Playtech joins Buzz Bingo to launch slot tournaments

By Hayley Grammer

Software developer Playtech has partnered with leading UK chain Buzz Bingo to launch slot tournaments, giving players an opportunity to compete against each other for prizes.

Available on the Buzz Bingo website and powered by Playtech’s ‘Leaderboard Solution’, the game will see players join a live tournament that gets added to a leaderboard, with every win on the applicable slot earning them points to climb the rankings.

The point system is based on a win to stake ratio, with no wagering requirements, meaning players have an equal chance to progress regardless of their stake per spin, and don’t get extra points for betting larger stakes. This encourages players to continue playing at their preferred amount, with every spin during a tournament, up to a certain amount, eligible to earn points.

“Following a highly successful exclusive period for selected players, we’re delighted to be bringing tournaments to a wider audience and offering a key point of differentiation,” said David Swaine, Buzz Bingo head of digital operations.

Playtech’s Leaderboard configuration options also allows licensees to set a maximum qualifying bet amount so they can promote safer gambling behaviour while increasing player engagement.

Playtech casino director James Frendo, added: “Tournaments offer a whole new way to engage players, as well as add an extra level of enjoyment for players at no extra cost to themselves. Also, because points are awarded based on the size of the win in proportion to the bet, players who prefer to stick to lower stakes are not disadvantaged, encouraging them to stay within their limits.”

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