We sat down with Thunderpick to learn about the inspiration behind the cryptocurrency gambling platform, the growth of esports, their partnership with Evil Geniuses, and some big news to come.
What follows is our questions put to Thunderpick followed by their answers.
What inspired the creation of Thunderpick?
We always say we are created by gamers for gamers, and that’s the short story of how Thunderpick came about. We are gamers ourselves and back in 2017 we saw there was this niche of people who wanted to place bets on esports tournaments. We got together, started coding and from that, Thunderpick was born.
What is your favorite feature at Thunderpick?
Our fast, fee-free withdrawal process is probably one of Thunderpick’s top features. Being able to create an account, deposit, play and withdraw anonymously is also another feature many of our players look for.
What is the most popular sports category players bet on within your platform?
Most of our players tend to focus on esports but in terms of sports and of course seasonality, soccer, basketball, and football tend to take the top three spots when these are available.
We always say we are created by gamers for gamers, and that’s the short story of how Thunderpick came about.
What is the most popular esports category players bet on within your platform?
This changes according to what types of tournaments are available. CS:GO is our top category followed closely by League of Legends and DOTA 2.
You just announced your partnership with Evil Geniuses, do you believe esports betting is securing its space with the gambling industry?
Similarly to the way sports betting has become part of the sports industry, I do believe that something similar will be happening with esports. We’ve seen the likes of FaZe being partnered with sports giants like DraftKings and these types of sponsorships do funnel significant funds into the esports industry helping it continue to grow.
What benefits and exclusive content can your players expect from your partnership with Evil Geniuses?
We’ve got a lot planned and we actually already have our first set of winners who will get their very own personalized Thunderpick x Evil Geniuses jerseys. These types of contests will happen regularly together with the chance for meets and greets, tournament tickets, and more.
Why did you prioritize sports and esports betting in a predominantly slot-run gambling world?
There are many casinos out there offering great platforms for slots, but that’s not our focus. We want to bring esports bettors the ultimate esports betting experience. That is why everything we do is geared toward esports gamblers. Yes, we also have a casino that offers over 1,600 slots and casino games but this is there to give something extra to our esports players. The same goes for our sportsbook. We’ve built our platform for gamers and we know that some of our players also like betting on sports and playing slots.
We want to bring esports bettors the ultimate esports betting experience. That is why everything we do is geared toward esports gamblers.
How do Thunderpick’s giveaways work?
These giveaways are quite simple, really. First, each player earns points to advance through ranks (for more information about ranks, please visit our FAQ section). The higher your rank, the greater the rewards you can qualify for. Gift cards reach a value of €1,000.
Having launched in 2017, how do you think the casino industry has evolved and changed over the last few years?
The casino industry is constantly evolving but one thing that we’ve seen taking centre stage is the importance of responsible gambling. At Thunderpick we believe that this is a very important part of enjoying the gambling experience. In fact, at Thunderpick we use a host of tools to keep our players safe. We also have 24/7 customer support ready to assist with any queries or concerns.
The casino industry is constantly evolving but one thing that we’ve seen taking centre stage is the importance of responsible gambling.
What are your plans for the future of Thunderpick?
There are definitely some big things brewing and we can’t wait to share them with the world. One huge event is about to be announced at the end of the month but our lips are sealed. We’re very excited about this and we’re sure our community will be too.
Is there anything you would like to tell our readers about Thunderpick?
Some of our most popular casino games are the ones we developed ourselves. These are Crash and Spin – simple games that come packed with high volatility and excitement.
Want to learn more about Thunderpick? Read our Thunderpick review.