Three-year deal agreed with win2day – country’s largest gaming brand
London: February 10th 2015 – Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming software and services supplier, has agreed terms with win2day to take over supply of Austria’s regulated online poker network.
The initial three-year deal will see Playtech work closely with the Austrian Lotteries and Casinos Austria-owned win2day brand to replace existing suppliers and deliver a cutting-edge, bespoke desktop and mobile-enabled poker platform for the country’s only regulated network.
Playtech will launch the platform in mid-March this year, providing ongoing software and technical support and working closely with the brand to expand the offering over the next three years.
Playtech has invested significant development resource in refreshing its award-winning iPoker client including a new lobby and home tab, a full overhaul of the software’s poker tables and a series of new game views enabling easier and fully personalised access to a wide variety of players’ favourite games.
A number of leading international sports betting and gaming brands including Coral and bet365 have recently gone live with Playtech’s innovative iPoker client featuring a host of new and enhanced functionality and allowing for rapid future feature and games releases.
The client – which can be tested and viewed on www.ipokerbeta.com – offers quicker and easier access to players’ favourite games via a new home lobby tab and quick seat function. The new software’s personalisation capabilities allow it to remember the games you have previously played. These are then automatically adding to the game selection in your home screen giving you rapid access to your favourites without having to browse through a long table list.
Enhanced filters make it easy to find and join any game, tournament or specific cash table, while a new tiled design also ensures players can select any limit and sit in any game such as Twister Poker, Sit and Go or tournament, in a few clicks of a mouse.
Players on the world’s largest poker network can also fully control and further personalise their lobbies using the new ‘My Poker’ section. This gives them access to a variety of settings and customisation options as well as overviews on poker bonuses, rewards, favourite games, free tokens, messages and more.
Joerg Nottebaum, head of iPoker, Playtech, said: “Working in regulated and newly regulating markets with the largest and leading operators is one of Playtech’s core strengths. We’re delighted to have agreed terms with Win2Day and look forward to developing not only the country’s first, but also best-performing poker network and products.”
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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 14 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 120 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 financial trading division, run through subsidiary TradeFX, is an established and growing online CFDs and binary options broker and trading platform provider, operating a number of brands including 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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