Interview with Relax Gaming’s Simon Hammon

relax-gaming-banner

Our chief editor Chris Taylor here at Online-Slot.co.uk sat down with Simon Hammon, CEO at Relax Gaming, after the Easter holidays.

Simon has been at the helm since July 2022 and occupying the role of Chief Product Officer from January 2018 to July 2022. He previously worked at NetEnt as a Product Manager and Chief Product Officer.

We asked Simon how 2022 went, how Money Train 3 was received and what are the plans for 2023. Enjoy!

1. How do you see Relax Gaming’s progression since it was founded? 

Relax Gaming’s rise has been meteoric. Over the last 13 years, we have not only established ourselves as one of the world’s leading slot developers, but as an innovative content aggregator and top provider of poker, bingo and jackpot products.

Throughout the years we steadily built up a reputation for differentiation and our innovations have helped us make our mark in the industry. We’re committed to projects that stand apart from the sea of imitations flooding the market and this drive has seen us rise to success with skill and passion in our arsenal.

2. How did 2022 go?

2022 was a phenomenal year for Relax and I could not be prouder of the team behind making this happen. Much of the success boils down to a few key releases such as Money Train 3, which exceeded even our wildest expectations, breaking all records across the board and becoming one of the best performing games in slots today. With more than 4 ‘Slot of the Year’ awards behind it, it might also be the most highly acclaimed title of 2022.

Last year also saw the launch of our highly anticipated Dream Drop Jackpots product that took the industry by storm, with no fewer than 5 players winning the coveted Mega Jackpot in 2022 alone! Paired with some heavy-hitters like Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop, Dream Drop Diamonds, Snake Arena Dream Drop and Wild Chapo Dream Drop, it’s no surprise they’ve been so well received.

3. How has Money Train 3 been received?

money-train-3-slot-relax-gaming

The hype surrounding Money Train 3 in the lead up to its release was like nothing we had ever experienced before. On the day it launched, this flurry came to a head and the game was an overnight success, making the months of planning and hard work worthwhile.

Several leading review sites brandished the game ‘the best ever’ and streamers simply couldn’t get enough of Money Train 3. It was arguably the most rewarding slot release I’ve ever had the pleasure of overseeing.

By the way, Money Train 3 won the Best Online Slot of the Year title at our Online-Slot.co.uk Awards 2022.

4. Will there be a Money Train 4? If so, is there anything you can tell us?

We’re keeping our upcoming content under wraps for now, keep an eye out for our next roadmap update, out in May.

5. Were they many Dream Drop jackpot winners in 2022? What was the biggest?

relax-gaming-slots-dream-drop-jackpots

We have had over 2 million individual jackpot winners so far, with a staggering 8 millionaires made in less than 12 months! The biggest win so far grossed €2.4 million on a €1.27 bet just last month. The numbers associated with Dream Drop Jackpots speak for themselves and we’re thrilled with its reception this year.

The current real-time Mega Jackpot is £2,213,915.00.

6. Is there a plan to release DD versions of popular Relax Gaming slots?

Absolutely! In fact, Money Train Origins Dream Drop will be coming to casinos this June. There’s been a lot of demand for a Money Train game that’s linked to our Dream Drop Jackpot, and we’re all about listening to players.

7. Have you seen a change in players’ needs from previous years?

Gone are the days when suppliers could get away with churning out copycat games, emulating whatever the flavour of the month happened to be. Now there’s a lot more choice, and as a result players have become more clued up about what’s on offer to them.

Suppliers must now build games that meet specific player preferences in order to succeed, there’s no winning formula and a one-size-fits-all approach won’t get you far these days.

8. Anything we should expect from Relax Gaming in 2023?

You can expect even bigger and better things from Relax in the coming months as we continue to drive differentiation through each and every vertical we supply.

9. What is your personal favourite Relax Gaming slot and why?

money-train-2-slot-banner

The Money Train sequel, Money Train 2, will always hold a special place in my heart, it was the first game that really put Relax on the map as one of the most innovative game suppliers out there and apart from the fantastic results it generated, there are a lot of fond memories surrounding it as well.

Author
Chris Taylor
Review by
Last updated: May 09, 2023

gambling-commission-black-logo 18plus
gdpr
This website uses cookies as specified in the Cookie Policy.
Cookie Policy Accept