London, July 09 2021 – Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the launch of The Money Drop Live – based on the iconic Banijay-owned brand.
The latest in Playtech Live’s gameshow series, The Money Drop Live brings all the appeal of the popular TV series to Live Gaming. Shown in the UK as The Million Pound Drop, and later The £100k Drop, hosted by Davina McCall, The Money Drop format has been adapted for over 50 countries, giving the new game an instant recognition factor in markets worldwide.
The launch of The Money Drop Live continues Playtech’s partnership with Banijay Brands – part of international content producer and distributor Banijay – following the launch of Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw last year.
In the main game, a Live dealer spins a wheel of chance, featuring various multipliers up to a maximum of 5000x. Any multiplier other than 8x triggers the Drop Zones game, which follows the wider brand’s original format, with players choosing how to split their money in the hope of a big win. One of the four Drop Zones is always safe, guaranteeing winnings for a player. If the wheel lands on 8x, the Quick Drop game is triggered, where players must place everything in one Zone for an exciting ‘all or nothing’ gamble.
Additionally, the Card Clash bonus game gives players the chance to earn multiplier-boosted wins, based on a simple ‘higher or lower?’ format.
Kevin Kilminster, Head of Innovation at Playtech Live, comments: “The Money Drop Live has everything – an exciting, engaging format, a brand with international appeal, and the kind of experience-led gameplay that typifies Playtech Live Casino. We’ve seen a major increase in the popularity of game show style formats and presentation in recent years, and our collaboration with Banijay Brands – a global leader in this field – creates a fantastic opportunity to bring the excitement of some of the world’s best-loved brands to Live Gaming.”
Lex Scott, Commercial Director, Gaming & Gambling at Banijay Brands, adds: “We are delighted to further our partnership with Playtech to deliver more great gaming from Banijay’s extensive catalogue of acclaimed formats. The Money Drop is a globally recognised brand and by combining the iconic gameplay with Playtech’s innovative live series, we are delivering players a world-class live gaming experience.”
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