The prime function of software providers is to develop gaming content for online casinos. The games are based on a Random Number Generator, which is able to produce a continuous string of numbers in such a manner that it is impossible to predict the next number and that all numbers in the domain have equal probability of being chosen as the next number. The software then converts this string of numbers to outcomes like the dealing of cards, spinning of the roulette wheel, rolling of craps dice and spinning of slots reels.
However the online casino games do not exist in isolation. The software providers offer a complete platform that takes care of financial transactions, computation of bonuses, customer support and other administrative functions. The software packages are tested by independent expert agencies for the fairness of the games, the payouts offered and the security of financial transactions. There are many software providers and each has developed its unique styling and strength.
Cryptologic is one of the pioneers in the casino software business and was among the first to launch an online casino with real money wagering. Later it popularized the branded slot game with a collection based on the Marvel Comics super heroes. Its other unique contribution is the Casual Slot genre.
Microgaming is a pioneer in the online casino software business and is credited with one of the first online casinos. Today it offers the largest collection of games by far. Microgaming has a culture of innovation and has brought new concepts into online casino gambling. It offers some of the largest paying progressive jackpots.
Net Entertainment is a Sweden based software company that pioneered the development of Flash software, which does not require downloading. It is known for its high paying progressive jackpots. It has received awards for its thematic slots game with innovative features, some of which are Walking Wilds, Shifting Reels and Sticky Wins.
Playtech offers the complete range of online casino games. Its unique strength is in the arcade games, which are fixed odds games. It also has a selection of Asian games based on pachinko and mahjong. Recently Playtech has moved into the genre of branded slots with tie-ups with Marvel Movies, MGM and Universal Studios.
Realtime Gaming is the software provider with the largest presence in the United States market. Most of the leading online casinos accepting American players are powered by Realtime Gaming. Its special offering is the Real Series slots that have randomly triggered progressive jackpots. Realtime Gaming also offers some unique video poker and blackjack variants.
Top Game is one of the latest entrants in the online casino software space having launched in 2007, but it compares with the best. It offers the fastest download speed using proprietary technology. The focus of Top Game is online slots, the styling of which is instantly recognizable. Its multi level bonus games are popular.
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