Play’n GO’s Chief Commercial Officer Magnus Olsson delivered his verdict on the importance of using content to drive operator retention strategies on a standout panel at the 2023 iGaming Next conference in Valletta, Malta.
Joined by the CEOs of Crucial Compliance and Aspire Global, Olsson highlighted how the drive towards regulation in many markets had made player acquisition costs so high that ‘retention strategies through great content are what everyone needs to invest more in’.
While the panel moved to discuss the importance of RTP levels in retention strategies, Olsson added,
“I think it’s more about the content than RTP. If you’re a good supplier, you can design a game that is engaging and entertaining and has loads of both acquisition and retention capabilities.
“If you look at mechanics and volatility, I would say those two things are far more important [than RTP levels] in retention strategies. I think what’s missing in retention strategies today is an emphasis on the quality of content and entertainment value.
“Where I think the industry can do better is to not focus so much on short-term thinking – what’s the latest release only etc.. – and get away from predatory functionality games in your retention strategies,” notes the executive.