It feels like the live dealer iGaming niche was taking its time with this one, but finally, a Playtech Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Live Game Show title was announced, and it is bringing 3 versions (not 1, but 3 versions) of the game to online casinos soon!
No more applying for a spot every week hoping that one day the game show will select you as a contestant, and no more wishing that it was you in the hot seat because sometime, probably next year, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire will feature in Playtech live casinos readily available for all ‘on-demand’!
Playtech penned in the deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) which will initially run for 5 years. The agreement will see Playtech work closely with SPT to produce 3 versions of the game.
Playtech—A Master of Striking Movie & TV Branded Deals!
The connection to the Who Want to Be A Millionaire brand comes via Playtech’s £23 million acquisition of Ash Gaming in 2019. Incidentally, Ash Gaming was the first online slot developer to bring the original Who Wants To Be a Millionaire 50-pay-line video slot online.
Dealing with companies such as SPT is something the Playtech casino platform is already well versed. We only need to look at the amazing past TV and film production deals the brand made to confirm this detail. Playtech was the mastermind behind bringing movie-themed slots such as the Marvel Series after the company signed a deal with Marvel Entertainment—although that deal ended in 2017 after Walt Disney bought the rights and discontinued its connection with online gambling.
The firm still has Hollywood deals in place with the creators of the Gladiator, the Matrix, Top Gun, The X-Files, Terminator, The Mask of Zorro, Kong, RoboCop, Superman, Batman, the Pink Panther and more. We are talking about making casino game deals with big names like DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures here, so SPT was just Playtech doing business as usual!
When Will the Playtech Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Live Come Online?
This is now going to be the question burning inside everyone attached to the live casino scene. When will who wants to be a millionaire come online? Firstly, this is not a deal for just a single live version of the game. In the Playtech Who Want to Be A Millionaire press release, the main tip bit is that there the developer is working with SPT to bring ‘3’ live game show titles online!
How long it will take for each of the games to ‘go live’ is not something the press release revealed. However, it is a dead cert to become a hit!
It Could Become the Hottest Live Game Show Title Ever!
You can’t help but think that Playtech has hit the jackpot here. After the success of Deal or Deal, which another TV Show brought to the live dealer scene, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire is surely going to become a cult live game show title that will stick around far beyond the original 5-year deal with SPT.
When it hits the live casino sphere, it is likely to surpass that of the current game show title holders Adventures Beyond Wonderland and Crazy Time—2 of the most expensive and most profitable live game show titles to date!
Comparing it to another TV game show, the Deal or No Deal title online at live casinos, Who Want to Be a Millionaire is arguably the more popular show on TV. As the Deal or No Deal live casino game show title is remarkably popular, then there is no doubt that a Who Wants to Be A Millionaire live game show title will also become a hit!
About Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
The hit TV game show began in the UK debuting in 1998, and its popularity spread like wildfire across the globe. Its global dominance came courtesy of a plan to sell the rights globally in 2006, and since then Who Wants to Be a Millionaire now airs in a dozen countries. There is even a blockbuster hit movie based on the televised version in India – Slumdog Millionaire.