16 May 2014 – Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, is pleased to announce that it was awarded the coveted 'Best Online Bingo Software' at the 2014 WhichBingo Awards.
Playtech prides itself on offering the best bingo offering in the industry and operates the industry’s largest bingo network. Virtue Fusion, the bingo brand of Playtech, has won numerous awards reflecting the continued success of their product, with this latest accolade voted for by the people that really matter – the players.
The 11th annual WhichBingo Awards are the premier awards event for the UK online bingo industry. Its aim is to reward and recognise the very best in online bingo.
Previously known as the 'Site of the Year Awards', this year the event organisers revolutionised its entire awards process from the ground up, introducing a new nominations round, 6 new award categories and an exclusive awards presentation event for industry guests in Central London.
Amongst the finalists, Playtech powered 11 of the 35 bingo brands that were shortlisted, whilst in the 'Online Game of the Year' category, which aims to recognise the best bingo variant game, Playtech developed 5 of the 7 shortlisted games.
Playtech has a unique offering, built on a platform with a proven track record. With cross-product and cross-platform capabilities it allows players to move across products and platforms using a single login, ensuring the ‘on the go’, ‘on the sofa’, ‘at your desk experience’ are the same.
This award success comes hot on the heels of Playtech rolling out its new tablet offering for bingo. Designed specifically for tablet screens, this dedicated player interface brings all the features of Playtech’s desktop product to life on tablet devices. With access to bingo, chat and sidegames on screen all at once, this optimised offering tailored specifically for the ever growing number of tablet users, makes Bingo play much more engaging, smooth and fun. This has led to Playtech licensees experiencing huge take up, helping them win market share and exceed desktop in new registration numbers.
Daniel Phillips, Virtue Fusion COO, commented, “We are extremely proud that players voted Playtech as their winner for Best Online Bingo Software. This WhichBingo Award is a testament to our core focus of continued innovation, all driven by working closely with licensees and players, to deliver an online bingo product that is simply unrivalled.“
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Playtech develops unified software platforms and content for the online and land-based gaming industry, together with providing a range of ancillary services such as marketing, hosting and CRM services.
The Group’s capabilities enable the delivery of an integrated software or turnkey solution, with players accessing online, broadcast, mobile and server-based gaming terminals through a single account.
New licensees include existing online operators upgrading or diversifying their offering, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants making their online gaming debut, particularly in newly-regulated markets.
Founded in 1999, Playtech is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 3,000 employees located in twelve countries. Its leading gaming applications include casino, poker, bingo, sports betting, live, mobile and social gaming, casual and fixed odds games.
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