Playtech opened the world’s largest next generation Live Casino in Riga, Latvia in February 2017. Built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of Riga Old Town; the 8,500 square metre capacity studio dwarfs any existing live casino facility in the market today.
The technology within the building is equally unmatched with hundreds of state-of-the-art cameras, catering for hundreds more custom-made tables and gaming areas, an advanced control and monitoring centre and large-scale dealer campus that will be used to train and develop all of Playtech Live’s staff.
Every inch of the new operation has been conceptualised, designed and delivered with a future-first approach with all Playtech Live common and Live dedicated licensee areas remodelled to accommodate the latest software and hardware presenting players with the ultimate, never-before-seen gaming experience. Due to high demand additional space has also been set aside for new customers who will be switching on their operations throughout the next 12 months and beyond.
The new facility also has access to the industry’s largest video wall. The 25m wide LED curved wall stretches across the entire back wall of a dedicated room enabling operators to take complete control of visuals depending on the products and promotions on offer, render in real-time, and change the entire environment within a matter of seconds.
The new studio caters for the majority of Playtech’s European live casino footprint, further building on the company’s reputation as the leading, global provider of next generation live casino games, software and services. Playtech Live has further studios in the Philippines, Spain, Belgium and a recently opened operation in Romania to cater for an increase in demand for the newly regulated gaming market.
In February 2017 Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, said:
“This has been a huge undertaking but, more importantly, is a huge step forwards in live casino and one no other company except Playtech is capable of making. Our licensees’ offerings have firmly been futureproofed with the completion of our new studio, leading-edge software and hardware and state-of-the art control centre. And crucially, it is their players who will benefit the most from the best live casino offering on the market”.
This now gives us the platform to deliver the next generation of live casino to our customers, and will also give us the flexibility and ability to deliver many new and innovative products,” added Weizer.