KamaGames and Hard Rock team up for new games
KamaGames has launched a new international alliance with Hard Rock International to make social casino games, starting with the Hard Rock Blackjack for mobile.
Venture Beat reports the new app contains the most popular casino-style games in the KamaGames portfolio.
In addition, this all-new app will include a number of other casino-style games such as slots and video poker, familiar to even the most casual players.
The timing is good because Las Vegas and other casino destinations around the world are shut down.
“Speaking for us, we definitely see some increase in the countries which have a quarantine,” said KamaGames chief executive officer Andrey Kuznetsov in an interview with GamesBeat.
“Where people are working remotely, we see an increase in almost all key performance indicators.
“We see growth, for example, in Spain and Italy, and changes in most European countries.”
“You’ve heard about Las Vegas shutting. And I’m sure casinos in some other jurisdictions will also close their doors or just have limited the events and activity.
“So it’s a very proper time for casinos to do this and offer something more online for the loyal audience,” Kuznetsov said.
Senior vice president of online gaming and sports betting at Hard Rock International, Kesimir Spajic said in an interview that his division focuses on free-to-play games, real-money gambling and media.
“We talked two or three years ago for the first time, and we always found KamaGames as an interesting proposition and a very promising company,” he said.
“They had great success in a very competitive category by focusing on table games.
“We are very selective when it comes to partners and I feel KamaGames is a good fit.”
Hard Rock Blackjack also includes a fully comprehensive and market leading social poker game based on the Pokerist Texas Poker model, currently the third-largest social poker game in the world.
In KamaGames’ social casino games, you can spend real money on virtual currency, but you can’t cash out your winnings. So, it’s not classified as gambling.
Texas Hold’em and other poker games offered
In addition to the much-loved Texas Hold’em Poker, a number of other poker-based games are in the app, such as Set Poker and Split Bet Poker.
Hard Rock Blackjack will also play host to a range of competitive poker tournaments, including Sit’n’Go, Shootout, multi-table tournaments and weekly tournaments, all of which have experienced long-standing success among KamaGames’ existing user base, a success that both KamaGames and Hard Rock International anticipate to be replicated among the millions of Hard Rock International customers.
“This is a mutually beneficial partnership because we are here to offer one of the best games available currently in the world,” Kuznetsov said.
“The Hard Rock is a unique company with its broad, loyal and massive audience across different locations across the world.
“No matter where I’m going, either to the city centre of Dublin or Netherlands or China or even Russia, I see people in Hard Rock t-shirts or camps.
“We feel very excited to be part of it.”
Alongside tournaments, the app offers unique Party modes and poker game variations to excite players of every skill level, as well as providing a host of different ways to encourage a feeling of community.
Social interaction between players will be made possible via a range of creative chat options such as in-game instant messenger, animated emojis and the ability to send gifts back and forth throughout the many highs and lows of a game.