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3 Cryptos switch to Playtech?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by KasinoKing, Sep 4, 2006.

    Sep 4, 2006
  1. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I have heard vicious rumours that UK Betting, Total Bet & Ritz Club casinos are all about to dump Crypto & switch to Playtech. :eek:

    Can anyone confirm if this is true?

    I think would be is a total disaster & very bad news, what do you think?

    (On the plus side I also hear a new Crypto is on the way - Playboy!)
     
  2. Sep 4, 2006
  3. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup I've heard exactly the same thing. Personally in the case of the above 3 I don't think that's either a bad thing or a good thing as all are and should remain pretty reputable. The only possible downside is if they use Playtech's banking system which forces a reverse period...but if they follow ToteSport's lead, they may choose to bypass this with their own banking systems. I suspect UKbetting/Total bet will do this due to sportsbook betting - makes sense.

    Another possible issue, is that Playtech's rep is tainted by a number of less than ethical casinos based offshore, no names mentioned, which may put a lot of players off playing there. You don't get that with Crypto as they police licencees well. But you would have thought that they must have factored that in. I'm suprised Ritz are going that route though I must say...maybe Playtech is better software for extracting money from punters?

    Regards Playboy's change, this has been on the cards for a while. I could be wrong but I was told that Partnerlogic were involved here once Ladbrokes decided not to continue investing in the brand. If that's the case, it can only be a good thing for the casino IMO.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2006
  5. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    I am surprised not more casinos leave Crypto - well, 49er did too...

    Crypto treats Inter as it's favorite and gives it many advantages over the others, who get second pickings.

    While I like the software and all the cryptos are reputable, if I were an operator I would think twice before I picked a software where I had to play second fiddle.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2006
  7. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    You guys might like to check out Casinomeister news, which has covered these industry movements.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2006
  9. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I always read but rarely remember. I'm a guy - I signed a form at birth giving up all rights to memory :D
     
  10. Sep 4, 2006
  11. ExSparr

    ExSparr Dormant account

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    I have got to agree with KasinoKing.
    Indeed it would be a disaster (at least for me, since I play hardly any other software).
    Really bad news...
     
  12. Sep 4, 2006
  13. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Playtech is good software - in particular they seem to have got their free spins slots very well balanced to give VFM and still give out some high wins. If they were as good at controlling their operators, they'd be right up there IMO.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2006
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Yeah right! That 'Winner Screenshots' thread is just jam packed with Playtech Pickies... NOT! :confused:

    I don't play Playtech much, and although I agree their software looks very 'slick', I have not noticed ANY slots that compete with the likes at MG & Crypto.
    Anyone got a list and review of their 'free-spin' slots?
     
  16. Sep 5, 2006
  17. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out "Desert Treasure" with 10 free spins at 3x and most entertaining. Or "A Night Out" with random spins and multiplyer up to 20 spins at 10x!! Both very good IMO. Hit the 5 scatters on Desert Treasure for £4.5k not that long ago at ToteSport.

    PS. I was out having a smoke when that one hit so didn't capture it but did post the "History" shot to the WS thread a while back.
     
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  18. Sep 5, 2006
  19. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

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    I dont play any of these but am not really that surprised. Playtech has always been the "cheapest" of the well known software. Many MGs and RTGs have gone playtech im sure for this reason.

    Wonder how many cryptos will be left. Not many.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2006
  21. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

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    Intercasino is so big none of the departures have seemed to hurt Crypto yet. They have a ton of cash and revenues are up by about 50% this year for both casino & poker.
     
  22. Sep 5, 2006
  23. johnsteed

    johnsteed Ueber Meister

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    Simmo!


    I see no reason why the most legitimate PlayTech outfits can't compete with the other big names in the online gaming industry. I've always felt that their games were top-notch, and the weak-link had been their slots (that were behind the times), but even in those regards they've made some great improvements. The two games mentioned by "Simmo!" plus "Dr. Lovemore" with the promise of making more/better slot games is only a good thing.


    Those operations that are making the change will still provide great service, because it's mostly they themselves (not so much the software provider) that's made them what they are today. I look forward to seeing more great PlayTech operators in the future (and hopefully FAR fewer black sheep :cool: ).


    Steed

    ***
     
  24. Sep 5, 2006
  25. wangpoker

    wangpoker Experienced Member PABnononaccred2 webmeister

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    I heard ukbetting will change its no-download software from chartwell to playtech.

    ukbetting casino has a contract with cryptologic until 2008.

