Online casinos have evolved a lot since the late 90’s and one of the main reason this has happened is the innovations Playtech brought to the industry. Playtech was founded in 1999 in Estonia by Teddy Sagi, one of the most well-known Israeli billionaire businessman. He also was responsible for the company being listed on the London Stock Exchange, back in 2006. Playtech was created five years after their main competitor was formed (Microgaming), but has grown a lot since then. They have become such a huge success, that everyone refers to Playtech as the world’s
largest publicly traded online gaming software supplier”. They employ over 5.000 people in 13 countries and they power over 100 gambling operators. It is a fact that more than 200 casinos use their software. They have published lots of great casino hits and they are considered as the software of choice for the masses of casino players.
Playtech first entered the market in 2001, through the City Club Casino, since for the first two years they firstly attempted to analyse the market. In 2002, they were the first to get a land based casino to go online and just a year later they landed their bingo network, as well as their live dealer suite, using real time video streaming. In 2004 they launched their iPoker Network, while some of the greatest UK operators, such us BET365 and BetFred begun to use their software. In the same year, the company received an official Certificate of Evaluation from BMM International, in
2006 they became a member of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), while they received the Certificate of Prior Approval from the Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC).
Their success continued, as the Poker Network had more than 30 thousand players at peak times, they landed huge deals with lots of great gambling operators, as well as with the Paramount Pictures brand, the comic giant Marvel and more. Finally, they were voted as the International Company of the Year at the 2010 AIM Awards.
The greatest thing about Playtech’s software is that it encloses all the range of platforms, like instant play, download, mobile and live casino. All their software use the latest and most updated technology. In addition, they use the most advanced encryption technology, using SSL protocol and that means that all the sensitive data will not be intercepted by scammers. It is needless to say that their casino software is top notch, with exciting graphics and top quality user interface. Finally, it is important that they provide a quick and easy navigation to the players, since the categorization
of the games is just excellent.
As for the mobile platform, it was developed in 2012. Playtech had the help of an expert in such business, since they cooperated with the mobile expert Mobenga. Until now, Playtech has developed and adapted over 100 of their most popular RNG and live dealer games. All the games are developed through HTML5 technology, are compatible with all sort of android and Ios devices and most of them can be played on the mobile browser, while some others are possible to be downloaded. As with the desktop version of the games, the graphics quality is great. Moreover, the layout and game settings/options have been optimized for the smaller screen display.
It is true that Playtech has offered to the gambling industry some of the greatest games ever. We can’t forget to mention that they have a great variety of more than 500 games and slots, as well as their deals with Paramount Pictures, that have brought the slot “Gladiator” (the very popular movie) and Marvel, that brought huge hits like the slot “Incredible Hulk”. Moreover, they have partnered with the movie and entertainment companies, such as HBO, MGM and NBC Universal, bringing to life great even more great hits, like Pink Panther and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Some other extremely popular games are God of Storms, King of Olympus and Fate Sisters,
Some other extremely popular games are God of Storms, King of Olympus and Fate Sisters, which happen to offer progressive jackpots. Aside from the branded slots, there are also plenty of other themes included across the games.
As for the table games, in Playtech casinos you will find the greatest range of Blackjack and roulette games, since there are available lots of different variations and at each one, there are some important features that can be found.
Of course, we can’t afford to not mention the Live dealer Casino games, with their quality being outstanding. There is a satisfying selection of games available, with the most popular games Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat provided, along with Casino Hold’ Em, Hi-Lo and Sic Bo. The greatest feature though is that Playtech’s Live Casino Games use top of the line cameras and stream in HD quality, bringing the best possible casino experience to your house. Another impressive feature is that you can
play at up to 3 different games/tables at the same time, thanks to a split screen display.