Playtech didn’t have a stand, and finding their meeting room was a challenge. But as always, I got a warm welcome from Kevin and Edo. As usual, they shared a few surprises with me.
If you didn’t already know, Playtech Live has shut down its Asian studios in the Philippines. It happened a little while ago but explained why some tables are no longer available in the Lobby.
The main news is a slight shift in focus on developing new live games. While network games will still dominate the portfolio, Playtech live will create more customer-specific games.
We’ve recently seen this with the Safari Slots game at 888, and now a new live entertainment game has been launched with the Entain group of casinos.
The trend will see online casinos offer their USP in a live casino, driving more traffic to their casinos. It’s a clever idea, and as an active player, I look forward to playing more of these unique games.
Expect more changes to existing games, a tie-up with the Jumanji brand, more Millionaire games and expansion in new markets.
Italy and the US will see existing games modified for launch in those countries – such as Double Zero Quantum Roulette in Michigan.
More entertainment games are in development, with Everybody’s Jackpot and Jokers Club being two currently in development.
Mega Fire Blaze Roulette has been a massive success. It’s by far my favourite roulette game with Multipliers. William Hill has their version now, and we’re likely to see Baccarat and Blackjack get the Mega Fire Blaze treatment.
There is certainly lots to look forward to, and who knows, I might take a visit to see the studios in Riga again.