Everything You Need to Know about Playtech Casinos
Playtech is one of the most popular and accomplished online casino software providers out there, but what sets it apart from other industry giants, such as NetEnt and Microgaming, and how does it manage to stay ahead of the curve with so many new software developers constantly pushing the envelope? Let’s take a look.
Founded in Estonia in 1999, Playtech is one of the industry’s foremost casino software developers. With a 600+ game portfolio, Playtech’s cutting edge software features at a wide range of both the top new casinos and the most established brands, but the company is a jack of all trades. It launched its iPoker offering in 2004, closely followed by Bingo Broadway in 2006, and is also involved in the sportsbook side of things.
The Playtech ship has been steered by CEO Mor Weizer since 2007, who took up the role shortly after the company was listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. Under Weizer’s leadership, Playtech found itself on the Main Market five years later with shares reaching an all-time high in 2017. The company has brought many smaller names into the fold over the past decade, including developers like Psiclone Games and Ash Gaming, and BetBuddy, a responsible gambling analytics and intervention tool powered by machine learning.
Considered one of the ‘Big Three’ of the iGaming world, Playtech sits shoulder to shoulder with NetEnt and Microgaming and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including ‘Best Digital Industry Supplier’ at the 2016 Global Gaming awards.
Today, Playtech continues to expand, particularly in the burgeoning US market. It launched in New Jersey in 2020 with BetMGM and Bet365, and secured its first American live casino studio in Michigan the following year. The company now has over 6,000 employees across offices in 24 countries, including locations in London, the Isle of Man, Estonia, and Gibraltar, and there’s more to come as it adds to its existing base of 170 licensees across the globe.