Playtech is one of the biggest names in online gaming and is, in fact, the largest online gaming supplier trading on the London Stock exchange. They were founded in 1999 and since then have gained increasing popularity all over the world due to their continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content. They also boast unwavering dedication to meeting regulations and have a pioneering attitude that is always on the lookout for new regulated markets to break into.
Their headquarters are located in the Isle of Man, although they have offices and development centres in 12 countries around the world. They currently employ over 3600 people who are constantly engaged in research and development to improve on their current game roster as well as add spectacular new entries.
Playtech’s gaming titles can be found in countless casino operators all around the world including big names in the industry such as William Hill, Bet365, Betfair, Paddy Power and Sky.
Playtech first said hello to the world in 1999 through the efforts of entrepreneurs from the casino, software engineering and multimedia industries. A few short years passed quickly and as early as 2001 the first Playtech licensed casino was created. Since their humble origins, they’ve increased their product portfolio exponentially and now offer games from genres such as live casino, Bingo, iPoker, Videobet, mobile gaming and land-based offerings.
2006 was a big year for Playtech as it saw them expanding their offices to Bulgaria and also finally being listed on the London Stock Exchange. The following few years saw them growing further with the addition of their sports betting platforms and entering notoriously difficult markets such as Italy, Spain, Estonia and Serbia.
In 2010 Playtech grew exponentially with the acquisition of several smaller companies that added greatly to their already spectacular team as can be seen below.
- GTS: Leading games aggregator
- Virtue Fusion: Largest Bingo provider in the UK
- Ash Gaming: Best-of-Breed gambling games creator
- Mobenga: Leading mobile game enabler
- PTTS: Affiliate marketing specialist
- Intelligence Gaming: Provider of leading management systems
In 2012 they acquired another leading company in the industry, Geneity, one of the UK’s leading sports betting providers and in 2013 they took over PokerStrategy who managed to build on the already impressive Poker offerings from Playtech.
Playtech Games, Features and Services
Playtech understands just how important it is for casino operators to not only have a good selection of high-quality games but also to have the means to integrate those games and market them successfully. As such Playtech has developed a fully comprehensive CRM and marketing system they offer to their operators that offer a wide reach across online, land-based, TV, mobile, lottery and sports betting channels.
Their open platform API offers their operators seamless integration as well as the opportunities to grow their platforms to meet industry demands. Components of this platform that make is so useful include a games development kit, game integration frameworks, third-party payment gateway integration, single player accounts across all platforms, data integration and warehousing and support for all gaming standards.
Playtech has one of the most diverse gaming libraries of any casino software provider with a focus on casino games, mobile market, sportsbook, Poker, Bingo, lottery, live casino, social gaming and more. Playtech’s current roster includes over 500 titles with over 50 games released each and every year to ensure they always have new and fresh content for their end users. They also have a fine list of branded slot games which they managed to develop in partnership with companies such as Marvel, MGM, NBC Universal and HBO. Here are some of those branded video slots to look out for.
- Batman and the Joker Jewels
- Batman and Catwoman Cash
- Green Lantern
- Little Britain
- The Mummy
- Pink Panther
They also have a vast list of other themed slot games that are widely popular and are definitely worth a few minutes to check out.
A Night Out has a very high payout ratio of 97.06% and is a real easy slot game to get into.
Lotto Madness is, in fact, a slot game that offers the same payout ratio as A Night Out but also offers a big bonus wheel to be spun to unlock various bonus features.
Frankie Dettori Magic 7 is a slot game that celebrates the life and accomplishments of Frankie Dettori, a man who won every horse race at a UK horse race meeting. As per the theme, the game comes with a horse race type bonus game that should appeal to many.
Monty’s Millions is a highly popular Playtech slot game available both online as well as at their land-based establishments. This is a multi-stake, multi-line slot game that has money as the centrepiece of the theme.