London casino giant Aspinalls has gone online after four decades in the brick-and-mortar casino business. I talked with Russell Foreman, CEO of the new Aspinalls.com online casino, to find out what they’re bringing to the proverbial Internet gaming table.
WINNERonline: Why take Aspinalls online at this point?
Russell Foreman: The Aspinall family could see the potential of online gambling, but they wanted to be sure this wasn’t a flash in the pan. They wanted to explore the long-term potential to see whether this was a credible business.
Aspinalls is a natural [choice for an online casino]. We bring our long-term experience to bear, and people know this is a name they can rely on. Being a public company also adds another level of trust to this. We are completely transparent. You know who you’re going to play with.
Wo: I see that Aspinalls.com offers a London casino and a Caribbean casino. Do the two just look different?
RF: The sites do look different, but there will also be different games available. The London casino will offer players more table games, and the Caribbean casino will be predominantly slots.
Wo: Are you planning to develop other theme casinos over time?
RF: Yes. I’m planning to launch a number of casinos in the next little while, each with a geographical emphasis. They will feature 789 games that are popular in that area, so some casinos may have a lot of slots while others will have several types of poker, for example.