There are more than 45 online casino software providers in the world and some of the most famous ones have been powering online casinos since the world’s first ever online casino launched back in 1994. Some of the main online casino software providers include Microgaming, Playtech, Net Entertainment (NetEnt), Realtime Gaming (RTG), WMS Gaming, IGT Interactive, Rival Gaming and Aristocrat Online.
These leading online casino software providers have all developed a similar breed of games, but they all have a unique style which makes their products quite unique from one another. Some of these providers have developed downloadable online casino software, some have developed non-downloadable casino software and others have developed both platforms. Many of these companies have also now developed mobile casino software as well.
The download client from Microgaming, Playtech and Realtime Gaming comes with built in player support and this can be installed onto most systems in less than a few minutes. This online casino software is free to download and it can generally be installed onto your computer in one of several different major world languages. You will generally find more games within the download client compared to the instant flash version of the same casino.
Online casino software is not yet compatible with Mac computers, so if you are using a Mac computer you generally only have the option of being able to play instantly in your browser. It’s up to you if you want to play at a casino instantly in your browser or from within the download client, but when you do have the option available we always recommend installing the software onto your computer and then playing directly from your desktop.
Not only will downloading give you access to more games (generally more than twice as many), but you will also have access to a wide range of promotional offers which are not available from the instant flash version of the same casino. You may also have more filter options available from within the download client and the overall experience will be better when playing within the downloadable version of a casino.
Today’s best online casino software providers have developed thousands of online slot machines (3 reel classic and 5 reel video slots), as well as multiple blackjack and roulette varieties, table & card games, video poker, speciality games, instant win games, multiplayer games and much more. In addition to these virtual casino games you can also now find an exciting range of live dealer games and progressive jackpot games. Today’s most famous progressive jackpots are actually spread across vast networks of online casinos.
If you do install casino software onto your computer, any updates that need to be made will be made automatically every now and then and these updates usually take just a couple of minutes to complete.