Close to 2020, one online wagering software company really began to make its (claw) mark on people who paid close attention to the realm of online casino and slot sites. That company was Red Tiger, and one entity that really paid close attention to this company’s success was industry behemoths NetEnt, who purchased Red Tiger for a cool £200 million.
What is most amazing about this purchase is that Red Tiger had only been in operation for five years at the time of the deal. So, what made such a youthful company so worthy? In short, and as many online casino players will testify, Red Tiger has made many superb online slots. In fact, many online casino and slots players consider the best Red Tiger titles to be as good as anything the ‘online casino kings’ NetEnt themselves could produce!
Read on to learn more about the ‘rags to riches’ story of Red Tiger.
Who Is Red Tiger?
Despite only being in existence since 2014, Red Tiger did not suddenly spring out of nowhere. They were brought together as a ‘crack’ team of software developers, graphic designers and marketing experts to become a real player in the online casino software market. To say they achieved is something of an understatement.
The company opened offices in the online gambling hotbed of Malta. They were soon providing both great slots and innovative back office solutions for online casinos who did not have the time or expertise to develop their own casino software. Their real success was the creation of ‘Red Tiger for Developers’ which allowed online casino operators to easily transfer all their dealings to Red Tiger’s gaming server.
Red Tiger also began to create and market their own games. Red Tiger games such as Dragon Luck, Rocket Men (which featured US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un) and Spin Town all became huge hits.
In 2019 Red Tiger was purchased by NetEnt for £200 million. Not bad for a company that was only formed in 2014! The name ‘Red Tiger’ will not vanish though, as the brand will continue to release games under the Red Tiger banner.
Red Tiger has licenses with the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the Government of Gibraltar.
What’s Hot and Not About Red Tiger
The most commonly-found or popular games produced by Red Tiger are as follows: Rocket Men, Flaming Fox, Fortune Charm, Golden Offer, Reactor, Lucky Fortune, Golden Temple, Ancient Script, Vicky Ventura, Three Kingdoms.
- You get to play Rocket Men! Rocket Men must have won a prize somewhere for being perhaps the funniest online slots game around. In this game, Donald Trump faces off against Kim Jong-un for the right to launch rockets and blow up the world or pick some cute … er … bottoms (we didn’t say this game was in good taste!). Depending upon which leader wins, they get to ‘press the button’ on your behalf to set the rockets flying and hopefully win you some big cash jackpots.
- Great graphics and fantastic effects. We mentioned that when Red Tiger began, they recruited the best graphic artists to help render their games. The result – game after game with superb graphics. The music and sound effects are pretty great, too!
- Not just casino fodder. As well as entertaining slots, Red Tiger makes casino titles. There’s the standard casino games of blackjack, roulette and baccarat, plus ‘Deal or No Deal’ blackjack which has elements of the once-popular TV game show. In this version of blackjack, the ‘banker’ will make you an offer on every hand you are dealt. It’s up to you to decide how generous you think the banker is being.
- We’ve seen a lot of it before. You can’t blame Red Tiger for ‘sticking with the script’ when it comes to online slots, but a lot of themes used by Red Tiger games are ones that we’ve all seen before. There are games based on Chinese folklore, Ancient Egypt and the ‘Luck o’the Irish’. A little more innovation would be appreciated at times.
Our Final Thoughts
It’s tough to find any fault with a company that’s been purchased for the stunning figure of £220 million. In truth, Red Tiger has hardly put a foot wrong since it came into being, and casino players are the benefit of that with countless excellent titles.
If you want to play the kind of online slot that you can really get your teeth into then try and find an online casino that offers Red Tiger games. With an increasing number of online slots and casino sites doing just that, you’ll soon be a happy pussy cat in the online casino jungle.