Playtech Software Review

Playtech Online Casino Software Review

Introduction to Playtech Software

Playtech software is the choice for a number of leading casinos, and has gained quite a foothold in Europe and the UK, with operators like Bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power taking them on. One of the things about the company is that it has its fingers in a lot of pies as far as gaming is concerned, in that it is involved not just in outstanding online casino software, but also in poker rooms, virtual bingo halls, sportsbook software and mobile gaming. In fact, you might say that Playtech is the most versatile company in the field, and you would probably not get much of an argument.

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History of Playtech Software

Playtech was established back in 1999, and things progressed rapidly. They made their first deal with an online casino operator in 2001, and the next year they actually took a European land-based casino live on the internet. The company began its foray into online poker in 2004, and then got involved with mobile gambling in 2005, getting a jump on many other companies. Then in 2008 the company signed a major licensing deal with Paramount Pictures to establish branded slots games, and did the same with Marvel Entertainment the next year. In fact, 2009 was a big year indeed for Playtech, as it launched the first live TV broadcast game, and entered the sports betting arena as well with its software. The company also powered many innovators into the mobile casino field, including Betfair, and in 2012 got an official listing on the London Stock Exchange.

About Their Online Slots Games

The slots may be what Playtech is most well-known for. To begin with, the graphics, many of which are 3D, are stunning. And there is also the commitment to player options that more or less allow them to create their own atmosphere.

The crown jewel may be the Marvel Slots collection, through the licensing arrangement with Marvel Entertainment, which offers the opportunity to play games carrying the themes of The Incredible Hulk, Elektra, the X-Men and Wonder Woman. But that's not all. They also have a number of movie-themed slots like Gladiator, Rocky and the Pink Panther. The inclusion of these well-known pop culture brands adds quite a bit of credibility to the collection.

What Playtech wants to do is put players in surroundings where they can not only feel comfortable but also have a larger-than-life experience with online casino gaming that might not be available anywhere else. When people want to play slots, they know that they can pull up Playtech's menu and find something that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but dependable as well. And they also know that they have a lot of control at their fingertips, with the ability to make the games as big or as loud as they want them to be.

About Their Table Games

Sharp graphics are a hallmark of Playtech's table games. They certainly do not let the customer feel wanting for choice or quality.

You can play a number of different blackjack games. One of those (Blackjack Surrender) allows for you to surrender your original two-card hand if you are not satisfied with it. Blackjack Switch provides for players to be able to switch the second card they are dealt in order to improve on or both hands. The exotic variation of Pontoon is one of the offerings, as is Progressive Blackjack, which taps into a potential jackpot.

There are three versions of roulette available - American, European and Roulette Pro - as well as craps, Red Dog, Pai Gow Poker, Poker Three, Let It Ride, Casino War, Casino Hold'em (playing Texas Hold'em , except against the house), Tequila Poker, Caribbean Poker and baccarat. As you may have noticed, there is a lot to keep people busy. There are new games that have just been developed, and one of those that was a recent release is 21 Duel Blackjack, in which the player and dealer will both share certain community cards.

Of course, some of the table games are also dealt by live dealers, which we will elaborate on below.

About Their Other Games

As we have mentioned, Playtech has ventured not only into sports betting, but also into bingo and poker, so they are involved with just about every different game imaginable. And Playtech has taken a lead in a relatively new and very lucrative area, which is the live dealer casino, offering blackjack, baccarat and roulette to their client's customers, who generally spend more money on the games that are dealt live to them than they would playing against the computer program in any of those games.

Playtech also has progressive jackpot network - Winajackpot - that is right up there with the one that is run by Microgaming. Slots, table games and video poker games are all hooked up into the network, which then pools the money and comes up with substantial jackpots. According to the people at Playtech, they have paid out over $125 million in jackpot money, and their Beach Life progressive video slot game was once hit for a jackpot of $4,750,266.06.

Playtech also has the capability to allow players to open up multiple windows in order to enjoy more than one game at once. So for those who are really into "multi-tasking," this is a big bonus!