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Gaming Standards Association Gains Support Needed for New Standards

Gaming Standards Association Gains Support Needed for New Standards

April 18, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Microgaming, Online Gambling News, Playtech 

The Gaming Standards Association and GSA Europe Receives Necessary Support from Gambling Operators for Work on New Standard, the Third Party Interface (TPI)

Gaming Standards Association Gains Support Needed for New StandardsSignificant support that was needed for new standards with the Gaming Standards Association and GSA Europe was gained from online gaming companies. The new Third Party Interface standard specifies simplified system integration between platform providers and content providers. With the support amongst the industry, the Online Gaming Committee will have a wide participation between membership holders to speed up the completion of the new standard.

The GSA released a statement today saying that they anticipate the TPI standard will be released by the end of the year, after the testing phase is complete.

Chris Hobbs, Director of Corporate Affairs for Microgaming,and a GSA Platinum Member Company have evaluated the TSI believing in its potential. In their evaluation they believe in the benefits of the new program and are looking forward to working with GSA’s Technical Committee in moving forward in their objectives.

Playtech’s Chief Policy Officer Francesco Rodano states that the company is taking a role in development of the Third Party Interface. According to Rodano, Playtech is alpha testing and discovery positive results alongside GSA’s Technical Committee.

Along with Microgaming and Playtech, GSA Platinum other members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries Gmbh;, Scientific Games International (SGMS), & Sega Sammy Creation, Inc.

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Marvel Slots No Longer on Playtech Platform as of April 2017

March 27, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Slot Players Favored Marvel Series of Slots Being Removed from the Playtech Platform

Recent reports confirm the removal of the Marvel series of slots from the Playtech platform. Many marketing affiliates received notification this week regarding removing all promotional material of the branded games by the end of March.

A spokesperson for Playtech released the following statement about the withdrawal,

“All Marvel games, branding, advertising, demo games, marketing material etc are being removed from all of our licensees sites and replaced with other Playtech content. Our [Marvel] agreement has simply come to an end therefore we have to remove all games and associated material by March 31st.”

A couple different operators sent out their own notifications with William Hill saying, “Playtech will be removing their Marvel-branded games on March 31st. That means starting April 1st, we can no longer promote Marvel games and must replace all promotional materials containing Marvel characters. But have no fear, other heroes are here! We’ve got an action-packed suite of Superman and Batman slots. Plus, discover our almighty Age of the Gods suite. Players will enjoy the same Marvel features with a new godlike look and feel, and best of all, the same great jackpots!”

The Coral Group advised of the update with,

“Coral’s Marvel slots are sadly leaving us at the end of March, but don’t panic! There are replacements coming in from the heavens with our Age of the Gods Slots.”

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New £500,000 Playtech Network Giveaway to Celebrate Superman Slot Release

March 24, 2017 · Filed Under CASINO HIGHLIGHTS, Featured, Online Gambling News 

Enter to Win a Share of the £500,000 Giveaway Launched by Playtech to Celebrate the New Superman Slot Release

Playtech is capitalizing on the success of their £250,000 network promotions last year with a double cash prize giveaway! To help celebrate the launch of their brand-new series of Superman slots, Playtech announced a network promotional giveaway worth £500,000. The cash giveaway will run across the entire Playtech network for 28 days with a top prize worth £250,000 and a few other top prizes valuing in at £100,000 each.

Besides the top 4 prizes that are valued at an impressive amount, there will be other headline prizes up for grabs worth £5,000 each and tons of smaller cash prizes as well. Players can opt in for the giveaway by simply staking £10 on any of the three Superman franchise’ games. For every £10 staked you will receive one ticket. At the end of the promotion the top players who earned the most tickets will take home the final prizes.

At the conclusion of the £500,000 promotion, Playtech plans to launch a further network promotion to coincide with the beginning of the new football season.

Players can join bet365 to participate in the Playtech network promotion and receive a welcome offer of up to 25 free spins on four superb Vegas titles! For every £10 you deposit you can claim five free spins up to a maximum of 25. Grab your free spins and play Starburst, Aloha Cluster Pays, or rock out with the legendary Guns N’ Roses, then set sail for superb rewards in Hook’s Heroes.


