Playtech : Slots & Games Providers
The company has over 600 of the best slots and casino games in its portfolio including Bouncy Balls, The Matrix, Age of the Gods, Jackpot Giant and Clover Rollover as well as Live Blackjack, Hold’em, Prestige Roulette and Baccarat.
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Playtech was founded by businessman and entrepreneur Teddy Sagi in Estonia in 1999. With assistance from associates in the casino, software and multimedia industries, Playtech developed and launched its first casino product in 2001. The company was so successful that by March 2006 it was able to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.
Since going public, this company has gone from strength to strength and is now widely considered to be the world's largest software developer for bingo and casino sites and for online slots and games. Much of the recent growth has been achieved by the acquisition of companies in the same or similar industries (such as the 2013 purchase of PokerStrategy.com and its 7-million strong community).
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There are over 500 Playtech slots and games, with 50 new slots being created every year.
The variety of online slot games is mind-boggling, ranging from fantasy games such as the Age of Gods series through sports games such as Football Rules and Ice Hockey to licensed titles.
It is in this last category that Playtech slots has succeeded the most. It has been able to obtain licenses for games based on movies (Top Gun, Gladiator, The Mummy), TV shows (The Sopranos, Baywatch) and in particular comic-book characters. There are existing company titles based on characters from both Marvel (Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine) and DC (Batman, Superman, Green Lantern).
Developing games based on media with a huge pre-existing audience (and therefore a huge brand recognition) has proved highly productive for Playtech and many of their new releases are likely to follow the same pattern.
It is also worth noting that the typical Return to Player on Playtech slots is at least 95%, and that very few of the company's titles have a risk game option. The most frequent bonuses are prize games or free spins.
Although it is fair to say that the bulk of the company's output is in slots games, Playtech is also involved in providing games for other areas of the industry. These include:
- Software for lotteries, including national lotteries. For example, in March 2018 a deal was reached between Playtech and the provider of the Polish national lottery.
- Virtual sports. The company is a pioneer in the field of simulated sports combined with betting options.
- Poker. The world's largest regulated dot.com poker network is Playtech's iPoker.
- Live Dealer games. Playtech is the largest supplier of live dealer games in Europe and Asia.
- Casino platforms. The company is able to provide the software for entire casino platforms.
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In addition to the above, Playtech / Virtue Fusion also operates the world's largest casino and bingo platform which provides a range of bingo and casino games to a range of popular and well-known brands owned by Betfred Corporate, bgo Limited, Gala Coral, Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill.
Quality of the Games
Visually, the company's games are eye-catching and appealing. Advanced graphics coupled with innovative game design provide realism as well as interesting gameplay. The licensed characters are usually rendered very realistically, adding to the attraction.
Playtech are at pains to point out that the online slots are designed to incorporate exactly the same rules as a land casino, thereby providing the player with as realistic an experience as possible.
Expert knowledge and astute acquisitions of related companies have taken Playtech to the very top of their chosen field. The company continues to rely heavily on technology to innovate, in an effort to stay on top. It is also apparently taking its social obligations seriously, recently acquiring the leading responsible gaming analytics company BetBuddy.