Changes at RedBet

dionysus

can turn wine into water
CAG
MM
Haven't seen as many RedBet posts lately, and I gotta wonder if they're taking a ding what with the competition serving up WMS in addition to the NetEnt/MG.

What happened to the addition of BetSoft I thought you guys were bringing?
And are you guys ever going to bring USD/CAD/AUS to the table?

thanks
 

Redbet-Andy

Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen
Haven't seen as many RedBet posts lately, and I gotta wonder if they're taking a ding what with the competition serving up WMS in addition to the NetEnt/MG.

What happened to the addition of BetSoft I thought you guys were bringing?
And are you guys ever going to bring USD/CAD/AUS to the table?

thanks
Still reading but there hasn't been much for me to chip in on recently.

WMS with NetEnt = I think Betsson Group and Unibet. As much as I would like to see them as our direct competition we're not quite up there yet... Give me another 6 months. ;)

Multi-Currency is still coming but we decided to change the priority and get more game providers in first. Not WMS though folks.

Catch-22, I push multi-currency someone says but we only have x number of players from Canada/Aus/GB
Yes I say, but if we had multi-currency we'd get Y number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
Ermm yes, they say but we only have X number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
That's when I give them a strange look, shake my head and slam the door on my way out...

Some I win, some I lose.
It is coming though.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
CAG
MM
Still reading but there hasn't been much for me to chip in on recently.

WMS with NetEnt = I think Betsson Group and Unibet. As much as I would like to see them as our direct competition we're not quite up there yet... Give me another 6 months. ;)

Multi-Currency is still coming but we decided to change the priority and get more game providers in first. Not WMS though folks.

Catch-22, I push multi-currency someone says but we only have x number of players from Canada/Aus/GB
Yes I say, but if we had multi-currency we'd get Y number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
Ermm yes, they say but we only have X number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
That's when I give them a strange look, shake my head and slam the door on my way out...

Some I win, some I lose.
It is coming though.
What about the Z number of players who are thinking "I like the look of Redbet, but they don't yet support my usual gaming currency, I'll wait".

This is logical from a players' point of view. Play in a different currency than your deposit method and you are hit with all manner of fees and charges, some due to fluctuating exchange rates, and others down to "skimming" something for themselves by the banks and wallets simply for making the exchange. You lose both ways too, as you get skimmed a second time if you withdraw.

If you DO take the plunge, and later your own currency gets added, you end up kicking yourself because you are stuck with the "wrong" currency on your account simply because you were too impatient to wait for yours to be added.

Where your currency is one that casinos usually support, like the US Dollar and UK Pound for UK players, it is a logical choice to wait.

Operators also have to remember that the eWallets themselves just won't let users have more than one account so as to keep their Euros as Euros and avoid the exchange fees each time where they also use that wallet for their regular play. Only recently have Neteller relaxed that rule, but only for VIPs.

The directors should be looking at the size of the market, and judging FUTURE penetration when deciding whether it was cost effective to add that currency. The Euro is an obvious first choice where the main market is EU countries, but the UK is a significant market, and never adopted the Euro. The US Dollar is used by many players, not just Americans, as it was the original currency used when the industry was young, and many players have set up their wallets in the US Dollar, and whilst it isn't their native currency, is the one they continue to play in.

Almost all of my accounts are in UK Pounds. I have a few in the US Dollar, but only two of these receive regular deposits. It is the additional effect of exchange rates that holds me back from playing in many other old Dollar accounts. Two currencies is a bit complicated, but more recently the industry started to support the Euro, making it three in total. This is where for me "enough is enough", and I have decided not to start making accounts in Euros, but instead stick to the UK Pound as operators always add it in the end if they are intending to stick around.

I could of course use my VIP perks and create another Neteller account, but then I have to pick Dollar and Euro, so even a VIP hits a two currency ceiling. Using my other deposit methods for anything other than the UK pound is "insane". The banks would skim up to 5% each way!
 

Balthazar

The Governor
I push multi-currency someone says but we only have x number of players from Canada/Aus/GB
Yes I say, but if we had multi-currency we'd get Y number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
Ermm yes, they say but we only have X number of players from Canada/Aus/GB.
That's when I give them a strange look, shake my head and slam the door on my way out...
Because sometimes, a strange look isn't enough:


 

Balthazar

The Governor
What about the Z number of players who are thinking "I like the look of Redbet, but they don't yet support my usual gaming currency, I'll wait".
That's exactly what Andy said that he was trying to sell to the rest of the team, but they aren't convinced.