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TV Hit Comedy Series Debuts in new American Dad Slot by Playtech

March 20, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

America’s Most Outlandish Family Based on Hit TV Show, American Dad Slot Launched by Playtech

Online gaming giant Playtech launched one of the most popular branded games ever based on the TV hit series of the same name American Dad. This popular TV carton comedy series is watched all across the world and has become one of the favorite comedic series to date. Thanks to Playtech’s innovative technology and its licensing deal American Dad can now be played online instead of watching on television.

Playtech turned the show into a 5-reel, 4-row, 40 payline video slot and included the favorite characters such as Hayley, Klaus, Stan, Francine and Roger. Besides the characters Playtech implemented the music from Fox Broadcasting Company, images and more.

There are five bonus features associated with each of the mentioned characters. Roger offers random wilds while Stan presents stacking wilds, Hayley delivers progressive multipliers, and Francine’s Wheels and the Legman;s Holy Grail.

There are plenty of in-game features as well. There is auto-spin, turbo mode and multiple coin denominations to choose with each spin. The paylines are adjustable meaning you can play less likes if desired, but for maximum wins always play the maximum number of lines so you don’t miss payout.

Each of the bonus features guarantees extra rewards, big payouts and promising excitement. Look for Playtech’s American Dad slot today!

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Playtec, Captain Up Partner for Content Integration into its Platform

February 21, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Playtech Teams with Captain Up for New Platform Integration into its Content of Cutting-Edge Gamification, Social and Communication Tools

Playtech has secured a strategic partnership with Captain Up for a real-time engagement deal using game mechanics, machine learning and behavioural economics. Captain Up is a platform that focuses on retention and real-time engagement. The platform enables further incentives for analysis and rewards of player accounts via cutting edge communication tools.

This new integration process will broaden Playtech’s technologies for distinguished offerings for player enhancement.

Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech commented on the new deal saying,

“This integration enables our licensees to access an even broader range of unique technologies that can help differentiate their offerings and significantly enhance their player engagement, through the use of real-time analytics. We have known about Captain Up for some time and we’re very pleased to be working together.”

Uri Admon, Founder and CEO of Captain Up added to the comments saying,

“We are delighted with the opportunity to join forces with Playtech, and offer its customers the tools to maximize user value, using our Engagement and Retention platform.”

As a certified partner, Playtech will integrate the Captain Up platform within its IMS player management system. The new system will be available on numerous Playtech clients including Mr Green, 888 and Coral.

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Playtech And Featurespace Partner for Risk Management Partnership

February 14, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Playtech Launches New Fraud Prevention Tool Featurespace, RealTime Products for Adaptive Behavioural Analytics

Playtech has upped its strategic moves, this time with its fraud prevention and risk management tactics. The gaming provider has joined the number one fraud prevention software provider, Featurespace.

The new agreement deal details the integration of Featurespaces’ ARIC technology solutions into Playtech’s management system for addition al risk and fraud tools for all of Playtech’s operators. The new tools monitor individual player behavior, making it easier to detect risk management and fraud anomalies.

Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer for Playtech expressed his enthusiasm about the new product saying,

“Playtech has a proven track record in delivering the most advanced fraud prevention and risk management software and services to our licensees. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Featurespace in order to offer our licensees access to an additional, sophisticated, best-of-breed fraud prevention solution. This arrangement further enhances our commitment to our customers and their players with the best gaming experience in the industry.”

Martina King, Featurespace Chief Executive added to the comments saying,

“We are proud to partner with Playtech; both companies are committed to providing innovative solutions to the gaming sector, and this partnership will enable real-time access to an enhanced level of protection for Playtech’s customers.”

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Playtech Purchases Online Bingo Operator Eyecon for $50 Million

February 8, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Slots Provider Acquisition Confirmed by Playtech Between Online Bingo Specialists, Eyecon

The $62.2 million acquisition between Playtech and slots software supplier Eyecon has been confirmed. Eyecon is a renowned slots provider that was founded in 1997/ They are established with its own remote gaming server and provides slot content to major brands such as Playtech’s bingo network and 888.

Playtech said in a statement that they will position itself in the UK market and will boost its distribution network adding Eyecon’s content. Scott Murray, Eyecon’s Founder will stay with the company for at least three years as part of the agreement. Scott Murray said,

“I am delighted that Eyecon will be joining the Playtech family. Integrating Eyecon’s specialist games and software with Playtech’s distribution power will allow us to penetrate new markets and retain our standard of best-in-class content. We look forward to building upon Eyecon’s reputation for delivering gaming excellence and taking the next step in development with Playtech.”

