London-listed iGaming technology provider Playtech has expanded its live poker portfolio with the launch of Casino Stud Poker.

Broadcast from Playtech’s flagship Eurolive facility in Riga, the Casino Stud Poker room is now available across the supplier's network following a period of exclusivity with bet365.

Joining Casino Hold’em and Three Card Brag in Playtech’s live poker portfolio, each round of Casino Stud Poker sees the player and the dealer both receive five cards, with the best hand winning. In addition, any player betting £1 also has a chance to win Playtech's live network jackpot by scoring a Royal Flush.

"At Playtech we’re committed to developing fresh and innovative game variants to deliver the diversity our customers demand and to offer live casino players a superior experience," said Playtech head of live casino innovation Kevin Kilminster. "2019 has been our busiest year yet for new game variants, and Casino Stud Poker is already proving to be a highly popular addition to our range.

“With a jackpot exclusive to the Live network and the chance to win at just £1, Casino Stud Poker combines classic gameplay with a truly compelling proposition for players. Following the success of Live Casino Hold’em and Three Card Brag, and with another exciting new variant due to launch later this year, Playtech continues to lead the way on delivering exciting, versatile live Poker options for our customers."

Shares in Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC) were trading down 0.81 per cent at 440.20 pence per share in London early Thursday morning.