LONDON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, is delighted to announce significant casino and poker launches in the newly-regulated Spanish market.
Playtech licensees operating under Spanish regulation include a combination of existing licensees as well as local gaming and media companies aiming to leverage their market leading position and well recognized brands that appeal to local players.
Playtech casino was ready for the Spanish market prior to the issue of online gaming licenses by the Spanish government on 1st June ensuring Playtech licensees were among first to launch in Spain. Licensees including Bet365 casino, Bet 365 poker, William Hill casino and Poker 770 have already begun welcoming players to their fully customised Playtech casino and poker rooms.
Further licensees are due to launch Spanish-specific casino and poker rooms in the coming weeks.
The Playtech casino offering includes a unique, Spanish-specific live casino option, provided from a local licensed land-based casino located within Spain.
A range of additional Playtech products will soon be launched in Spain, including TV games and bingo. Casino games, Poker, Bingo, TV and Live Casino games will also be available on mobile phones and tablets.
Playtech's industry-leading casino has been adapted to ensure it fully complies with Spanish regulation, with all permitted blackjack and roulette games available as well as a range of exciting complimentary games. The poker rooms are part of Playtech's new poker network, iPokerSpain.es, the first multiple-licensee poker network to launch under Spanish regulation.
Mor Weizer, Playtech's Chief Executive commented: "We are excited to see our licensees launch in Spain. The Spanish market is important to Playtech and a benchmark within the European regulated environment. We are confident that our innovative and fully-compliant casino and poker products will set the standard for others to follow in Spain."
Playtech develops unified software platforms and content for the online and land-based gaming industry, together with providing a range of ancillary services such as marketing, hosting and CRM services.
Leading gaming applications include casino, poker, bingo, sports betting, live gaming, casual and fixed odds games. Playtech provides licensees with the tools to maximise cross-selling opportunities, player loyalty and yield, all through the powerful management interface - the IMS. The Group's capabilities enable the delivery of an integrated software or turnkey solution, with players accessing online, broadcast, mobile and server-based gaming terminals through a single account.
New licensees include existing online operators upgrading or diversifying their offering, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants making their online gaming debut, particularly in newly-regulated markets.
Founded in 1999, Playtech has some 1,000 employees located in development centres in five countries, the majority of whom are engaged in research and development of current and future gaming technologies, together with 900 employees providing ancillary services.
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