London, 19 December 2019 – Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the network-wide launches of two industry-first Live Casino variants – Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack.
Launching with the highly popular Buffalo Blitz, Live Slots is a brand new cross-vertical concept that turns slot play into a collective experience – the first live game to feature “community spins”, with all participating players playing a single game together. Based in a live studio, with a host leading the game and providing commentary, Live Slots is designed to create a game show feel, bringing slot play to life in a totally new way. Players begin by choosing their overall limit, number of spins and bet per spin, with the game continuing automatically with spins every few seconds. Live Slots also supports Free Spins bonusing, making it the first game in the live arena to do so.
Following the success of Quantum Roulette, Quantum Blackjack is the industry’s first ever multiplier-based Blackjack game, bringing a highly immersive studio atmosphere together with innovative gameplay. In an extra draw after the betting time, up to three cards are drawn and given a x3, x5 or x10 multiplier at random. If a player gets one of these special cards in their hand and wins against the dealer, they are paid according to the multiplier for a major win boost – potentially up to 1000x the player’s stake.
In a year when Playtech has released more new Live Casino games than ever, Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack continue the company’s focus on developing the most versatile, experience-led live content in the industry.
Kevin Kilminster, Head of Innovation for Live Casino, Playtech, comments: “2019 has been a remarkable year for the Playtech Live team, with a stronger focus than ever on experience-led innovation. Live Slots is a genuinely new concept within the industry, delivering an engaging new style of gameplay for players and creating an exciting cross-sell opportunity for operators. The popularity of live play streaming via social media demonstrates a player demand for an interactive feel – the experience you would enjoy when playing alongside others in a land-based casino. Live Slots recreates that feeling with a unique style of gameplay.
“Quantum Roulette has been one of Playtech Live’s biggest launches of the year, thanks to both its immersive visual atmosphere and the unique multiplier win concept. We’re confident that, as the first-to-market multiplier-based Blackjack game, Quantum Blackjack will prove equally popular and set the tone for future Quantum Releases. With more than 20 additional Live variants also launched this year, including American Roulette, Dragon Jackpot Baccarat, All Bets Blackjack and Casino Stud Poker to name but a few, everyone at Playtech is already looking forward to raising the bar even further in 2020”.
Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack are available across the Playtech Live Casino network now.
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.
Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company, delivering business intelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry’s most popular product verticals, including casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data-driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and safer gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider, allowing franchisees to utilise the Playtech technology stack in the retail environment while operating the leading brand, Snai, directly online as a B2C business.
Playtech's Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,900 employees across 19 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.
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