4 January 2006 – Playtech has recently announced the expansion of its games portfolio with the addition of five new games to Playtech-powered casinos, upping the number of available games on the expanded platform to more than 80. Alongside these new games, Playtech has also released additional flash versions of some of its downloadable games. The recent release is the latest in a long line of new product development by Playtech, enhancing the company’s foothold as an industry leader and providing operators with advanced performance and first-to-market features.
The new games include three 5-reel 20-line multi coin slot games – A Night Out, Desert Treasure and Dr. Lovemore – featuring both cash prize bonus rounds and free spin bonuses. The 20 line slot games release is in line with the growing popularity of multi line video slots in both land based and online casinos. The other games include Casino Hold’Em, a simplified form of the popular Texas Hold’Em poker game tailored for casino players and a new version of Blackjack offering multi-hand support of up to five hands, which was added to all existing Blackjack versions offered by Playtech. Additionally, multi-player and private group modes were enhanced to support up to five participants.
Keeping to its high-standards, Playtech’s latest editions have state-of-the-art graphic interfaces and extra high-quality sound, proving that they continuously keep players in mind. The latest release, which compliments the existing suite, was designed in-step with the traditional Playtech product development policy, focusing primarily on the needs and requests of Playtech casinos and their players. The new games come just after the September release of Playtech’s new generation platform codenamed “NG”. The NG platform introduces some first to be seen features like multiple-window-gameplay and other advanced features such as integrated web-based content, autoplay feature in all slot machines with both simple and advanced modes and real-time progressive jackpot tickers display in the casino lobby, increasing the operators’ control over gaming content and providing them with advanced tools and their players with a rich gaming experience.
According to Iris Toledano, Playtech Marketing Director, “these new games diversify our platform, offering some of the most popular and cutting edge games within the industry. Feedback on the latest launch from both operators and players has been excellent, with immediate requests for more. In answer to these demands, we aim to release more new games in greater frequency in 2006”.
Playtech develops unified software platforms for the online gambling industry, primarily targeting existing online operators wanting to upgrade their system; sportsbooks looking to diversify and land-based operators making their online debut. Playtech gaming applications – online casino, poker, bingo, live gaming, land-based kiosk networks and fixed-odds games – are fully intercompatible and can be freely incorporated as stand-alone applications, accessed and funded by players through the same user account and managed by the operator by means of a single powerful management interface. Founded in 1999, Playtech today has over 340 employees distributed globally, approximately one-half of whom are engaged in research and development of current and future gaming technologies.