London, April 27th 2018 – Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming company, is bringing the power of its award-winning Age of the Gods™ series to Poker, giving players the chance to win big with not one, but two jackpots.
The new Age of the Gods™ Twister Poker game shares jackpot liquidity with the eight existing games in the series, with a chance to randomly trigger the four-tier progressive jackpot – the largest progressive jackpot in the industry – with every hand played. As the jackpot is independent of gameplay, players can still win even on a losing round – as well as having the opportunity to win the main twister jackpot too.
Twister Poker is a three-player, ‘winner takes all’ game, where the jackpot is a multiple of the buy-in, up to a maximum of 100 x, decided at random. Age of the Gods™ Twister Poker is a faster variation on the format, with a starting stack of just five big blinds, adding to the excitement and creating constant action on the tables. A small amount from every buy-in goes towards the progressive jackpot, with the largest prize – the Ultimate Power Jackpot – starting from €100,000. If the jackpot game is triggered before the tournament, the lucky player is guaranteed to win one of the four available jackpot prizes.
‘We’re delighted to bring our hugely popular Age of the Gods™ brand to the world of Twister Poker’, says Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech. ‘Our development team has done an exceptional job of recreating the look and feel of the series, combining striking graphics with compelling gameplay. Twister has proved to be a highly popular Poker variant, and we’re confident that fans of both the concept and the Age of the Gods™ brand will be very excited by the new game.’
After Age of the Gods™ proved a major hit with slots players, both online and in retail, Playtech introduced the brand to its live casino portfolio in 2016 with Age of the Gods™ Live Roulette – the first time jackpot liquidity has been shared across these verticals. With the first Bingo slot game in the series, Lord of Lightning, released last month, the brand is truly becoming a multi-vertical favourite.
‘The core principle of our Playtech ONE strategy is that players should enjoy the same excellent experience across all devices and channels’, says Akad. ‘The expansion of the Age of the Gods™ suite takes this one step further, delivering the same excitement and high-quality visuals the series is known for in distinct games across all key verticals. Bringing the power of a leading slots brand to poker creates some excellent cross-sell opportunities that we know can be of tremendous value to our licensees.’
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Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 16 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 130 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division's proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.