Playtech claims industry firsts with live casino launches

19 December 2019

Gambling tech giant Playtech has claimed two industry firsts with the launch of new live casino variants in the form of Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack.

Based in a live studio, with a host leading the game, Live Slots is a new cross-vertical concept that has been designed to create a game show feel.

Playtech said Live Slots turns slot play into a collective experience, as all games will feature ‘community spins’, where participating players can play a single game together.

Players begin by selecting their overall limit, number of spins and bet per spin, with the game then continuing automatically with spins every few seconds. The new Live Slots offering is now available with the Buffalo Blitz slot title.

“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,” Playtech’s head of innovation for live casino, Kevin Kilminster, said.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Quantum Blackjack has launched on the back of Quantum Roulette, offering players the first ever multiplier-based Blackjack game in the industry.

After bets have been placed, an extra draw will take place, with three cards being drawn and given a random multiplier of x3, x5 or x10. If a player draws one of these cards in their hand and wins against the dealer, they are paid according to their multiplier.

“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,” Kilminster said.

“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.”

Both Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack are now available across the Playtech Live Casino network.