Playtech to Release New Games with Sports Themes

Written By Janice Doughtrey

Playtech is now expanding its gaming library. The software company released a statement saying that it would be adding sports-themed games to its collection that are tied into various jackpots. Players who try out the new games can expect certain jackpot to pay out the winning amount every day.

The new gaming collection that Playtech is releasing will be based on sporting events recognized around the world. The developer is also scheduling to unveil the games so that they coincide with big events like the Grand National and the World Cup in Russia. Daily jackpots will be guaranteed, but the games will also feature a network of jackpots that pay out weekly and a large mega jackpot.

This batch of games from Playtech will come in the form of online slots. Each slot also features champions of sport that are known across the globe. The inclusion of sporting champions is designed to have a widespread appeal to casino players regardless of location.

The first game to be released to the public will be called Frank Dettori Sporting Legends. Playtech released a similar game in the past that features the famous horse racing jockey. They consider this online slot to be that game’s sequel.

More casino games will follow Frank Dettori Sporting Legends once it is released. The titles will be spread out over a number of weeks. However, Playtech says that all games will be out by the time the 2018 World Cup happens. Fittingly enough, the last game being put out is based on football and will be called World Cup Top Trumps.

Playtech has been a major part of the online casino industry for over two decades. The company was started in 1999 and provides both gaming software and online casino platforms. This particular developer is a publicly-traded company and it can be found on the London Stock Exchange. In terms of its software, Playtech is best known for sports betting, live dealer technology, and various table games. Playtech originated in Estonia, but has since relocated its headquarters to Isle of Man for a more strategic business location.

The company has grown over the years through different acquisitions. Playtech bought out the Swedish developer Quickspin in 2016 and will complete the purchase over two years. It also acquired BetBuddy in an effort to bring improvements to its in-house analytics. The move helps Playtech to identify problem gambling and provide more immediate help to at-risk players.