Established in 2012, the company started out in Malta, and then branched out into Moscow, Minsk, and Odessa. They gained an important foothold in the European industry of online betting. Perhaps they don’t have the experience that some other large companies do (some even having as much as 20 years of being active), but they have used every year to the full in order to improve. In only five years, the company’s team grew to about 250 members. Each professional dedicated to developing solid games for both the online medium and land-based casinos.
Playson understands the importance of cooperation, and for this reason, they have partnered with a variety of developers and casinos. For example, have worked together with Microgaming in order to integrate their slots into Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. Other partners include NYX Gaming, iSoftBet, 1×2 Gaming, Every Matrix or BetConstruct. Working together with these companies, they have managed to build a collection of 45 games, with a focus on video slots. However, their roulette, poker, and blackjack games are more than worth a look. Their catalogue may not be enormous, but Playson’s developers like to take their time in crafting every game carefully.
This effort has certainly paid off: Playson’s games are highly advanced technically and graphically. Each has a well-designed theme with features that fit well. All their games have Omni-channel integration, which, simply put, allows players to seamlessly keep track of payment, wins, losses, and session controls. Furthermore, their products use HTML5, allowing players to access games on the computer, phone or tablet.
Playson understands that safety is key, and for that reason, they have made efforts to obtain the appropriate licenses. As such, they are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The games are also SSL encrypted, which protects the player’s information and money from scammers.
Types of games
slots, table games
Popular Playson Games
Fireworks Master: Chinese-themed slots are vastly popular with both developers and players, because they remind us of ancient treasures and cheerful festivals. The 5 reel, 243 pay line game has a more unique design compared to most other Chinese-themed slots, however. The reels are in the form of a traditional Chinese game, Mahjong, and the tiles feature lucky cats, bamboo plants, lotus flowers and koi fish. The game features reel expanders, wilds, scatters, multipliers and bonuses. Like every Mahjong setup, the reels have multiple layers; matching tiles will break, and if you make it to the last segment, you’ll receive a hefty bonus. Before each spin, the lanterns will light up, and if you match 7 of them, you’ll get some free spin rounds. The game truly makes the best out of its theme.
Time Warp Guardian: Another visually stunning title from Playson. Your mission is to help the courageous time guardian in her mission to defend the future in this 5 reel, 243 pay line slot. Look for the stone statues with varying symbols (a dinosaur, a rocket, a pillar), since they are your wilds. When two wilds land on the same reel, that reel becomes “sticky” and triggers respins. Things get even more interesting if you land 4 wilds: this triggers some free spins, and the layout changes to two 3×3 sets of reels. If you manage to get two identical wilds on the same spin, this unlocks even more special free spins, which differ based on what wilds you managed to land. The instructions may sound complex, but once you get going, you get the hang of the game pretty quickly.
The Marioni Show: A slot game with an interesting story behind it is a rare sight, but if you love fairy tales and puppet shows, then there couldn’t be a better slot for you. This 5 reel, 10 pay line slot tells the story of two knights, locked in a battle for the princess kidnapped by a dragon. The game has some unique features. One of them is the bonus game round, which activates if the two knights are face to face on the reels. You then pick a knight and face off against one another with simple a card game. Winning will award you some prizes, and the round ends when one of the knights run out of lives. The free spin feature starts with the castle scatter symbols, and the cards you receive from Marioni will multiply your wins.
Art of the Heist: This 5 reel, 21 pay line slot tells the story of Vincenzo, an ambitious thief set out to steal some treasures from a guarded museum. The game is more than a slot: in fact, it is quite the adventure. Your goal is to disarm the museum’s security system in order to get your hands on the prize. Landing an intercom symbol on the tile Vincenzo is hiding will determine him to advance into the next room, landing a mummy symbol will cause Vincenzo to go back, while a guard will stop him. Your wilds are the treasure chests, which also award you free spins if they land on Vincenzo. This is certainly a slot with a more unique design; we haven’t seen a game that is both a slot and a board game.
All in all, Playson is a developer that clearly put effort into designing some unique, beautiful games. They flow seamlessly, and their unique features provide hours of entertainment. Playson is certainly a name we’ll hear more about in the future, if they keep producing such solid games. If you want to check out other softwares in the casino industry, we have the full list of them here.