Press Release 11th November 2016
Playtech, the world’s leading gaming content and software, systems and services supplier, has launched the industry’s most cutting-edge live casino HTML5 Roulette product across its network of licensees further bolstering its reputation as the world’s leading live gaming offering.
In partnership with licensees and following extensive user experience testing and benchmarking analysis over the course of 2016, Playtech has launched the most sophisticated live mobile roulette product on the market.
In the first week of launch this has resulted in superior player engagement levels, longer session times across all devices, and significantly increased revenues for licensees.
For the first time players are able to seamlessly play live roulette on mobile and tablet in either portrait or landscape mode while simultaneously being able to see their bets at the same time as the roulette wheel is spinning.
Several rounds of intensive user testing and feedback enabled the Playtech live casino team to significantly enhance and re-design the user interface and overall gaming experience. As a result, the mobile user interface contains simple and easy-to-use navigation, clearer and perfectly positioned play and feature buttons and an ideal personalised view of the live action and table layout no matter what viewing format you choose.
Within two days of launching the new HTML5 roulette across Playtech’s live casino network in parallel with the previous roulette product, the overwhelming majority of players were found to have migrated to the new improved version.
An HTML5 Blackjack product will launch later this year offering a new, enhanced, richer product across all mobile and tablet devices.
Kevin Kilminster, Head of Innovation, Playtech Live, said:
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I’m always a bit skeptical when I get a gushing Press Release. It’s almost over the top sometimes, but I can understand that. If you have something good why not shout about it.?
So what do I think?
Well the new version is pretty good.
What I particularly like is the automatic adjustment of the playing screen when the game round goes from betting time to viewing time. The image reduces in size and the table layout increases so you can place your bets more easily. It works even on a small mobile phone.
The flip between portrait and landscape modes is slick and both are as playable as each other. Normally I find that one is better than the other, but in Playtech’s case they are both good.
This release follow a furry of activity on the live Mobile Roulette space, with NetEnt having released mobile roulette a few months back.
If you want to try out then Bet365 have it.
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?