Online Casinos today are generally powered by software which has been developed by one (or more) of approximately 40 different specialist companies. Alternatively, a casino, such as 3Dice Casino will use its very own, in-house software. This gaming content is otherwise known as proprietary software.
You may find that one software provider powers multiple different online casinos, but there are also some companies, such as WMS Gaming, whose product can only be found in one online casino. 99.9% of online casino software today is fully licensed. It is frequently tested to prove that it is not faulty in any way and also that it is consistently producing realistic outcomes. This testing helps to maintain a fair gambling environment for players.
Six of the most successful online casino software providers today include companies such as Realtime Gaming (RTG), Playtech, Sheriff Gaming, Microgaming, Cryptologic and NetEntertainment (NetEnt). Apart from Sheriff Gaming, each of these companies has developed an extensive catalogue of games that can be accessed via a ‘downloadable platform’, although NetEnt is far better known for its instant, non-downloadable gaming content.
These software companies have managed to develop a comprehensive range of casino games which generally includes Vegas-style Table and Card Games, as well as Video Pokers, Classic Slots, Video Slots and much more. You can also now find additional games such as online Scratchcards, Arcade Games, Asian Games, Bingo varieties, Virtual Games, Speciality Games and games with massive jackpots, which are called Progressive Jackpot Games.
Playtech and Microgaming have both developed impressive Live Dealer Casinos and NetEnt’s Live Dealer Casino has only recently been developed and should be available soon. These products are constantly evolving and many of them have won numerous industry awards.
There are several UK online casinos that are powered by various different software providers and not powered by just one product. Many of these UK online casinos cannot be accessed, for example, by Australian, Canadian or US players.
Software companies such as Electracade, 888 (Dragonfish), Gamesys Limited, Endemol Games, Openbet, Chartwell Games, Barcrest, JPMi, Union Jackpots and IGT Interactive are just a few examples of software providers products which are usually only accessible by UK players who are registered to UK online casinos. Many of these software companies specialise in developing what is commonly referred to as ‘Soft Gaming Content’.
Although you may think you have tried out all of the different online casino software that there is, you can pretty much guarantee that there is still plenty more online casino software out there that you have yet to experience. UK players are generally the luckiest when it comes to the amount of different content that is actually available to them, but they are often unaware of this fact.