Prestige Baccarat Newest Addition to Live Casino Series from Playtech
Playtech Plc., the online gaming software company, has launched the second segment of their hugely popular live casino series. The offering titled Prestige Baccarat is the second in the growing series of the hugely popular Prestige live casino product. It offers superior gameplay compared to what has been around in the market. This includes five dynamic camera views for a user encounter that feels much closer to the action. It promises a unique player experience.
Prestige Baccarat gives the classic game of Baccarat a new lease of life. Playtech has given the game a modern day makeover that is exclusive to the live casino market. The live Baccarat product offers a significantly enhanced gaming experience. Players can enjoy five different gameplay angles and also action replays services for winning their hands. This, no doubt, allows players to feel much closer to the game than any other online baccarat product currently in service.
It is believed the name of the popular game was derived in the mid- 19th century from the French word baccara. It is a gambling card game, in which players hold two or three card hands and the hand that has the highest remainder when its face value is divided by ten is announced the winner. The game has three popular variants – punto banco or North American baccarat, baccarat chemin de fer or chemmy and baccarat banque also known as a deux tableaux. Punto banco is strictly a game of chance. The winner is determined by the cards the players have been dealt, whereas the other two involve more interaction from the players. The game can end with either the player or the bank as the winner; they can even end the round in a tie.
Playtech making it Prestige
Playtech’s Prestige Baccarat is broadcasted live from their newly designed set. Keeping in mind the nature of the game, Prestige Baccarat offers a custom designed cloth and backdrop, which depicts the Chinese symbol for Luck. On top of that, a series of specially positioned cameras focus on the ‘Squeeze’ element of Baccarat and reinforces the values and experience this type of live gaming products are aimed to deliver.
Playtech Plc. has taken great care to ensure the experience of their live table is smooth. The game user experience segment has been enhanced and re- engineered for ease of use. The dealers themselves have also been carefully selected. Not only are they all proficient in Baccarat skills, they are also fluent in several languages. Therefore, they can interact with the customer in their native languages, depending on which option they had selected at the start.
The game also showcases Playtech Live’s first re- engineered user interface. This follows the company’s latest release, which was of a HTML5 Roulette service. The roulette product had been built in close co- operation with several of their licensees. Given the extensive discovery sessions that have been designed into the games alongside a lot of customer feedback, the game promises to be Playtech Live’s best ever UI to date. This is further enhanced by the carefully selected staff of experienced baccarat dealers at the studio.
Prestige Roulette, the first product in the Prestige title was released almost a year ago. The new product launch marks the anniversary of their original instalment. The game has been a huge hit so far and everyone hopes that the new product of live baccarat is just as well received by users.
Prestige Roulette is set in an intimate, neon- lit environment. The live game offers players the chance to get closer to the action and the dealer. This is a very good effort in trying to replicated a real- life, one on one VIP casino experience. Playtech has designed several features to build the anticipation of the gameplay. While the white ball spins in expectation of a big win, the tension heightens with multiple in- game camera angles. Players can also indulge in revenue- enhancing, quick- fire betting rounds. Just like the baccarat product, Prestige Roulette too offers an instant replay option of the previous game win.
Playtech on Live Casino Series
Kevin Kilminster, the Head of Innovation at Playtech Live, said a lot of effort has been put into the design of the new product and he is confident that that the live casino market does not currently have a product that can truly rival theirs.
He said, “A great deal of research, development and close co- operation with licensees has gone into what we are confident is the best live Baccarat product on the market.”
He added, “The newly refined live game contains the classic squeeze variations as well as the squeeze logic associated with one of the most popular casino games in the world. The feedback has been very positive so far and we’re sure it will go from strength to strength.”
Shimon Akad, the COO at Playtech Plc., said that the Prestige Suite shows us the path to Playtech’s future and the baccarat instalment marks the true progress of the path.
He said, “Prestige Baccarat and the Prestige suite of products marks the beginning of a very exciting journey and Playtech Live unveiling its next generation of live casino games, platform technology and software that we believe will take live casino to an entirely new level of product capability, performance and personalisation.”
About Playtech Plc.
Playtech Plc., the online gaming software giant that was founded in 1999 by Teddy Sagi in Tartu, Estonia. The company was established by including partners from the world of software engineering, multimedia and casino. They launched their first casino product in 2001. Playtech Plc. has come a long way since its inception. The company has done wonders to cement its reputation as a developer, designer and licensor of web and mobile software to the gaming industry. To name a few, they now provide their suite of products and services to big companies in the United Kingdom, including the likes of William Hill Plc., Bet 365 Group Ltd. and Labdrokes Plc. They also provide games in Italy, SNAI and SISAL (Sport Italia Società a Responsabilità Limitata), which translates to Italian Sport Limited Liability Company. In 2006, the company was successfully floated on the AIM market. It was valued at approximately USD 950 million.