Slots Temple recently acquired the appropriate licensing from the UKGC to offer its users a chance to take part in paid-for tournaments that offer real-money prizes.
In the second half of our SlotBeats Spotlight series looking into these tournaments, we spoke with Fraser Linkleter, Slots Temple CMO, about the challenges faced when offering both free and paid-for options and discussed the brand’s plans for future additions.
SlotBeats: What process did the company have to go through to launch these tournaments, were there any stumbling blocks that had to be overcome?
Fraser Linkleter: Being awarded our UKGC licence was a game-changer for our tournaments, as it means we were able to start offering cash prizes, making the player’s experience so much more exciting and enjoyable.
We’ve been running tournaments for a long time but being able to offer cash prizes really puts us in a unique position within the market.
SB: Has the introduction of paid-for tournaments affected player participation in the free-to-play alternatives?
FL: We very much see our paid-for tournaments as complementary to our free-to-play tournaments. The paid-for tournaments allow us to offer bigger prize pools and deeper pay-out structures however the free-to-play tournaments remain very popular.
Having both styles of tournaments means we can offer more options and ensures we cater for all player types. We find many of our players actually play both the paid and free tournaments – giving them even more tournaments to participate in. We will continue to offer free tournaments to those who don’t want to pay to play so we maintain an offering for everyone.
SB: Does Slots Temple have any more plans to launch additional tournaments in the future?
FL: Absolutely! We’re constantly developing new tournament formats – we recently launched the new Head-to-Head tournaments where two players go against each other to win, and the Quickfire tournaments which have a reduced number of spins for a fast game. We’ll continue to launch new tournaments to keep our players engaged and having fun!
SB: Which tournaments do you find receive the most engagement, daily or weekly, and why do you think that is?
FL: That’s a tough question as both are very popular and often people will come back daily to play both. Our daily tournaments fill up quickly and are very popular with our regular participants.
Our weekly and monthly tournaments can sometimes take a little longer to get to their maximum participation, but we do see players coming back daily to have another go at climbing the leaderboards to be in for a chance of winning the bigger cash prizes.