Online gaming technology and services provider Playtech has seen a customer scoop a £2.37m jackpot on its Gladiator slot, the largest sum ever won on the game by a UK player.

Based on the Oscar-winning film released in 2000, the game allows players to win the progressive jackpot by collecting nine gold helmets through the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus feature.

The prize is the largest jackpot payout announced by Playtech since a player scooped a £1.15m jackpot from its bingo network via Mecca Bingo, operated by licensee Rank Interactive.

Playtech's head of casino Amir Askarov congratulated the player on their win, stating that the company was “honoured to offer players prizes on this scale.”

“We take pride in the strong content and features of our slots and jackpots and are delighted to continually offer our players the opportunity to win huge prizes through our expanding games portfolio,” Askarov said.

Shares in Playtech plc (Co. Data) (LSE:PTEC) opened in London Tuesday morning at a new 52-week high of 758.50 pence per share before falling back to 743.00 pence per share, down 0.8 per cent.