Playtech Inaugurates Ultramodern live casino studios in the US 

Playtech goes live with two new live-streaming casinos in New Jersey and Michigan

  (photo credit: SHUTTERSTOCK)
(photo credit: SHUTTERSTOCK)

As Covid continues to cut a path through the modern world, online enterprises that have been able to capitalize on the shift to online entertainment are thriving. One such industry is gambling, which is also seeing successes due to advancements in technology. Playtech, one of the largest eGaming houses, has taken the opportunity to expand into new ways of play, now launching two new live casino facilities in Michigan and New Jersey.

What are Live Casinos?

Live Casinos are not the same as in-person casinos, for audiences unfamiliar with the ins and outs of online play. Rather, they are studios that produce live-streamed casino games direct to players around the world, to give off the look of an in-person casino. This adds an extra layer of excitement to the game, making it feel more human than strictly digitally-generated online casino games.

Live Casinos are designed to emulate the look and feel of real casinos, filmed with human dealers, real tables, and the type of conversation you’d expect to hear from a dealer at a real casino. Due to certain legislation, it’s important that the studios themselves are set up and accredited under permitted jurisdictions - hence Michigan and New Jersey.

These types of online casinos have only just become more popular, thanks to both advances in technology, as well as faster internet speeds around the world. While Live Casinos have existed as far back as the mid-90s, the technology to support a great experience wasn’t available back then - but it is now.

Playtech’s new launch

The new Playtech studios have been launched in collaboration with Parx Interactive (Play Gun Lake) in Michigan and Bet365 in New Jersey, and represent a significant move into the US market. At launch, the games that will be offered include roulette, blackjack, and baccarat, with designs in the making for a sporting environment alongside Live Game Shows and different ways to interact during play. Playtech’s premier quantum roulette features some of the most state of the art rules including double zero as well as a staggering 1000x multiplier. The games and setup have been specially tailored to the US audience.

The studios themselves will feature entertaining dealers, luxurious tables, and engaging surrounds, for the most immersive experience for gamers ever. This presents a great way to play especially for those who may be unable to experience in-person casinos due to ongoing concerns over Covid-19.

Considered a trailblazer in gambling software development, Playtech has over two decades of industry experience under its belt. According to NoDepositFan, "Providing software for online casinos offering no deposit bonuses and live dealer games, has made Playtech a household name." CEO at Playtech Live Casino Edo Haitin expressed confidence that the development of tailor-made gameplay for US players, particularly those based in Michigan and New Jersey, will guarantee a superior gaming experience.

The future of online gambling

With technology converging and the metaverse knocking on our doorstep, it’s easy to see how lifelike online gambling has the potential to become. Yes, seeing a live dealer on your computer screen and being able to chat to other players or tip them chips might seem fairly interactive now. But being able to strap on your VR headset and check out the gaming floor in 3D - and take a glance at the gambler to your left and right - is not so far off. There are already casinos that operate strictly in cryptocurrency, and through which each play is tabulated on a blockchain for player verification purposes, two of the underlying pillars of this new online ecosystem.

Playtech’s venture into their two new state-of-the-art studios is just the beginning of their live offerings in the US. Online entertainment is a booming business and not looking to abate any time soon, with New Jersey in particular home to plenty of innovative new offerings, and the metaverse just around the corner. We are sure to see plenty more from both the sector as a whole as well as this dynamic gaming house in the future. 

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