Playtech has been around since 1999, a global force in gaming entertainment that sets the bar for all the others. Their consistent delivery of both new games and innovations has sent waves across the industry, and Playtech’s mark on online gambling is so significant, even if they were to close their doors tomorrow, they would remain a permanent fixture in the history of the casino industry as a whole, not just the online casino industry. They aren’t going anywhere though, and here’s everything you need to know about this world-renowned software company.
The products offered by Playtech cover the casino game spectrum. They have both casual odds games, like sports and race betting, as well as fixed odds games, like Blackjack, Roulette, Pokies, and Craps. They offer multiplayer poker rooms and tournaments, provide software to both land-based casinos and online casinos alike, host Live Casino rooms, offers mobile gaming, and more. Casinos can integrate their entire catalogue into their lobby, or integrate a select portion depending on the preference.
Playtech is so versatile, they even provide the software needed to operate national lotteries! Their casino games are particular standouts, showcasing breathtaking realism that immerses players in an experience that strongly rivals a real-life casino experience. Their most popular pokies include such hits as Wild Gambler, Super Graphics Upside Down, Super Diamond Deluxe, and Leprechaun’s Luck.
Licensing and Regulation
When a company is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, you know they are under strict and heavily regulated oversight. Playtech has been publicly traded since 2006, and continue to provide resources for casino operators to open their doors to new markets, untapped areas, and established markets alike, carefully following regulations, licensing, and transparency not just for their own company, but for companies they serve as partners. Their global reputation is so grounded, if a player sees that a casino is powered by Playtech, that is enough for them to feel confident about making a deposit and start playing.
Services They Provide
It isn’t essential for a player to know what kind of services that Playtech provides to the online casinos they partner with, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. They offer customer support, financial reporting and analysis tools, fraud prevention, budget-adapting hosting services, payment method advisory, Poker room and Bingo management, Live Dealer studios, and marketing. To partner with them is to partner with a one-stop-shop for everything an online casino needs to get started and stay in the game. With the number of online casinos out there, Australian players are not wanting for options, but with Playtech’s continued dedication to providing us with top-of-the-line betting outlets, we might not know what we want until Playtech blows us away (it’s happened before and it will happen again).
Playtech has partnered with casinos in licensing jurisdictions around the world. These include Gibraltar, Malta, the UK, and others, all notoriously strict with their regulations. Some of the more notable casinos include Bet365, Paddy Power, Omni, Gala, Mansion, William Hill, Bet Fair, and too many others to list. They have become such a dominate force, they have even become the software providers for online casinos that were founded before they were founded, which is truly saying something.
Playtech makes sure that they and the people they partner with comply with every and all relevant regulations, and ensure that their partners have all the necessary tools and insights to follow those high standards of excellence. They help prevent fraud, money laundering, and compulsive gambling, helping those in need by setting limitations on bets, session time, and deposit amounts, verifying age, and even providing what they have dubbed “self-exclusion tools,” wherein players can request that they are blocked from playing at a casino temporarily or permanently. They recognize that as a company at their height, they have a responsibility to the gambling community, and they take on that responsibility with the full might of their resources.