Exclusive Interviews

ATMOSFERA on making the brand visible in the competitive industry, cultivating trust within the team, and finding its unique voice

Chatting with the team of ATMOSFERA about the gambling industry is always eye-opening, as well as inspiring. Our first conversation with the company’s CEO Yury Ermantraut, where he candidly talked about ATMOSFERA’s debut proved just that — it is a new era in iGaming, and brands are ready to pave the way to open and inclusive dialogue between developers, casinos, players, and media. 

In our second sit down with the company, its PR Manager Alena Zharkovskaya raises important topics of being a newbie to the online casino industry, finding the brand’s unique voice, gaining recognition, and cultivating trust among employees and partners. This is a noteworthy read for anyone who always wanted an exclusive backstage tour of game development.


A while back, our team at KTC took on an ambitious and a bit challenging project. After interviewing some of the world’s top software developers and casinos, we thought — hey, but what do the players have to say? 


Without any further ado, we give you a virtual player named Jack.

The team of ATMOSFERA shares its take on getting started in the live casino industry.

If you are as much a fan of live casino games as we are, you must have already spotted a rising start of the industry — ATMOSFERA. The studio debuted with its portfolio of truly unique games, including releases like Battleship and European Bingo Roulette — something that you won’t see in portfolios of its competitors. 

Pragmatic Play’s team talks about new live casino games and slots.

So much is going on in Pragmatic Play’s game development kitchen! The company’s been having a blast with its live casino products, whilst also increasing its slot and bingo production. 

In an exclusive interview with KeyToCasinos, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer of the company, talks to us about Mega Roulette, ONE Blackjack and other exciting live dealer releases that the brand is launching. 

If you’ve already checked out Aeterna, Three Blind Mice, and several other great games from Black Pudding Games, you’d see where our itch to meet the team of creators is coming from. Their content is fresh, fun, and unique. So, we reached out to the studio hoping they would entertain our curiosity and share some inside scoop on their creation process, thoughts about the modern gaming industry, and growing business in these turbulent times. Without further ado, here is the ultimate must-read if you are into a new approach to manufacturing slots as much as we are. 

The team of Gamzix – on quality gaming, and their upcoming slot hits


The only way to succeed in the modern competitive industry of slot development is to be ambitious and driven. This is exactly what the team of Gamzix is about. They knew it would not be a walk in the park to make a statement as a new brand when there are so many awesome content developing studios around. And yet, they did, with their 8 slots out, including the Banana Bar, and quite a few promising releases still in the pipeline. They also understood that it is hard to make a breakthrough in the world of mobile gaming, and yet – they did with their lightweight engine and a vertical mode for slots. 


Today KeyToCasino sits down for a chat with the CEO of Gamzix, Aleksandr Kosogov, who speaks openly about the demands of the modern market, the studio’s first games, upcoming slots, and plans for further expansion.

Marcus Cordes of Hacksaw Gaming – on the company’s approach to creating innovative slots, competition in the industry, and upcoming releases. 

It is hard to find a recently launched content developing company as successful as Hacksaw Gaming. Its first slot, Stick’ems, was out in September of 2019, following a series of successful scratchcards releases. By November the studio had already been nominated for its first award in a highly competitive category “Instant Win of the Year”. By 2020, Hacksaw Gaming accumulated licensing from UKGC, and ISO certification, as well as partnered with some of the biggest online operators in the industry.


We are very excited to welcome Marcus Cordes, the COO of Hacksaw Gaming, as our guest today, and to talk about the company’s success, take on the current situation in the gaming industry, and upcoming releases.

The company shares its exciting plans for the year 2020 in an exclusive sit down with KeyToCasinos


What can we say...we wanted to meet the Fugaso team ever since we saw the first episode of the now famous Trump It slot machine in 2017, this is just how eye-catching the game was. In the beginning of 2020, with so many exciting transformations and milestones that the company has accomplished, including an expansion of the portfolio from ten initial slots to 70 games in 2020, prestigious licensing and expansion to the news markets, we felt like we cannot hold our curiosity any longer. So, we went ahead and contacted the studio, only to realize that….

...we should’ve done it sooner. What a chat! Our talk provided insights on the modern gaming industry, flashbacks to Fugaso’s major 2019 news, and exclusive sneak peeks into its 2020 future. So, without any further ado, here is the full interview.

