ABOUT Nigel Hall
Hi and welcome to Bigtimegamingfreeplay. My name is Nigel Hall and I'm here to help and guide your through your journey on Big Time Gaming and Megaways™ Slots.
With 22 years experience in the gambling industry and a thirst for learning more information, my overall goal is for this website to be your go to place for reliable information that you can trust.
Since starting this site back in 2017 I've been on an amazing learning curve , but my passion for online slots and further enhancing my knowledge of them continues to grow, and along with travel, these are the two things that interest me the most.
Back in 1998 my educational studies had ended and I was looking to start my journey into employment. Being young I didn't really know what I wanted to do and by chance stumbled across a vacancy in an amusement arcade. At the time the coastal towns in the UK were thriving and this was an extremely busy industry to work in, and a fun one come to think of it. Of all the machines and bright lights that were on offer I was always drawn in by the slot machines, some of them did ( and still do ) require a little bit of skill to play and I was fascinated how these machines worked and how quickly they were developing in the industry.
Over the next ten years I built an extensive knowledge of how all machines in the industry worked whilst also keeping a close eye on the development of slot machines and their progression in stake, prize, and technology. Through hard work and determination I had started out as a member of staff who would retrieve prizes for customers and partake in general daily duties, to managing one of the largest holiday park amusement arcades in the UK.
During my time working in that managerial role, the company I was employed by ( Leisure Link - Playnation ) put me through an NVQ level 3 management course which helped me to develop further skills in both my working role and as a person.
By the time I had been managing for a few years the online slot industry was absolutely flying, this was an area of slot machines I had been following closely and enjoyed a flutter on these games as I felt they offered a better chance to players, as opposed to the land based industry that had in my opinion progressed through stakes and prizes far too quickly.
After several successful years managing at the holiday park I decided to head to pastures new, and moved to another managerial position in an amusement arcade where I had a little more time to myself so I could travel, and think about starting a new project working for myself where I could draw from my experiences in the industry and from what I knew about online slots.
MY WEBSITE BIGTIMEGAMINGFREEPLAY WAS BORN
At the time of trying to decide what area of online slots I would start a website on, the Australian game developer Big Time Gaming had released a series of new slots that had stirred excitement among old and new players online. Part of these new slots included a never seen before reel gaming mechanic named Megaways™, which I believed pumped some new blood into the online industry and made other slot developers seriously up their game.
The result of all of these circumstances led me to create Bigtimegamingfreeplay.com, I wanted this site to be the go to place for all Big Time Gaming and Megaways™ Slots related information. Through my extensive play on these games and knowledge of what makes a great slot, I felt I could write an informative review that would break down how each of these games worked whilst offering my opinion on them. Just to top it all off I even added the ability for users of the site to play these games for free, so they could form their own opinion on each individual game that gets released.
The casinos that I recommend to play at are ones that I have personally played at myself, and have deposited and withdrawn cash with them. All slot reviews are my own words and I play each game thoroughly to provide my visitors with the best and most accurate information possible.
RECOGNITION OF BIG TIME GAMING FREE PLAY
TESTIMONIALS FOR Nigel Hall
I connected with Nigel in 2019 and from day one it was clear how passionate Nigel is about this industry. As I had only been in the online gambling industry for a few months it was an absolute pleasure answering Nigel's questions relating to our latest Megaways™ game. Not only does Nigel hold great in-depth knowledge within the the world of online gaming, he is a genuine pleasure to work with. Nigel is always the first to test play any Megaways™ game that we are due to release, and I wouldn't have it any other way! On behalf of myself & Storm Games, we thank you Nigel.
Sabrina Anthi Howells - Operations Manager at Storm Gaming Technology
Nigel and I both worked in the same region as an Amusement Centre Manager for Playnation LTD. During our working time together I found Nigel's knowledge of slots both insightful and extremely useful in my understanding of them.
