VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
— BlueBat Games, a subsidiary of the Novomatic Interactive Division, Greentube, today announced that their private-label social casino marketing platform, Greentube Pro will power the Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International properties’ social casinos in North America.
The large-scale project covers Seminole and Hard Rock Casino properties in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Each property’s social platform will be powered by a customized framework developed specifically by BlueBat Games for the Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos. These frameworks will be built to Seminole Gaming’s and Hard Rock Interactive’s distinctive business strategies and requirements.
Owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hard Rock International is one of the most globally recognized brands with venues in 75 countries including 180 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos around the world. Seminole Gaming operates six Florida casinos for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
“The opportunity to work alongside Hard Rock & Seminole Gaming is an important milestone,” said Kenny Huang, CEO of BlueBat Games. “We will launch Greentube Pro to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for each of their gaming properties. The talented BlueBat team has met the challenge of this ambitious project and will continue to innovate in partnership with Hard Rock.”
The Greentube team has already commenced an aggressive deployment schedule for 2018 whereby several social casino properties will go live shortly.
Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International looked to BlueBat to create a localized solution for each casino extending the brand and marketing capabilities of each property. The Greentube Pro platform provides a true branded experience that will reflect the look and feel of each property. Players who visit the site will instantly recognize a virtual rendition of the property’s key locations ranging from the main casino to various site-specific attractions. In addition, the platform will allow for in-game marketing capabilities via multiple channels from the convenience of any device.
“Continual customer engagement is important to casino operators who can maximize marketing opportunities as part of the social games,” said Kresimir Spajic, senior vice president of online gaming for Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming. “Our goal is to deliver one-of-a-kind immersive experiences and we believe this game will allow us to unite the online and offline experiences that the Hard Rock and Seminole Casino brands offer.”
“Social casinos continue to be one of the most popular and lucrative gaming segments and BlueBat leads the industry by offering the latest features and functionality,” said Gabriel Cianchetto, president for North American market development. “As the industry continues to evolve, BlueBat and Greentube remain committed to being a disruptive market leader that drives true innovation for our wide selection of land-based casinos.”
New Features for Greentube Pro
Players can choose any Seminole or Hard Rock-branded property from which to play virtually. Each social casino will provide a true branded experience that reflects the physical appearance of the preferred physical casino. Features will include visuals ranging from logo to tile treatment, to virtual host and even virtual renditions of the property’s main attractions.
Players can now invest in their gameplay and earn coins for advanced activity. The scaling economy incentivizes players to extend their time at the social casino, creating greater potential for monetization and retention.
The Offer System enables players to earn rewards for extended gameplay. Seminole Hard Rock can offer merchandise, dining rewards and other perks to online players that can entice them to visit the property.
As part of its expanded mobile compatibility, Greentube Pro and Seminole Hard Rock social casinos will be compatible with Amazon Fire devices. Applications for the social platform will be offered at the Amazon app store.
Casino Currency Exchange
This function allows registered players to exchange points they earned at the brick-and-mortar property for online coins. The exchange enables Seminole Hard Rock properties to create offers that can reduce the liabilities created by high volumes of player/VIP points.
Online players can now register for Seminole Hard Rock’s Wild Card reward program or link to other Hard Rock rewards programs via the social casino.
Guest Mode allows players to dive right into gameplay without registration. The feature creates an anonymous user account, enabling Hard Rock to monitor play and populate a player’s account, should they decide to register for the Seminole Hard Rock Wild Card program at a later date.
About BlueBat Games
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, BlueBat Games was founded in 2011. In 2012, the company was selected as one of five start-ups to take part in tech accelerator GrowLab’s 2012 Accelerator Program. In 2015, BlueBat Games was acquired by Austrian online gaming powerhouse Greentube where they created Greentube Pro, a private-label social casino marketing platform. www.bluebatgames.com
About Hard Rock International
With venues in 75 countries, including 180 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
About Seminole Gaming
Seminole Gaming operates seven Florida casinos for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla. Seminole Gaming has long been recognized for its industry innovations and success. It was the first Indian Tribe in North America to open a high-stakes bingo hall and casino, which debuted in 1979 and became the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement.
Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions, the global interactive unit of NOVOMATIC, is a leading developer and supplier of iGaming solutions. Greentube is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC Group, one of the biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. Greentube’s industry leading Omni-channel technology allows the convergence of online, mobile and land-based games. The well-diversified product portfolio includes Classic Slots, Table Games, Live Dealer Gaming, AWP Reloaded Slots, Server-Based Gaming, Social Casino Gaming, Bingo and more. www.greentube.com
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