Playtech - World's Biggest Supplier of Casino Games
Playtech, the biggest supplier of online casino gaming software solutions, is floated on the London Stock Exchange. It is famous for its value added, cutting edge solutions.
How It All Began: A team of entrepreneurs hailing from the software engineering, casino gaming, and multimedia industries launched Playtech at Taru Estonia in 1999. The vendor got its first licensee in 2001 and began growing very fast. Today, its portfolio contains dynamic products such as bingo network, land-based casino solutions, mobile gaming services, live casino, and videobet.
Playtech became a publicly traded company in 2006. The same year, the vendor expanded into Bulgaria. In later years, the provider launched its online sports betting software and entered the regulated markets of Serbia, Estonia, Spain, and Italy.
Strategic Acquisitions: Playtech started signing strategic acquisition deals from 2010. It acquired GTS, the game aggregator; Virtue Fusion, UK’s biggest bingo provider; Ash Gaming, a top provider of online casino games; Mobenga, a supplier of mobile gaming solutions; PTTS, a specialist in affiliate marketing; and Intelligence Gaming, a management systems supplier. In 2012, the company acquired Geneity, UK’s leading provider of sports betting solutions.
Playtech Now: Today, the company has its headquarters in the Isle of Man and employs more than 5000 talented people worldwide. Playtech's research and development centres are spread across 14 countries.
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Products and Services Overview
Playtech offers an impressive portfolio of 13 products. In addition, operators can avail of invaluable services such as customer support, banking, fraud prevention, hosting, payment advisory, live dealer services, marketing, and network management.
Here is a brief overview of some of the products in the Playtech portfolio:
Information Management Solution: Called IMS for shot, this is a collection of tools that all operators require to successfully run an online gambling business.
Casino: The casino combines top-notch gaming content with sophisticated technology. The library, which contains more than 500 games, is easy to integrate into existing systems. Every year, Playtech releases more than 50 new games into the industry. Many Playtech games are created as a result of deals signed with third party brands such as HBO, Marvel, NBC Universal, and MGM.
Content (EdGE): This product is a library of poker games, bingo games, and online casino games. Since it offers gaming content from over 25 providers, it becomes the world's biggest library of games. Since all the content is easily made available on a single platform, the games become easy to access with just one user account.
Sportsbook: Playtech's online sports betting product includes a mobile sportsbook and a virtual racing simulator.
Poker: Playtech's poker product is available on the iPoker network, which features amazing promotions, large bonuses, fraud prevention, and 24/7 support. Operators can also use Playtech's poker widgets to offer mini games and other poker-related products.
The iPoker network attracts more than 35,000 players at peak times. This is not surprising considering the fact that it features a huge selection of promotions, which include regular tournaments with a guaranteed prize pool that exceeds £10 million every month.
In addition, Playtech has dedicated poker networks for Finland, Serbia, Spain, France, and Italy.
Online Bingo: The acquisition deal Playtech signed with Virtue Fusion enables it to offer one of the best online bingo products in the world. This product includes life-transforming prizes, plenty of mini games, and management tools. Operators can customize the product as they please to offer a unique bingo site that fully suits their brand.
Social Gaming: Playtech is famous for its social casino, poker, and bingo games, available in as many as seven languages. This product allows players to meet friends from different parts of the world.
Unique Features of Playtech
- Play Playtech games across multiple channels
- Unique branded slots
- Games loaded with unique bonus features
Popular Playtech Games
Playtech is the creator of casino favourites such as The Incredible Hulk, Gladiator, and Great Blue. The provider is famous for its Marvel series, all of which are based on Marvel comics and movies. Playtech's Marvel games are associated with randomly activated, four-tiered progressive jackpots, which can make players very rich indeed. Some of the most popular Marvel games are Elektra, Blade, Fantastic Four, Punisher War Zone, Iron Man, and Ghost Rider.
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Mobile Gaming - The Mobile Hub
Playtech’s mobile casino gaming product is called The Mobile Hub, created in collaboration with Mobenga, the mobile expert, in 2012. It is based on technology that allows operators to offer not only Playtech's mobile gaming content, but also mobile games from third party providers on a single platform. Since the software is based on a foundation of HTML5, players do not have to download any native gaming app to access the games on their smartphone or tablet browsers.
Live Dealer Gaming - Dedicated Live Dealer Games
Playtech's live dealer software powers a number of prominent Asian and European online gambling sites. The live gaming action is streamed in top quality from sophisticated gaming studios. Playtech has also launched dedicated tables with native-speaking live croupiers for players from Spain, Italy, and UK. In addition, Playtech's live dealer platform is compatible with desktops, smartphones, and tablets.
Playtech also offers a selection of TV games. Available only in Spain, Italy, and the UK, they combine the best elements of casino gaming with a live game show. Players can access the TV games through voice telephony, SMS, TV app, mobile remote controller, and web interface.
Awards and Accolades
The news section of Playtech's official website is packed with stories of Playtech bagging industry awards. Here are just a few of the awards conferred on Playtech:
- Aim to Main Award at Grand Thornton Quoted Company Awards
- Top trophy at Global Gaming Awards of 2016
- Three headline awards at eGR B2B Awards of 2016
- International Corporate Event Awards for ICE 2016
- Four eGaming Review B2B Awards for Best Bingo, Poker, Slots, and Mobile