Playtech was founded in the United Kingdom in 1999. They are another giant of online gaming and the company is characterized for being involved in a lot of projects to participate in all aspects of the industry. As a result of this it may seem like Playtech is good in all of their products but not outstanding in any of them.
Playtech provides, develops and deploys unified software platforms for many Online Casinos around the world. Even though they might be behind in slots technology and graphics design, have some unique features to offer that cannot be found anywhere else, such as the live dealers. They are also ahead of many others when it comes to table games in full Vegas style.
In 2005 the company gained more credibility and a better reputation when they took their company public with an IPO on the London Exchange Market to raise money for future growth and to acquire other companies and gain credibility within the industry. They proved themselves to be a top-class software in a really short period of time and continue to invest on improvement.
Software, Graphics and Interface. Playtech's software is very user-friendly, the buttons provide easy access to everything and they are clear. This platform powers about 180 different games where you can find the basic ones as well as more creative versions of them.
The graphics on Playtech software may not be the unique, but they are of good quality: smooth and fast. The graphics keep being developed; they are improved all the time. The sounds are adequate and complement the sense of a virtual Casino.
Research and Development. 80% of Playtech's staff is focused on research and development of the software. This has lead them to many accomplishments such as making online gaming more 'human', and incorporating a multicultural essence to their games that pleases players from around the world. Such big focus on their clients can only reflect positively, Playtech is a company looking out to the future and this makes their software worthy of keeping as it is constantly evolving.
Credibility. Playtech's software has been certified by BMM International. They are a highly reputed watchdog throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Game Releases. The game releases at Playtech are not constant and also not very frequent. The game selection is quite limited compared to other software.
Cannot be Played Online. Playtech software is only available for download, hence it cannot be played directly on the web. I once encountered this a big inconvenient when I was at an internet cafe at the airport (for several hours) with no download privileges, but of course this is not an everyday situation.
Casinos Reputation. About 90% of Playtech's casinos are reputable; however there are a few in which it is unsafe to deposit. Unfortunately, I must say you should be careful as Playtech software does not always mean a reputable Casino.
Personally, I find Playtech a good software, though it is not excellent. The software has some limitations and the unsafe casinos were a big issue amongst many players. However, it seems that Playtech is a company completely focused on improving, and considering other technical and non-technical advantages, many casinos have changed their software provider to Playtech in recent years. Playtech is a company that has become reputable in a short period of time and I have no doubt that the future seems nothing but bright for them. The past couple of years have been testimony of the company's decision to follow the right path.