After Playtech founder Teddy Sagi made a bundle last year with the sale of 15% of his company, the gaming software play is still releasing new products and making deals. Sagi, an Israeli, still owns 33% of the company.
Playtech announced the launch of a new virtual soccer game. Like its other simulated sports offerings, it is available multi-channel, on the internet, on mobile and satellite, according to igaming business.com. Management said league and tournament betting may be available later in the year. Elliott Norris, head of virtual sports for Playtech, said the “portfolio is the best the industry has ever seen.” He added the graphics, are “mindblowing” and only Playtech can allow users bet on a game being played in as realistic a way as possible. Norris said, given feedback from users and industry experts, its tennis is a “cut above anything available in the market.”
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Playtech CEO Mor Weizer said his company would make a revolutionary acquisition in 2015, but was mum on the details at the Totally Gaming conference and discussed data analysis, convergence and mobile. According to Gaming Intelligence, Weizer said, “Playtech is the only supplier that offers operators the opportunity to offer the same content based on the same infrastructure in shops, online and on their mobile phones.”