    Please read.

    ukbetting/totalbet also uses obris(?) platform on some games.


    ===================================
    CryptoLogic Renews Relationship with ukbetting plc
    10. January 2006
    London, UK- (PRESS RELEASE) - CryptoLogic Inc., a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, announced today the renewal of its relationship with ukbetting plc - Europe's largest online sports content network - through the extension of the agreement with CryptoLogic's wholly-owned subsidiary, WagerLogic Limited. ukbetting will continue to use WagerLogic's Internet poker solution exclusively through to 2009 for its betting brands, You must register/login in order to see the link. and You must register/login in order to see the link.. The contract also extends ukbetting's use of WagerLogic's casino software until 2008.

    'CryptoLogic is growing its business with the world's blue-chip gaming brands - and ukbetting is one of the major European names on that list,' said Lewis Rose, CryptoLogic's President and CEO. 'CryptoLogic is proud that ukbetting has reaffirmed its confidence in our award-winning Internet gaming software, particularly benefiting from the liquidity of our poker network. By leveraging CryptoLogic's proven poker offering with ukbetting's extensive user base, we continue a winning combination to generate the highest returns.'


    A customer since 2003, ukbetting introduced WagerLogic's state-of-the-art poker and casino software to its highly popular betting brands, You must register/login in order to see the link. and You must register/login in order to see the link., and have experienced strong results, especially in the high-growth poker segment. Poker has accounted for the majority of ukbetting's revenue generated from CryptoLogic-developed software, which has been driven by the strong crossover from ukbetting's sports content users to poker. The contract renewal provides for WagerLogic's poker product to be integrated into ukbetting's single E-Cash wallet, to enhance the cross-marketing opportunities between ukbetting's 8.75 million monthly UK and European sports fans to its Internet poker services.


    'I'm delighted that WagerLogic and ukbetting will continue this mutually rewarding relationship, which has contributed to a more than 100% year-over-year increase in our poker and casino revenue,' said Eric Semel, CEO of ukbetting plc. 'It is an extremely important move for ukbetting to have our poker product integrated into our back end systems, thereby allowing our customers to be able to use a single wallet solution rather than to have to register a new account to play poker.'


    'The contract extension with ukbetting reinforces how major gaming operators continue to benefit from WagerLogic's poker liquidity and our decade of industry experience to deliver sophisticated innovations that enhance player loyalty and drive incremental revenue,' added A.J. Slivinski, WagerLogic's Managing Director
     
  26. Sep 5, 2006
  27. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    BetFred currently use the Playtech "Flash" version. Not had a chance to play on it yet but I think I'll have to go look :thumbsup:
     
  28. Sep 6, 2006
  29. universexf6

    universexf6 Dormant account

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    I am pleased to hear the news that some Crypto based reputables are
    considering to switch to Playtech platform.

    Looks like Crypto's very weird "activation code" system which I always
    forget puts me far away from them...

    Playtech is very good.
     
  30. Sep 6, 2006
  31. ergopro

    ergopro Senior Member

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    Maybe this isn't the correct thread to comment this but Betfair poker is leaving Cryptologic too...
     
  32. Sep 6, 2006
  33. uungy

    uungy Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred PABaccred

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
    Its on Playtechs website
     
  34. Sep 10, 2006
  35. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

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    Hi Simmo!

    Can I ask you how often you hit the feature on A Night Out? I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER hit it, not even once, despite thousands of spins. I can never get those 2 symbols to line up on reels 1 and 5. Eventually I just gave up, although sometimes I'm a glutton for punishment and go back for more.

    However, I'm not surprised that if someone is going to hit the feature, it would be you! You seem to have all the luck!

    And speaking of smoke... now I need one!
     
  36. Sep 10, 2006
  37. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    On average about once every 100-150 spins. I had this game on autoplay for about 1000 spins at $0.20 per spin and I got the feature about 7-8 times.
     
  38. Sep 10, 2006
  39. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

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    I prefer "A Night Out" because of the higher paytable. I estimate the change for getting the feature is about the standard 1/150 which is the same as MG slots. But remeber it is very rare you get 20 free spins with *7 multiplier. Often you will just get 5 free spins *3, 10 free spins *2 or something like that.

    And I still want to remind you that the average win from the feature is probably also in the standard 30-50 *bet size range, so going over 300 spins to chase it will not save you when you finally get it.

    Zoozie
     

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