All-In Translations have carried out poker localization for many operators, including, but not limited to, PokerStars, Poker Office and Betsson, but our most important client for this service is the iPoker network owned by Playtech. We localize their English poker content into 28 languages on a monthly basis.
The main reasons why iPoker chose All-In Translations is subject know-how, good quality, fast delivery, and no minimum fees. So for example, when iPoker sends a request to our project management team to translate terms like ‘Sit out’ or ‘Shoot-out tournament’ in 28 languages, we charge for 56 words and deliver everything within 24 hours.
(..) subject know-how, good quality, fast delivery, and no minimum fees.
In other words price and turnaround time are two good reasons to choose All-In Translations for your poker localization, but the most important reason is quality. So how can you ensure excellent quality when you localize texts about poker between languages and cultures?
Knowing the poker lingo
The first rule of poker localization is to be familiar with the poker terminology. If you have never played poker, you will have no idea what what the two terms mentioned above mean. And if you are a localization professional, you will painstakingly try to localize those terms in a way that would make sense to the poker players reading it in their own language.
The professionals who take care of poker localization for All-In Translations have online gaming “in their system”.
Poker localization and context
In one question - how can we best serve our customers?
To some, this is the actual definition of localization, which would mean that most of the jobs we do could be considered localization. However, we have usually categorized all our projects under one umbrella from the beginning.
Translation generally has a lower price than localization, and we rarely charge extra unless we are handling very time-consuming formats, or if additional proofreading from a 2nd translator/localization professional is requested.
In one question: How can we best serve our customers?
In one word: Flexibility!