Since launching in the final year of the last millennium, Playtech has gone on to establish itself as one of, if not, the premier online gaming software providers around today, and is the software manufacturer of choice of many of the leading online casinos.
Five years after launching, Playtech was floated on the London Stock Exchange which has seen it go on to claim the title of the “world’s largest publicly traded online gaming software supplier”. This has enabled them to purchase other companies, increasing Playtech’s own credibility.
Since its creation 15 years ago, Playtech has enjoyed a number of landmark events along the way. In 2001 it hit the market with City Club Casino and a year later they were the first company to get a ‘real life’ casino to go online.
The iPoker network was launched in 2004 and some of the UK gambling industry heavy hitters such as Bet365 and BetFred began to use their software. In 2008, they struck a deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment so they could start producing games based upon films released by Paramount Pictures and followed that up in 2009 with an agreement with Marvel Comics to release Marvel-themed slots, now some of the most popular games on the market.
While some online gaming software companies elect to focus on a single area of expertise, Playtech casts its net much wider, covering almost all aspects of online gaming.
Consequently, Playtech have been able to encompass vast sections of the online gaming market and consistently produce software that is renowned for the quality of its graphics and sound, its reliability, speed and, most important of all, security.
Over the years, Playtech have produced countless number of games – more than 500 and counting – that have thrilled and entertained millions of online gamers but what makes them stand out from many of its competitors is its range of online slots.
Having played many, it’s obvious that great care and attention have been put into their numerous and varied titles, with the Marvel, Paramount, MGM, NBC Universal, and HBO ranges being amongst the best games on the market.
All these games feature some of the best graphics and sound, top-of-the-range animations, film clips, great gameplay, superb bonus features, plus a number of them also boast the legendary progressive jackpots.
Games such as The Hulk, The Pink Panther, X-Men, The Fantastic 4, the Iron Man series, Gladiator, Rocky and The Mummy to name but a few are some of the most popular online slots to date.
Playtech also ensures its games have substance as well as style. Underneath the attractive facade of each game is software the runs smoothly and reliably, rarely breaking down.
What’s more, everything is backed up by a constant monitoring and support team, so in the unlikely event of a problem, it can be swiftly dealt with.
For providers of online gaming software, security is paramount and Playtech is again among the industry leaders. The company employs the best security measures available and all confidential information and communications are protected by the same security encryptions used by the leading financial institutions.
As well as being prolific producers of games, the innovation of Playtech also keeps the company ahead of the curve.
Playtech was the first of the online software companies to introduce features that are now considered standard in the online gaming industry.
The likes of VIP ratings, real-time access to transaction- and game histories, plus top of the line fraud protection are all Playtech innovations.
The company’s greatest triumph came with the development of its ‘unified-platform’ technology. This allows gamers and operators to access several gaming options from a solitary account.
With its software powering more than 200 online casinos and with more than 500 games on the market, Playtech is without doubt one of the biggest names when it comes on to online gaming software.
Its commitment to innovation and development, plus dedication to meeting online gaming regulation will see Playtech continue to lead the way for some time to come.