One of the world’s top-trending iGaming brands, Playtech plc, has officially announced the release of Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw, the studio’s next live game in the portfolio based on the iconic TV gameshow.
The product will be available as a limited exclusive with a market-leading operator, and its mechanics are built upon one of the most successful gameshow formats of the 21st century, according to the supplier.
At the core of its recreational concept is a bouncing ball game that reanimates all the excitement elements of the show, and Playtech is known for providing high-end entertainment in the sector exactly thanks to long-term partnerships with popular bingo brands and dedicated rooms.
Just Like the Original
For those who are not familiar with the popular TV show format, Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw is based around 16 numbered prize suitcases. There are fifteen numbers on the player’s ticket in total, while the sixteenth suitcase represents the potential reward.
As balls are gradually drawn, the numbers and the prizes are removed from the ticket and the banker’s bar gets filled instead. The banker will make the player his first offer, once there are seven numbers on the bar.
The game ends momentarily if the player accepts the deal. However, there is another scenario included that allows participants to buy five extra balls and continue the game in search of a higher bid.
If the player does not accept a deal and new balls are available, their suitcase will be opened to reveal the prize. Contestants can also opt to increase one of five prizes before the round begins or enter a mini draw side game with prizes based on the first 20 balls drawn.
A Growing Trend
As specified by the provider, fans of the show will also be able to see a tutorial that provides a short overview of the game and its rules. The video guide is supported with subtitles from a variety of languages to answer the company’s needs on a global scale. Managing director at Playtech Live Casino, Edo Haitin, commented about the studio’s latest portfolio addition and said:
“We’re delighted to be bringing the excitement of one of TV’s most enduring formats to Live. With the addition of the mini draw side game, allowing players to buy multiple tickets with up 6 points of decision making during the game, whether it be to buy more balls or take the bankers offer, Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw brings the player a new level of engagement and strategical involvement.”
“For many players, Live play is as much about the experience as it is about gambling, and we’ve seen a growing trend towards gameshow-style formats – which is why we’re so confident Live Deal or No Deal will definitely be a big draw.”
Meanwhile, Playtech announced a historic content distribution agreement with Bet365 and BetMGM in the US, enabling it to provide casino software across Borgata, PartyCasino NJ and BetMGM venues.
Lex Scott, head of business development for Banijay Brands also pointed out the studio’s rising potential and stated:
“We’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with Playtech through the launch of Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw. The in-studio presentation is fantastic and, with the combination of a proven format and innovative elements such as the mini draw, we believe it offers something genuinely unique and entertaining for Live players which aligns with the brand.”
On September 21st, the leading online gaming software supplier announced a new collaboration with the Responsible Gambling Council to promote awareness and research on gambling addiction.
“Playtech launches Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw”, playtech.com, September 25th, 2020.