Huge success of Roulette leads to suite of Prestige titles
London: November 22nd 2016 – Playtech, the world’s leading gaming content and software, systems and services supplier, has launched Prestige Baccarat, the second instalment in the growing series of hugely popular Prestige live casino titles offering unique and superior gameplay, including five dynamic camera views for a closer to the action offering.
The classic game of Baccarat has been given a modern day makeover with Playtech’s offering unique to the live casino market. The live Baccarat experience has been significantly enhanced with five gameplay angles and action replays of winning hands enabling players to get closer to the action than in any physical or online environment.
Staged in a newly designed environment, Prestige Baccarat offers a custom designed cloth and backdrop which depicts the Chinese symbol for Luck, plus a series of specially positioned cameras which focus on the ‘Squeeze’ element of Baccarat and reinforce the values and experience this type of game is aimed to deliver.
The game’s user experience and journey has also been re-engineered and enhanced for ease of use, while the dealers themselves have been hand-picked for their Baccarat skillset and native languages depending on which options players select.
The game showcases Playtech Live’s first re-engineered user interface which, following the company’s release of HTML5 Roulette, has been built in close co-operation with licensees. Extensive discovery sessions and customer feedback and the addition of hand-picked expert Baccarat dealers, combine to create Playtech Live’s best ever UI to date.
The launch of Prestige Baccarat comes almost a year to the day that Playtech launched its inaugural Prestige title, Prestige Roulette, which has been a great success with many of the industry’s leading licensees.
Set in an intimate, neon-lit environment Prestige Roulette enables players to get closer to the action and the dealer with the game replicating a real-life, one-on-one VIP casino experience. While the ball spins in expectation of a big win, the tension is heightened with multiple in-game camera angles, revenue-enhancing quick-fire betting rounds, and an instant replay of the previous game win.
Kevin Kilminster, Head of Innovation, Playtech Live, said: “A great deal of research, development and close co-operation with licensees has gone into what we are confident is the best live Baccarat product on the market.
“The newly refined live game contains the classic squeeze variations as well as the squeeze logic associated with one of the most popular casino games in the world. The feedback has been very positive so far and we’re sure it will go from strength-to-strength.”
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “Prestige Baccarat and the Prestige suite of products marks the beginning of a very exciting journey and Playtech Live unveiling its next generation of live casino games, platform technology and software that we believe will take live casino to an entirely new level of product capability, performance and personalisation.”
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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 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.
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