Playtech Online Casino Software Review

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Playtech Casino Software Review

Playtech provides unified platforms for a number of online gambling applications such as casino games, poker, bingo and arcade games. These are offered mainly through the Internet, but also through mobile networks and land-based kiosks. The gambling applications are based on random number generators. Some of the applications are offered alternatively through live dealing, which replicates land casino environment more closely.

Playtech was founded in 1999 by experts from the casino, software engineering and multi-media industries. By 2006 it was the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming software supplier. In March 2006 the company was launched on London’s Alternative Investment Market and immediately valued at approximately £548 million. Playtech is traded under the ticker symbol PTEC.L. In this journey Playtech crossed several landmarks. In 2002 live online support, refer-a-friend bonus and a compulsive gambling prevention tool were incorporated in the software. This year also saw the introduction of Blackjack Switch, blackjack variant that still is unique to Playtech casinos. In 2003 Playtech introduced Live Gaming. Cards were dealt in real time by a live dealer and relayed to players through video. Spinning the roulette wheel or rolling the craps dice were also included. Live Gaming introduced features such as chatting with the dealer. In 2004 Playtech launched the multiplayer poker network iPoker. In 2005 Playtech upgraded its software to a new version known as “NG”. The same year Playtech tied up with Technical Systems Testing for audit and certification of its casinos. After the passing of the UIGEA in 2006, Playtech withdrew from the U.S. Market and began to focus on Europe and Asia. Several traditional Asian gambling games were introduced in its portfolio. All Playtech online casinos support multiple currency transactions.

Despite the vast product range the online casino activity is the bread and butter activity for Playtech. There are more than ninety games on offer, which include classical table and card games, multi-line and multi-spin slots and video poker. Like all other online gaming software providers Playtech has its own brand of popular progressive jackpot games. A unique feature in the progressive slots is the Dollar Ball bonus game that awards the big jackpot if all numbers drawn match the players’ choice. In addition to the features already mentioned Playtech’s online casino software incorporates the following features. The software is available in both download and Flash versions. It incorporates the best in 3D graphics, animation and sound special effects. Playtech software offers amazing customization opportunities with adjustable game speeds, sound effects and card sizes. Playtech also offers multi-window play, in which players can simultaneously play different games in different windows. Some of the popular Playtech online casinos are Golden Palace, Casino Del Rio and Casino Tropez.

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