The products that are offered by Edict to casinos are the Turnkey Solution and the Edict Game Solution, their main gaming products. You can add to this all the Merkur slot machines, which they contribute to and distribute via their software. As partners for online casinos, they offer a complete package, including here the support for their operations, training, project management, second-level support, fraud management and an account manager to help out along the way.
The gaming license which allows them to offer content to online casinos is coming from UK’s Gambling Commission, from Isle of Man and they obviously also respect the laws required in the German market. Furthermore, they’ve worked with independent institutes to be certified as safe, insuring that their games are reliable.
The history of Edict Egaming GmbH starts in 1998, one of the first years of the online casino industry, when it was still in its early infancy. They are providers of game platforms for the B2B market, their expertise being in offering casino solutions. They’ve been only available in Germany until 2008, but with the Gambling related German Interstate Treaty being modified that year, they have also expanded to other countries and obtained new licenses. Besides working with online casinos, they have also helped land-based casinos get started, offering them the required software and technical support.
Edict was acquired by Merkur Interactive in the spring of 2008, the company being a subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group. The group was focused mostly on the land-based market prior to that, having 60 years of history in this area.
Once it expanded into the international market, Edict created a completely new casino system, aimed at the B2B market. One of the major milestones of this process was the acquisition of a gambling license from Isle of Man, back in 2011. Thanks to this certification, they had the right legal framework, which meant that their online casinos could function in this market. As a result, they implemented the first project for a customer in 2011. They went on to get the network license from Isle of Man in 2013, which meant that they could be part of other jurisdictions as well with their games. They obtained their UK license in 2015.
Three partnerships were signed in 2014, with Blueprint Gaming, Reel Time Gaming and Bally Technologies. The mobile version of their product was launched in 2015.
These days, they continue to offer content for the online market and they are the exclusive providers of the slot machines that are coming from Merkur.
Though the majority of the content that they offer will consist of Merkur slot machines, there are also card games, table games and titles from external suppliers, so they have a wide variety when it comes to content.
Content that is available via Edict and which comes from other companies, include a number of slot machines that are offered by the German Bally Wulff, along with Blueprint Gaming’s jackpot games.
The non-slot titles that are offered at Edict include, among others, games like American Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Black Jack European Twins, French Roulette, Black Jack Lucky Pair or Sic Bo.
Moving on to the slot machines, that’s where you’re going to see the Merkur titles, which can be exciting to play. Among my favorites from their collection, I’d like to mention Jolly’s Cap, 221 B Baker Street or The Final Frontier, all slot machines that have something interesting to offer.
The games that are offered at Edict and which are designed by Merkur, will look very good on average. There are some that are better than others, but overall I’m impressed with their quality. Off the top of my head, I can mention at least three that I enjoyed, including The Final Frontier, Spacemen II, Odyssee and Jolly’s Cap. Among those that don’t look as interesting, Brilliant Sparkle, Honey Bee and Double Triple Chance should be mentioned.
I’ve noticed enough variety in the features offered at Edict casinos. Some games are simple, with 3 reels and few features to offer, if any. In other cases, you get bonus games, free spins, scatters, multipliers and wilds, so all the big options that modern slots will usually have.
The payouts are another area where generally I’m happy with what I’m seeing. You have some games, like 221 B Baker Street, where payouts of $1 million are mentioned with the right wager, paying at a 10,000x multiple. There are also multipliers of up to 5x in that game, so the results could be impressive. Other slots follow the same line usually.