Since it was founded in 1999, Playtech has always strived for greatness and have achieved it more often than not. They are headquartered in the Isle of Man and employ around 6000 people across 19 countries. A leader in the industry, Playtech is one of the few online gaming providers to be listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
The gambling industry has seen Playtech reach heights with their smart gambling software, content, services and platform technology. Their products include casino games, virtual sports, bingo, live casino games, sports betting and poker. They also have an integrated gambling platform technology called Playtech ONE.
Playtech ONE offers marketing expertise driven by data, CRM, uni-wallet functionality and also offers safe gambling solutions from just one platform that covers both online as well as retail casino products.
Playtech operates on a B2B model partnering with the best brands in the properly regulated markets and delivers its data-driven technology to online and retail operators as we already mentioned and also to land-based casino operators.
Even TradeTech, their finance division is a leader in the financial trading industry and in CFD. TradeTech operates in both the B2B and B2C models.
This December, Playtech announced the launch of two brand new games. And by “brand new”, we mean completely new in the industry. These games are Quantum Blackjack and Live Slots.
Their Live Slots game is called Buffalo Blitz and combines the thrill of live gaming with the excitement of slots. This is also the first live game to feature “community spins”. In this format, all players will play the same game together. The game will be hosted in a live studio in which the host will interact with the players and provide commentary. Players can choose their gaming limit, total number of spins and the betting amount for each spin. After this, the game will go on with spins automatically every few seconds. There are also free spin bonuses which is a first for live games.
Playtech has launched more live casino games this year than ever and after the phenomenal success of Quantum Roulette, Quantum Blackjack seems like the next obvious move. This is also the first multiplier based blackjack game in the industry. This venture by Playtech has combined innovative gameplay with a studio environment.
In this game, there is an extra draw that is allowed after betting time and a maximum of three cards are drawn and multipliers like x3, x5 and x10 are assigned at random. If you get one of these and win against the dealer, you get the multiplier value times your initial bet. And the multipliers go up to a whopping x1000.
This is what Kevin Kilminster, Head of Innovation at Playtech had to say about this launch:
[su_quote]“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.”[/su_quote]
So get ready to play Buffalo Blitz and Quantum Blackjack on all Playtech platforms from 19 December 2019!