The company opened in 1999, in Estonia, and the first game from it was released in 2001. At first, the games were the same as in land-based online casinos, being a direct transfer, and then the original Playtech online slots appeared. Over time, the provider has become a huge concern and is currently the largest company in the field of online gambling.
The developer’s library has more than a thousand games, as well as many game studios, and their games were absorbed by this company. Playtech slot machines are available in every major online casino. Among the types of games are: table games, games with a live dealer and jackpots. The company’s offices are located around the world, and the number of employees reaches 5000. All products of the company are well developed from the technical side and run on any device with Internet access, be it a smartphone, tablet or computer.
The success story of Playtech
Back when the game studio was founded in 1999, the main directions in which the company will develop were chosen – online casinos, multimedia products for gambling entertainment, and software. Having released the first slot in 2001, exclusively for one British operator, the developer announced itself for the first time. A year later, in 2002, the studio completely transferred the land-based gambling establishment to the online format. This Playtech casino was licensed by the provider itself, after which online casinos with Playtech began to appear more and more often.
The year 2003 began for the studio with the opening of the iPoker poker network, which quickly gained popularity. Tens of thousands of players were registered in this network. In 2006, the value of the company and all its assets reached a billion dollars. It is noteworthy that it was in this year that gambling was banned in the United States, but thanks to lucrative partnership agreements and the opening of its own academy, the concern’s profits only grew.
Every year, Playtech absorbed more and more developers and providers in the gambling industry. Among the well-known acquired studios are Poker Strategy, Gaming Technology Solutions, Quickspin, Aristocrtat Lotteries, Ash Gaming. Meanwhile, casinos with slot machines from PlayTech have spread throughout Europe and Asia. The developer cooperates with such gambling clubs as William Hill, Gala, Coral, bet 365. 888 and others.
The main breakthrough of Playtech
2012 became one of the most significant for the concern, because unlike most similar companies, Playtech shares appeared on the stock exchange in London. In recent years, the company’s annual turnover has shown steady growth, and in 2017 it was equal to 700 billion dollars, of which net profit was 300 million. Online casinos with the PlayTech provider are now common all over the world. A big role in the popularity of slots was played by agreements with well-known world brands, including Marvel Comics, DC, Warner Bros, Universal, HBO and others.
Creating games and developing online casinos is not the only activity of the concern. The company is also engaged in the development of sites for bookmakers, video poker, bingo and lottery. A few years ago, Playtech began to produce software for virtual software and live casinos, renting studios and all equipment, or completely doing it on its own.
The main development and part-time feature of the company is special software that allows you to integrate slots, table games, bingo, poker, bookmaker and live dealer games into any device, be it a land-based slot machine, smartphone or computer.
Playtech has received many different awards from prestigious publications and exhibitions. Among them, awards from IGA, EGR B2B Awards, EGR Operator Awards. For 6 years in a row, the developer won the “best provider” nomination at the IGA exhibition.
To work legally and honestly around the world, the provider has received more than 140 different licenses and certificates, including a license from the UK Gambling Commission, a license from Malta, an eCogra certificate and an Alderney license. Also, the concern has more than 20 controlled jurisdictions. Therefore, you can play slot machines from PlayTech without fear of unfair play.
The headquarters of the developer is located in Estonia. There are several branches and offices in the UK, Israel, Scotland and Gibraltar. The total number of employees worldwide is 5000.
Features of Playtech
List of the main features of the concern and its products:
- a huge number of games, including from different developers;
- the average refund rate is 94%;
- development of product integration into any device – PlayTech ONE;
- delirious games, with themes known to all;
- original settings;
- there are not only slots, but also all popular types of board games;
- games with a live dealer;
- games with a progressive jackpot;
- more than a hundred different licenses, including prestigious ones;
- a large number of casino bonuses in games;
- support for games both on computer browsers and mobile devices.
Games from the provider Playtech
The games of the concern include slot machines and board games. The slots have absolutely all known game mechanics, as the concern has more than 10 development studios. The slot machines have various bonus games (including two-level), free spins, wilds, scatter symbols and a risk game when you can multiply the winnings or lose them. Also, there are many slots with jackpots. In the progressive jackpot game Gold Rally, in 2016, a player won $6.3 million.
Table games include Baccarat, Wheel of Fortune, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and others. Table games are available with and without a live dealer. You can play Playtech slots for real money in any licensed casino in the world. There is a demo game on slot machines from Playtech, for those who first want to try out the gameplay and not spend real money.
Most games from the concern are made in the original setting, but there are also branded ones, for example, from Marvel and DC, with famous superheroes (Superman, Iron Man, Spider-Man and others). Classic games with fruits and crystals are not so popular.
The most popular games from the company: Marvel Ultimate Power, X-Men, Beach Life, Jakyll and Hide, Gladiator, Blade.