One of the more popular developers these days, Pragmatic Play has been around for a couple of years, and have managed to leave a good impression so far. They’ve been focusing content with higher volatility and awesome potential lately, which is why their content has been so popular lately.
Over 200 games are available from them, including slots, bingo and live dealer tables, and they can help make any Pragmatic Play casino an interesting option for its players. Actually, well over 400 casinos have welcomed their games already, and so it should be fairly easy to find one that relies on them.
Their content is available both on desktop and mobile, it’s translated in 31 languages, and offers all currencies.
This developer is present in several countries, with offices open in Malta, Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Philippines and India. They have certifications and licenses obtained in more than 20 jurisdictions, one more element which helped make them such a popular choice with casinos.
They also collaborate with several independent auditors, to test the RNG in their games. Among those you will find Quinel and GLI.
Pragmatic Play History
Pragmatic Play has started out recently, only in 2015, but they expanded rapidly. These days, they tend to release about 2 new games each month, so a couple of dozen options are available to players each year.
Their efforts were recognized in 2017, when Pragmatic Play received an award for Software Rising Star, during EGR B2B Awards. Additional awards, also received in 2017, included Best Digital Company, Best Gamified Experience and BEST HR Director of 2017.
In 2018, they got new awards, for Innovation in Slot Provision, as well as Best Slot Game of 2018 (Malta Gaming Awards). In 2019, they were named Best Gaming Company, at MIGEA Malta iGaming.
Games at Pragmatic Play Casinos
As of right now, Pragmatic Play casinos will have as many as 210 games to offer, about 150+ of which are video slots, 35 are classic slots, while the rest include card games, roulette, live casino games and a few others.
The company offers several slot machines which are highly appreciated by players. Their top 3 titles right now are Wolf Gold, Mustang Gold and John Hunter & The Tomb of the Scarab Queen. Quite a few others are considered top 100 slot machines from their collection, and it’s easy to see why they’re so appreciated.
It doesn’t have a reputation as the most innovative company around, and you will see this in their themes and graphics, but they do provide players with lots of high volatility options, and the potential tends to be impressive in many of their titles. Feature wise, they’re not going to give you just the basics, they work more on that side than others, and that’s also to be appreciated.
Jackpots & RTP
This is the area where Pragmatic Play slots seem to shine. The games they’ve been releasing in the last couple of years have higher volatility than you get at most, and it shows in the kind of potential that they have. To give you just one example, a slot like Buffalo King is capable of paying 93,750x the stake, which is just astonishing. A lot of their other slots will routinely promise top rewards of 10,000x to 20,000x, which also quite a bit higher than what most have offered in the past.
On the other hand, with huge top jackpots, comes huge volatility as well. The games are obviously not very likely to come close to those rewards, even though it’s a possibility.
Ultimately, their slots are expected to have an RTP of 96% or higher, and that’s enough for a modern release. They might have to make their slots risky, in order for the potential to go higher, but that’s normal. Players do seem to love this type of game these days, and more developers have included such risky titles in their portfolio lately.
Themes & Graphics
If there is one thing to be dissatisfied with, when you’re playing at a Pragmatic Play casino, and you’re trying out their slot machines, is that the stories they tell are not very good. Never-mind that there isn’t really a story behind most of their slots, but the theme is not particularly unique or interesting either. The typical Pragmatic Play slot might have a theme related to wildlife, Ancient Egypt, pirates, treasures and other similar options.
The design quality is mostly average as well. I’ve seen much worse looking slots do well, if everything else comes together, so the graphics are clearly not a huge downside for most players.
It’s one more area where I found Pragmatic Play to shine. It’s not easy to get to big payouts in most slots, but it’s possible if the right features are included. This developer has done a great job at implementing bonuses with huge potential. It might require free spins with locking multipliers (Mysterious), a Multiplier Wheel (in Master Joker), stacked wilds with up to 3125x combined multipliers (Buffalo King), but they manage to pull it through and make it fun.