Following White Hat Studios’ record-breaking entry into the US, we spoke to Armen Tatarevic, Business Development Director at White Hat Studios about the provider’s success, its upcoming titles and the innovative Jackpot Royale mechanic.
White Hat Studio’s impact on the US iGaming market has been record-breaking, what has caused such high demand for your titles?
We are proud of our achievements across the US and the rollout has truly transformed the US iGaming sector with the introduction of fun and feature-rich titles. Our content went live in all regulated iGaming states in just 13 months, breaking the fastest rollout record by any provider and demonstrating our speed and efficiency. The simultaneous entry into numerous regulated states was underpinned by a portfolio of high-quality titles, and it is here where we gained such an impressive reputation within the online slots community that has ensured operators seek our games. We offer slots, table games, jackpots and full house titles, meaning there really is something for every type of player within our portfolio.
Our track record of releasing some of the most critically and commercially successful titles in the US was vindicated recently after we secured the Top Performing New Online Slot at the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC Awards for the blockbuster game Almighty Buffalo Megaways™. The diverse nature of our portfolio of slots has truly resonated with players.
What titles do you have upcoming on your release schedule?
Over the coming months, we have an array of IP-focused titles, sequels and retro classics in the pipeline. The Goonies™ Return Jackpot Royale™ builds upon the success of the original The Goonies™ slot whilst introducing enhanced bonuses, free spins rounds and mechanics to appeal to existing fans of the slot and the film.
Sinful 7s™ will deliver a fiery slot with upgrading symbols that pay homage to the land-based slot machines found in Las Vegas and demonstrates our ability to appeal to a wide range of players. Rick and Morty Megaways™ is also on our release roadmap and adds the Megaways™ mechanics to an already successful game. This latest version provides ever-changing reel sizes to the title whilst providing additional bonus rounds for players to experience.
You mentioned The Goonies™ Return Jackpot Royale™, What is the Jackpot Royale mechanic and how does it work?
It’s a progressive mechanic that we can incorporate into our existing games and features three different jackpots for players to win. The biggest Jackpot Royale pot has an average win of $175,000 and is reseeded once won with a minimum of $70,000. Jackpot Royale™ can be randomly activated during any spin of either our slots or table games that include the functionality. Once the bonus has been triggered, players will need to secure 15 or more Crowns in order to have a chance of spinning the Wheel King, where they could claim one of the three main jackpots, or end up with a win multiplier.
Now you’ve entered all of the regulated markets across the US, what’s next for White Hat Studios?
Next for the team is to expand within each state. It is a real achievement to have entered the market with such momentum and we aim to keep this up by increasing the number of operator partners that offer our titles to players. Last month saw us create new partnerships with eight different operators which ensured more players than ever before had access to our titles and we have 30 more in progress. We will also be releasing more great games that will continue to drive the iGaming industry across the US. We endeavor to be the number one provider within the US and hope to achieve this goal sooner rather than later.
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