World Poker Tour Launches PlayWPT Social Platform
World Poker Tour (WPT), in partnership with its parent company, Hong Kong-listed gaming company Ourgame International Holdings, has announced the launch of PlayWPT, a new social casino platform that is available to players around the world.
The platform currently supports social poker and pokies games. The poker product offers a competitive game which is more realistic by limiting the amount of in-game currency that is available and offering quality graphics with high functionality. Players can choose from a selection of ring games, sit ‘n gos and tournaments, playing against other players with their customisable avatars and dozens of animated emojis. Games are available around the clock.
The pokies product offers a three-game series known as Time Slots which takes players through an interconnected story that leads towards a virtual currency jackpot. The game starts in Dinosaurs with a prehistoric setting. It then moves to the Mayan Ruins setting and finally to the World War game with the military theme.
“The PlayWPT platform is the foundation for WPT’s revolutionary approach to the social casino gaming space,” commented Adam Pliska, president and chief executive of WPT. “Alongside Ourgame, WPT can now develop more products at a faster rate with the best features and functions available, allowing WPT to fully leverage its already established global distribution channels which reach hundreds of millions of potential customers worldwide.”
A desktop version of the platform is currently available and can be accessed via Facebook with a mobile version planned for launch at the end of the third quarter. Players will be able to integrate their playing experiences via multiple platforms and a single account.
The free-to-play product is the first major product to be launched since WPT was acquired by Ourgame from bwin.party in June 2015 for US$35 million.
March 30, 2017