Playtech slots software since 1999, Playtech has been developing some of the most innovative casino software solutions the online gambling industry has come to experience. Playtech came together a little after Microgaming and Cryptologic in 1999, yet was very much to par with the innovations developed by its competitors. In the early days, Playtech received great success via licensees like Golden Palace Casino, Casino Tropez, Del Rio and Casino Las Vegas. Since then, the company has acquired a great number of top-level online casinos, including such names like Betfair, Paddy Power, Betfred and William Hill, ultimately becoming so successful Playtech was able to float on the London Stock Exchange in early 2006 for £550 million.
One reason for Playtech’s early popularity was simply due to the exceptionally realistic graphics and user-friendliness of the casino games themselves. Resembling the best in 3D film studio CG animations, Playtech’s games are characterized by rich colors, sharp lines, fine details, unique themes and realistic audio. They are also highly customizable, offering players several options to choose from, including configurable game speed, single or multi-hand play, private or group tables and preferred screen modes, such as multi-window gaming.
In terms of games, there are over 140 in the portfolio, with many more in development. In fact, Playtech recently acquired rights to develop their own line of Marvel Comics superhero slots (following in the footsteps of Cryptologic). Planning to release their own versions of The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Gladiator, slots lovers have much to look forward to in Playtech’s future online slots repertoire. The current lineup includes a variety of UK fruit machines, classic three reel slots and multi-line bonus slots (up to 50 pay lines), including 8-reel machines and large progressive jackpots. In fact, Playtech’s WinAJackpot network has paid out over £125 million to date, including a record-setting £4.75 million jackpot on the Beach Life video slot. “Gold Rally” is another popular progressive video slot found at Playtech casinos.
These days, Playtech has been putting their energies into cross-platform betting solutions. A perfect example has been their mobile gaming solutions, live dealer broadcasts, and TV gaming packages. A small selection of slots, including progressive jackpot games like the aforementioned Gold Rally, can now be played via a wide variety of mobile handset makes and models. More games are scheduled for release in the near future as Playtech continues leading the way in online casino software technology.