Surge in demand sees opening of unrivalled next generation operation
London: February 1st 2017 – Playtech has opened the world’s largest next generation live casino studio in Riga, Latvia due to a huge surge in client demand.
Built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of Riga Old Town, the 8,500 square metre capacity studio dwarfs any existing live casino area in the market today.
The technology within the building is equally unmatched with hundreds of state-of-the-art cameras, catering for hundreds more custom-made tables and gaming areas, an advanced control and monitoring centre and large-scale dealer campus that will be used to train and develop all of Playtech Live’s staff.
Every inch of the new operation has been conceptualised, designed and delivered with a future-first approach with all Playtech Live common and Live dedicated licensee areas remodeled to accommodate the latest software and hardware presenting players with the ultimate, never-before-seen gaming experience.
Due to high demand additional space has also been set aside for new customers who will be switching on their operations throughout 2017 and beyond. Further details will be announced later this year.
The new studio will cater for the majority of Playtech’s European live casino footprint, further building on the company’s reputation as the leading, global provider of next generation live casino games, software and services. Playtech Live has further studios in the Philippines, Spain, Belgium and a recently opened operation in Romania to cater for an increase in demand for the newly regulated gaming market.
As part of the Playtech ONE Omni-channel offering, Playtech Live 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 has been a huge undertaking but, more importantly, is a huge step forwards in live casino and one no other company except Playtech is capable of making.
“Our licensees’ offerings have firmly been futureproofed with the completion of our new studio, leading-edge software and hardware and state-of-the art control centre. And crucially, it is their players who will benefit the most from the best live casino offering on the market.
“This now gives us the platform to deliver the next generation of live casino to our customers, and will also give us the flexibility and ability to deliver many new and innovative products,” added Weizer.
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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 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.
For further information, contact:
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
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