You might have heard of this thing before, called exclusive games. But what exactly is it and why is it important to us as players?
Essentially, these are deals that casinos and game providers have in place so that a specific game appears on a casino’s website for a predetermined period (usually a week but this can vary).
Exclusive games allow a casino’s players to get the first crack at a game before it’s made available elsewhere. In that sense, it’s the same as exclusive content from another service provider that you subscribe to – like the airing of a TV series on a broadcaster’s channel.
What are the benefits?
By getting in before the rest of the world, players can work out the best strategies and experience all of the bonuses before others even have a chance to load the game. And, operators tend to boost these exclusive releases with various promotions, and that gives players more bang for their buck.
Some exclusive games are even created with a specific casino in mind, or the casino could request a tailor-made game to suit its clientele’s needs.
In the first instance, it’s usually where it’s felt that there’s synergy between the casino – either due to their theme, their ethos, or the other games they carry – and the game provider. That shows the trust the game provider has for the casino they’re in partnership with (which means you should be able to trust them, too).
In terms of the latter, the Return to Player, bonuses, features, themes, and volatility can all be created in a bespoke fashion. What could be better than your favorite casino creating a game based on what it knows about its players’ tastes?
What are the different types of exclusive games?
Exclusive games come in a variety of flavors: permanent exclusive, fixed-term exclusive, branded games, and market/crypto exclusive ones.
An example of a branded and permanent exclusive game is BitStarz Billion slot – this was created in collaboration with BGaming and lives permanently on the casino’s website.
Let’s stick with the BitStarz theme and take a look at the other deals the casino has in place with its providers:
BitStarz gets all of the games from Platipus a week early, as part of their exclusivity deal. The provider releases a new game, on average, every 4-6 weeks.
Almost every month, Booming Games releases an exclusive game, and these are offered only on BitStarz for around 1-2 weeks. The most recent example is Money Moose slot.
The last 3 releases that BitStarz has had from Booongo have been exclusive games. These were run for 1 week and they performed way above the other, average releases.
BitStarz is part of a group of between 8-12 operators that benefit from the launch of a new concept by Evolution. Examples of these games are Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live slot and Cash or Crash Live slot.
Then there was Majestic Megaways slot from iSoftBet that dropped on 23 November, as an exclusive game for players in Canada only.
Where to find exclusive games
If you want to see what new and exclusive games BitStarz have going on, click on this link and take a peek. There are, of course, other casinos that offer exclusive games.
So that, in a nutshell, is what exclusive games are and where you can find ’em. Keep an eye peeled for these. Not only will you gain bragging rights but getting to play a game before the rest of the world can be quite beneficial. And with that, we wish you the best of luck!