Slots, Games & Slot Sites
Playtech is a worldwide leading software developer for online betting, slots and casino games for many leading betting and Virtue Fusion bingo brands.
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.
- Amazon Wild
- Bouncy Balls
- Clover Rollover
- Dirty Dancing
- Dynamite Digger
- Full Moon Fortunes
- Fun in the Sun
- Tiki Paradise
- Wild Gambler
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, Playtech has gone from strength to strength and is now widely considered to be the world's largest designer and developer of online casino and gambling software. The company is also a major licensor of software. 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).
After facing challenges from US legislation designed to tackle online gambling, Playtech has prospered to the point that it now counts amongst its client's governments and regulated agencies.
Of all of the products designed and developed under the Playtech banner, the company is best known for its slot games. One recent count estimated that Playtech had released more than 500 games in total, with 50 new slots being added 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 many other areas of gaming/gambling. 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.
In addition to the above, Playtech also operates the world's largest bingo platform Virtue Fusion and provides an all-in-one sports betting package to such customers as William Hill, Ladbrokes and PaddyPower.
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.