Playtech is getting into the World Cup spirit with a major new slot game, themed Live Dealer rooms and new Poker mini-games for Russia 2018.
The latest addition to Playtech’s Sporting Legends series, Top Trumps Football Stars is based on the classic card game and, in a unique twist, allows players to choose which of 30 footballers they want to feature in the game. The game also gives players a shot the Sporting Legends guaranteed Daily and Weekly Jackpots, plus the progressive Mega Jackpot. Additionally, during the World Cup Playtech is running a £250,000 promotion where players can win prizes in a weekly draw from June 18 to July 15.
Football fever is also coming to Live Casino, with a dedicated football area featuring themed Roulette and Unlimited Blackjack tables. To make sure players don’t miss out on any of the action on the pitch, dealers will provide live commentary on all matches, with a video wall displaying major game events and match statistics for an even more immersive experience.
Fans will also get the chance to test their sporting knowledge with Trivia Show Live; a new gameshow-style Live Casino segment, presented by a live host before each World Cup match. Designed to add to the Live Casino football area atmosphere, Trivia Show Live is a no-stake, free to enter quiz game that is built to engage sports lovers across the board with a chance to win a range of prizes.
On the Poker tables, players can get into the excitement of the tournament and win prizes too with Poker Predictor. A mission-based gamification tool, it gives players the chance to predict the scores in the big matches and accumulate points as they play. Points plus successful predictions leads to the reward of either a Silver or Golden Spin of the prize wheel. In addition to extending player engagement, Poker Predictor offers an ideal cross-sell opportunity between sports betting and Poker.
“The World Cup generates excitement worldwide like no other sporting event – and with our Football Experience area, fans don’t have to choose between playing the tables and watching the match,” states Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech. “With Trivia Show Live and Poker Predictor also creating the chance to win prizes – as well as delivering an excellent real-time engagement opportunity for our operators – players can enjoy all the excitement of the tournament as part of their gaming experience.”
On Top Trumps Football Stars, Akad comments: “Top Trumps has all the ingredients we were looking for in a football-themed brand, both in time for the World Cup and for the Sporting Legends suite long-term. We’re sure players will enjoy being able to customise the gameplay with their favourite stars – and of course getting a shot at the Sporting Legends jackpots.”