Facts about Playtech

Playtech launched in 1999. The company has a long and successful history behind it and a large game catalogue to show for it.

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Playtech is one of NZ’s top casino game providers.

Playtech review

Playtech is a trusted and well-respected software provider. It has earned a solid reputation in the industry for adapting and growing from the time of the earliest online casinos.

Licence✔ Malta Gambling Authority (MGA)
Types of Casino Games5Pokies, Live Casino, Poker, table games and Bingo
Pokies600+Age of the Gods: Apollo Power, Halloween Fortune, Buffalo Blitz and Gladiator Jackpot
Live Roulette 15+Prestige Roulette, Speed Roulette and Quantum Roulette
Live Blackjack15+Ultimate Blackjack, Live Blackjack and Blackjack VIP
Live Baccarat10+Baccarat 7 Seat, Baccarat Squeeze, Mini Baccarat and VIP Baccarat 
Game shows5+Money Drop Live, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Live and Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live
Other game typesN/AN/A
Playtech Casinos400+BitStarz, King Billy, Crocoslots and Winz.io
Mobile App No mobile app
In-game promotions✔ Leaderboards and game modifiers
Launched1999A group of casino entrepreneurs and software engineers launched the company in Estonia.
FairnessGaming Labs International

Best games by Playtech

It’s tough to choose just a handful of the best Playtech games as it has produced some big hits. Here are our top five.

1. Age of the Gods: Apollo Power

The award-winning Age of Gods series has impressed players and Apollo Power is a particularly memorable entry. It has respins, super powers and spreading wilds. 

Age of the Gods: Apollo Power pokie for NZ players
Join the gods themselves in this epic quest for wins!

2. Buffalo Blitz

This animal-themed pokie is so popular that it has several spin-offs, including a live version. It delivers entertainment with wilds, free spins and multipliers.

3. Halloween Fortune

Whether it’s the end of October or you’re in the mood for something spooky, this pokie ticks all the wicked boxes. There are witches, potions and bonuses in the form of free spins and multipliers.

4. Sacred Stones 

Playtech delivers a pokie with 20 paylines and an eerie yet spiritual feel. Match the unusual symbols and watch out for free spins and stacked wilds.

5. Gladiator Jackpot

This jackpot game uses original artwork from the blockbuster film. It has a jackpot prize pick round as well as an additional bonus round with free spins, multipliers and prizes.

Are Playtech’s games legal and safe?

Playtech has earned its reputation by doing things by the book. It has licences in place to operate, including one from MGA.

Malta Gaming Authority
The Malta Gaming Authority is Malta’s gaming control board.

Fairness of Playtech’s games

With so many games, it’s not surprising that the overall return to player (RTP) percentages  varies. You can find games that sit above the industry average and many that are around the usual RTP, with a few falling below that line.

Playtech has been tested by Gaming Labs International and meets its standards across all of its portfolio of games.

Active in-game promotions from Playtech

The pokies in the software provider’s catalogue include some in-game promotions. They aim to enhance the gameplay with an element of competition.

Leaderboards

Certain versions of the games include leaderboards. Players earn points for their wins and can compare their activity to other players to compete for prestige and prizes.

Game modifiers

Often linked to the leaderboards or other actions in pokies, the game modifiers unlock features. By completing tasks or scoring points, players unlock special symbols, gain new characters or win other in-game prizes.

What makes Playtech’s games stand out?

Playtech is particularly known for its series, adventure-style pokies and some games based on TV shows and films. Here are the key aspects that make them stand out. 

Playtech’s innovative features

The most famous innovative features are the ones seen in the Age of Gods series. There are four ‘god-like’ jackpots Power, Super Power, Extra Power and Ultimate Power that are linked to a bonus game.

The provider’s pokies titles also often have features such as free spins, multipliers, wild and scatter symbols. 

Playtech’s graphics

Although its games have many different themes, the graphics all have a cinematic quality, which makes the pokies more immersive and impressive.

Music in Playtech’s games

The music typically matches the themes and feels like it’s the soundtrack to a TV show or film, not a game. Overall, the solid music adds to the player experience. 

Playtech gameplay

Playtech slots often have free spins, wilds and multipliers. Their games are also simple to navigate and offer a user-friendly interface

Are Playtech’s games optimised for mobile?

Yes, even though Playtech doesn’t have its own app, you can play the games on your mobile devices. 

No surprise Playtech is an industry leader 

The cinematic nature of Playtech’s games makes them appealing. The themes are often linked to an epic saga or the games simply have great graphics and a narrative that draws you in. 

On top of that, you know you’re in safe hands with a company with over 20 years of experience in the industry. The only downside is that there’s not enough time to try them all!

all slots by Playtech

Name Total rating RTP Maximum profit (x Your stake) Number of rows Paylines
Age of the Gods: Apollo Power 91 95.48% x1000 4 50

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Name Total rating Popularity Usability Customer Service Launched
MoiCasino 91 90 95 85 01/01/2020
ProntoBet 90 85 93 93 01/01/2023
HiperWin 90 89 92 88 03/06/2021
BetBeast 90 82 85 93 26/02/2024
Novibet 88 90 85 85 10/04/2016
Lukki 88 86 89 91 01/02/2024
CryptoBetSports 86 84 90 85 01/07/2023
Bitwin 86 85 85 85 01/12/2023
Winawin 85 75 95 90 01/11/2022
BetandPlay 85 84 81 91 07/11/2022
Flush Casino 85 85 85 85 01/01/2023
Alphabook 85 85 84 83 06/07/2022
Lucky31 84 85 84 83 30/09/2023
Power Up Casino 84 83 82 85 01/01/2022
TrustDice 83 78 85 89 01/01/2018
Rebellion 83 76 89 90 01/12/2023
RedDice 83 80 92 81 01/12/2023
NovaJackpot 83 83 83 83 25/01/2024
LuckyKoala 82 78 83 85 17/12/2023
LuckyWins 80 75 85 80 01/08/2023
HappySpins 80 80 80 80 01/01/2021
Hejgo 80 80 80 83 31/07/2023
Skycrown 80 80 80 70 01/12/2023
Lucky7even 77 70 85 90 01/01/2023
WildTornado 77 80 90 85 07/05/2017
Slotparadise 70 70 80 75 01/01/2023
YaaCasino 68 60 80 60 01/01/2020

Frequently asked questions

Playtech was founded in Estonia, but now has its headquarters on the Isle of Man.
Yes, NZ players can find demo versions and real money games of the pokies mentioned in this software provider review, including the Age of Gods series.
We picked Age of Gods: Power of Apollo as the best pokie. However, Halloween Fortune and Buffalo Blitz are also definitely worth trying.
Playtech has Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Live Game Shows.
Yes. Playtech's games are independently tested for fairness and they hold an MGA licence.
Yes, it has acquired other studios and collaborates with partners to produce new pokies and live casino games.

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