November 18th, 2015
November marks another pivotal milestone for Playtech, a world-beating developer of online gambling software. From this month, Playtech Live Casinos like William Hill Live Casino and Gala Live Casino will provide access to a Live Roulette game that represents an evolutionary step forward. Prestige Roulette is designed to give players one of the most immersive online casino experiences to date.
Playtech’s inspiration behind Prestige Roulette is to give players the VIP treatment they might expect to find in land-based casinos. Now, though, they don't have to worry about doormen with a discerning eye for shoe trends. At the core, players should expect one-on-one service and greater interaction from Prestige Roulette.
Quality has long been a hallmark of Playtech’s Live Casino experience. The developer uses cutting-edge camera equipment capable of broadcasting to an HD standard, all supported by fast streaming. Those pre-existing capabilities gave the developer a proven base from which to innovate.
For instance, Prestige Roulette players have the power to switch between in-game camera angles to find their ideal perspective. After a win, it's even possible to watch an instant replay. Players might even be able to stir a cheeky smile from the dealer in these moments, which could happen quite regularly thanks to the inclusion of quick-fire betting rounds.
Control is again evident in the game’s ability to hide the betting table. This is an extremely user-friendly feature that will mark the end of expansive betting tables fighting for screen time with the dealers. Players can now minimise the table and focus entirely on the ball as it dances round the wheel.
Playtech’s omni-channel approach to software delivery has also ensured that Prestige Roulette will be accessible across all platforms and channels. Among those officially listed by Playtech are Flash, HTML5 and native, all of which combine to ensure widespread access. Immersive Roulette has been designed to automatically optimise to the device on which it is played. This intuitive approach enables the game to seamlessly adjust depending on whether a player is using their laptop, tablet or smartphone across Windows, Android or Apple devices.
The quest to attain viable omni-channel gaming is one that began in 1999. Soon after, Playtech was able to claim the feat of helping the first European land-based casino make the transition to online in 2002. Yet more achievements were to follow. Live dealer games are now quite common in the industry, but the concept has taken time to grow. In 2012, footage of Playtech’s live dealers emerged on YouTube. Players would then see those games being launched by leading online casino brands like Casino.com and William Hill over the following months.
Prestige Roulette is the next significant step forward for Playtech’s live dealer experience. Chief Operating Officer Simon Akad explained that the developer is driven to deliver "cutting-edge, value-added live casino solutions to the industry’s leading operators". Akad also believes Playtech’s Live Casino platform is “the most authentic and complete omni-channel live gaming experience available on the market today.”
Prestige Roulette is another landmark achievement for Playtech, and it comes at a much-needed time for the industry. Recently, the UK Gambling Commission has reported a decrease in remote table game revenue from £399.4 million in 2012/13 to £264.37 million in 2013/14 in its latest industry statistics. Fresh innovations like Prestige Roulette should therefore be welcomed at Playtech Live Casinos like Ladbrokes Live Casino and Betfair Live Casino.