1999 was an excellent year for the online gaming industry, with several software developers including Playtech releasing their first games.
This particular company reached its full potential just a couple of years later and it is now one of the biggest worldwide, in terms of both games released and number of employees. Playtech is also traded on the London Stock Exchange and powers hundreds of casinos.
Playtech went public in 2006, but it was founded in 1999 and its meteoric trajectory was propelled by the sheer quality of their games. They were also the ones to offer the first games for European casino and since then they sign lucrative deals with some of the industry leaders.
They are also investing massively in the development of mobile gambling and were among the innovators when smartphones gained traction
The software developer greatly improved his quality of service since 1999 and in addition to producing ever better games, they acquired other top companies. In their quest to offer a comprehensive package that will meet the needs of gamblers regardless of their game of choice, they purchased Virtue Fusion, Ash Gaming, Mobenga and Geneity.
As a result, they can now brag about covering everything from sports betting to live casino games and have licenses issued by most European countries.
Playtech has a collection of games that exceeds 1000 titles, making it the single largest software developer in the world for online casinos. Some slot machines start from an original premise, while others build on the immense popularity of famous books, movies and comics.
The best examples are the slots inspired by Marvel series, such as The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men and Spiderman. Some of the biggest online casinos in United Kingdom are also using their software, so it comes as no surprise that many games are based on local TV shows.
Monty Python Spam a Lot and Little Britain are two of these games, while slot machines such as the Sopranos are also available exclusively in Playtech casinos. In the table games category, the software developer has inserted HD streams and players can choose between dozens of types of blackjack, baccarat and roulette.
Playtech carefully selects the casinos that will be using their games, to make sure that only law-abiding operators are accepted. There are just as strictly their gaming product and those who spin the reels of their slot machines need not to worry about the fairness of the random number generator.
Video poker and table games are also checked freely both in-house and by independent auditors.