Playtech pens major casino contract extension with Rank

20 April 2017

Playtech has extended its casino deal with the Rank Group to include the full integration of table and slot management systems across the UK Grosvenor Casinos estate.

Under the enhanced agreement, Playtech will implement its Neon Slots system to manage the group’s 3,000 electronic gaming machines and the Neon Tables iPad application to cover 650 tables at Grosvenor.

Rank will also migrate its 54 casinos from its existing system to Neon during the second half of the year.

Today’s (Thursday’s) extension comes just one year after the companies struck an initial deal to implement Playtech’s Neon casino management system across the casino estate.

Rank is also currently using the Neon Analytics business intelligence platform.

“We worked as a team to address a wide range of technical challenges and business innovations and have successfully rolled out a system which is performing well across the estate, and meeting our business and technical goals,” Grovesnor Casinos’ head of finance Richard Playle said.

“Migrating our gaming systems to Playtech will enable us to complete our modernisation, offer an improved player experience and complete our vision for a single account and wallet across our retail and digital businesses.”

Martin Sykes, managing director of Playtech Retail subsidiary Intelligent Gaming, added: “We developed new features, optimised Neon for deployment in the Cloud, provided numerous integrations and supported the transition from the legacy systems, keeping data in step as we implemented the 54 sites.”

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