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Q&A with Atari CEO Fred Chesnais on Atari's Move Into Crypto

With Atari recently announcing the upcoming launch of its own crypto casino and Atari Token, we spoke to its CEO Fred Chesnais about what’s to come.

Thank you for taking the time to speak to about the Atari Casino and launch of the Atari Token. I’d first like to ask about your broad vision for the crypto casino and why you feel now is the right time to launch it?

Firstly, I’d like to say that for Atari, going into casino operation is not something new for us. We’re prominent in Africa, where we offer real money games and we’ve continued to develop concepts for the crypto launch on the back of this. We first announced this venture about 18 months ago and early 2020 was always our aim to launch a more tangible concept despite the current crisis. Saying that, there are many reasons for why this is the right time, with the fact that more people are currently at home with more leisure time being one of them.

We’re seeing more and more people connected online and we’re going to see an explosion in the number of digitally connected people. I expect that within two to three years the global number will rise from the current four billion to potentially seven billion worldwide.

Finally, this new wave of connected people are unlikely to have a Mastercard or Amex and may only have access to cryptocurrencies as a form of digital payment. This is why it makes a lot of sense to form this Atari token asset to service our casino and connect those who do not fit the traditional mould. Read More...