time Gaming
Nik Robinson has been in the industry for over 24 years, in 1996 he founded New Tech Media which sold to News Corp and merged with Orbis to become Openbet. Big Time Gaming describes itself as a world class entertainment company with a diverse range of gaming products to suit a wide range of players.
What is being said?
Robinson: “We’ve seen responsibility come into a new light in Germany. Betting is €1 a spin maximum there and there are also deposit limits over a monthly period. I see that as only a good thing – we are seen as becoming a zero-harm industry. When we have deposit limits that are strict and betting limits that low, it is very difficult to get into harm, and that will help the industry grow exponentially.
“My dream is for the industry being more entertainment led, more of Netflix-style environment rather than a hardcore casino one. Germany is an example of that. Some might say ‘it’s too strict the numbers, won’t work for everyone’, but I disagree.
“If the industry markets itself in the right way there’s no reason we can’t increase our user base. We are an entertainment business. If we take that mantra and move forward with it then the industry will survive on its merits, on doing good work.”
Why should I watch it?
It’s a nice round up of the year for slots and the igaming industry with an outlook for what 2021 could hold. Robinson credits members of the industry for their resilience, innovation and responsibility during this trying year with all of its obstacles and challenges. He talks of his hope that the industry becomes more entertainment led.
Robinson highlights some of the big movers in slots this year, and outlined some key milestones for Big Time Gaming in 2021 including some key collaborations and the Megapays project.
Where can I see more?
Source: SBC YouTube Channel