Chief Executive of Playtech, Mor Weizer added to Murray’s comments saying,

“Eyecon adds premium quality games to Playtech’s stable of industry leading content. We look forward to working with the Eyecon team who will bring robust technology and further industry expertise to the Playtech family. This acquisition is the latest in our strategy to acquire bolt-on technology and content in our key gaming markets, providing Playtech with even greater penetration and reach, as well as bringing additional regulated revenues to Playtech.”

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Playtech’s Exceptional Innovation of its Omni-Channel Slot, Tiki Paradise

February 7, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Playtech Releases its True Omni-Channel Slot, Tiki Paradise Featuring Customer Rewards

Tiki Paradise is Playtech’s latest slot release that embodies the definition of what a true omni-channel game should be. Tiki Paradise is a five-reel, 10 win-line slot game that awards payouts when three or more matching symbols appear on the reels from left to right.

The game has so much to offer including:

  • ‘Wild Nights’ feature triggers randomly for a stacked wild reel and also includes the possibility of a ‘Win Shuffle’ which enhances a player’s win by shuffling the reels
  • Three ‘Free Spins’ scatter symbols trigger 10 free spins
  • A wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except for the Free Spins scatter symbol

Players will be rewarded with unique enhanced experiences, features and bonuses through the use of Playtech’s Omni-channel play.

Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said:

“I am extremely proud to have launched Tiki Paradise. Playtech is showing exceptional innovation. It is a first-ever Omni channel content launch and Playtech’s newest and smartest addition to our Playtech ONE platform.

 “The Playtech ONE platform is the first to allow these types of enhanced rewards and free spins features across retail and online domains – delivering a single coherent user experience across retail, online and mobile to ultimately supply our operators with the leading technology in the gaming industry.

 “The game is equally beneficial to the licensee as it both increases Coral Connect Omni-channel signs ups and incentivises Know Your Customer (KYC) with less anonymous play and more responsible gaming,” Akad added.

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Live Casino Studio Opened in Romania by Playtech

January 17, 2017 · Filed Under Casinos, Gambler's Report, Live Dealers, Online Gambling News, Playtech 

Playtech Reveals the New State of the Art Live Casino Studio Facility in Bucharest, Romania

Live Casino Romania Studio Opened by PlaytechA state of the art live casino studio has been opened by Playtech in Bucharest, Romania. The new live studio will fulfill the big demand of licenses in the Eastern European market. The Eastern European market is newly regulated and Playtech is targeting the market with what the live industry needs; native dealers, professional dealers and cutting-edge live streaming technology.

Playtech has already established its large scale live casino studios in other jurisdictions such as Latvia and Manila. Playtech caters to local audiences with its global footprints its earned in the gambling industry.

The live products are actually being delivered ahead of schedule with offering licenses and offering a big array of live classic games such as roulette, blackjack and casino hold’em. Each of the live games is streamed with HD cameras on the next generation of live gaming platforms.

Playtech CEO, Mor Weizer commented: “The opening of the new studio further solidifies Playtech’s position as the market leader in global, cutting-edge, regulated live casino. This is just the beginning of our growth plans with a series of exciting new products and variants in our 2017 live casino roadmap as well as significant expansion plans for our other facilities.”

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Playtech Announces Senior Executive Role Changes

January 11, 2017 · Filed Under Online Gambling News, Playtech 

Ron Hoffman is Playtech’s Chief Executive for the Financials Division and Andrew Smith is New Executive Director

Playtech Announces Senior Executive Role ChangesA recent announcement confirmed Playtech is changing up their senior management roles. Ron Hoffman, Playtech’s current Chief Financial Officer is now the company’s Chief Executive for the Financials Division department. Ron Hoffman joined Playtech 13 years ago, he had several roles in major development initiatives for the company including entering the Main Market in 2012 and Playtech’s listing on AIM back in 2006.

The current Head of Investor Relations, Andrew Smith, will succeed the Chief Financial Officer and become an Executive Director on the board immediately.

Chairman of Playtech, Alan Jackson commented on the announcement saying,

“I am delighted to welcome Andrew as chief financial officer of Playtech whilst at the same time thanking Ron for the skill and dedication he has brought to the role over the past four years. Andrew is the natural successor to Ron, having played an increasingly important part in Playtech’s financial, operational and strategic performance over the past few years, becoming a key member of Playtech’s management team as well as an important contributor at board level.”

In other news, Playtech has confirmed its extension agreement with William Hill for another two years, and said full-year expectations have been met for 2016.

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