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Gaming technology and content giant Playtech has launched a range of new games and features focused on Russia 2018, including a new slot game, themed live dealer rooms and new poker mini-games.

The latest addition to Playtech’s Sporting Legends series, Top Trumps Football Stars is based on the classic card game and allows players to choose which of 30 footballers they want to feature in the game. The game also gives players a shot at the Sporting Legends guaranteed Daily and Weekly Jackpots, plus the progressive Mega Jackpot.

Additionally, during the World Cup Playtech is running a £250,000 promotion where players
can win prizes in a weekly draw, June 18 to July 15.

Playtech’s live casino, meanwhile, now offers a dedicated football area featuring themed roulette and Unlimited Blackjack tables. To make sure players don’t miss out on any of the
action on the pitch, dealers will provide live commentary on all matches, with a video wall
displaying major game events and match statistics for an even more immersive experience.

Fans will also get the chance to test their sporting knowledge with Trivia Show Live; a new
gameshow-style live casino segment, presented by a live host before each World Cup

On the poker tables, players can get into the excitement of the tournament and win prizes
with Poker Predictor. A mission-based gamification tool, it gives players the chance to
predict the scores in the big matches and accumulate points as they play.

“The World Cup generates excitement worldwide like no other sporting event – and with
our Football Experience area, fans don’t have to choose between playing the tables and
watching the match,” said Shimon Akad, chief operating officer at Playtech.

“With Trivia Show Live and Poker Predictor also creating the chance to win prizes – as well as delivering an excellent real-time engagement opportunity for our operators – players can enjoy all the excitement of the tournament as part of their gaming experience.”