The pandemic has posed many challenges to the gaming industry, not least the slots sector, after casinos were forced to close.

What is it?

The CasinoBeats Slots Fest brings together 600 representatives from igaming operators, content aggregators and leading affiliates to try new and previously unreleased titles from some of the industry’s most innovative games developers

Who is it?

Kelly Kehn, Global Relationships Director at Sports Betting Community

Lenin Castillo, Chief Operating Officer at Logrand Entertainment

What is being said?

Discussing the impact that slots have on the growth of Strendus Casino, Castillo emphasised: “It’s really, really important. Since we see the platform as a form of entertainment, not necessarily just betting and gaming, slots and casino are really relevant – they represent around 50 per cent of our business. The pandemic influenced that. 

“Once sports betting came to a halt, the casino and slots side of the business grew. We have a lot of customers who are from the land-based side, so we offer a lot of products as an extension of their experience. Slots and casino are therefore really relevant.

“Now that sports betting is making a return, one of the challenges is maintaining that growth we’ve seen in the last 12 months. Hopefully we can keep doing that.”

Why should I watch it?

To learn about the role that slots play in the gaming industry and how they have provided a source of entertainment and income to players and operators respectively.

Where can I see more?

Source: SBC YouTube Channel

The challenges facing the gaming industry during the pandemic