Online Casino Software Providers
The world's leading online casino software providers include Microgaming, Playtech, Realtime Gaming (RTG), Cryptologic, 888 (Dragonfish), Bwin.Party, Electracade, TopGame, Rival, Sheriff Gaming, BetSoft, NetEntertainment (NetEnt), NuWorks, International Game Technology (IGT), WMS Gaming, WagerWorks, CTXM, Ash Gaming, Gamesys, Endemol Games and GTECH G2, plus there are about 20 others that have developed impressive gaming content for the virtual world which can be found at online casinos and at other similar gambling portals.
Generally, the casino software can be accessed instantly in your browser using just a flash player or java, but most leading online casino software companies have also developed downloadable casino software, which gives players access to a much broader collection of casino games than an instant flash casino. Occasionally, online casinos use their very own in-house proprietary software, but in the grand scheme of things, there are very few online casinos that are powered solely by proprietary software.
The downloadable casino software normally takes just a couple of minutes to install onto your computer and most of this software is now compatible with all of today's operating systems. Player can now visit an online casino from a PC, Mac, Laptop, or even now from a mobile device. Each of the software providers mentioned here has developed a fully licensed product and many of them have also won numerous industry awards over the past decade or so for their exciting products.
Between them all, they have developed approximately 2000 online slot machines and it is very rare to find an online casino software developer that hasn't developed an exciting range of slots. These generally include both classic slots and video slots (unless the software company specialises in providing just 'soft' gaming content). These companies are therefore less likely to have developed multilined video slots with bonus rounds that have rich 3D graphics.
The other types of games that you can expect to find from most of these software providers include traditional Vegas style games such as Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette, and also now titles such as Punto Banco, Craps, Casino War, Red Dog and various different poker varieties such as Pai Gow, Caribbean Stud Poker and Casino Hold 'em.
The great thing about downloadable casino software is that it generally comes with full built in support and it should never harm your computer in any way. Once you have completed the installation on to your computer, you can then create a shortcut and launch the casino directly from your desktop in a matter of seconds.