A new online casino platform has been launched as the world’s first gaming site for hard rock enthusiasts combining metal music and casino games.
The Malta-based Metal Casino has been created by a tight team of gaming, music and marketing experts, including former executives at Apple, Microsoft, Universal Music, Spotify and Mr Green, who are also heavy guitar music lovers.
The creators hope to target hundreds of millions of “loyal” hard rock fans worldwide, having already partnered with some of the genre’s major stars,
Metal Casino will be powered by GIG’s holistic platform service provider iGaming Cloud and is set to feature a portfolio of games which appeal to a niche community – including 400 million Metal fans on Facebook – via a vertical marketing strategy.
The platform will offer games from leading providers such as NetEnt and Microgaming and will launch through front-end partner FAST TRACK Solutions.
Metal Casino has already contracted some major rock artists from the Metal scene as affiliate partners. Only a small selection of traditional casino affiliates will be partnered, as Metal Casino claims it avoids the revenue share squeeze most major operators suffers from.
Chief Marketing Officer Clas Dahlén, formerly Mr Green’s Country Manager, Sweden says: “Creating a vertical marketing strategy, based on social media, collaborating with Metal artists as influencers and vertical Metal media is a game changing way to penetrate the marketing landscape out there.
“With a loyal fan base, Metal Casino therefore becomes highly marketing efficient. Being relevant creates loyalty and maximizes the retention and ROI,” Dahlén continues.
Dahlén says the teams’ experience as well as statistics from the music industry proves that the Metal community is the most active on streaming services, and they are the most dependable and loyal people in the world.
Metal Casino is set for an international launch in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Communication will be only in the “universal language of Metal”, English.
Members can join the Metal Casino’s World Tour, which is one of the site’s games and loyalty programmes. Its own soft currency, MetCoins, will enable members to acquire exclusive tickets and customised merchandise in the Merch Room and get a chance to meet the world’s biggest Metal bands and artists backstage.
“We have decided to take our joint head-banging sessions to a new level and create some real magic. Collaborating with FAST TRACK Solutions as Front End developers and casino room management we have a strong partner for years to come,“ Dahlén continues.
Clas Dahlén describes their different approach: “Metal Casino speaks out loud, we are the underdogs and we don’t give a sh*t about our competitors’ conventional marketing or offers. Keeping it real and staying true to our beliefs is something most people strive for. Few live up to it. Our members can count on us. As our brand platform describes, we are true, relevant and dedicated to our members and our beliefs.
“We are Metal Casino, we go all in for the fans!”