Wazdan: the history of the provider and games
Starting in 2017, Wazdan has been engaged in the development of new horizons: opening new markets for itself and obtaining the appropriate licenses, which allow it to officially operate in different countries of the world.
Currently, in addition to the MGA license, Wazdan also holds licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Curacao, which together allow Wazdan games to be available to players from almost anywhere in the world. These licenses also prove the reliability and integrity of the products developed by the gaming provider. In order for players to be completely sure of the randomness of the results of slots and other casino games, all of them, as well as the gaming platform and the random number generator used to operate the games, are constantly checked by the renowned international laboratory – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).
A relatively small team of professionals adapts the platform for each of the casino operators and creates about 12 new games annually. Currently, Wazdan’s portfolio consists of more than 110 casino games of various categories.
Wazdan Casino Game Developer Awards
Wazdan is a nominee and winner in various nominations annually created by major publications about online gambling or nominated at international exhibitions and conferences of the online gambling industry.
In 2018, Wazdan was nominated for Game of the Year (Malta Gaming Awards), Casino Software Innovation (EGR B2B Awards), Best Gaming Innovation (SBC Awards), and won the following nominations :
- Startup of the Year (Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2018);
- Best Products 2018 (G2E Asia);
- “Innovator in Online Casino” (Central and Eastern Europe Gaming Conference).
In 2019, Wazdan was honored in such nominations as “Innovation for Mobile Devices” (EGR B2B Awards), “Best Online Casino Innovator in the Scandinavian Countries”, “Best Online Casino Provider in the Scandinavian Countries”, “Best Innovator in online casinos in the Baltic countries ”(BSG Awards). In addition, the provider won the following honorary nominations:
- Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2019 Best Product of the Malta Online Gambling Industry;
- “Best Slots Developer in Malta 2019”.
These awards, which were awarded to Wazdan by the huge and highly competitive online gaming industry, testify to the high quality of the games of this manufacturer and the rapid pace of development of the company, which appeared on the market only 10 years ago.
Game range Wazdan
The portfolio of the software developer Wazdan includes over a hundred games, most of which are video slots. The slot machines are diverse in terms of the number of paylines, the playing field, functions and options, and they also cover both classic themes, such as fruits, Egypt and Greek deities, and the most non-trivial ones, which cannot be found in other game developers.
In addition to slot machines, the developer is also involved in the production of classic casino games. This section is currently represented by only 4 games, but all traditionally minimalist casino table games are available in it: roulette, blackjack, Caribbean poker.
The Wazdan provider allocates a separate category for the most popular casino game – video poker. Six varieties of poker – Magic Poker, American Gold Poker, Joker Poker, Turbo Poker, American Poker V and Three Cards Poker will delight fans of this game.
More recently, the manufacturer has discovered a new direction of work by creating a section called “Special Games”. Currently, it contains only one game – Extra Bingo, but we have no doubt that other games such as bingo, loto, instant games and scratch cards will be joining in the near future.
Unique features in games from Wazdan
Wazdan takes pride in every game their team has created, especially slot machines. From a technical point of view, the slots are not only equipped with well-known features such as wild and scatter symbols, bonus rounds and free spins, but they can also offer unique gaming options specially designed by Wazdan for their games only. We will tell you about some of them.
- Volatility Levels ™ – Volatility Levels
The exclusive Volatility Levels ™ feature allows players to change the size and frequency of their winnings whenever they wish. The high volatility (or variance) of the slot machine makes it possible to get big wins, which, however, do not appear on the reels very often. Low volatility allows winnings to appear more often, but the amount of each will be less.
Players who do not want to set the lowest or highest volatility level can choose the standard mode, which standardizes both the size and the frequency of the winnings.
The ability to customize volatility will not be encountered in slots by any other provider, since developers usually prefer to independently decide what level of variance to determine for a particular game. In games from Wazdan, you do not have to change your favorite game to another in order to increase the size of the win or its frequency.
The exclusive Volatility Levels ™ feature is available in the following slots: Double Tigers, Dragons Lucky 8, Beauty Fruity, Lucky Fish, Space Spins, Mayan Ritual, Magic of the Ring Deluxe, and more.
- Energy Saving Mode – Energy saving mode
Wazdan decided to take care of those players who prefer to spin the reels of slots on mobile devices by creating the ability to switch all of their games to a power-saving mode. This feature allows players to extend the charge of their device by 40%, be it a mobile phone or tablet computer.
All games from Wazdan are equipped with this feature, which makes many online casino players opt for slots from this provider.
- Unique Gamble Feature – Unique Risk Feature
The Risk (or Additional Gambling) function can be activated after each winning spin. It allows you to open an additional game round, in which players are given a 50/50 chance to instantly double the amount won. The additional game process can be repeated up to 7 times.
For each of the games with this function, a unique “Risk” bonus round is created, taking into account the theme of the slot machine and using 3D graphics and animation. You can risk the amount won and increase it several times in one of the following online slots: Back to the 70’s, Football Mania Deluxe, Sizzling 777 Deluxe, Spectrum, Los Muertos, etc.
- Double Screen Mode – Dual screen mode
This function is familiar to those who have played at least once on a real slot machine, on which you can see the playing field simultaneously with the paytable. In online slots, you usually have to stop the game in order to study how much a particular symbol pays out in a particular combination.
In Wazdan games with a dual screen feature, you can access the paytable without stopping the game. The mode is activated automatically on a mobile phone or tablet when the device is turned to a vertical position. When the bet amount is changed, the possible payouts for different symbols will change in the table automatically.
The dual screen mode is available in slot machines such as Dino Reels 81, Wild Guns, Football Mania Deluxe, Slot Jam, Black Hawk Deluxe, Mayan Ritual and more.
- Ultra Fast Mode – Ultra fast mode
The significantly accelerated Ultra Fast Mode allows you to bring the game process to maximum speeds. This function allows you to get the results of the rotation of the slot reels in the blink of an eye. The option does not affect game algorithms and return-to-player rates, but allows you to spend less time on game screensavers, videos and animations.
The function is suitable for those who wish to receive winnings as soon as possible and do not really like the accompanying video and audio elements of slot machines. Ultra Fast Mode is available in the following games from Wazdan: Beauty Fruity, Magic Stars 6, Slot Jam, Space Spins, Lucky Reels, Dragons Lucky 8, and more.
- Ultra Lite Mode – Ultra Light Mode
This mode will help download games faster for those users whose Internet connection is not the fastest or most stable. The “Ultra Lite Mode” mode allows you to significantly reduce the loading time of a slot or other game. According to Wazdan testing and statistics, the game loads five times faster.
In this mode, the player will not see all the exciting animations and video screensavers, but the general atmosphere of the game will not change, which will allow him to fully enjoy it.
- Big Screen Mode – Big screen mode
This unique feature from Wazdan was first introduced to the general public at the ICE conference in London in 2019. Large screen mode allows players to enlarge the playing field, expanding it to fit the screen. The player can choose one of two presented modes to customize the screen on their device.
The game logo and animation in the background disappear in the enlarged mode, the control panel is replaced with the general buttons on the right, as if the game was running on a mobile device. By enabling this mode, players will be able to concentrate all their attention on the drums and the game.