In the online gambling industry, there is a long history of companies changing their names. This can be for many reasons – new ownership, a change of direction as a company, or even just wanting to shake up the branding. However, some companies change their name to escape their past. This is true on the vendor side of the business, and we wonder if that is the reason Pragmatic Play exists. This developer of casino games has a client list that would make many of their competitors envious, so let’s have a look at the company and some of the popular games it has in its stable.
A Brief History of Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play in its current format has been around since 2015. However, in doing the research for the page, we discovered that many of the assets of this company once belonged to a software company called TopGame. TopGame was embroiled in controversy over licencing their software to many rogue operators in the past. Now, while TopGame seems to still exist, it is clear that what is left of that company is focused on the Asian market, while the Pragmatic Play folks are squarely focused on the European business.
Whatever the history may be, what Pragmatic Play has done with their business is nothing short of impressive. Not only is the company licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority (no small feat), it has built a roster of over 80 games. The catalog is slots-heavy, but there are a few video poker and Table Games scattered in as well.
Pragmatic Play games are primarily used by operators as a secondary content provider. The company does not offer enough games to allow a casino to operate with them as a standalone supplier. This does not seem to matter to the company, as their client list includes heavyweights such as Mr. Gree, LeoVegas, Betsson, William Hill, and many more. Also, the company has set themselves up with partnership deals with the likes of Playtech and NYX gaming to be resold under those umbrellas, allowing them access to far more potential clients.
The Pragmatic Play team has been rewarded for its efforts by winning the 2017 BEST B2B Software Provider award at the EGR Awards. This is a great achievement for this company that has really only been in business for a few years.
Top Three Pragmatic Play Slots Games
With all the multiple reel, crazy pay line games on the market today, it is refreshing to find a great classic game to play every once in a while. This 3×3 game features bright colors, and of course a monkey, which is the Wild symbol in the game. This slot is also one of the jackpot games from Pragmatic Play, meaning that you can win big with one spin of the reels. The sounds in this game are outdoor and jungle theme, with the sounds of monkeys and other animals in the background.
Queen Of Gold
There is no shortage of Egypt-themed slot machines on the market, and this one features symbols and sounds very similar to many of the others that we have seen. However, we really like the gameplay of this 5 reel machine. The game features 25 pay lines along with a multiplier feature that can accelerate your winnings to 100x if you hit it. There are multiple levels of the game which increase the bonus amount, and you collect point to reach these levels by selecting a position on the reel before each spin. If the right symbol lands on your selection, you earn a point, and 5 points in 25 spins move you up the levels. We really like the interactive nature of this title.
Sticking with popular slots themes, this is, of course, a dinosaur-themed slot machine. The game is slightly different as it actually has 6 reels instead of the classic 5 you normally see. There are only 4 pay lines, so it is also not a game where you are going to be confused by all the different ways you can create winning combinations. The sound effects are minimal which is nice, and we like the detailed yet simple lines of the machine from a graphical perspective. We can see why this is one of the more popular games in the Pragmatic Play library.
Pragmatic Play has lots of information on its website regarding the mobile compatibility of its games. You can filter the library of games by which ones are mobile-friendly, and it seems that the majority of them are which is great news. All the games are built to be played in a browser, so there is nothing to download. This means you should have no trouble taking these games on the go on a phone or tablet via one of the Pragmatic Play licensees.
We are very impressed with the entire Pragmatic Play operation. The slot machines are varied and are of excellent quality, and the proof of that can be seen in the sheer number of top operators who have selected them for their offering. The company’s business model of allowing competitors to resell its games as part of an overall package is clearly paying off for Pragmatic Play, and it looks like several new games are scheduled for release in the coming year.