Casino Software

Here we will attempt to review the many casino software platforms available today at the online gambling market. As the market evolves more and more casino software providers enter the market and develop their own gaming solution which they later distribute and grant licenses for companies who desire to setup an online casino brand.

This review will start from the more established companies and go down to the less known companies. Note that it has nothing to do with the reputation of the online casino brands.

PlaytechPlaytech

Definately one of the fastest growing publicly traded company (AIM: PTEC) providing a software for Online Casino, Poker and Bingo as well as live dealers and live television broadcast betting services, mobile gambling sports betting and more. Established in 1999 Playtech is now a leading gambling software provider holding a respectful share of the gambling market revenue. Playtech is originally an Israeli company but is spread worldwide in countries like the Philippines, Gibraltar, Bulgaria, Estonia, Cyprus and more.

In terms of technology Playtech offers a download client and a no download version (flash) full of games which are constantly added to the platform including live dealer games and innovative 3d games. Offering a payment processing service of its own and live support staff which is available for all licensees 24/7.

The platform offered by Playtech is multilingual and available in most markets. Most playtech powered casinos are licensed and regulated offering the highest standards of the online gambling industry.

Playtech is currently holding more licensees than any other gambling software provider and constantly expanding and improving its software and service.

MicroGamingMicrogaming

One of the first casino software providers to launch at 1997, Microgaming is the second largest software provider for online gambling games. Microgaming is based in Israel and Isle of Man providing a casino client for more than 120 online casinos and also providing a poker platform for 40 poker rooms.

Microgaming releases new casino games every month with amazing graphics offering both a download client and no download version based in flash. The platform is multilingual and available in most markets.

Microgaming co-founded eCOGRA: e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance which is an independent non profit organization meant to assure that the operation and the software is clean and safe for gamblers.

Other than offering most type of regular casino games and highly attractive video games and live dealer games, Microgaming shares among its casino brands an online slots network which shares the jackpot of the slots making it more interesting for players having a chance at becoming millionaires by playing the slots.

Microgaming much like Playtech also offers its own support service and payment processing service.

Rival Gaming Rival Gaming

Rival was founded at 2006 and currently the fastest growing casino software provider offering other than the casino management platform processing service and customer service and fraud management.

Rival pride itself with its i-slots which are interactive multi-line slots offered in its software to all its licensees.

Rival is owned by Black Chip Limited which is located in Cyprus.

Rival brands still accept US traffic regardless of the legislation in the USA. This point makes Rival gaming attractive for online casino operators who want to have a piece of the lucrative US market.

With more than 30 casino operators worldwide, Rival is with no doubt the fastest growing network and software provider. Offering a very attractive casino platform which lately became multilingual makes Rival a good solution for online casino operators world wide.

Real Time Gaming (RTG) Real Time Gaming

Founded back in 1999 Real Time Gaming took a nice share of the gambling market by providing a good looking online casino platform which offers the player a large variety of games including most of the well known casino games and additional video slot machines.

With more than 100 games offered RTG is a good solution for online casino operator looking to work with the US market regardless of legislation issues there. While other operators withdrew from the USA, RTG decided to keep working in that market giving operators an opportunity of its kind to accept US traffic.

Real Time Gaming is owned and operated by Hastings International B.V. which is currently located in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles.

One of the more noticeable feature RTG has over its many competitors is the CDS (Central Dispute System) which enables players to file a dispute against the casino brand they play in should they feel something is not right. This is remarkable especially due to the fact other casino software providers don’t provide this service and stand behind the players playing with their software.

RTG currently provides its software for 20 online casino brands.

Cryptologic – Wagerlogic Cryptologic

Founded in 1995, Cryptologic was a leading online casino software provider and later also evolved into casual gaming releasing new games and closing partnership deals with many of the “big guns” in the industry. Today Cryptologic is partnered with 30 brands but most of the partnerships are related to additions such as casual gaming for brands operated in other casino platforms.

Much like other software providers Cryptologic also pride itself with a casino management platform which includes player support and fund management (processing).

While not being such a big player as a casino platform provider, Cryptologic and its games of all type have definately left a mark on the online gambling industry and this is the reason many operators have chosen to add Cryptologic to their platform.

WagerLogic

Cryptologic is based in Dublin Ireland and uses Wagerlogic as the brand name to license online casinos and poker using their software as well as other type of games such as casual games and lottery.

Net Entertainment Net Entertainment

Founded in 1996 launching its first casino brand at 2000 providing casino software and casino management software. NetEntertainment is based in Sweden.

They opened their business for licensing back in 2002 and gained many licensees in casino and sports betting ever since. The company is licensed in Malta and offers their licensees a complete solution including player support and financial processing.

Net Entertainment is now a public traded company in NASDAQ OMX and Stockholm (NE B).

The platform is available in download client and no download and available in 22 languages for almost all countries in the world.

There are currently more than 40 licensees across Europe for the online casino software and sports books provided by Net Entertainment.