Switch Studios Weighs in on Innovating Online Table Gaming

Just a few days ago thousands of players got a chance to explore new elegant releases of European Blackjack and American Roulette. Two of these products were rolled out by the talented team of Switch Studios – a company on an ambitious mission to redefine a segment as static and traditional as table games. We contacted the brand and spoke to Tom David, Head of Studio at Switch Studios, about the tasks and challenges that the team comes across, as well as about the future of table games.


    “Our Mission Is to Keep Releasing Exciting Content”

    KeyToCasino Sits Down for an Interview with Crazy Tooth Studios


    In today’s crowded and competitive gaming industry, it is all about vision and spirit, and Crazy Tooth Studios has both. The company just recently signed a long-term collaboration with Microgaming, and successfully released the first of many games to come – Arctic Valor™. Striking visuals and dynamic gameplay of the slot capture player’s attention right from the start, so naturally, we were curious to meet the team of creators! Joining us today in a conversation about American and European gaming markets, the unique approach to creating software, and teasers about upcoming releases is Will Burrows, Vice President of CTS.

    Live Software Expert Shares Plans for 2019 and New Releases

    We caught the team of Vivo Gaming in the middle of their preparation for ICE Totally gaming 2019 in London. “We have plenty of surprises”, - the marketing project manager Faruq Salomon told us regarding the upcoming event, as we were wrapping up the interview. Taking into consideration 15 years of live casino experience this company has, with its global network of offices and over a dozen of different studios, we have no doubt the brand is ready to step into 2019 as one of industry’s headliners.

    We are grateful to Faruq and the team for finding time during this hectic period of preparation for ICE to sit down with us for a chat and to share insights on the live dealer industry.  

    Company’s Business Development Manager Anastasia Rimskaya shares Endorphina’s inspiring path to success


    Among some of the most colorful and engaging releases that appeared in our news feed this fall was one by Endorphina. Naturally, we contacted the company to find out more about the inspiration behind the new slot. And while we were at it, we also asked lots of questions about the company’s big leap from a small local business to an internationally acknowledged brand with one of the hottest stands at recent IGB Live in Amsterdam.


    We are grateful to the provider’s Business Development Manager Anastasia Rimskaya for this engaging and inspiring conversation. So, without further ado – here is the detailed and emotional interview of  today’s guest.

    Joining us in today’s conversation about the tendencies of the online gaming industry, ways to satisfy player demands, and the real competition among software developers is the brand new name in the industry – Northern Lights Gaming. We are really excited to have the studio as our guest not only because its debut game, Rocky’s Gold, is highly entertaining and a great way to launch the portfolio, but also because standing behind the label is a very experienced team with a professional background tracing back to WMS, Barcrest, and the creation of such legendary slots as Rainbow Riches. Andrew Goodale, the CEO of NLG, talks about plans and potential of the new company. So, without any further ado, enjoy the interview.

    Carmen Granger on How One Small Initiative Can Grow into a Successful Production


    There are brand names you simply can’t resist. As soon as we came across the Bla Bla Bla Studios, we though: “Hey, this sounds like an invitation for a chat”. Certainly, this was not the only reason for us to reach out to company’s headquarters in South Africa. Did you see the great games this team is producing? Amazing Alchemist, Max Diamond… naturally, we wanted to learn more about the people behind the label. So, Carmen Granger (!!!), the founder of BBBS, told their amazing story, and also shared her vision of what the modern gaming experience should be and what kind of future she wants for the company. Without any further ado, enjoy the interview.


    Meet the Team Behind the Spinmatic Label


    They’ve been around for quite a while producing content for other companies before they entered the industry as a brand with its own portfolio. Once they did, though, it became obvious – Spinmatic is capable of offering innovations to the highly competitive world of online gaming. Today the team talks about the reasons why they took their time before starting to develop entertainment of their own, and shares exciting plans for the upcoming year!

    Meet the People Behind the Innovative and Ambitious Canadian Game Developing Brand

    In his conversation with us, Thierry Semoff, the CEO of the PearFiction Studios, eagerly shares his vision of a better players’ experience, talks about the challenges the new studio meets on its way to innovating the world of gaming, and reveals exciting production plans for the year 2018.


