Playson is one of the easily recognizable companies from the slot development niche, and it’s based in Malta. The company has more than 250 employees all over the world and they currently own over 60 HTML5 games which are available on multiple platforms. Their games are designed for casinos, social media and sometimes they’re even skill-based, but the big focus appears to be on slot machines.
Three very good gaming licenses were obtained by Playson, and their quality tells us something about their dedication to customer satisfaction. Those licenses are from United Kingdom, Alderney and Malta, all three among the best you can get.
Over 100 casinos currently offer content from Playson, partly because of their 2016 integration into the Quickfire platform, which is among the most popular around.
History of Playson
A relatively new company, Playson has been created in 2012. They’ve shown that they can create awesome casino games in the meantime, and they expanded quickly, reaching a decent size with 250+ employees hired in multiple locations around the world. They’ve gotten partnership deals with several big names and platforms, including Leander, Bet Construct or 1×2 Gaming. One of their biggest deals came in 2016, when they partnered with Quickfire to offer their HD games on Microgaming’s platform.
The main game categories which Playson seems to cover are Slots, Table Games, Video Poker and Roulette. A couple of dozen slot machines, along with about 8 titles in the other three categories, make up a collection which appears quite small at first, but whose quality is among the highest you will find anywhere, particularly in terms of design.
I’ve mentioned it already, but it’s worth saying again. The quality of the graphics in the slots that Playson releases is among the highest of the industry. That doesn’t mean that all their slots will be interesting to you. Titles like their Joker series might not appeal because of its classic theme, and actually they have quite a few of these games. However, look at titles like Chicago Gangsters, Fireworks Master, Marioni Show or Time Warp Guardian, and the stories should be getting a lot more interesting. The fact is that Playson is capable of designing even a great looking Ancient Egypt slot, and they’ve done it several times already.
Playson’s slots aren’t really the type to dazzle the player with new and unusual features. They make use of all the usual options, ranging from wilds to scatters, from free spins to mystery features or expanding symbols, but they don’t usually go farther than that.
The payouts of their slots aren’t the highest around, and generally I don’t associate their content with ultra high volatility releases. These slots appear to be focused mostly on the casual player.
Among the Playson releases which seem popular right now, expect to find titles like Sevens & Fruits, Rise of Egypt, Claws vs Paws, Viking Gods Thor and Loki, or Legend of Cleopatra. Mostly, it seems to be the classic or common themes that get more attention, so maybe Playson is on to something with their focus on such stories in their slots. Expect even their less popular titles to be entertaining though, as I said before, they do a pretty good job designing slot machines.
Highest RTP Games
With the majority of the Playson slot machines coming in at 95% or higher, you’re not going to go wrong with any of their games, but some of them do have better figures and will offer you slightly better odds of getting a profit. The releases which I’m going to recommend have titles like Wild Sevens (96.68%), Art of the Heist (96.67%), Time Warp Guardian (96.44%), Notre Dames (96.43%), (95 Down The Pub (96.42%) or Spell Craft (96.40%).
As you can see, there are no releases so far to go over 97%, and the majority are actually below 96%, so on that account Playson isn’t doing as well as some of its major competitors.