Press Release: Second Strike hits UK retail in Quickspin shop debut

Game live on 7,700 terminals across whole UK Ladbrokes estate – Also available online and on mobile

Stockholm, 4th of July, 2017 – Swedish slots specialist Quickspin, a Playtech Group company, has debuted new game Second Strike across more than 7,700 Ladbrokes terminals – the studio’s first shop-focused product post its acquisition by Playtech in 2016.

Designed specifically for the UK retail market with specific USPs for retail players, but also available to play online and on mobile, Second Strike is a brand new £500, 10-winline jackpot slot game with players needing three, four or five matching symbols adjacent on a winline to win; the more matching symbols on a win line the greater the prize.

The game was developed in close collaboration between two Playtech studios, Quickspin and Psiclone that specialises in retail slot games and technology. Quickspin developed the original game and worked with Psiclone to convert the game to UK retail specifications and in line with UK regulations.

Special features include ‘Bonus Track’, ‘Second Strike’ and ‘Super Second Strike’ where players have the chance to be awarded big prizes.

‘Bonus Track’ is a trail of symbols located around the outside of the reels which is activated on any win. Symbols that formed the reels win (except Wild symbols) are randomly lit on the ‘Bonus Track’ and a marker begins traversing the track in a clockwise motion. Landing on a dimmed symbol mean ‘no win’, while landing on a lit symbol activates the ‘Second Strike’ feature.

Players are also able to opt for Mega Spins and are awarded a power up of five reel spins and ‘Wild Strike’, a bonus where a floating Wild symbol moves clockwise around the outside of the reels.

Daniel Lindberg, CEO, Quickspin, said: “We’re really proud of Second Strike. Designing a game specifically for UK retail players, but equally making it available across all other channels is a first for us, but equally it has been a wonderful project and a challenge our team have risen to.

“The result is a high-quality game with superior gameplay and a series of incredible features which I’m very confident players will really enjoy.”

Founded in 2011, Quickspin rapidly established itself as a leading development studio for real money and social casino gaming and was acquired by Playtech in March 2016.

Now licensed in multiple jurisdictions, its award-winning content has helped the company sign agreements with a long list of leading operators.

For more information about this press release please contact Square in the Air on 00 44 203 586827 or enquiries@squareintheair.com For more information about Quickspin please contact Daniel Lindberg on daniel.lindberg@quickspin.com or 0046 709 676768

About Quickspin 

Quickspin is a Swedish game studio developing innovative video slots for real money online gambling and free to play social markets. The aim of our 60-strong team of gaming industry veterans is to cause a market-changing shift in quality and innovation by creating the kind of games that we as players would love to play. Quickspin games are integrated with our customers’ casino through our own platform which includes ground breaking promotional tools to help attract and retain players

 

About Playtech

Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 17 countries.

 

Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 140 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.

 

It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.

 

Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division’s proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.

www.playtech.com

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Playtech plc

Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Smith, Chief Financial Officer

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Bell Pottinger

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