Playtech is a gaming software development company that was started back in 1999, some 5 years after Microgaming.
So initially, they played catch up- but boy, have they caught up. The company developes games for online casinos, in the main, and has launched some of the best online slots of recent times through its partner casinos. It is listed in London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250).
The company was formed by online gambling guru Teddy Sagi; the company went public in 2006 at a market capitalisation of around £550 million. If we were to single out a few of the best Playtech casinos? Well, check out the reviews below, but if we were to put money on it (you generally do when you’re playing slots), we’d play Paddy Power Slots as they have such a good range of Playtech AND IGT games in their casino, and the new slots-centric casino from the Mansion Group: Slots Heaven Casino, which pretty much has the whole range (you’ll need to go elsewhere for IGT slots though)
So where do we start? In terms of slots, I guess the most famous Playtech slots are the games that make up their Marvel range: so the Incredible Hulk slot, Fantastic Four and the X-Men Slot among others. They also have some pretty cool movie slots like The Mummy and one of our personal favourites: The Gladiator Slot. And if you want a laugh, then try their Monty Python slot if you have a free minute.
Like most of the big games developers like Microgaming and IGT, Playtech have a handy range of slots that feed a progressive network. Some of their Marvel slots are plugged into the jackpot (the 50 line versions for example), but you can also play stand alone games like Beach Life and Gold Rally.
For those of you who like a high variance slot- and by that we mean a slot that flips between having mothballs in its wallet to spraying the coins out (with not much in between) , we’d recommend Great Blue – an underwater themed game that is relaxing to play at first, but will get your adrenaline going if you do manage to hit its sweet spot. Another adrenaline pumping game is the Marilyn Monroe Slot Machine. Just remember, though, you need a big enough bank roll to be able to weather the dry periods on both of these games.. This is not for everyone.
One of the things that separates Playtech out form the competition, is their range of branded slots. They have some very successful games based on personalities such as Frankie Detorri’s Magic Seven Slot, plua a whole range of Marvel slots and others that are themed on big movie blockbusters like the Gladiator slot and the Mummy slot. Maximum entertainment is the name of the game!