Big Time Gaming Review17th April 2019 |
Despite having only been around since 2011, Big Time Gaming (BTG) is certainly doing just what it says on the tin and hitting the big time in the iGaming world with a vengeance! Quality not quantity is the name of their game, and this may be linked to the fact that BTG was created by three veterans of the gaming industry. With over 30 years experience in the industry between them, BTGs founders certainly know a thing or two about what players want, and boy do they deliver!
Although BTG’s games catalogue may be small, it is packed full of innovative ideas. The majority of their games are slots, more on them in a moment, but BGT has also created a handful of table games and a couple of scratch cards. But let’s get back to the slots. Currently standing at a mere 24 in number, BTG’s slots have taken the iGaming world by storm. Why? Because their games are imaginative, fun, have great graphics and animations, are packed full of bonus features and offer the chance of life-changing wins!
- Number of Games: around 30
- Online Casinos: 150+
- Desktop Platform: Windows, Mackintosh
- Mobile Platform: Android, iOS, Windows
- Overall Rating: 9/10
ABOUT BIG TIME GAMING
Based in Sydney, Australia, BTG is steadily becoming a force to be reckoned with in the iGaming world, having built up a truly enviable track record in popular game releases. Their slot games all benefit from the BTG stamp of high-quality graphics. Although the cartoonish feel of the majority may not be to everyone’s taste, the slow release rate of new games, coupled with the plethora of bonus features and a wide range of themes, is enough to whet the appetite and draw players in.
As an independent games provider, BGT’s games initially had very limited availability. However, all that has changed. Partnership deals with the likes of Quicktime and OpenBet mean that their games are now available to a much wider audience. BGT’s games can now be found in some of the most popular casino sites worldwide. But that’s not all – BGT’s trademark is innovation. They are the team responsible for inventing the hugely popular Megaways slot mechanism, as well as being behind the development of the Feature Drop, Dual Reaction and Unlimited Multiplier mechanisms.
WHY ONLINE CASINOS CHOOSE BIG TIME GAMING
As the online gambling sector continues to grow, with new casinos springing up all the time, games providers need to be on-the-ball if they are going to attract players to their games and thus encourage casinos to include them. Despite being a relative minnow in the big iGaming pond, BTG has managed to make its mark through having top quality, highly volatile games, with possibly the highest potential for big wins in the market. This attracts players, which, in turn, is good for casinos!
Winning some prestigious awards does a games provider’s reputation no harm either! In 2017, BTG managed to scoop both first (for Bonanza) AND second (for Danger High Voltage) prizes in the prestigious Casinomeister Best iGaming Casino Software Experience Award. But this is not all. Their Megaways (which has now been licensed to a number of other games developers) slots series have proved so popular amongst players that betting giant Ladbrokes has created a dedicated Megaways tab in their casinos! Watch out for an explosion of Megaways slots in 2019!
AVAILABLE GAMES BY BIG TIME GAMING
As we have already mentioned, BTG does not have a huge selection of games on offer. At the last count, as far as we can tell, they had a mere 24 video slot games available for example. It has to be said that BTG’s website is not very helpful for gathering information about their games, but a bit of digging through slot review sites has come up trumps instead. Most of BTG’s slot offerings do have a play for a free option to let players get a feel for the game.
This is particularly important for some of BTG’s Megaways-based slots as the mechanics are quite different from those of the classic 3-reel or popular 5-reel slots. These games are also not for the faint-hearted! The volatility is high and triggering the bonus features can be very hard to achieve. However, not every BTG game runs on Megaways mechanics, and they do also offer a very small selection of progressive jackpot slots or Reactors, such as Joker Jackpot and Feathered Frenzy Reactor. If slots are not your thing, there are currently four table games available.
SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR GAMES BY BIG TIME GAMING
In this day and age, mobile devices have become ubiquitous. All over the world people are using their smartphones, tablets and iPads to access both work and a wide range of entertainment platforms. The iGaming industry is no exception, with players now expecting to be able to access, and play, their favourite games whenever and wherever they please with no loss in quality or playability. Any provider who has not optimised their games for the mobile market is doomed, no matter how popular their games may be!
In the early days, BGT’s games were only available for the non-mobile market, which could have been a major headache as their games have gained popularity and their portfolio has steadily grown. Thankfully, however, for fans of BTG’s games, they struck a deal with Core Gaming, which has meant that they have been able to convert their games into HTML5 fully mobile optimised versions. What this means, of course, is that BTG games should be available for all devices and operating systems, including Android, iOS and Windows.
IS BIG TIME GAMING A GAMBLER-FOCUSED SOFTWARE PROVIDER?
As we have seen, BTG offers only a limited range of games at present. Although the vast majority are high volatility slots, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they are all designed so that they can be enjoyed by a range of players. Many games offer punters the chance to select line and bet combinations, with bets starting from as low as 0.01 coins per spin. For the high rollers out there, some BTG games offer maximum stakes of up to 400 coins per spin.
However, as we have said, these are mainly high volatility games, so if frequent, but small, wins are what you like, BGT’s games may not be the right choice for you. But if you like the idea of playing games for lengthy periods with the potential to win staggeringly huge amounts, then BGT’s games will be right up your street. What’s more, BGT is licensed in the UK, Malta, Gibraltar, Canada and Alderney – jurisdictions are known for their stringent rules – which helps to build player trust that these games are fair.
BIG TIME GAMING BONUSES
Whilst the online casinos that offer BGT’s games generally offer welcome bonuses to new players and loyalty bonuses in the form of bonus spins or even cashback to regular players, BGT’s games themselves come with a host of bonus features. As usual, many of their slot games feature bonuses are made up of wilds, scatters, multipliers and extra spins. Megaways slots also come with some innovative bonus games, which can take a while to trigger, but once launched; they offer the potential to hit the Big Time!
Big Time Gaming (BTG) is a small, but the very innovative provider of online gambling games. Quality rather than quantity is their watchword, and it has paid off big time! They are the brains behind the hugely popular Megaways slot mechanism, and they continue to come up with new inventions to keep the video slot market on its toes. Their games are not for the faint of heart though, as the majority are very high volatility. Still, the great graphics, fun themes and potential for Big Wins, keeps players coming back for more.