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A Look at Playtech – One of the Biggest Players in the Casino Industry

PlaytechWhile Microgaming is king of the online casino software landscape, Playtech manages to run it a very close second and is the name on many players’ lips thanks to their excellent combination of games and software. They are the ideal choice for any online casino operator as their business model focuses on the entire experience, from players to the casinos themselves and their history has covered a number of different innovations that many players now take for granted.

There are literally hundreds of casinos out there that operate on the Playtech platform and you can quickly find our recommendations by checking out the pages for any of their games here on the site, such as Blade and Fantastic Four. Speaking of which, these officially licenced pokies are the definite highlight of the range and epitomise everything that Playtech’s gaming arm is all about, with top notch gameplay and a range of excellent themed features that definitely do justice to the licences involved, although we will cover the game selection in greater detail later in this post.

From a casino perspective, the idea of a full service operator such as Playtech is perfect, as it allows them to focus on their core business of recruiting customers and providing support in the knowledge that everything to do with the front end, or the part of the casino that players experience, is taken care of. There are more than two hundred games to choose from including slots, table games and even niche products such as scratch cards and virtual racing, each of which are available both in an installable download package or within a browser using Flash – the same technology that we use to bring Playtech games to our visitors here at Mr Gamez, meaning no download required. Playtech’s other business to business services include transaction management, built-in reward schemes and even the provision of trained customer service staff to support the casino’s own team.

In the same way that Microgaming offers its customer casinos access to independent testing from eCOGRA, Playtech is partnered with Technical Systems Testing for the same function. Basically, the independent company assesses all of Playtech’s games, both as they are developed and deployed, to guarantee their fairness to players. Many casino operators take TST up on the partnership, as it once again takes all of the hassle out of ensuring that their games are paying out the correct rates and functioning properly.

The games at Playtech casinos are definitely the highlight of the overall operation. While the range does not match that of Microgaming in terms of sheer quantity, it is more than made up for in quality. Playtech was the first major operator to build a dedicated live casino platform and covered the entire creation from the software to the cameras and dealers. Even now, the concept of Live Blackjack and Roulette remains somewhat exclusive to such operators and, as the closest thing to the land based experience, it is one of their most popular services. While the casino software itself is at the core of the Playtech operation, operators can easily expand their services as the developer offers easy add-ons for the likes of poker and bingo. Speaking of which, our Bingo game in the Other Games section is the perfect preparation for any Playtech branded version of the game, as while it is not made by Playtech, it offers a similar experience without the influence of other players.

Overall, you can expect a great selection of top notch games, no matter your preference. Many Playtech titles, including all of those mentioned above, are currently available and free to play here at Mr Gamez.