Nigel Pilsworth - Senior General Manager at Pure Leisure Group Limited
Working with Nigel and Bigtimegamingfreeplay has been a simple but efficient process. Whilst being passionate about the gambling industry, Nigel holds compliance and protecting those most at risk as a number one priority. I look forward to a long working relationship with both himself and the website.
Martin Hodges - Head of Marketing at AgeChecked
I employed Nigel in an Amusement Centre and his personality and willingness to learn made him an outstanding employee. He picked up the technical side quickly and his understanding of slots in particular was superb.
James Jassie - Sales Representative at Russko LTD
Nigel is at the forefront of compliance when it comes to the gambling industry, having taken active steps to integrate Age Verification to comply with UK regulations. With AgeChecked, Nigel led the way for gambling affiliates. Nigel has worked collaboratively with AgeChecked to ensure we collectively age verify players are over 18 for free play and demo games.
Rachel Butcher - Head of Sales at AGECHECKED
Whilst Nigel was working as an Amusement Centre Manager for Playnation, he was always super helpful to me and my team of directors.
Ryan Collinge - Director at Blueprint Gaming
Nigel at BTGF, has a very extensive knowledge of casino games and the industry, which you can immediately tell from just speaking with him. The BTGF site offers very impartial and insightful reviews of the latest slot games coming out.
Phillip Douglas- Director of Gaming at Arcadem
Nigel was a joy to work with. Very inquisitive to fully understand all aspects of amusement machine setup and merchandising. A team player who worked with me to deliver machine testing and monitoring of new products as well as performing his demanding daily operational duties. A pleasure to work with. A great eye for fact and detail.
Tony Markou - Family Entertainment Specialist at Teen Spirit
compliance to the uk market
On the 12th July 2019 age identification checks were successfully implemented to the site to comply with the latest legislation from the UK Gambling Commission. In doing so, this made me the first website that offers free play slots to fall in line with this latest change to the law, and with having first hand experience with responsible gambling through my job, I'm fully aware of the importance of keeping compliant and protecting those most at risk.
Of all the websites that offer free play slots mine is without doubt one of the newest kids on the block, and most definitely one of the smallest, but to be the first to fall in line with regulation shows how seriously I take the rules that are set out by the UKGC.
Upon completing the installation of Age Verification technology to my website, I spoke with the gambling industry magazine Coinslot. You can read the article at Coinslot about my website here.
MY PERSONAL STORY
ARTHURS PASS ON MY FIRST TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
Having being brought up in a small seaside town in Lincolnshire in the UK I always had a desire to travel and see more of the world. Luckily due to the nature of my profession, the working season was generally from March until November so this left plenty of time for me to follow my dreams.
The first trip I ever embarked on was a years working holiday visa to New Zealand, and this is still up there as one of my all time favourite trips. The scenery was breathtaking, the Kiwis are still among the nicest people I have ever met in my life, and I remain friends with several people I met on that trip to this current day.
Having gained a taste for more travel since that trip my further adventures have seen me travel to the USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Japan, Spain, France, Germany, and Portugal. There are still plenty more places that I would like to visit, with Egypt being near the top of this list as I have a fascination with the history and the pharaohs.
During my time travelling I also decided to sponsor a child in Thailand, this was something that I had wanted to do for several years, and to be part of a sponsorship programme that helps to change lives is something I'm very proud of. I have been to visit the child I sponsor on several occasions, and you can read about my experiences over at Plan UK, with whom I sponsor my child through.
In 2016 my life changed completely when I became a father for the first time, my daughter holds dual citizenship so this currently sees me spending my time between the UK and Asia. It also means that I get to avoid a large part of the winter in the UK, which is good for me as I'm not a fan of the cold, but Christmas just isn't the same when you're in a different country.
I love learning new things and meeting new people, when I first decided to start this website I didn't have a single clue how to build a site, or how to go about structuring anything that could have a chance of ranking in a search engine, let alone somebody actually reading it. But with a lot of hard work, plenty of ups and downs, and hours of watching youtube videos the site is up and running and I've had positive feedback since, which just inspires me to work harder everyday and make it better for my visitors to enjoy.
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