PLAYTECH AND POKERSTARS SIGN CONTENT DEAL
World's largest poker brand to launch industry's leading slot games
London, UK and Onchan, Isle of Man: July 25th 2016 – Playtech, the world’s leading Omni-channel gaming software and services supplier, has signed a content agreement with PokerStars, extending its existing relationship with the world’s largest online poker site and one of the fastest growing online casinos.
PokerStars has gone live on desktop and mobile with a variety of Playtech titles, including industry-leading progressive jackpot games and in-house hits, such as White King, Frankie Dettori and Great Blue. Other top-performing branded slots are lined up to be made available to PokerStars players, including Top Gun, Gladiator, and the forthcoming DC series.
A further phase of Playtech’s best-performing games will launch shortly including the massive Age of the Gods™ series. Last month, Playtech unveiled three titles in a series of seven explosive Age of the Gods™ games that will be rolled out across the PokerStars brands. The games have been among the most successful Playtech launches with the titles immediately entering the top 10 across major licensees on the Playtech casino network.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our existing relationship with PokerStars, one of the most established and well-known brands in the industry, and providing them with the industry’s best-performing content.”
Sam Hobcraft, Director of Casino, PokerStars, said: “We are very excited to partner with Playtech, and to provide our customers some of the best slots in the industry. In particular, their suite of Jackpot games will fill one of the final gaps in our product offering.”
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Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 13 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 130 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtech’s Financials division, run through subsidiary Markets Limited (formerly called TradeFX), is an established and growing online CFDs broker and trading platform provider, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2C focused offering is available in more than 100 countries and in more than 25 languages and is licensed and regulated in the EU and South Africa.
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PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 155 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.
PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds local licenses or approvals to offer services to players in many jurisdictions, including Italy, France, Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, United Kingdom, Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Ireland, Romania and New Jersey in the United States of America.
PokerStars is the flagship brand of Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt and the European Poker Tour. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Rational Group companies in the UK and Isle of Man was recognised as one of the top 25 best places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces – Large category ranking. Rational Group entities in Costa Rica and Dublin also achieved the same accolade in their respective local rankings in 2014. PokerStars is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA).
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