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Since 1965, Recreativos Franco (R Franco) has been striving to deliver quality gambling entertainment products to the Spanish betting market and beyond. Nowadays, the company has made the jump from land-based gaming to online based e-gaming with its own dedicated development and distribution solutions.
As far as the games go, this company has all of the betting bases covered with machines that offer all sorts of classic casino games as well as some 3-reel retro reels and 5-reel video slot machines.
More than 50 Years of Experience
Where to begin with R. Franco? Well, the beginning would be as good a place to start as any and we will have to go all the way back to 1965 when Joaquín and Jesus Franco Muñoz set up their own little workshop in the outskirts of Madrid. It was here that the brothers began to design and develop their very own games machines – the first independently branded gaming products in Spain. From such humble beginnings, the company began to expand through the late 1970s and early 1980s to being offering their gaming products to international casinos in France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Italy and the United Kingdom as well as Latin American countries.
After that, the company rode the waves of multiple economic down turns - and even a change in currency when many of its European markets adopted the Euro – to remain at the top of its game. The company even smashed milestone after milestone, making tens of thousands of popular game machines to spread their vision of entertainment across the casinos of the world. And at home in the early 2000s, R. Franco gained 40% of the Spanish betting market with just one of its games models: Los Gnomos, or “The Gnomes”.
In more recent times, the Spanish gambling business has adapted yet again to tackle internet based gaming. And indeed, the company is keen to get involved with the e-gaming industry since it has acquired seven gambling licenses for online distribution.
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Making the Move Online
As part of R. Franco's bid to offer its service to the ever expanding online marketplace, the company recently launched its own digital platform in the shape of Wanabet.es. This website which went live in 2015, hosts its very own sportsbook betting platform as well as casino games and slot machines as provided by third party software developers such as Net Entertainment and Microgaming. However, the website is due to be stocked with a variety of game titles from the R. Franco library.
What's more, the company has also bought out a controlling share in one of their direct rivals and competitors, Mediatech. This isn't just a case of one big fish eating a smaller fish, however, because the deal will see the two companies merge into a formidable digital gambling giant, with R. Franco integrating Mediatech's IRIS platform which has some 1,500 game titles.
And not only R. Franco interesting in creating success by forming strategic alliances with established game producers, but the company is also keen to help up and coming game-makers get started in the e-gaming business. Along with the Conector Startup Accelerator, the company is looking to sponsor and invest in new online gaming startups in the hope that it can turn innovative ideas and projects into successful game manufacturing businesses.
The company is also dedicated to making sure that it can expand its games catalogue to multiple online platforms, not just desktop computers. In fact the outfits aims to offer gambling games on mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and even wearable technology.
A Company with Values
No company in any line of business can exist for over 50 years without establishing some core principles. And this software manufacturing business is no different, which is why the 200 plus team of professional engineers, mathematicians and graphic designers work by a simple three pronged motto: experience, commitment and innovation. As such, casino clients can expect a fully professional business service while the players themselves can expect to enjoy some exciting and reliable games.
A Blend of Classic and Contemporary
The games roster that R. Franco offers a wide variety of themed 5-reel and 3-reel land based slot machines. One noticeable thing about the collection is that the slot machines tend to blend classic vintage game symbols with aspects of diverse themes. So, for example, the Olympic Gold and Olympic Gold: Double Win slot machines take on a simple sporty theme which features AWP style symbols such as BARs and 7s. And not only do these 5-reel slots look like classically retro games, but they also play like vintage reels with only 1 payline in play. Likewise, players can find a mixture of classic slot machine aesthetic with some exotic themes in other games such as the Ancient Egyptian themed Golden Sphinx.
However, there are plenty of 5-reel video slots which offer a more fully accomplished themed spinning experiences. Take Wild West for example, which has 25 paylines, free spins, a bonus side game and a double or nothing gamble round. Similarly as exciting on the bonus front is Sherezade, an Arabian themed 5-reel slot with 20 paylines that takes its name from the storyteller of “One Thousand and One Nights” - a collection of folklore tales from the Ancient Middle Eastern world. This slot machine also has free spins, a gamble game and four special bonus rounds.
Other interesting 5-reel titles from R. Franco include the celebratory Chinese New Year, the sweet and sensual Caramelo and law abiding police themed slot machine Confidential. There are a couple of 3-reel games too, both of which take to the waters with their themed spinning action. The first of these small-scale games is Treasures of the 7 Seas, which has 20 paylines and a variety of bonus games, meaning that it is certainly more exciting to play than appearances might suggest. Alternatively, players can catch some big wins with RF Big Catch, which incorporates some bonus fishing reel action into its 3-reel gameplay.
Traditional Casino Games
Not only does R. France deliver a variety of different slot machines to the land-based and online market, but they also specialise in making virtual version classic casino games. For example, the company has produced a line of roulette wheel machines such as Franco Roulette, which allows for standard roulette action upon a touchable arcade game screen. Then there is Drum Roulette and Franco Tombola Roulette, both of which bring in a special lottery style drum to draw the numbers while players can place their bets on the touch screen below.
There are also a wide variety of gaming machines which offer bingo style betting with all sorts of different prize ranges, wagering options and themes. Bingo Zodiaco, for instance, incorporates a lucky zodiac theme, showing players a set of 4 cards on which they can tick off the balls which emerge from the drum. Many of these bingo games have super-balls and special bonus games related to their theme. So in Bingo Zodiaco, players will receive their own horoscope reading.
A company with History and an Eye on the Future
R. Franco is a software company that has an impressive and illustrious history in the gambling market. For more than five decades, the Spanish based game manufacturer has been leading its domestic gambling market while expanding to international marketplaces across the globe to deliver its range of land based casino games. Nowadays, the focus is moving toward online gaming, meaning that players can expect to find plenty of this company's game titles emerging in the online gamble-sphere in the months and years to come.