Buzz Bingo and Playtech to launch slot tournaments

21 August 2020
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has partnered with Buzz Bingo to launch slot Tournaments via its Leaderboard solution – giving players the chance to compete for prizes.
After a two-week exclusive launch period for Diamond Players, Tournaments are now available to all Buzz Bingo players. When a player joins a live Tournament, they are added to a leaderboard, with every win on the applicable slot game earning them points to climb the rankings.
The point system is based on a win compared to stake ratio, with no wagering requirements, meaning players have an equal chance to progress regardless of their stake per spin, and do not get extra points for betting larger stakes which encourages players to continue playing at their preferred amount. Every spin during a Tournament, up to a certain amount, is eligible to earn points.
Playtech’s Leaderboard configuration options even allow licensees to set a maximum qualifying bet amount, meaning they can promote safer gambling behavior as well as increasing player engagement.
James Frendo, Casino Director at Playtech, comments: “Tournaments offer a whole new way to engage players, as well as adding an extra level of enjoyment for players at no extra cost to themselves. The element of competition and the chance to win prizes adds a sense of anticipation for players, making every win more exciting. 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.
“Ever since Playtech began working with Buzz Bingo following the brand’s launch in 2018, they have been one of our most proactive partners in terms of adopting new tools and functionality, with some excellent results. We’re really impressed with the drive and commitment the Buzz team has shown to make Tournaments happen – particularly the addition of the in-game widget, which the dedicated portal team has invested much time in delivering, allowing players to register for and follow the leaderboard without leaving the game environment.”
David Swaine, Head of Digital Operations at Buzz Bingo adds: “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. A range of Tournaments will be available every Wednesday from midday to midnight and, with a dedicated homepage portlet and the in-game widget, it’s easy for players to find the right one for them. With a chance to win a share of the prize pot, we’re confident players will find Tournaments a doubly engaging and responsible way to play.”