Much of our time spent at Sigma2017 in Malta was with Swedish born Alexander Stevendahl, a one time operator of a wildly popular poker oriented site crazyrakeback.se, who would go on to build VideoSlots.com, a site that has received mostly favorable reviews since its launch. His expo area was among the most popular at this year’s event, featuring an endless supply of mojitos.
Stevendahl’s baby face was plastered all over the cover page of Sigma’s magazine that was available throughout the expo hall.
Stevendahl has also founded the “Battle of Slots”, a tournament model for which players go up against one another by playing video slots.
The PKR Poker Assets Acquisition
Perhaps Stevendahl’s biggest feat to date was acquiring the technological assets of defunct PKR Poker, including its 3D games.
Speaking to SBC News last month, Stevendahl relayed: “We have simply purchased the PKR technology in order to launch our own 3D product. The PKR brand is not owned by us and we have no access to its customer databases. “However, we really enjoyed what PKR offered the poker community during its time in operation, and we know many others did too; they will be warmly welcomed to our new platform when its launched.”
With any acquisition there are risks, and PKR is far from an exception to that rule.
“The technology is proven and scalable, which takes much of this risk out of the equation. We now have to ensure we shape the final 3D product as best we can. In a sense, the passion is what drives us and our ‘by the players, for the players’ mentality, has worked in a casino and we believe will be successful in poker as well.”
Rewards, Rewards, Rewards
Videoslots.com was nominated in four categories at the International Gaming Awards in London this past year. Stevendahl’s company was nominated in the Great Place to Work categories, Innovator, Slots Operator and Socially Responsible Operator. Ultimately, Videoslots was called as winner of the Best Slots Operator class.
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VideoSlots.com responded that they were working on this matter.
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