PlaytechPlaytech is an online casino and poker company.  It provides software to retail brands, many of which are European sports books.  No Playtech casinos or poker rooms accept U.S. players.

Playtech’s poker network is known as iPoker.  It is the third largest poker site in the world.  It has two tiers.  The largest licensees share exclusive tables that are not available on smaller skins on the lower tier.

Playtech has a good reputation.  Its games are fun and fair.  There have been some blunders by licensees over the years where Playtech did not get involved.  One involved Betfair.  The well known sports exchange company ran a Happy Hour promotion in 2010 that was extremely generous.  It refused to pay most winners.  There are also many licensees that have unreasonable progressive jackpot payout policies.

Playtech Banking

All Playtech banking is handled by licensees.  All accept Neteller, Skrill and other international ewallets.  Regional debit cards are generally accepted as well.  Withdrawals are processed back to the ewallet, credit card, or debit card that was used to deposit.

Playtech Games Available

Playtech Slot Titles

Slots are the main product at Playtech online casinos.  There are old school single reel in denominations up to $5.  Dozens of multi line video slots are spread by Playtech casinos.  Special bonus rounds with free spins and slot play are offered by each game.  Each bonus round is unique.

One special branding of Playtech slots is the Marvel series.  These exclusive slots are available in titles such as Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America.

  • 8-Ball Slots
  • A Night Out
  • Alchemist’s Labs
  • Alien Hunter
  • Amazon Wild
  • Atlantis Queen
  • Baywatch
  • Beach Life
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Blade
  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • Captain America
  • Captain’s Treasure
  • Chinese Kitchen
  • Chippendales
  • Cinerama
  • Cops N’ Bandits
  • Crazy 7
  • DareDevil
  • Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra
  • Desert Treasure
  • Desert Treasure II
  • Diamond Valley
  • Dolphin Cash
  • Dr Lovemore
  • Dragon Kingdom
  • Easter Surprise
  • Elektra
  • Everybody’s Jackpot
  • Fantastic Four
  • Football Fans
  • Football Rules
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven
  • Fruitmania
  • Full Moon Fortunes
  • Funky Monkey
  • Ghosts of Christmas
  • Goblins Cave
  • Goddess of Life
  • Golden Games
  • Golden Tour
  • Great Blue
  • Halloween Fortune
  • Haunted House
  • Highway Kings
  • Hot Gems
  • Ice Hockey
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • John Wayne
  • Jungle Boogie
  • Kong The Eight Wonder of the World
  • Little Britain
  • Lotto Madness
  • Lucky Panda
  • Magic Slots
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • Mr. Cashback
  • Neptune’s Kingdom
  • Ocean Princess
  • Party Line
  • Piggies and the Wolf
  • Pink Panther
  • Plenty O’Riches
  • Queen of the Pyramids
  • Rock’N’Roller
  • Rocky
  • Rubik’s Riches
  • Safecracker
  • Santa Surprise
  • Silver Bullet
  • Sultan’s Fortune
  • Sultan’s Gold
  • Tennis Stars
  • The Avengers
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Jazz Club
  • The Mummy
  • The Sopranos
  • Thor the Mighty Avenger
  • Thrill Seekers
  • Top Trumps Celebs
  • Top Trumps Football Legends
  • Top Trumps World Football Stars
  • Tres Amigos
  • Triple Profits
  • Tropic Reels
  • Ugga Bugga
  • Vacation Station
  • Vikingmania
  • Wall St. Fever
  • Wild Gambler 2
  • Wild Games
  • Wild Spirit
  • Wings of Gold
  • Wolverine
  • Wu-Long
  • X-Men
  • Zhao Cai Jin Bao

Playtech Blackjack Games

Playtech spreads many blackjack, roulette, and other table games.  There are several unique blackjack games.  One is 21 Duel Blackjack.  This is a game where the dealer and player are dealt two cards with two communal cards.  The player picks one community card with one player card with a double bet or folds and moves to the next hand.  There are no doubles or splits in 21 Duel Blackjack.  All other blackjack games allow doubles and splits.

Most Playtech blackjack games are dealt European style.  This means that the dealer does not receive his hole card until the player has acted.

  • 21 Duel Blackjack
  • Blackjack
  • Blackjack Pro
  • Blackjack Surrender
  • Blackjack Switch
  • Perfect Blackjack
  • UK Blackjack
  • Pontoon

Playtech Roulette Games

Playtech spreads nine roulette games.  This is more than any other online casino software.

  • 3D Roulette
  • American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • French Roulette
  • Multi Wheel Roulette
  • Marvel Roulette
  • Premium American Roulette
  • Premium European Roulette
  • Premium Roulette Pro

Playtech Video Poker

Playtech video poker is available in 1, 4, 10, 25, and 50 hand variations.  Denominations start at just $.05.

  • Pick’em Poker
  • 2 Ways Royal
  • Aces and Faces
  • Deuces Wild
  • 10’s or Better
    • Jacks or Better
    • All American Poker
    • Joker Poker
    • Mega Jacks

Playtech Licensees

Reputable Playtech licensees include Betsafe, Omni, Betfred, and Titan.

Playtech Scandals

In 2009, a player won $4.4 million playing a progressive slot at Joyland.  Progressives are paid from pooled funds from players across all Playtech sites.  The site where a progressive jackpot is hit receives the funds from Playtech to pay the player.  Joyland refused to pay the player in full.  Instead, it only offered to pay the player $9,000 per month.  This would have made it take nearly 40 years to pay the entire win.  Playtech refused to get involved and the player was forced to negotiate for a smaller amount.

The Betfair Happy Hour scandal is another example where players got cheated and Playtech would not get involved.  Players were offered a 10 times wager requirement in 2010 for a few special short hours.  Betfair got hit hard and decided to simply not pay anybody.  In some cases, it even went into the ewallets and bank accounts of players that already withdrew winnings.  This is simply unacceptable.  Betfair’s once stellar reputation was destroyed.