About Casino Software

An online casino software provider is a company that supplies the games to a casino. Occasionally, some online casinos use their own in-house software, which is otherwise known as proprietary software.

Casino software began with Microgaming in the mid-1990s, and since this ground-breaking company first introduced their product to the online gambling market, a steady stream of new software companies started creating their own style of casino games for a huge audience of online gambling enthusiasts.

Four of the most well-known online casino software providers include Microgaming, Cryptologic, TopGame and Playtech. These software providers have two platforms, including a Flash-based platform (non-downloadable) and a downloadable platform, which gives the players a choice to access the games through either one of the two.

The casino download clients take approximately two minutes to install onto most systems and they can be installed in various different languages, rather than just English. There are plenty of on-screen instructions so you should find the entire installation process quite easy. These software providers also offer built-in support when you install their product, which is a very handy service for players to have available to them.

These casinos can be installed onto almost every computer and there are also now a growing number of Mac compatible online casinos for Mac users. There are also some casino software providers that run on Flash platforms only, such as NetEntertainment, Betsoft and Sheriff Gaming. However, many of the online casinos that are powered by these software providers are not always available to US players.

Online casino software continues to improve at a phenomenal rate, with literally thousands of games now available for players to take their pick from. The sound effects continue to amaze players, along with the stunning graphics, immersive gameplay, innovative bonus rounds and responsive player controls.

Playtech and Microgaming have received several awards for their cutting edge products over the past few years, but they are now starting to face stiff competition from other emerging software companies who are also trying to make their mark within the industry.