Press Release – London: February 1st, 2017
Surge in demand sees opening of unrivalled next-generation operation
Playtech has opened the world’s largest next generation live casino studio in Riga, Latvia due to a huge surge in client demand.
Built on top of the city’s fortified 16th-century walls in the heart of Riga Old Town, the 8,500 square metre capacity studio dwarfs any existing live casino area in the market today.
The technology within the building is equally unmatched with hundreds of state-of-the-art cameras, catering for hundreds more custom-made tables and gaming areas, an advanced control and monitoring centre and large-scale dealer campus that will be used to train and develop all of Playtech Live’s staff.
Every inch of the new operation has been conceptualised, designed and delivered with a future-first approach with all Playtech Live common and Live dedicated licensee areas remodelled to accommodate the latest software and hardware presenting players with the ultimate, never-before-seen gaming experience.
Due to high demand additional space has also been set aside for new customers who will be switching on their operations throughout 2017 and beyond. Further details will be announced later this year.
The new studio will cater for the majority of Playtech’s European live casino footprint, further building on the company’s reputation as the leading, global provider of next generation live casino games, software and services. Playtech Live has further studios in the Philippines, Spain, Belgium and a recently opened operation in Romania to cater for an increase in demand for the newly regulated gaming market.
As part of the Playtech ONE Omni-channel offering, Playtech Live allows players to access content anywhere, at any time and on any device through a single wallet and single account. Driven by the powerful Playtech IMS player management platform and data-driven business intelligence technology, Playtech casino delivers industry-leading in-house and premium branded games.
Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, said:
This has been a huge undertaking but, more importantly, is a huge step forwards in live casino and one no other company except Playtech is capable of making.
Our licensees’ offerings have firmly been future proofed with the completion of our new studio, leading-edge software and hardware and state-of-the-art control centre. And crucially, it is their players who will benefit the most from the best live casino offering on the market.
This now gives us the platform to deliver the next generation of live casino to our customers, and will also give us the flexibility and ability to deliver many new and innovative products.
Press Release Ends
Without a doubt, Playtech has a very large live casino operation. The demand for seats at tables has always been high. During the last 12 months, it has become more difficult to get a seat, so it’s great to see that Playtech is adding more capacity.
The demand for seats at tables has always been high. During the last 12 months, it has become more difficult to get a seat, so it’s great to see that Playtech is adding more capacity.
During the last 12 months, it has become more difficult to get a seat, so it’s great to see that Playtech is adding more capacity.
As I’ve said before, dedicated tables are really the future for casinos that are serious about giving their live casino players the best possible experience.
I regularly update Live Casino Comparer with information on casinos that add dedicated tables and new live casino games. There are going to be more live casino studio announcements during the early part of 2017, so be sure to pop back.
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?