Playtech online casinos
Playtech is one of the leading online casino software companies and one of the most influential games providers on the planet. There are online casinos solely powered by Playtech and many more featuring a selection of games from this provider. Often seen titles include the Age Of Gods, Beach Life, Gladiator Jackpot and the beautifully crafted live dealer selection.
Playtech In short
Playtech was founded in Estonia in 1999 and has grown into one of the biggest companies of its type in the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has more than 5000 employees in close to 200 countries.
Downloadable platform: No
Table games: RNG & live dealer
Games number: 500+
Game types: casino, poker, bingo, sports betting, live gaming, casual and fixed odds games.
Year founded: 1999
Listed: Yes (London Stock Exchange)
CEO: Mor Wiezer
Regulated countries: 20
Global licences: 140
Best Playtech slots – Including Progressive Jackpot Games
Gladiator: Based on the Russell Crowe movie of the same name, Gladiator is one of the most popular Playtech online slots. At the time of writing the progressive jackpot was more than £1.4 million ($US1.95 million). It has had the biggest jackpot in the slots range at Playtech.
Age Of The Gods: Was rushed out soon after the demise of the Marvel line of slots games in 2017. Has a staunch following and is also a jackpot game with a top prize of £800,000 at the time of writing. Is themed on Greek mythology.
Jackpot Giant: Has a whopping progressive jackpot worth over £1 million at the time of writing. Has a storyboard theme and a main character who is a giant. His special skill is making a volcano erupt with cash. Is well worth a look.
Beach Life: One of the most well-known Playtech progressive games and has a jackpot of close to £2 million at the time of writing. Is obviously beach themed and has plenty of bright colours with cartoon-like graphics.
Sopranos: HBO and Playtech team up for one of the great themed slots out there. I can’t help loving every second of the TV show and the slot brings back memories, with actual clips of Tony and the gang. Is not a progressive game but definitely one that fires us up at the WorldGamblingList.
Baywatch: This game makes the list for one reason, and one reason only: Pamela Anderson in the 1990s. For those not interested in that, David Hasselhoff features regularly. In terms of gameplay it has some great features and the ‘rescue’ part of the game does make for some hairy moments. Give it a go.
Playtech live dealer
Playtech genuinely has one of the best live dealer platforms available and it’s easy to see why some of the biggest online casinos in the world — William Hill, Bet365, BGO — and many many more use them.
You won’t have to go far to find a Playtech Casino featuring live dealer games with many casinos incorporating their games. This includes languages other than English with many Italian, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Mandarin and many more available across the globe. As a business to business product, if Playtech don’t have something in their live dealer arsenal they will add it.
Playtech has a great reputation for catering to high-end customers, or whales, with no limits set upon how much casinos can allow you to bet per hand, or spin. This means often casinos will have tables up to $50,000 per hand, or even more depending on your status as a player.
The company is also in the midst of creating something special in this space, with leaks from within saying that an augmented reality live casino is not far off a release. What this exactly means is still up in the air but it sounds like they will become the first casino to offer a virtual reality live experience. We wait with bated breath.
Live dealer games:
- Single Zero Roulette
- Prestige Roulette Lite
- Speed Roulette
- Baccarat 7 Seat
- Baccarat Squeeze
- VIP Baccarat
- Mini Baccarat
- Ultimate Blackjack
- Casino Hold’em
Playtech History – 1999-2018
One of the top players in the global online gambling industry, Playtech is among the oldest and most diverse software developers today. Founded in 1999, nearly five years after leading competitor Microgaming, Playtech quickly made its mark on the technology and innovation of online casinos. In just a few short years, Playtech launched a flood of online casinos, many of which dominated the USA market. However, shortly after the passing of the UIGEA online gambling ban, Playtech enforced a no-USA policy, and redoubled efforts in the European market.
Such efforts have proved fruitful, for in its mission to reach new markets, Playtech has traversed the online gaming demographic to become much more than a supplier of online casino software. These days, Playtech is an Associate Member of the World Lottery Association, and is one of the more active B2B gaming suppliers, particularly in emerging markets and in new playing mode technology and innovations, such as mobile gambling and live dealer online casinos. In fact, Playtech has – on more than one occasion – managed to become the first software developer to get its foot in the door of tightly regulated markets, such as Asia, Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe. Mainly via B2B partnerships, Playtech’s presence can be felt in just about every facet of the online gambling industry.
Some of Playtech’s most notable accomplishments include the first licensing agreement of its kind with a state lottery (providing poker and casino gaming solutions to the Serbian State Lottery); a licensing agreement with the famed European bricks-and-mortar casino Casino Gran Madrid; a deal with Scientific Games to develop gaming terminal software; the acquisition of both Virtue Fusion (a big player in the online bingo industry) and Gaming Technology Solutions; licensing agreements with Betfair, Boyle Sports, Betsson, NetPlayTV and Paramount Digital Entertainment; a joint venture deal with William Hill to launch Will Hill Online; and probably its greatest accomplishment of all – establishing itself in Italy with the launch of the iPoker.it network.
Playtech’s acquisition of Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS) shows just how much the company has expanded into emerging markets and new gaming technology. Being one of the largest gaming content aggregators, GTS’s EdGE open betting platform has enabled Playtech to offer its licensees more than 500 games spanning 20 different content providers. In other words, everything from live television gaming to bingo is available through Playtech these days. Plus an exclusive licensing agreement with Paramount Digital Entertainment to brand such popular movie titles as “Gladiator” into slot machines. The company also had a mutual licensing agreement with Marvel Comics (along with Cryptologic) to do the same, but this contract ended on April 1, 2017.
Playtech licensing and regulation
In terms of certifications and regulatory credentials, the Playtech software platform is regularly tested for RNG fairness and reliability through the accredited testing facility Technical Systems Testing, which is now a part of the largest independent casino software testing laboratory in business today – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). Backed by a certification from the UK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gaming Control Commission, and a membership with the Remote Gambling Association, it is clear that Playtech is a highly transparent software developer committed to responsible gaming standards.