Aristocrat On Demand Launches in Europe
Aristocrat is one of the world’s largest suppliers of land-based and online slots games. Based in Sydney, Australia, Aristocrat is an international developer second only to IGT. This developer has amassed a wide range of slots titles over the years, and they are known in particular for their licensed games based on popular movies, music and shows.
In 2014, Aristocrat made the announcement that they would be launching their On Demand gaming platform in Europe. The company chose the Casino di Venizia in Italy as their first venue for the system, as it was established in 1638 and is thus one of the oldest land-based casinos in the world.
More about the On Demand Platform
Aristocrat’s On Demand system was an innovation in the casino gaming market of 2014. The platform contained virtually every real money pokies game Aristocrat had ever produced, including games that no European player had ever seen before. On Demand features everything from Aristocrat’s oldest slots to their latest releases, as well as classic games of theirs like Queen of the Nile, Choy Sun Doa and More Hearts.
European players are legally allowed to access Aristocrat’s slots online, but some never before seen titles were also included in the On Demand platform. These included Love on the Nile and King of the Nile, two sequels to Aristocrat’s cornerstone game Queen of the Nile.
The 2014 Launch of Aristocrat’s On Demand
Aristocrat On Demand launched at the Casino di Venizia in June of 2014. This launch incorporated a variety of Aristocrat’s titles over 20 gaming machines to begin with. All of the content on the On Demand platform was preloaded, giving the casino’s managers the freedom to decide which games the machines would offer at any given time.
This also allowed Aristocrat to rapidly update the servers with new slots, making them available to European players as soon as they were released. The gaming cabinets running On Demand are able to run any and all of Aristocrat’s games, and allow players to play by using an innovative touch screen interface.
Flexibility for Casino di Venizia Managers
The gaming director at the Casino di Venizia commented on the launch of On Demand, saying that regular players at the casino often favour Aristocrat’s slots. He noted that the platform allowed the managers of the casino more flexibility, as they could call up specific slots to offer for promotions and special events.
The game play at the On Demand machines would also not be interrupted during network issues, which he suspected would minimise each machine’s downtime and ensure a steady stream of players.
Aristocrat Slots On Demand and Online
As well as the On Demand platform, Aristocrat has also released a large collection of online slots at various online casinos. Most regions in Europe do not restrict Aristocrat online slots, and European players are free to play them for real money.
This ultimately gives players more choices as to where they wish to play, as a wide variety of Aristocrat games is available both on the On Demand platform and online.