Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play is a software developer specialising in online casino-related games. The company was founded in 2015 and since then has developed over 200 games under different categories like video slots, table games, scratchcards, and video poker.

Facts about Pragmatic Play

As one of the world’s leading providers of online casino games, Pragmatic Play offers a reputable and award-winning iGaming experience. But let’s see what it has to offer players from New Zealand!

Licence20+UK Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority, Curacao, Oficiul National Pentru Jocuri de Noroc (Romania), and more
Types of Casino Games9Slots, Live Casino, Table Games, Scratchcards, Video Poker, Jackpots, Bingo, Keno, Virtual Sports
Slots180+Gold Rush, Curse of the Werewolf Megaways, John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure, and more
Live Roulette 8Roulette, Mega Roulette, Auto Roulette, Speed Roulette, Roulette Italy, Roulette Germany, Roulette Russia, Roulette Macao
Live Blackjack2Live Blackjack, ONE Blackjack
Live Baccarat2Baccarat, Speed Baccarat
Game shows0None
Pragmatic Play Casinos20+888 Casino, William Hill, Paddypower, Betfair, LeoVegas, and more
Mobile App No, you have to play in browser
In-game promotionsTournaments, Prize Drops, Free Round Bonuses, Countdown Free Round Bonuses, Free Card Bonuses, Prize Multiplier
Launched20152015 by Julian Jarvis (CEO)
FairnessGaming Laboratories International, Quinel and Gaming Associates

All Games by Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play offers well over 200 games across a wide variety of styles, from slots to jackpots, table games to live dealer titles. Here is a list of games by Pragmatic Play, with more titles being added by the company on a regular basis: 

  • Yum Yum Powerways
  • Chilli Heat Megaways
  • Rise of Giza PowerNudge
  • Fruit Party 2
  • Chicken Drop
  • Book of Vikings
  • Lucky Grace And Charm
  • Empty the Bank
  • 5 Lions Megaways
  • Lucky Lightning
  • Dragon Hot Hold and Spin
  • Heart of Rio
  • Panda’s Fortune 2
  • The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew
  • Cash Elevator
  • Phoenix Forge
  • The Amazing Money Machine
  • Buffalo King Megaways
  • Hot Fiesta
  • Floating Dragon Hold and Spin
  • Wild Booster
  • Power of Thor Megaways
  • Juicy Fruits
  • Temujin Treasures
  • Fishin’ Reels
  • Hot to Burn Hold and Spin
  • Gates of Olympus
  • Joker King
  • The Hand of Midas
  • Eye of the Storm
  • Dragon Kingdom – Eyes of Fire
  • Madame Destiny Megaways
  • Congo Cash
  • Emerald King Rainbow Road
  • Mysterious Egypt
  • Voodoo Magic
  • Big Bass Bonanza
  • John Hunter and the Mayan Gods
  • Spartan King
  • Christmas Carol Megaways
  • Cowboys Gold
  • Book of Kingdoms
  • Pirate Gold Deluxe
  • Dragon Tiger
  • Gems Bonanza
  • Return of the Dead
  • 5 Lions Dance
  • Emerald King
  • Wild Walker
  • Wild Wild Riches
  • Star Bounty
  • Ultra Hold and Spin
  • Curse of the Werewolf Megaways
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Jungle Gorilla
  • The Dog House Megaways
  • Aztec Gems Deluxe
  • Great Rhino Deluxe
  • Street Racer
  • Drago – Jewels of Fortune
  • Pyramid King
  • Three Star Fortune
  • Starz Megaways
  • Ultra Burn
  • Fruit Party
  • Hot to burn
  • John Hunter and the book of Tut
  • Great Rhino Megaways
  • Bronco Spirit
  • Fruit Rainbow
  • Wild West Gold
  • Dance Party
  • The Wild Machine
  • Aztec Bonanza
  • Golden Beauty
  • Mysterious
  • Master Joker
  • Super 7s
  • Release the Kraken
  • Money Mouse
  • Magic Journey
  • Buffalo King
  • Greek Gods
  • Sweet Bonanza Xmas
  • Hercules and Pegasus
  • Aladdin and the Sorcerer
  • Honey Honey Honey
  • Fire Strike
  • Tree of Riches
  • John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen
  • Super Joker
  • The Great Chicken Escape
  • Vampires vs Wolves
  • Hot Chilli
  • John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure
  • Monkey Warrior
  • Sweet Bonanza
  • 5 Lions Gold
  • Triple Jokers
  • Pirate Gold
  • Caishen’s Cash
  • The Dog House
  • Egyptian Fortunes
  • Wild Pixies
  • Extra Juicy
  • Wild Gladiators
  • Safari King
  • Treasure Horse
  • Mustang Gold
  • Leprechaun Carol
  • Triple Dragons
  • Ancient Egypt Classic
  • Master Chen’s Fortune
  • Da Vinci’s Treasure
  • Leprechaun Song
  • Peking Luck
  • Jade Butterfly
  • Madame Destiny
  • Asgard
  • The Champions
  • 5 Lions
  • Great Rhino
  • Joker’s Jewels
  • Fire 88
  • Fairytale Fortune
  • Aztec Gems
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Lucky New Year
  • Chilli Heat
  • Gold Rush
  • Roulette
  • American Blackjack
  • Wolf Gold Scratchcard
  • Gold Rush Scratchcard
  • Queen of Gold Scratchcard
  • Hot Safari Scratchcard
  • Panda Gold Scratchcard
  • 7 Piggies Scratchcard
  • Diamond Strike Scratchcard
  • Monkey Madness
  • Triple Tigers
  • Santa
  • Panda’s Fortune
  • 7 Piggies
  • Diamond Strike
  • Vegas Nights
  • Wild Spells
  • Caishen’s Gold
  • Pixie Wings
  • Jurassic Giants
  • Wolf Gold
  • 888 Dragons
  • 8 Dragons
  • Gold Train
  • 3 Kingdoms – Battle of Red Cliffs
  • Queen of Gold
  • Hot Safari
  • Panther Queen
  • Queen of Atlantis
  • Irish Charms
  • 888 Gold
  • Hercules Son of Zeus
  • Dragon Kingdom
  • 3 Genie Wishes
  • Multihand Blackjack
  • Journey to the West
  • Beowulf
  • Lucky Dragons
  • Diamonds are Forever 3 Lines
  • The Catfather Part II
  • Dwarven Gold Deluxe
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • 7 Monkeys
  • Hockey League Wild Match
  • Mighty Kong
  • Lady Godiva
  • The Catfather
  • Magic Crystals
  • Hockey League
  • Aladdin’s Treasure
  • Lady of the Moon
  • Sugar Rush
  • Dwarven Gold
  • Glorious Rome
  • Great Reef
  • Tales of Egypt
  • Baccarat
  • Jacks or Better
  • Keno