Also, I'd prefer WMS over Betsoft (by a LONG shot) but I understand his point.
 

dionysus

can turn wine into water
CAG
MM
Well, to be frank, I'd very likely choose RedBet OVER Nordic. BUT for them not having a compatible currency they lose those deposits and from a fair few I'd wager.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
CAG
MM
Well, to be frank, I'd very likely choose RedBet OVER Nordic. BUT for them not having a compatible currency they lose those deposits and from a fair few I'd wager.
They may scupper their chances altogether, as their competitors will take those players who need other currencies, and these multi platform providers are launching thick and fast, so there are plenty of alternatives.

If the board don't think adding the UK Pound is worth it, they may also consider it not worth applying for a UK license from 2015, which could mean UK players getting shut out altogether, and this may well be up to the deposit methods (Skrill, etc) if not Redbet themselves.
 

Tirilej

Still a Lady
CAG
MM
So Andy..are you the only intelligent person working at Redbet?

I believe it was exactly two years since I signed up at your casino. All that time I have been waiting for you to add USD.
Guess how many deposits I've made? Maybe five or six :rolleyes:
Guess how many hundreds I've made at Nordicbet...or is it thousands? It's many!

Especially now when there have been changes at Nordicbet I would have liked to have another casino to play at, that I trusted. Instead none will get any deposits from me.
You might should show this threads to the people you are working with and ask them to speed up what is important to us, not just what they think is important ;)
 

ChopleyIOM

Hearthstone Addict
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I enjoyed my play at Redbet and of course having such a fantastic rep as Andy around makes one confident to play there.

However, I got hammered because I had to play in euros, Neteller's exchange rates never seemed generous and they rooked me both on deposits and withdrawals with FX fees, and the amount going in never seemed to match the same amount coming out, if that makes sense. i.e. €200 going in seemed to cost me more in pounds, than €200 coming out converted into pounds. (And that was on top of the 1.75% fee I always have to pay to fund my Neteller account with my gaming card anyway, plus I pay £3 per £500 on withdrawals with my NET+ card.)

From where I'm standing Redbet could do with:

a) Getting their currencies sorted out.

and

b) Taking a look at their games portfolio. I think MG's offerings are pretty weak these days, and Netent's output hasn't exactly been inspiring of late either. Personally I think the Vegas slots (WMS, Konami, and I'm sure there are more out there) are going to prove extremely popular online, I've been playing the WMS slots almost exclusively for months now.
 

lowdwnsteve

Newbie member
I emailed support the other day about this.. this is the response I got :



Hello Steve, thank you for contacting us.
At the moment we unfortunately don't have the possibility to change the currency from Euro to CAD or USD.
We really appreciate you taking the time and effort to reach out to us regarding this but as previously stated we can't change it.

Have a nice day
Kind regards
Anton


So I might as well just close my GD account then if there is no way I will ever get to play in my currency FFS. :mad:
 

Balthazar

The Governor
I think MG's offerings are pretty weak these days, and Netent's output hasn't exactly been inspiring of late either.

I agree with you. Both MG and Netent need to go back to the drawing board as far as I'm concerned. All similar variance slots that don't even look like slots anymore. They obviously try to turn video slots into some kind of video games with lots of animations and other useless crap. I'm not sure who they are targetting with that, but they sure as hell ain't targetting me. That newer "egg" Netent slot represents everything that is wrong with newer video slots.

Personally I think the Vegas slots (WMS, Konami, and I'm sure there are more out there) are going to prove extremely popular online
As long as they let people play them :rolleyes: They are still implementing the older generation of these slots, most of the games you play on JPP are 3-5 years old already.

MGS/Netent and others are definitely not on par with the big boys. I wish the online game developers would spend more times on the actual slot play and less time on animations and movies.
 

CasinoBen

Dormant account
MGS/Netent and others are definitely not on par with the big boys. I wish the online game developers would spend more times on the actual slot play and less time on animations and movies.
Who are the big boys? Netent and MGS are quite large companies in the world of gaming, even compared to the land based providers. Also, it is much more difficult to develop an instant game than a game for a land based casino due to the size of the game file that will allow everyone to play the game at a good performance level.

I tend to agree with you and the releases from these providers have been quite mundane in the past months and sometimes it feels like the same 243 line slot is being launched with different pictures month on month. I do know that the game developers for most software providers read the threads at casinomeister a lot so perhaps if you give some examples of slots that you really like, or features you would like to see that would be helpful for them for their future developments.