    Thierry, great to have you as a guest at KeyToCasino today! Tell us more about yourself. Have you always been interested in game development? What led you to the idea of the PearFiction Studios?


    For as long as I can remember, yes I have always been interested in game development! I spent most of my career developing eLearning courses for the Pharmaceutical Industry. We applied a lot of game principles in our educational programs, but we never had the chance to develop full-blown games. It’s not until PearFiction Studios was founded back in 2014 that I was able to do true game design. We are a team of perfectionists, hence the word-play and name of the studio.


    At PearFiction, I had the opportunity to publish around a dozen small to mid-sized casual games and entertain over 5 million players during our first two years of operation.


    I’m a tenured gambler, I love to play slots and table games at our local land-based casino. However, playing online slots came later for me.

    Meet the team behind the Estonian game developing studio


    It had to happen. After reviewing several games developed by Foxium, including Vampire: The Masquerade™ - Las Vegas and Lucky Bakery, we realized that we needed to reach out to the team that is so consistent in producing quality slot machines. Even though we caught them in the middle of the hot season, with one release ready to be introduced, and several others on the pipeline, the team found the time to share their exciting memories of how it all began for Foxium, and thoughts on what it takes to become a successful and recognized brand.

    World’s Biggest Online Casino Videoslots Talks About the Latest Company News and More


    In the ever-changing and always competitive e-gaming industry the team of Videslots always manages to stay ahead of the race. How do they do it? We decided to stop wondering and contacted the brand directly. Miles Saacks, the executive affiliate manager, talks about important company changes, criteria for selecting developers for the library, as well as Videoslots’ unique approach to treating players.  

    Nolimit City Sums Up Its Achievements and Shares Teasers About Upcoming Releases and Plans


    Among those slot machines that we at KeyToCasino enjoy reviewing are always creations produced by the Nolimit City software developer. So, it is only natural that at a certain point we decided to contact the people behind these bright, engaging games and introduce them to our readers. Especially considering the fact that the team has made quite an appearance at the recently held ICE Totally Gaming 2018. Among its results are news about exciting collaborations and releases coming up very soon.

    Be among the first to know all about the updates from this unique interview


    Blueprint Gaming entered the year 2018 with major news about the acquisition of the Games Warehouse. Stating that this purchase will deliver “a greater number of high-quality games to the market”, and taking into consideration a handful of other exciting news that the company announced earlier in 2017, we realized it is high-time to catch up with the team and have a chat. So, without any further ado, here are some exclusive and juicy details from the software developing giant, delivered by Matt Cole – the managing director of the company.


    In 2017, Blueprint Gaming was a major newsmaker with updates on adding content from other software developers to its product offering, expanding the Jackpot King family, and appearing in libraries of operators like LeoVegas, just to name a few. Would you say that all of the goals for 2017 were achieved?


    It’s been a really pleasing 12 months for us, having achieved great success with both existing and newly-launched operator partners.


    We expanded our international footprint by launching with major operators, including Kindred Group, LeoVegas, Gamesys, 888 and GVC.


    Blueprint Gaming is continuing to grow in the UK, while also moving further into Europe after receiving approval in the regulated markets of Demark and Romania.


    Some ideas from 2017 and even 2016 won’t become reality until 2018 or beyond, so it’s as much about positioning for a successful future as achieving positive results during the year.


    But, it is fair to say that the last 12 months have been significant for us and we’re happy with the progress we’ve been making.

    Our portal continues to introduce readers to the real people behind successful software developing studios, and it is high time thecreators of exciting content by Platipus Gaming to share their thoughts on the gaming industry, and reveal some of their plans about upcoming releases.


    It is great that our readers are able to learn about the company from the Platipus  team, so thanks a lot for agreeing to this interview. Please share with us how has the company’s journey through the industry been thus far – from the day it was founded till today? Any certain deals and achievements that you are specifically proud of?


    Since our inception in 2010, Platipus Software has created innovative software for the industry, specializing in gambling applications. Our studio started developing slot machines for social platforms such as Facebook, iOS and Android. Platipus has launched several social applications, Miracle Slots & Casino for example. We have developed +120 reeledmachines and 16 table games; roulettes, blackjacks, baccarats and various versions of videopoker.