Playtech was founded by Teddy Sagi in 1999 and was floated on the UK Stock Exchange in 2006. The company was particularly hard hit by the enactment of the US anti-online gaming legislation which caused a 40% fall in share value overnight. The company has since recovered and demonstrated extremely strong investment performance.
Playtech provides online poker, bingo and casino software solutions for a wide variety of operators including notable "badging" operators such as Manchester United Football Club. The company currently employs over 700 staff based around the world and is one of the top flight software and management solution providers and has also been accredited by BMM International (a worldwide testing facility).
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Playtech Games Portfolio
Playtech offers a complete suite of casino, poker and bingo games as well as software for land based gaming terminals.
Playtech bingo solutions are in the main provided through the Network Members of the Bingoland network and this provides for shared jackpots and game play as well as a range of social tools such as instant messaging and access to ancillary gaming opportunities.
Each bingo web site is differentiated so users see a different set of graphics and audio-visual cues however they are noticeably all of a similar common themed format.
Some operators with a sufficiently robust industry presence are operating sites under an Independent Licenses and players on these sites are not "shared" with others (operators using this route to market include Betfred).
Playtech poker compliments the bingo and casino arm of the business with a network of online poker rooms providing a similar user experience and web environment. The business division is branded as iPoker with common software and administration operating behind uniquely branded and positioned websites. This allows for highly individualistic web sites and fundamentally differs in the approach taken by the bingo and casino arm.
The Playtech online casino network has some of the largest knows online casinos including some prominent UK brands. The progressive jackpot network links together thirteen jackpot games and all the licensees contribute to the pool. Playtech licensees have access to a game suite of over 130 currently.
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Operators Using the Software
Playtech is behind the Manchester United poker web site which is being operated in conjunction with Betfred in a three year deal which is branded using Manchester United's world famous branding. Other major operators include bet365 and The Tote. This page contains a number of top online Playtech Casino Reviews.
Ownership and Company Information
Teddy Sagi was bought out of the controlling stake in the company after a 2006 flotation, however he still holds 41% through his holdings company with the rest held by investors via the UK Stock Exchange.