CHUCK – I really like the concept of your “chalet casino”. It’s a welcome change from all the boisterous, vegas-style casinos on the Net. What led you to this concept?
GINO – Well, we wanted to create an atmosphere that gave a slightly more elegant feel for our players. Part of the appeal of the Internet is that it can take you to a whole new world without ever leaving your home.
When did Alps first open for business?
I know you offer comps and incentives. Tell us about them.
Part of our goal with Alps was to provide more than just a casino, we wanted to make a gameroom where people can play for fun, money or just hang out. To accomplish this we offer the standard casino incentives such as a 10% sign up bonus and a 10% referral bonus for referring a friend who signs up. We also have a sweepstakes available to anyone who wishes to enter, whether they have an Alps account or not. In addition, we have implemented a chat feature so that players can chat live with others at Alps.
Why did you decide to offer no-download JAVA games instead of download games? Any plans to offer download games in future?
Each type of game has its pros and cons. We wanted to make Alps as accessible as possible to surfers. A Java applet will load on the average in just under a minute. A download 789 package can take hours. Also, Java games mean that when people play, they are actually present at the website . This makes things like the chat feature possible. Right now, Alps is doing very well and we would rather expand on what we have going instead of heading off in another direction.
What games …