Pragmatic Play also offers nine Bingo variations, four virtual sports, and 15 live games.

Pragmatic Play's Live Casino
Pragmatic Play Live Casino

Are They Legal/safe?

  • License

Pragmatic Play is licensed and permitted to offer its games in various parts of the world: in the Philippines, with a license granted by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Curacao, Malta Gaming Authority, the UK Gambling Commission, Romania, and Gibraltar are its most prominent licenses.

It’s in the process of obtaining licensing for other regions, as the company seeks to comply with all jurisdictions its games are available in. 

  • Security

Pragmatic Play respects its users’ privacy by abiding by European laws and regulations, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). This law ensures that Pragmatic Play protects your data and keeps a record of its movement.

You can read the company’s privacy policy on its site. 

Fairness of their games

Gambling is a sport of uncertainty; it’s pleasing to know that you can be assured that most games by Pragmatic Play have high volatility and high RTP.

Although some games have variable RTP according to a title’s bonus features, every Pragmatic Play game comes with detailed play instructions, paytables, RTP and volatility information so you can choose exactly the right game for you. 

Furthermore, Pragmatic Play is regulated by player software protection services.

The company regularly verifies its games through independent third parties which test for fairness, random number generators, and quality level.

Reputable companies such as Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), Quinel, and Gaming Associates certify Pragmatic Play games, and this is the precondition the company has set for all the markets it operates in. 

Active-In-Game Promotions/Jackpots from Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play isn’t alone in offering promotional tools and content for its titles, but it is the only software developer with Enhance. Enhance is a promotional toolset that lets the company add unique and innovative features, including:

Enhance by Pragamtic Play
Pragmatic Play Enhance
  • Tournaments

Applicable to live dealer games and slots, Tournaments let players experience real-time leaderboards and cash rewards. Players can also choose an auto payout function and receive notifications so they never miss the chance at a prize.

  • Prize Drops

All a player needs to do is sign up for this particular promotion and any time they play a Pragmatic Play title, they stand a chance of receiving a random reward (e.g., NZD 50).

  • Free Round Bonuses

With this promotion, you might find yourself playing your favourite slot and suddenly find yourself gifted with free spins.

  • Countdown Free Round Bonuses

Similar to the above promotion, except the bonus rounds come with time limits.

  • Free Card Bonuses

If you play any of the company’s virtual scratchcards, you stand the chance to win free goes on other scratchcards.

