Playtech release Quantum Blackjack & live slots game
PLAYTECH has announced two industry-first live casino products, that are set to shake up online gambling.
The first announcement coming from the tech giant was that it would be launching “live slots” which essentially put players in a group situation, where they are led by a host, who also provides commentary.
The second new game to be released is Quantum Blackjack, which follows the success of Quantum Roulette, and is the online gambling industry’s first-ever multiplier blackjack game.
In 2019, Playtech continued to consolidate itself as a live casino provider of note, with the management team saying live slots and Quantum Blackjack were aimed at continuing to develop the most versatile and playable live games.
“2019 has been a remarkable year for the Playtech Live team, with a stronger focus than ever on experience-led innovation,” Playtech’s Head of Innovation for Live Casino, Kevin Kilminster, said.
Buffalo Blitz – Playtech’s new live slot
Playtech describes its new live slots game Buffalo Blitz as “new cross-vertical concept that turns slots play into a collective experience”.
Buffalo Blitz will have community spins, which means all players will be playing together, as they watch live vision streamed from a studio.
The game is led by a host, who provides some fun commentary as the game unfolds, giving it the feel of a game show.
You start playing Buffalo Blitz by choosing your overall limit, how many spins you would like to partake in and how much you would like to bet per spin.
The game then continues automatically with spins every few seconds.
Throughout Buffalo Blitz’s gameplay you can receive free spins, making it the first live game to do so.
“Live Slots is a genuinely new concept within the industry, delivering an engaging new style of gameplay for players and creating an exciting cross-sell opportunity for operators,” Kilminster said.
“The popularity of live play streaming via social media demonstrates a player demand for an interactive feel – the experience you would enjoy when playing alongside others in a land-based casino. Live Slots recreates that feeling with a unique style of gameplay.”
Quantum Blackjack follows on from the successful release of Playtech’s Quantum Roulette, with the series combining the pros of live studios and innovative gameplay.
The big twist in the game? Well there is an extra draw after the betting rounds, with up to three cards drawn and given a x3, x5 or x10 multiplier at random.
If a player lands one of the cards in their hand and defeats the dealer with their hand, players are paid according to the multiplier and receive a major win boost, which can be up to 1000x the player’s stake.
Live Slots and Quantum Blackjack are available across the Playtech Live Casino network now.
“Quantum Roulette has been one of Playtech Live’s biggest launches of the year, thanks to both its immersive visual atmosphere and the unique multiplier win concept,” Kilminster said.
“We’re confident that, as the first-to-market multiplier-based Blackjack game, Quantum Blackjack will prove equally popular and set the tone for future Quantum releases.
“With more than 20 additional Live variants also launched this year, including American Roulette, Dragon Jackpot Baccarat, All Bets Blackjack and Casino Stud Poker to name but a few, everyone at Playtech is already looking forward to raising the bar even further in 2020.”
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