Gamanza, the technology subsidiary of Stadtcasino Baden AG, has introduced the first legal “Crash Game” developed in Switzerland, named “Air Racer”. This game represents a new category of online gambling games with a video game character. The game was released on 23d of June, after receiving its approval from the Swiss Federal Gaming Commission.
Crash Games have been gaining popularity in recent years due to their simplicity and potentially high multipliers.
The game was developed by the Game Studio, a new business unit within Gamanza, which develops so-called “Arcade Casino Games”. By the end of 2023, half a dozen such games are planned to be placed on jackpots.ch and offered to other online casinos. The revenue potential of Crash Games is estimated to be 5 to 7 percent of the Swiss online market in the medium term, which translates to between CHF 13 million and CHF 18 million.
The new Game Studio, which develops online games for jackpots.ch and competitors at home and abroad, gives Gamanza a unique position in the Swiss market. With the software platform GaminGenius, the Player Engagement platform, and game development, the subsidiary of Stadtcasino Baden AG offers a complete package for online casino providers in regulated markets.
Crash Games are the latest generation of online games, characterized by a simple set of rules: place one or more bets and exit the game round at the best possible moment. As the game progresses, the multiplier increases, and so does the win. However, if the timely exit from a game round is missed, the win disappears, hence the name “Crash Game”. This type of game originates from crypto casinos and is now spreading successfully in the global online casino market.
About Air Racer mini game
In “Air Racer”, players place a bet on how long it takes for a plane to take off. The longer the plane flies, the higher the multiplier. However, if the plane flies away, the stake is lost.
The game allows multiple bets and has a high potential multiplier, up to 10,000 times the stake. It also offers features like Auto-Cashout and Auto-Play. Auto-Cashout allows players to set a multiplier at which the winnings are automatically paid out. Auto-Play lets the plane take off automatically based on preset multipliers and rounds.
New customers can now try their luck with “Air Racer” on jackpots.ch or several other casinos and benefit from a bonus of 30 Swiss Francs. The game is easy to use and beginner-friendly, but it might be too simple for seasoned casino-goers. As with all online casinos, player protection is taken seriously, and help is available for those who feel they may be developing a gambling addiction.
The Air Racer game is similar to Aviator crash game available at Punt Casino.
This game is quite similar to the very popular Aviator slot machine, which is also a crash game.
About Gamanza Game studio
The Stadtcasino Baden Group holds a 50% stake in the Gamanza Group, which was founded by Swedish iGaming entrepreneur Magnus Lindberg. The group develops and sells software that forms the technological basis for operating an online casino. This includes the platform “Player Account Management System” that manages the accounts of online players and provides interfaces to other software modules and individual online games. Another central element is the “Customer Engagement Platform”, a CRM tool that manages marketing activities and customer communication in real-time.
The Gamanza Group also develops its own online casino games and unique solutions for sports betting providers. However, the Stadtcasino Baden Group and Magnus Lindberg have agreed that these opportunities can be best utilized if the two owners divide the business areas and develop them individually. As a result, the game development and sports betting business areas will be fully transferred to Magnus Lindberg and will be independently continued under his leadership. The Stadtcasino Baden Group will fully take over the Player Account Management System and Customer Engagement Platform areas and continue them under the Gamanza brand.
The Gamanza Group has grown rapidly in the last 24 months, expanding its team from originally ten people to 90 employees. The Gamanza Group is already the market leader as a technology partner for online casinos in Switzerland, where five online casinos already work with the Gamanza platform. Two of them are online, and three are in the preparation phase. The parties have agreed to remain silent about the financial aspects of the transaction.