Although Pragmatic Play only offers eight jackpot slots, they all come with a minimum of 96% RTP, with some (like Diamond Strike) having an RTP above 97%.  

Great Games They Made

Here is what I gathered: although all Pragmatic Play games are top-notch, a few stood out. I have played these more than I could count, and I bet you’ll enjoy them as well!

  • Fruit Party 2

Not only is it fun to play, but it takes a classic theme, updates with gorgeous graphics, and wraps it all up in a high volatility slot with a decent RTP of 96.53%.

Matching five symbols horizontally or vertically releases a winning cluster, resulting in tumble reels; this is where the big multipliers are!

Fruit Party 2 slot
Fruit Party 2
  • Safari King

It is all in the name of the game, and they delivered! This animal-themed game left the theme music ringing in my head for days, but I enjoyed every last bit of it.

There is a maximum bet of NZD 250, and the minimum bets start just 0.50, making this slot ideal for both casual and confident players.

Safari King Slot
Safari King
  • Aztec Bonanza

Your mission is to find the Aztec treasure, which can multiply your stake by over 19,000 times. The game has bonus features with each spin, including the possibility of landing a lucrative Mystery symbol.

Aztec Bonanza slot
Aztec Bonanza
  • Great Rhino Megaways

This is the first Pragmatic Play title to use the famous Megaways technology and comes with an RTP of 96.50%. The game is animal-themed and has over 200,000 possible combos on a non-standard playing field, with six reels. Besides getting free spins, the game allows you to buy more spins with an additional bet.

Great Rhino Megaways slot
Grat Rhino Megaways
  • Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy this slot party with over 200 ways to win. Progressive multipliers and free spins mean potentially winning 30x your initial bet!

Dance Party Slot
Dance Party

What Makes Their Games Stand Out?

Pragmatic Play offers games with special features that capture the attention of all its players. This compared with exquisite graphics and music makes for a very fun package! Let’s take a more detailed look!

Innovative features

If you try your luck on a Pragmatic Play title, you can be part of active tournaments with access to both real-time leaderboards and rewards. These tournaments are available across slot games and live casino titles.

Players can also expect Prize Drops with random cash prizes. 

Drops and wins by Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play’s Drops & Wins

Across all its slot games, expect to receive free round bonuses which will give you free spins. In addition to that, some bonuses have a time limit, which means you can make as many spins while time permits.

Countdown free round bonuses have a turbo spin mode option. 

Graphics

The themes of the games will take you on an adventure.

I love the thematic backgrounds that give the game a feel of travelling along, like in John Hunter’s adventures.

Pragmatic Play’s table games are as realistic as ever, and the live dealers will provide you with a real-life sense of traditional casinos. 

Music 

Games come with various types of music that fit the theme. Some may be soothing, whereas some are a lot more upbeat. In every case, the soundtrack suits the game in question.

Gameplay

Pragmatic Play titles are adventurous and aim to give players a natural feel of traditional casino games. The company also has a good mixture of classic style slots alongside titles with more modern gameplay elements, like Megaways.  

Casinos Pragmatic Play Is Working With

As a licensed game provider, Pragmatic Play chooses regulated casinos to partner with. Some of the casinos that Pragmatic Play works with available to New Zealand players include:

Are They Optimised for Mobile?

Pragmatic Play titles can be accessed using any device, be it Windows, iOS, or Android, and there is no need to download any additional software since the games are developed in HTML5 technology from the onset.

Pragmatic Play on mobile
Pragmatic Play mobile

Conclusion

Since launching in 2015, Pragmatic Play has brought Vegas to players’ fingertips through its collaboration with various online casinos. The company offers over 200 games, with innovative promotional content that helps put entertainment first.

Players of all levels are catered for, thanks to the mix of casual slots, virtual sports and live dealer tables. Pragmatic Play has won 11 awards related to innovation and software, so it’s not difficult to see that this is a company that is growing in popularity and worthwhile content!

Frequently asked questions

Pragmatic Play is a leading igaming company. It provides users with various games, from slots to table games, and even scratchcards. It’s also known for its innovative promotional toolset, Enhance.
You can play Pragmatic Play titles for free on its website, where you can switch the (virtual) currency to display NZD, and at online casinos it partners with, for real cash. You can access the games via desktop and mobile devices.
Yes. Pragmatic Play has its titles tested by leading companies like Gaming Laboratories International, Quinel and Gaming Associates.
It offers a variety of games suitable to every taste. These vary from slots to table games, and all the way through to virtual sports, live dealer tables, scratchcards and Bingo.
Yes, the vast majority of the company’s games are slots.