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Pragmatic Play – Software Rising Star

About the company

Pragmatic Play is a rather young gambling provider, which appeared on the market in 2015. The company is headquartered in Malta (city of Sliema) and has offices in UK, Ukraine, Romania, India, Gibraltar, and Philippines.

Being a new name in the gambling world, Pragmatic Play’s team is scrupulous about the software security. The quality of all the company’s soft is documented and approved by such labs as QUINEL, BMM, and Gaming Labs. The provider also obtains licenses in Romania, UK, Philippines, Malta, and Curacao.

The provider’s hard work did not go unnoticed by the word gambling community. Within a year of the company’s establishment Pragmatic Play was nominated as a “Software Rising Star” and “Best Game of the Year” at EGR Awards (“Hot Safari” slot). And the next year Pragmatic Play received 3 awards at Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2017 (“Best HR Director of the Year”, “Best Digital Company of the Year”, and “Best Gamified Experience Company”) and was shortlisted for EGR Awards “Casino Content Supplier” and “RNG Casino Supplier of the Year”.

How Pragmatic Play Got Started

In 2018 Pragmatic Play will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. However, the company’s history is going hand in hand with the currently non-existent gambling brand “Topgame Technology”, which was founded in 2007 in Panama.

Topgame Technology also specialized in gambling software development and owned several online casinos. Inasmuch as the company started conquering the market at the dawn of the online gambling industry, the developers used some technologies that currently are considered as outdated (downloadable games, Flash). For some time Topgame Technology was an active American market player.

In 2015 the company’s controlling stock interest was bought out by the large group of investors, who founded the “Pragmatic Play” brand. Basically, it was a successful rebranding. All of the software developed before 2015 was updated using HTML5, which allowed Pragmatic Play to become a full-fledged market player.

Owner, Net Worth, and Revenue

Like many modern gambling providers, Pragmatic Play belongs to the group of European investors. However, the company is managed by top specialists from all over the world, which guarantees the business success of the brand both in Europe and beyond its borders.

Pragmatic Play’s CEO Deependra Bhartari prior to taking up the position used to work for Bwin, which is one of the most popular bookmakers.

According to the open source information the company’s revenue is about $2 mln.

Key Moments

  • Pragmatic Play is a gambling provider with a diverse portfolio, which includes modern and classic slots, scratch cards, progressive jackpots, table games, video poker, and keno.
  • Almost all of the games are based on HTML5 and are available from any device.
  • The operator can use any currency (s)he prefers and chooses from 26 interface languages. High-quality localization.
  • Admin panel allows to easily manage all the games and bonus rounds, collect statistics and create reports in the desired format.
  • Pragmatic Play software obtains several quality certificates.

Products and Services

As on July 2018 Pragmatic Play’s portfolio includes more than 80 games. And more important than that, the operator develops not only slots (both classic and modern, with the progressive jackpot and without it) but also creates table games, video poker, scratch cards, and keno.


Pragmatic Play produces only top quality video slots, which successfully compete with such gambling titans as NetEnt or Microgaming. Besides that, slots by Pragmatic Play always have some kind of a schtick, a surprise for the gambler.

The best example is “The Champions” slot. At first sight, it may seem like an ordinary soccer slot but it’s not! This game by Pragmatic Play has several unique features that make it special and super exciting.

Pragmatic Play Champions SoftGamings

First of all, at the beginning of the game, the gambler can choose a favorite soccer team. The design of a bonus symbol will change depending on that choice.

Pragmatic Play Game field SoftGamings

Secondly, at any moment the gambler can choose any spot on the reels as “the goal”. Once the ball symbol appears on the chosen spot, the gambler receives an x2 multiplier for the next 10 spins. Each time the player scores another goal (s)he receives a level-up and the number of spins goes back to 10. 1 goal equals x2 multiplier, 2 goals will bring the gambler x4 multiplier, 3 goals — x6 multiplier and so on (up to x20 multiplier).

The soccer fans will certainly be happy with the bonus game as they will be awarded the 5 penalty shots and the winning amount will depend on how many penalty shots will be successful. To trigger a bonus game 3 bonus symbols have to appear on the reels.

Then again, Pragmatic Play also develops classic slots with a retro design, simple gameplay, and 1-5 paylines. For example, the “Triple tigers” slot has only one line but still remains profitable as the winning combinations appear on the reels quite often. The player always can check the payout table on the left to track the appearing combinations.

SoftGamings Triple tigers PragmaticPlay

The fans of the progressive jackpot slots will also enjoy the games by Pragmatic Play. One of the most popular progressives created by this provider is “Star Jackpots”. Unlike many other progressive jackpot slots, which usually don’t have any bonus features “Star Jackpots” offers the players not only several jackpots but also a bonus game and expanding wilds.

During the bonus game, the gambler opens one of the vaults and gets a “small” award, a “big” award or a free spins round.

SoftGamings PragmaticPlay bonus game

Table games

The number of the table games created by Pragmatic Play is smaller than the number of slots but all of the most popular casino games are there.

All of the table games are well thought-out and beautifully designed. Both the experienced gamblers and the newcomers will enjoy playing them.

The signature feature of the Pragmatic Play’s roulette is the wheel appearing on the screen only after all the bets are placed. Сonsequently, there’s enough space left for the table and it’s easier to place the bets via the mobile device.

SoftGamings PragmaticPlay table games

Both blackjack and baccarat have a similar design and are equipped with the voice hints for the beginners. The rules of any table game are available after a couple of clicks (or taps).

Blackjack PragmaticPlay SoftGamings

Baccarat PragmaticPlay SoftGamings

Other games

Besides the classic duo “slots + table games” Pragmatic Play offers dozens of other games that usually are not in the provider’s portfolio. The games selection includes video poker, keno, and scratch cards.

All of the games have both the manual mode and the automatic mode plus the useful hints for the beginners.

Although, the gamblers know Pragmatic Play mostly as a slot provider, the other games are also beautiful, elegant and high-quality.

PragmaticPlay Keno

PragmaticPlay SoftGamings scratch card

Jacks or better PragmaticPlay SoftGamings

API and Integration

Pragmatic Play offers the operators a quick and simple API integration. The seamless integration process won’t take long. Once it’s over the operator gets the full access to the provider’s portfolio. The 24/7 tech support is available whenever the operator needs any kind of assistance.

You can order the games created by Pragmatic Play in a few clicks. All you need is a “Slots Bundle” service. The Softgamings team will take care of all the hassle. You will receive the best Pragmatic Play solutions plus the games created by more than 20 top gambling providers within the shortest possible time. Be sure, your casino’s visitors will be thrilled with such a diversity.

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