Top Game

Top GameOne of the newest casino software providers, established in Israel early 2008 and growing ever since with 18 brands to date one operated by Top Game itself and the rest operated by licensees.

While not offering an innovative or superior platform to the leading casino software providers, Top Game has the advantage of operating in the US market and so you can find the top game software in the English language only and in a download client only which is not as user friendly as the other clients but it’s constantly improving.

Top Game offer its licensees player support and financial processing which is difficult in the US market due to legislation in the USA.

PartyGamingPartyGaming

Founded in 1997 originally called iGlobalMedia and now a public traded company at the London stock exchange (PRTY) operating a casino, poker, bingo, sports betting, financial market trading and backgammon platforms under the same identity of party gaming.

Recently PartyGaming merged with sports betting giant bewin and acquired the WPT brand (world poker tour).

Based in Gibraltar, PartyGaming prides itself with being the owner of the fourth biggest poker room and operating a multilingual online casino on its own software.

PartyGaming handles its player support and financial processing in house for all of its brands.

DragonFish – Random Logic – 888 DragonFish

DragonFish is RandomLogic or 888’s identity for B2B, licensing and other related aspects of online casino software marketing.

Random Logic is the software developer for the popular online casino platform originally launched in 1997. The company is based in Israel and traded at the London Stock Exchange (888).Random Logic - 888

DragonFish currently has one licensee operating on a Random Logic software. The software itself is a multilingual one and available in most markets (not available in the USA). Its reputation is one of its greatest advantages for players as it doesn’t have any technological advantage over its competitors.

DragonFish offers processing services and player support services for its licensees.

Boss Media – GTech G2Gtech G2

Boss Media is a complete online gambling solution for casino, bingo, poker, sports betting, skill games and lottery  currently known as Gtech G2.

GTECH G2 was formed in 2009, following the successful acquisition of a number of market leading companies across the full digital gaming and sports betting industry – Boss Media, Finsoft Ltd, Dynamite Idea and St Minver

Boss Media has been in the market since 2000 and is less known as an online casino software provider and more known for its other solutions. Nevertheless it offers a complete managed online casino software and a financial processing solution and players support.Boss Media

The Gtech G2 software platform is multilingual. There are currently 2 online casinos operated with this platform as other brands switched to clients by other software providers.

Gambling SoftwareGambling Software

Established back in 1997 and acquired by Victory Gaming on 2003. Based in British Columbia Canada, Gambling Software develop casino, poker, bingo, betting, fantasy gaming and mobile platform with a back end for operators world wide. They currently have more than 50 licensees.Victory Gaming

Gambling Software specializes in java based no download games. The most common platform today is flash, this is why GamblingSoftware is not as popular as it used to be.

There are currently no online casino operated on a Gambling Software platform.

Betsoft GamingBetSoft Gaming

Since 2009 Betsoft gaming is creating new online casino games and providing a gaming platform which is no download flash based. Currently operating a single casino brand and growing.

Based in Israel and Cyprus and licensed in Alderney, Betsoft gaming provides casino and casino management software, bingo, slots and virtual horse racing and live dealers.

It’s still too early to determine whether Betsoft will be one of the leading casino game software operators but it’s here now and it’s here to stay.

Betsoft is partnered with BetCafeGaming to offer its application in Internet cafés and hotel chains world wide.

Orbis OpenBetOpenBet

OpenBet (formerly Orbis Technology Ltd was founded back in 1996 providing online gambling technology mostly for sports betting with integration to casino games, scratch cards, slots and video games and even Poker.

It currently provides software to most of the big betting sites including management system.

The OpenBet software is available in most countries, not in the USA.

OpenBet is based in London but have development offices worldwide.

Vegas Technology Vegas Technology

Formerly known as Oddson, Since 1997 Vegas Technology have been providing a casino platform for 9 licensees so far. The platform is available in English only and includes a casino management platform.

The company itself is based in Toronto Canada.

The software provided in both download client and a no download flash based client.

While the main language of the platform is English it’s important to state that it accept US players to its platform.

Grand Virtual Grand Virtual

Grand Virtual offers an online casino and poker software with a management system. They have been online since 1997 and while not having many licensees some of their licensees are the biggest in the market.

The software is multilingual and they offer a download and no download version.

One of the key features of the Grand Virtual software is the 3d graphics offered in their software.

Smart Gaming Smart Gaming

Established in 2009, The Smart Gaming Group based in London prides themselves with a new generation of live dealer games.

While having one brand, they offer a license for their casino game platform and management system which is available in many languages.

They are licensed and Regulated in the UK and the future looks bright for the Smart Gaming Group.

Proprietary Software

Some online casinos runs on a custom made online casino software developed in house and not distributed to other licensees. Since just about anyone can develop an online casino platform, proprietary casino software is sometime an attractive solution to cut costs and then instead of paying licensing fees and other applicable fees, these brands only carry the cost of processing, support and relevant costs.

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