After a start up phase lasted two years and began in 2004, Rival Powered, company fully owned by Black Chip Ltd (registered private gaming company based in Cyprus) made its debut at GiGS 2006 (Global interactive Gaming Summit and Expo). From the beginning Rival Powered has been of great interest for many operators in online gaming and emerged above all for its excellent game software and advanced research methodology adopted to design the favourite games for online gamblers. After the initial period, Rival Powered has authorized more than 30 operators to use its software and service management.
Despite his late entry into the online gaming market, Rival Powered has created a solid foundation thanks to the introduction of games and innovative solutions such as "iSlots", which represented a real breaking point compared to the standard classic slot games made by other game software;more than eighty unique games, management control interface second to none and a solid partnership with its operators and service providers.
The Rival management team includes Scott Geisbrecht (email@example.com), Rob Lockhart (firstname.lastname@example.org), Justin Kattan (affiliate representative) and Justin Kelly, linked to GamingSolutions.ca - a company that Rival consulted during the internship for the development of its software platform. Lockhart and Geisbrecht are both connected with Unified Support Systems, that provides back-end assistance to licensees of the Rival Powered online casinos.
The strength of Rival Powered is to give the highest priority to customer care. The service is composed of a team of experts ready to satisfy players' needs, no matter what problem. To ensure a fair gaming platform there is a dispute resolving "process" for players who cannot solve their problems with the management of an online casino authorized by Rival Powered. Dispute enquiries can be sent to email@example.com, while general enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone support is available at 1-866-253-3509 or +599-9-433-8844.
The most popular gambling website supported by the Rival software is Cocoa Casino and Da Vinci's Gold. The first offers a good bonus ($ 350) at the moment of registration and implements "iSlots" technology or interactive slot game with new graphics and sounds design accompanied by gripping plots, which allow you to play in multi-player mode. The second casino offers a welcome bonus of 500 $ and it offers "iSlot" games, too.
Rival Powered has recognized the importance of user-friendly websites smartly organized, though without neglecting the development of a strong back-end service through Rival inTouch and RivalPro, that offer a "total solutions" platform made of analysis tools, including PDA syncope , the real-time access to all casino operations, data collection tools, sophisticated but easy to use interface and advanced marketing techniques. in this way, the administration can focus on the management of its website, thus offering support care to its customers minimizing unexpected risks.
The Random Number Generator (RNG) is certified by the cryptographic algorithm specialists CertainKey inc that uses a randomness source based on the hardware for "seeding", instead of the standard used by any other gaming software. Black Chip Company Ltd is the one and only owner of the source code for CertainKey inc encryption algorithm. However, we expect more information about the verification of these statements.
For final users, Rival provides some of the most advanced graphics solutions and intelligent gaming platform within a safe and healthy system, enhanced by the rapid financial transitions to\from the coffers of the casino, anti-fraud controls built into software grant the protection of users personal information. Rival Powered doesnt use third part services to process personal data of subscribers to its casino players, and this means that information about players are never shared with others.
Range of games offered
Rival games places great emphasis on quality rather than quantity. The company's client portfolio is more limited than other competitors, but in some cases the great superiority of these games highlights the ability of Rival software. in addition to the category "iSlots" there are the classic slot game similar to those offered by other software developers. The categories of these games are 3-reel slots, video slots and progressive slots. The Rival Powered 3-reel slots and video slot have a feature called "full-screen animation" which is unique. When the symbols are aligned in a winning combination, the animations are not restricted to symbol areas, but they are shown on the whole screen area. For example, the latest video slot of Rival Powered, Wachy Weddin, has marvellous full screen animations.
One major advantage is that all games coming from Rival Powered can be played both on PC and Mac. Rival is the only company in the online gambling industry that does not rely completely on Microsoft OS to work properly.
Among the best built-in games available in the game suite we find these categories: 3 Reel Slots (like "Milk the Cash Cow", "Sevens and Bars"), 5 Reel Slots ("Reel of Fortune," "Cleopatra's Coins"), table games (such as blackjack, two kinds of roulette, three games of poker), special games (like Sudoku, Keno and Scratch).
Players can also enjoy a ViP advanced system, with real-time access to game history and visualization of bonuses.
Video slots games of the company are known for their great premiums. Grandma's Attic, for example, pays a significant premium of 15.000 coins, Milk the Cash Cow and Flea Market permit a payout of 10.000 coins. All sites using Rival software support many popular payment methods including Neteller, EcoCard, Moneybookers, Click2Pay and credit card, offering players the chance to choose the method of transition that matches their preferences.
in Rival Powered online casinos you can play the most popular video poker variations. Rival Powered allows players to choose the number of hands in the game. This is very convenient for players who like to change between single and multi hand. The options of auto hold, where the winning combinations are automatically highlighted, and the option “double” or “quits” can be enabled.
Under the "special" games you find scratch cards and two “Keno” variants. However, the more interesting game in this section is Sudoku. Numbers from 1 to 9 appear randomly in a 3 x 3 matrix;players receive payouts depending on the numbers revealed. You can win a jackpot if all the nine numbers have been revealed.
in the range of table games, there are two variants of blackjack, single hand and multi-hand, and two variants of the roulette wheel, the European and American one. The other table games like baccarat, craps and Caribbean stud poker have no variation.
The unique feature that makes Rival Powered software shine on in the world is the introduction of its iSlots, multi reel, multi line, accompanied by wonderful mini-movies with plots that develop themselves during the game history. in fact, slots are called interactive because the player can influence the ending of the story. Depending on the game progress, different plot-developing movies are shown. For each game the path will change, bringing the player to a different end.
Rival Powered, with iSlots, has created a specific category. While generally a slot game creates a theme, the i-slots makes a step forward, it even creates a story around a theme. For example, in Bank Heist the story evolves around a bank robber. in Hole in Won, the user plays golf. The story goes on as bonus rounds start up. The final outcome of the story depends on the player's performance during the bonus rounds. in Bank Heist, bank robbers may be captured or remain free, according to the luck of the player. The bonus rounds in Hole in Won are based on the ability of the user who plays a game of virtual golf and bonus credits are received depending to his golf match scores.
In conclusion, iSlots are the ultimate step in terms of entertainment, offering players the opportunity to enjoy a classic slot machine with the advantage of animated videos, interactive mini-games, big bonuses and other additional features. Rival is constantly creating new iSlots games, which are quite remarkable considering their development complexity. Some of the most popular iSlots available today are Reel Crime, As The Reels Turn and Hole in Won.