Playtech And Warner Bros. Consumer Products Team Up For Exclusive DC-Branded Film And TV Content Deal

Blockbuster DC films from Warner Bros. Pictures include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Suicide Squad, as well as the much-anticipated Justice League

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London: February 7th 2017 – Playtech has signed its largest ever, multi-year, exclusive branded games content deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to license and develop an extensive catalogue of iconic DC-branded film and television properties into leading Omni-channel casino games.

Drawing from the worlds of such Warner Bros. Pictures titles as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Suicide Squad and the Studio’s upcoming action adventure Justice League, Playtech, the world’s leading gaming content and software, systems and services supplier, will develop a series of Omni-channel DC-branded slot, bingo and roulette games, available across multiple channels and devices.

This partnership also brings the previously announced Playtech-DC-branded games content to retail terminals in the UK, Italy, Finland, Norway and the newly regulated Romanian market. These terminal slot games include DC’s 1960’s Batman Classic TV Series, and the Warner Bros. films Man of Steel (2013), Green Lantern (2011), Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).

Each game will be linked to the DC Super Heroes Progressive Jackpot with a series of tiered jackpots also available to players ensuring impressive prize payouts, as well as a wide range of prizes across a variety of win levels.

Last February, Playtech signed its first multi-year DC-branded licensing deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop five iconic DC- branded film and television franchises into leading Omni-channel casino games. These action-packed, real-money casino games have been rolled out and are proving to be some of the most popular products within Playtech’s best-performing portfolio of more than 600 games.

The first slots launched feature iconic characters and moments from the fan-favourite Batman Classic TV Series, offering exciting games and pair-ups in Batman & The Joker Jewels, Batman & Catwoman Cash, Batman & The Penguin Prize, Batman & The Batgirl Bonanza, Batman & The Riddler Riches, and Batman & Mr. Freeze Fortune. In addition, Playtech has also launched slot games inspired by the hit films Man of Steel (2013), Green Lantern (2011), Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).

As part of the Playtech ONE Omni-channel offering, the casino product allows players to access content anywhere, at any time and on any device through a single wallet and single account. Driven by the powerful Playtech IMS player management platform and data-driven business intelligence technology, Playtech casino delivers industry-leading in-house and premium branded games.

Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, said: “This is a hugely significant deal for Playtech and we’re delighted to have a wider-reaching exclusive DC film- and TV-branded content licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. We’ve had phenomenal feedback from our licensees based on the high-quality and calibre of the DC-branded games we rolled out in 2016.

“Today’s agreement takes this launch strategy to the next level by allowing Playtech to expand its robust offering with an array of new games branded to blockbuster DC film titles. In addition, these new titles will contribute to the growth of the prize level of the DC Super Heroes Jackpot.

“This partnership is a testament to our innovative and forward-looking global casino teams and we’re thrilled to work with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to deliver even more cutting-edge, best-performing DC-branded games,” Weizer concluded.

“We’re excited to grow our DC-branded offerings with Playtech and showcase many of DC’s iconic Super Heroes in these immersive, action-packed games,” said Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

“This collaboration speaks to our commitment to engage with fans in the growing gaming space and continue to offer players an on-going entertainment experience around the world,” Lifford added.

 

Visit the Playtech stand #N6-140 at ICE 2017 until February 9th for the ultimate gaming experience and have your picture taken with the original costumes from Warner Bros. Pictures’ blockbuster action-adventure film Suicide Squad and a host of other famous movie titles.

 

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About Playtech

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 13 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, run through subsidiary Markets Limited (formerly called TradeFX), is an established and growing online CFDs broker and trading platform provider, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2C focused offering is available in more than 100 countries and in more than 25 languages and is licensed and regulated in the EU and South Africa.

 

www.playtech.com

For further information, contact:

Playtech plc

Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Smith, Chief Financial Officer

c/o Bell Pottinger

 

James Newman, Head of Investor Relations

 

+44 (0)20 3772 2500

 

 

 

 

+44 (0)1624 645954

Bell Pottinger

David Rydell / Olly Scott

 


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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN II, MAN OF STEEL, GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  (s17)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

 

SUICIDE SQUAD and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

 

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN II, MAN OF STEEL, GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  (s17)

 

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