Online gaming technology and services provider Playtech has launched a new progressive slot game based on the iconic 1980’s film Dirty Dancing.

The launch coincides with the 30th anniversary of the movie's release in 1987, and follows a licensing agreement between Playtech and New York-listed entertainment and media company Lionsgate.

Playtech's Dirty Dancing slot remains true to the original film and contains a host of memorable scenes, offering players the chance to win big across two jackpot levels, a Johnny and Baby jackpot, and the Dirty Dancing Jackpot Game.

It also features Whirling Wilds with up to six random wilds in any spin, dancing wilds stacked in free games, and up to 35 free games with expanding wilds.

Retro-style symbols include all the film's main characters, dancing shoes, vinyl records, a classic 1950s sports car, and jewels that award a large pay out when players manage to get three in a row and enter the Dirty Dancing Jackpot Game.

"Dirty Dancing is such an iconic brand that it was an obvious choice for us to transform into a leading branded slot," said Playtech casino director James Frendo. "The game is sure to be an instant hit with our licensees’ players both old and new."

Peter Levin, Lionsgate's president of interactive ventures and games, commented: "Thirty years after its arrival, the original 'nobody puts Baby in a corner' Dirty Dancing remains a deeply memorable classic that helped define a generation of cinema. We’re proud to work with great partners like Playtech to leverage our unique properties to connect with fans around the world."

Shares in Playtech plc (Co. Data) (LSE:PTEC) were trading down 0.79 per cent at 944.00 pence per share in London early Tuesday.