Cheers,

Ben

Oh, sorry for the derail
 

Balthazar

The Governor
Who are the big boys? Netent and MGS are quite large companies in the world of gaming, even compared to the land based providers.
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, for example, are billion dollar companies that employ thousands of workers in dozens of different countries. MGS has a small office on the Isle of Man. I'm not saying they aren't big, but...apples and oranges.


I do know that the game developers for most software providers read the threads at casinomeister a lot so perhaps if you give some examples of slots that you really like, or features you would like to see that would be helpful for them for their future developments.
I like slots that look like slots. When i want to watch an animation movie, I watch an animation movie. :thumbsup:

Love the new 6-reels high variance slots:


Note the simplicity of the symbols, and no chicken laying an egg.
 
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ChopleyIOM

Hearthstone Addict
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Who are the big boys? Netent and MGS are quite large companies in the world of gaming, even compared to the land based providers. Also, it is much more difficult to develop an instant game than a game for a land based casino due to the size of the game file that will allow everyone to play the game at a good performance level.
A full Microgaming client install now runs to the best part of 11GB, individual games are running into tens of megabytes, that's incredibly bloated.

WMS slots manage to load in a few seconds into a web browser, and still manage great graphics, sound, music, and video sequences.
 

Balthazar

The Governor
A full Microgaming client install now runs to the best part of 11GB, individual games are running into tens of megabytes, that's incredibly bloated.
It's not only demanding in size. Try running the newest MGS games (like Girls with Guns or TFROL) on a basic laptop with integrated graphics and see what happens. After 10 or 15 minutes, the game will lag because the laptop will become hotter than the center of a neutron star.

Ridiculous.
 
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ChopleyIOM

Hearthstone Addict
webby
It's not only demanding in size. Try running the newest MGS games (like Girl with Guns or TFROL) on a basic laptop with integrated graphics and see what happens. After 10 or 15 minutes, the game will lag because the laptop will become hotter than the center of a neutron star.

Ridiculous.
Yeah Girls With Guns craps out after a while on my media centre PC, (almost turns into a slideshow), but that has a proper discrete graphics card in it with 1GB of RAM (albeit a low-end passively cooled Radeon 6450).

Thing is, that PC is capable of running World of Warcraft at medium detail settings for hours on end at a decent framerate, so I refuse to believe that an online slot is stressing it to breaking point.

In fact, last time I had Girls With Guns on there, I fired up the Catalyst Control Center and it reported that the GPU was hardly being utilised at all, and its temperature was low - so not sure what the deal is on that one.

I might get MSI Afterburner installed on it, and see what it thinks is going on.

And to bring this back to Redbet :)D), the point here I think is that a lot of people just aren't that arsed about MG and Netent at the moment, so Redbet could do with getting some other providers on their books. Hopefully the new Rabcat slot is the first of many!

I remember when MG (and latterly Netent) released a new slot and I couldn't wait to play it, I stopped that with MG ages ago, and I lost interest with Netent around the Disco Spins/Thief releases.
 

naththo

Registered
Since I did custom build computer I avoid buying cheap video cards for numerous reason: They are prone to overheat, they are prone to stress out the video card like dropping frame rate too much and poor smoothiness in motion, and cheaper video card are prone to give you poor colours output on your monitor etc. I rather only buy good high end quality that gives me everything I need to get it going.

But of course most people find it unfair that they cannot play some slot if they are basic computer running like that. There is plenty of alternative one like play flash online casino is better option rather than download one that could be more friendly for basic video card to run a bit better than download one. And of course MGS is the worst part that bloat with over 10gb of files for the download one. It best stick to the flash online casino then it only download to temp files thats about it until it is being deleted later. And I find that flash online casino file is a lot smaller.
 

Nate

Well-Known Member
webmeister
CAG
My media PC has an 8 core i7 Processor... 8 GB of Ram and a 4gb Video card... running off a SSD ...Girls with Guns stutters and the graphics are all jerky on it... I played it once... Did OK but never went back... It lacks the smoothness LOTR had..

Nate
 

ChopleyIOM

Hearthstone Addict
webby
My media PC has an 8 core i7 Processor... 8 GB of Ram and a 4gb Video card... running off a SSD ...Girls with Guns stutters and the graphics are all jerky on it... I played it once... Did OK but never went back... It lacks the smoothness LOTR had..

Nate
Why on earth would you want specs like that in a media centre PC?

The whole idea of a media centre PC is low power, low noise, low energy consumption components to perform a specific function :)
 
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