After having been formed in 1999, Playtech was able to float on the Alternative Investment Market in 2006 before moving to the London Stock Exchange in 2012.
This meteoric rate of growth was thanks in part to partnering up with some top UK casinos and betting companies such as William Hill, Bet365, Betfair, Tote and BetFred, but mainly thanks to their great games.
The company has always prided themselves on being at the cutting edge of technology. For example, they launched a live dealer product in 2003 and were creating mobile casino games as early as 2005.
As well as innovating in new areas, Playtech has also received recognition from within the industry with awards such as EGR Best Mobile Provider, Best Slot Provider and RNG Casino Supplier of the Year.
Playtech’s live dealer games have been particularly popular and are now going mobile as well. Our top Playtech casino games are listed below.
While not having quite as many blackjack variations as other game developers, Playtech certainly has the quality.
We’ve picked the Live Unlimited Blackjack game for its innovative features and modern twist on the classic game of blackjack.
The game offers up live casino dealers (mainly Eastern European females) who play host to lots of players playing from the same cards she deals. So rather than being limited to five seats there could be say 30 players playing from the same cards dealt.
The game also allows you to play up to five hands at once with the same dealer, so if you’re a confident player, there’s still room to try your luck. However, at busy times of the day you may find it hard to play on lower limit tables which can be a little frustrating. That said, it’s a great game and one that we hope signals the start of even more live gaming innovation from Playtech.
Playtech currently has ten variations of roulette on offer and at most of its casinos you’ll find all 10. It may not be the biggest selection but at least it means you won’t get overwhelmed by a huge number of roulette games that some other software providers have.
The game that caught our attention was Premium Roulette Pro, a variation of European roulette. But all is not what it seems, the game offers tools and some subtle features that will play up to the roulette connoisseur, or as they may refer to themselves ‘roulette professionals’. The game features a number history as you’d expect to see in any offline casino and can help shape your ‘roulette strategy‘.
A nice double button which doubles all bets on the table is also there along with a brand new feature we’ve not seem before that shows how much of the table you’ve covered in chips. Other nice touches are single-player mode, multiplayer mode, or in private rooms and the ability to place bets as the wheel spins – a cheap gimmick but it looks good.
Playtech have a lot of branded slots that tend to catch the eye such as Gladiator, Iron Man 2 and Pink Panther. But because of its huge progressive jackpot we’ve selected Beach Life as the best Playtech slot.
Despite its slightly dated look this slot still draws the players in which is no surprise considering that it paid out £5.1 million in February 2012 to one lucky UK player. The all important symbols that you want to see are the five wild sunshine icons on the 20th payline and you could have a million pound jackpot of your own.