PlayTech is one of the leaders in the online-casino software industry. It came into existence in 1999 , based in Cyprus and they provide software for casinos, poker rooms, bingo rooms, sports betting operators scratch games, mobile gaming and arcade style games. Playtech was formed by Teddy Sagi who then floated the company in 2006 on the London Stock Exchange. Since then, the company has grown to be the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming software supplier.
PlayTech has developed 66 jackpot casino games like the most popular progressive jackpots such as the Beach Life, Jackpot Giant and Gold Rally, which pools its jackpots across all PlayTech casinos into one massive jackpot.
Playtech is powered by over 200 casinos using their software online. In 2003 Playtech launched their bingo network as well as launching live dealer gaming using real time video streaming. In 2004, the iPoker network poker was launched which became the biggest poker network in the world with over 30, 000 players at peak times.
Playtech software received an official Certificate of Evaluation from software auditors BMM International. Apart from being floated in 2006, Playtech became a member of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and received the prestigious Certificate of Prior Approval from the Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC).
In 2008, they struck a very important deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment who basically licensed Playtech to develop games using well known Paramount Pictures brand, Gladiator. In 2009 it entered into a joint venture with bookmaking giant, William Hill as well as providing Betfair with their online casino. In 2010 saw Playtech strike more strategic partnerships and consolidate their bingo network as the biggest in the world by the acquisition of Virtue Fusion. Furthermore, Playtech Limited as they are known was voted International Company of the Year at the 2010 AIM Awards
Playtech offer a huge range of games with a focus on video pokies games. Apart from offering table games, live dealer games in both download and instantly play (browser based) versions, they have introduced many favourites such as Gladiator, The Incredible Hulk, Great Blue and many more.