SkillOnNet is a well-reputed company providing software solutions to the iGaming industry, and providing numerous top-quality sites of their own.
A quick look at the SkillOnNet website will make it clear that this is a company not lacking in confidence, describing themselves as “leading the casino industry”.
But at the same time, it’s difficult to argue when you consider the quality of output this company has shown over its tenure in the iGaming world.Read More
The History of SkillOnNet
Formed in Cyprus in 2005, SkillOnNet immediately set out to do things differently. At a time when software developers were starting to put all their attention into the growing (and still growing) world of video slots, SkillOnNet expanding into as many parts of the market as possible.
This attitude of spreading out across the industry is one that has become very familiar from software developers in the time since, and this is partly due to the success SkillOnNet have had.
SkillOnNet is still headquartered in Cyprus, and holds is regulated in Curacao. As is so often the case, the company was created (and continues to be staffed) by industry professionals with years of experience.
One cannot discuss SkillOnNet without taking time to study the questionable history of the company, namely in their video poker offerings.
Between 2009 and 2012, there were two reports of results that were highly unlikely to have been created randomly. When these issues were raised, the problems were immediately fixed, which led many to believe that the games had previously been rigged.
Two things must be stated here. Firstly, it is possible that there was a bug in the system that was quickly fixed, and secondly, there have been no such complaints since, and in the eyes of most, the reputation of SkillOnNet has been entirely restored in the time since.
Poker and Sportsbook Shutdown
In something that is assumedly entirely unrelated to the above, SkillOnNet announced in 2019 that it would be shutting down its poker and sportsbook offerings under the RedKings brand.
The sports betting arm was created in 2010 in an attempt to capitalise on World Cup trading, being added to the video poker services, which had been on offer since 2006.
In a brief statement, SkillOnNet said:
“After nearly 13 years of shuffling cards at the tables, we regret to inform you that we are closing two of our products on RedKings (Poker and Betting).
“The casino will continue as normal and your account will stay active so you will be able to access your funds to play or withdraw at any time using your same login details”
As mentioned in the statement, the brand will continue to function as a regular online casino.
If there was any concern that this announcement showed signs of financial trouble for SkillOnNet, these worries are somewhat balanced out by two recent agreements signed by the developer’s casino arm.
The first announcement came in late March (2019) when SkillOnNet announced a partnership with Red Tiger Gaming which will see the former adding Red Tiger’s games to their platform.
Michael Golembo, Sales and Marketing Director at SkillOnNet, said of the deal:
“Red Tiger develops some of the most colourful and exciting slots games in the industry, and that deliver compelling gameplay and added engagement through features such daily jackpots.
“They are a great addition to our already impressive game portfolio, providing even more choice to players across our network of online casino brands.”
A fortnight later, another deal was signed, this time seeing EGT Interactive’s content going live with SkillOnNet.
Golembo also commented on this deal, saying:
“Players now expect online casino operators to offer a huge range of games from the best suppliers from around the world.
“Here at SkillOnNet, we are constantly adding new providers to our portfolio and are delighted to have partnered with EGT Interactive.
“EGT has made a name for itself by combining stunning graphics with innovative gameplay and we believe its titles will be a big hit with our brands and players.”
Games and Sites
The two agreements above see the portfolio of games offered by SkillOnNet increase even further.
Well-respected online casinos such as DruckGluck, LuckyNiki, and PlayOJO, which operate on SkillOnNet’s platform, offer a huge range of titles.
Taking PlayOJO, for example, games available at the site come from Aristocrat Gaming, Bally Wulff, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, edict egaming, ELK Studios, Evolution, Extreme Live Gaming, GameART, Gamomat, Ganapati, GVG, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Oryx Gaming, Play’n GO, Microgaming, Realistic Games, SG Digital, SG Gaming, Stars Group, Thunderkick, Williams Interactive, and Yggdrasil, with Red Tiger and EGT now being added to the list.
It isn’t just new games that are being added either, with SkillOnNet also recently increasing their collection of sites with the likes of Cozino and LuckyMe Casino having been added to the list as of late.
As well as creating their own sites, SkillOnNet also provide services for other companies, helping with the creation of every part of a new site, down to assistance with obtaining licenses.
Whatever SkillOnNet has done has paid off, with the company being well-respected in every aspect of the industry that they are involved in, despite the difficulties of their video poker in the past.
Working hard to fix, improve, and maintain their reputation in the industry, SkillOnNet have proven the effectiveness of working hard in various parts of the industry, something that has clearly influenced many companies that have joined the industry since.
While SkillOnNet are no longer in the minority when it comes to having a few different arrows in their quiver, they still hold their position as one of the best.
As for what is next for SkillOnNet, expect more games to be added, more clients to sign up, and more sites to be created going forward, as this developer continues to be one of the biggest names in one of the most competitive industries in the world.