London, 24 June 2021 – Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the launch of the new Shoot for Cash series – the first certified Casino shooter game for the UK market, created by their content studio Origins.
Beginning with Space Hunter™, the Shoot for Cash series takes retro arcade-style gameplay and brings it to the world of Casino play, adding a new spin to a classic format. As the first game of its kind to be certified for the UK market, Space Hunter™: Shoot for Cash represents a major opportunity to appeal to fans of arcade classics.
In the game, players control power cannons, shooting spaceships for wins and the bigger the ship, the higher the payout. In the Free Shots mode, cannons vary in power level, increasing the potential for a successful hit, while the Supernova Explosion feature destroys all ships in the surrounding area for a major win boost.
Eran Gilboa, Head of Content Unit at Playtech, said: “We’re very excited by the potential of Space Hunter™ and the Shoot for Cash series. For over 40 years, arcade shooters have been a huge favourite with gamers, and bringing this style of gameplay to slots offers something genuinely fresh in regulated Casino markets.
“The Shoot for Cash concept and gameplay mechanics have been carefully designed, underlining Playtech’s continued commitment to delivering the best entertainment-led experience to key strategic audiences across regulated markets.”
Amir Levy, Producer of the Game at Origins (a Playtech studio), comments: “Space Hunter™ and the wider Shoot for Cash format is unlike anything we’ve produced before. It’s been a major project for Origins studio to create such an innovative format and the result is a massively entertaining title that we are confident will be enjoyed by all kinds of players; slots fans and gamers alike. We are proud to deliver a truly original game to audiences in regulated markets worldwide.”
Nolan Frendo, Casino Games Manager at Betvictor, adds: “Shoot for Cash is an inventive and highly engaging format, and we’re delighted to have had the opportunity to launch Space Hunter™ for an exclusive period. The player reaction so far has been fantastic, with all the signs being that both Space Hunter™ and the wider Shoot for Cash concept have what it takes to be long-term favourites.”
Space Hunter™: Shoot for Cash is available network-wide now.
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries with c.6,400 employees across 24 countries.
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 responsible 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. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming company in online and retail in Italy.
Playtech's Financials Division, Finalto, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.
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