Another common name you’ll see cropping up throughout leading UK casinos is Playtech. Playtech are responsible for a number of slots games and other games themed around TV shows, films and other popular franchises, with licensing agreements in place with HBO, Marvel, MGM, NBC Universal and others. So when you see Baywatch slots, Gladiator slots or Iron Man 2, you can be pretty sure you’re playing a Playtech game.
Playtech was founded in Estonia in 1999, with a mission to develop high quality games for the casino industry. Since launching their first licensed games, the company has grown to offer over 500 titles found at some of the biggest and most reputable UK casinos, with over 50 new games added to the roster each year. In 2012, the company became listed on London’s Main Market, a reflection of how far the Playtech brand has come since its humble beginnings in the late 90s.
In early 2016, Playtech made a British librarian incredibly rich, with a payout of €5.8 million on an Android version of Jackpot Giant, just four years after its biggest ever payout of £6.2 million to a Baywatch slots player in 2012.