On Tuesday, Playtech announced the second instalment of its Prestige live casino suite, following last year’s launch of Prestige Roulette. The Prestige line offers players five dynamic camera views of the live dealer action, including instant replays of winning hands (minus the annoying sportscaster commentary).
As one might expect, Prestige Baccarat is aimed at a predominantly Asian audience, with lots of red cloth on the tables, backdrops featuring the Chinese symbol for luck and a “hand-picked” roster of dealers capable of conducting affairs in a variety of languages. The cameras are also equipped to focus on the ‘squeeze’ element of baccarat that other live dealer providers have incorporated into their game-play.
Playtech Live head of innovation Kevin Kilminster said Prestige Bacccarat had been launched following “a great deal of research, development and close cooperation with licensees.” Playtech COO Shimon Akad confidently asserted that the product would help take live casino to “an entirely new level of product capability, performance and personalization.”
Elsewhere in the live dealer environment, Malta-licensed Codeta.com has expanded its reach to include the markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The former affiliate turned online casino operator will offer punters a variety of live dealer games from NetEnt, Evolution Gaming and Authentic Gaming, with streams from live dealer tables in dedicated studios as well as real-world ‘dual-play’ tables in brick-and-mortar casinos.
Codeta CEO Edward Ihre called the market launches on both desktop and mobile “a major milestone” in the company’s quest to bring ‘live table games to the masses.” Ihre expressed confidence that Codeta would become “the go-to place for [players] to get their kicks.”
It’s already been a busy week for live dealer advancement, including supplier Ezugi announcing that it had struck a deal with the Bulgarian National Lottery to provide a dedicated and branded live dealer gaming studio for the lottery’s 7777.bg website.