The Playtech casino network is one of the most well established networks on the online casino market. Playtech has some great looking games and are known for their movie-themed slots, such as Rocky, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Blade and Hulk. They also have a range of progressive jackpots that have paid out millions of dollars to lucky winners.
Formed in the United Kingdom back in 1999, Playtech is today one of the true giants of the online casino business. In addition to developing games, Playtech offers solutions for marketing, campaigns, banking, support, VIP programs, server hosting, anti-fraud work, and more. Their vast game portfolio includes everything from casino games to poker, betting, bingo, arcade games, scratch cards and more. There is also a live casino and a mobile casino.
One of the online niches that Playtech has carved out for itself is the launching of gambling sites in cooperation with traditional offline gaming corporations. This tradition goes back to 2002 when Casino Soleil picked Playtech to be their partner as they launched the very first online casino owned and operated by a well established European offline casino. Today, software from Playtech is used by Casino Grand Madrid, the Estonian Olympic Casino and the Serbian State Lottery – just to mention av few.
Playtech is headquartered in Isle of Man and holds a Certificate of Prior Approval from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The software is certified by Technical Systems Testing (TST) och BMM International.
Basic facts about Playtech
Owner: Playtech Ltd
Certified by: Technical Systems Testing (TST), BMM International
Downloadable casino: Yes
Browser casino: Yes
Live casino: Yes
Mobile casino: Yes
Games & Software
Playtech has a very large selection of casino games, including table games, slots, video poker, scratch cards, and more.
Playtech frequently work together with big brands such as MGM, Marvel, Paramount and Universal, partnerships that have given rise to slots such as Rocky, Gladiator, The Untouchables, Pink Panther, Blade, The Hulk, Ironman and Daredevil. In 2012, Playtech was contracted to develop slots based on Freemantle Media shows, e.g. Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
It is possible for gambling a site to have games developed especially for them. Playtech has for instance produced the Vegas Red Slot and Red Canyon Slot specifically for the Vegas Red Casino.
In addition to the regular Playtech Casino, gambling sites can opt to offer the gaming module Playtech Games. Playtech Games runs on software from Playtech owned Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS) and includes over 500 games from over 20 different game developers. (Gambling sites can elect to offer only a part of the portfolio.) Playtech Games includes everything from slots and card games to lotteries, scratch cards, keno, hi-lo, and more.
Playtech also offers a special package for gambling sites that wish to attract Asian gamblers. This package includes panchinko games, classical Asian games such as Mahjong, and western games known to be popular on the Asian gambling market. The package features both single player games and multiplayer games (including Chinese Poker, Big2 and Fight the Landlord).
Downloaded casino or browser play?
Playtech Casino and Playtech Games are available for both download and browser play.
Playtech has a well established and popular live casino with casino studios in Europe and Asia. Private tables as well as multi-player tables are available. The game selection includes blackjack, baccarat, roulette, casino hold’em, sic bo, keno and mahjong paigow. Exactly which games that are available depends on through which gambling site you enter the live casino. If you wish to play Asian games such as sic bo and mahjong paigow, you have a better chance of finding them if you enter through a gambling site that chiefly caters to the Asian market.
Playtech’s mobile casino contains over 15 different games, including Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Jacks or Better videopoker, and a selection of slot machines. The Gold Rally slot is connected to Playtechs regular network for progressive jackpots.
You can chose between downloading the entire mobile casino or just individual games to your mobile phone.
Playtech’s jackpot network is named WinAJackpot and connects pooled progressive jackpots from all the Playtech casinos world wide.
In the 2003-2012 period, Playtech’s progressive jackpots payed out over $125 millions to fortunate players around the globe. The largest single payout so far was the $4,75 million payed out by the Beach Life slot. Other examples of games with large progressive jackpots are the ones connected to the Marvel super hero slots.
Dollar Ball is a side game from Playtech that gives you the opportunity to bet on a progressive jackpot while playing games without a progressive jackpot.
Examples of Playtech games with progressive jackpots:
Wall Street Fever
Queen of Pyramids
Genie’s Hi-Lo Jackpot
Jacks or Better (10 lines)
Examples of slots from Playtech
Fountain of Youth
Fruit Mania Slots
Garden of Eden
Gold Rally Slots
Queen of Pyramids
Safe Cracker Slots
Seas of Battle
Sultan’s Fortune 5 Bullets Slots
Temple of Treasures
Tomb of the Pharaoh
Wall Street Fever Slots
Examples of table games from Playtech
21 Duel Blackjack
Let Them Ride
Pai Gow Poker
Red Dog Poker
Examples of video poker games from Playtech
Jacks or Better
Jacks or Better 4 line
Jacks or Better 10 line
Deuces Wild 4 line
10′s or Better
2 Ways Royal
Mega Jacks Video Poker
Aces and Faces
Aces Faces 4 line
25 Line Aces and Faces
Examples of other games from Playtech
Around The World
Genie’s Hi-lo Jackpot
Heads or Tails
Spin A Win