I first saw Live Age of the Gods Roulette in early February 2017, when Playtech revealed they were developing “Live Experiences” for live casino players.
At ICE, I saw the first mock-ups of what the next stage would be, which was to create a branded Live Casino experience integrated with popular slot themes.
Since February, I’ve seen the experiences limited to packaging the tables from each studio into an “experience”.
For example, you’ve got The Grand Royale Experience, The Sapphire Experience, the Emperor Experience and a separate experience for any dedicated tables.
Fast forward to September 2017, and the new “ONE Experience – Live Age of the Gods Roulette” has been launched by Playtech.
The Key features of the new game/experience are:
There are 4 progressive Jackpots seeded from all Age of the Gods games across the Playtech Network.
The Progressive Jackpots are seeded by taking a small proportion of each bet. It’s 0.99%, but not less than €0.01 and not more than €10 per game round.
The Jackpot Round is randomly triggered during gameplay. You match 3 Jackpot symbols to win, or if you wait for the 30-second timer to count down, a prize will automatically be awarded.
Take a quick look at some video footage of what you can expect to see.
Playtech launches game-changing Age of the Gods Live Roulette
Leading slot brand available in Casino and Live and linked to pioneering 4-tier progressive jackpot for the ultimate cross-sell gaming experience
London: September 27th 2017 – Playtech has unveiled Age of the Gods Live Roulette providing licensees with the ultimate cross-sell, progressive jackpot product, and slot fans with twice as many chances to win huge cash prizes with every spin of the wheel.
In a first of its kind move, and the first Live Casino Playtech ONE experience, players can play one of the industry’s best performing slot brands across both casino and live casino, offering two unique experiences while also doubling their chances of winning massive jackpots when playing the live product.
Aligning with Playtech’s market-leading progressive jackpot network, the Live product shares casino liquidity for the first time while also offering players the ultimate desktop and mobile gaming experience. Due to this Playtech ONE innovation players have the chance to not only win on the table if they hit the right number, combination of numbers or colour, but also to simultaneously win huge cash sums across a four-tier jackpot with every spin of the wheel.
This is the first of many Playtech ONE experience games that will feature jackpot functionality.
To ensure that both Live casino and Casino players enjoy the product Playtech designed the game in order that the base game of Roulette is unaltered, but while also enabling players with the chance to win big for a minimal contribution.
With every spin, a small percentage a player’s stake goes towards a four-tier progressive Age of the Gods Mystery Jackpot meaning that there is a jackpot level for every and any type of player. This allows you to win both on the green baize and receive potentially huge sums by unlocking the multiple jackpots on offer.
The ability to share casino liquidity via a Live Casino product gives operators innovative ways to market the Age of Gods brand including driving traffic into the Age of Gods games and rewarding players in real-time using both Free Spins in casino and the Live Casino free spins equivalent of Golden Coins.
Players have instantly taken to the game with jackpots across the four-tier system being won daily including a Bet365 player who claimed a £40,000 prize within hours of the product being deployed across the Playtech Live Casino network.
The entire look and feel of the game – including a new dynamic user interface designed to showcase the jackpot ticker and present real-time jackpot notifications – has been developed to fit around the best performing Age of the Gods suite that has leapt to the top of the slot charts and taken the casino world by storm since its launch a year ago.
One of the most impressive new elements is a state-of-the-art 26m custom-built video wall that further enhances gameplay by allowing Playtech to render any imagery needed to support the game and show real-time information on jackpot winners and promotions across both Casino and Live.
The new game is just one of a host of new experiences, dedicated environments and products to be launched within Playtech’s new studio in Riga, Latvia that opened at the beginning of 2017.
The site is the world’s largest Live Casino studio with an 8,500-square metre capacity built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of the Old Town, an area that dwarfs any existing Live Casino area in the market today.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said:
“Age of the Gods has been a phenomenal success in casinos across the industry and continues to drive incredible growth for Playtech and our valued partners.
The innovative and market-first launch of our new Age of the Gods Live Roulette linked to a four-tier progressive jackpot that offers massive cash prizes, will significantly increase the cross-sell of the product for our licensees across both channels and enhance the gaming experience for players.
Playtech has again demonstrated its determination to lead the Live Casino market through innovation and by working side-by-side with our leading licensees.
And yes, there is much more to come!”
Playtech focuses on the total player experience. The improvements they have made over the past 18 months has paved the way for these changes.
It’s not a new concept, NetEnt led the way with themed live Roulette, but this is the first we’ve seen with a progressive Jackpot tied into a Slots brand.
I have tried to be objective and consistent with all my live casino reviews. Hopefully, they will strike a chord with you, but I thought it might be helpful to explain the criteria I use to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make sense.
Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?
Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?
Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?
Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?
Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?
Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?
After all that, would I play there regularly?