Exclusive Interview: Michael Golembo From AHTI Games

The number of themed online casinos available to UK players has increased significantly in the past few years with operators offering a huge range of weird and wonderful wagering environments.

This includes those set in parallel universes, on intergalactic planets, in Wild West towns, at pizza restaurants and, most recently, around super-hot chillies.

But one of the most popular themed online casinos to have launched in the UK is AHTI Games which is inspired by Finnish mythology and set in an underwater kingdom.

Powered by SkillOnNet, the same online casino platform provider behind PlayOJO and Cozino, AHTIGames also offers player a huge range of slot games, rapid payments and generous offers.

To find out more about AHTI Games and where they idea for the theme first came from, we spoke to Michael Golembo, Marketing Director at the Finland-based operator.

FIND MY CASINO (FMUC): AHTI GAMES IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING THEMED ONLINE CASINOS AVAILABLE TO UK PLAYERS. WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?

Michael Golembo (MG): AHTI Games is inspired by Finnish mythology. According to folklore, AHTI is the King and ruler of all the waters across the land. People would ask him for luck when fishing and for safe passage across rivers, lakes and seas.

AHTI might not be one of the most famous Finnish legends, but there are many stories about him. One is about a magical artefact known as Sampo, which is said to bring riches and good fortune to its holder, falling into the ocean during a great battle and into AHTI's possession.

We wanted to bring this story to life – and to allow our players to benefit from the power of Sampo – so set about creating an underwater kingdom that was immersive and exciting, but also delivered a top-rated online casino experience.

FMUC: YOUR SUNKEN TREASURE WELCOME OFFER TO UK PLAYERS IS 100% UP TO 50 SUPER SPINS. WHAT IS A SUPER SPIN AND WHY SHOULD PLAYERS ACCEPT THIS OFFER?

MG: In AHTI’s kingdom, Super Spins are free spins that are more valuable than regular free spins – the value of a Super Spin is £0.50. This means that if the player lands a winning spin, the prize will be much larger than if it was won with a regular free spin.

Players should accept AHTI’s welcome offer because it kick-starts their journey through the underwater casino that we have created. It gives them a chance to land some early wins without having to use any of their own wagering balance.

Of course, it is worth pointing out that any Super Spin winnings are subject to a x60 wagering requirement before they can be withdrawn as cash.

Aside from the Sunken Treasure welcome offer, we also have a wide range of Daily Picks available that ensure our players are rewarded every single day of the week.

FMUC: CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THESE DAILY PICKS?

MG: Daily Picks are special offers that change every single day. They include deposit bonuses, free spins, free spin package deals and loads of generous prizes. Our discount free spin packages are especially popular as they allow players to buy free spins but at a heavily reduced rate.

In addition to this, we have created an exclusive VIP scheme for our most loyal underwater casino players. Every player starts at Bronze Pearl but can climb up through the Pearl levels by earning points based on their wagering activity.

Those that reach the highest tiers – Diamond and Red Diamond – receive perks such as a personal VIP manager, bespoke offers, unique competitions, incredible prizes and invites to exclusive events. That said, AHTI Games is all about rewarding players no matter what level they are at.

FMUC: AHTI GAMES OFFERS DAILY SLOTS TOURNAMENTS. CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW TOURNAMENTS WORK AND HOW PLAYERS CAN TAKE PART?

MG: So, we have two different types of slot tournament; free-rolls and buy-ins.

Free-roll tournaments allow players to enter without having to spend any of their wagering balance, but they are limited to one free ticket per day. Buy-in tournaments cost £1 for one ticket and this comes out of the player’s wagering balance. Players can buy as many tickets as they wish.

Prizes for free-roll tournaments are usually free-spins while prizes for buy-in tournaments include free spins, cash and some incredible gadgets such as tablets, drones and even Apple watches.

Taking part in a tournament is really easy. Players simply click on the tournament tab to enter the tournament lobby where they can find all of the tournaments running that day and the following day, as well as the different prizes up for grabs.

FMUC: CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH THE AHTI GAMES GAME LOBBY. WITH MORE THAN 2,000 TITLES FROM ALL THE MAJOR DEVELOPERS, IT SEEMS YOU HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

MG: We have a vast ocean of online casino games for our players to enjoy and we have gone to great lengths to ensure there is something for everyone. We have all the major game developers such as NetEnt, Big Time Gaming and Play’n GO as well as smaller providers that offer something different.

My favourite slots developer at the moment is Red Tiger Gaming as I really enjoy playing their daily jackpot games which must pay out before a predetermined time each day. There are 14 different daily jackpot games so there is plenty of choice, but I like Totem Lightning Power Reels the most.

If you haven’t already, you should certainly give Red Tiger’s daily jackpot games a spin.

FMUC: IS THERE ANY EXCLUSIVE AHTI GAMES NEWS OR UPDATES YOU CAN SHARE WITH US?

MG:  We always share our latest news and updates with our players first, so the best way to keep up to date with everything that is happening in our wonderful underwater kingdom is to sign up and join AHTI and the thousands of other UK players that play at our casino each day.

If you would like to learn more about AHTI Games, you can read our comprehensive online casino review here or you can join AHTI Games by clicking here.

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