Playtech unveils industry-first Virtual Sports features

Exclusive full sports simulations and feature film motion capture technology allow for realistic betting and gameplay


London: February 3rd 2015 – Playtech, the world’s leading multi-channel gaming software and services supplier, has unveiled a series of never-before-seen industry-first features within an expanded Virtual Sports portfolio including a new, fully simulated football game, allowing for realistic betting and gameplay.

Playtech’s Virtual Sports multi-channel package is available online, in retail, mobile and satellite, across any device and includes full sports simulations, a feature unique to the Playtech offering.

Playtech licensees are able to choose from a host of sports including football, horse-racing, greyhounds, velodrome, and speedway with tennis, basketball and trotting, complete with league and tournament and in-play betting, available later this year.

Each game employs leading-edge graphics based on feature film motion capture technology, shot on location, and using professional sportsmen and women.

Realistic odds and an increase in betting options, multiple languages with local language commentaries and in-game branding provide both operators, and their players, with the ultimate virtual sports experience.

Elliott Norris, Head of Virtual Sports, Playtech, said: “The portfolio we are able to offer today, and showcase at ICE 2015, is the best the industry has ever seen. The graphics are mind-blowing and we are the only company able to offer full sports simulations meaning that betting and gameplay are as realistic as possible.

“Our new football and tennis products, due for release in the coming months, are a cut above anything else available on the market and, from the positive feedback we’ve received from licensees and their players across multiple regulated markets, we are delighted with the outcome,” Norris added.

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About Playtech

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, CRM services and hosting.

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 more than 3,900 employees located in 14 countries. Its leading gaming applications include casino, bingo, poker, sports betting, live, mobile and social gaming, casual and fixed odds games.

www.playtech.com


For further information contact:

Playtech plc +44 (0)20 7861 3232
Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer
Ron Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer
c/o Bell Pottinger

Adam Kay, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0)20 7428 1776

Bell Pottinger
David Rydell / Olly Scott +44 (0)20 7861 3232

 


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