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There are hundreds of different casinos available online. And consequently, there are hundreds of completely different game portfolios available too. Or are there?



If you’ve visited a couple of casinos, you might have realized that many of them are quite similar. It’s almost as if the only thing that sets some of them apart is the color of the background and the promotional offers. Even though there are truckloads of casinos online, many of them are very similar.

The reason is simple:  a lot of sites use the same casino software and therefore share games, jackpots and everything else that you – as a casino player – will find on the virtual casino floor. Two casinos using the same software tend to be quite alike.

These are the biggest casino platforms right now:

So, say that you’ve chosen a Microgaming casino, played there for a while and collected your bonus or for some other reason want to try another site.

Will you just find an exact copy of that site if you go to another casino in the Microgaming family?

Well, not necessarily.

Even though the sites using a particular piece of software work on the same platform, they don’t always have the same game variety – especially when it comes to jackpot games – and they often have their own bonuses, VIP programs, support team etc.

With that said, studying casino software is a perfect way to choose where to play.

Here we present the major software providers.

Read about them, and when you find a piece of software that suits you, choose a casino on that platform.

Microgaming

Microgaming is one of the true pioneers in online gaming. Their first software was introduced in 1994, and since then, they have grown steadily and become one of the biggest software providers online. Right now, 160 sites run on Microgaming network and can choose to include over 600 games. Microgaming is also known for providing some of the biggest progressive jackpots on the Internet and their slots selection is second to none. Whatever game you prefer, Microgaming casinos have it.

Microgaming Software Review

 

Playtech

When looking at the design, very few – if any – software providers can compete with Playtech. Thanks to 3D graphics, the table games feel very realistic and the slot machines are the most advanced you’ll find online. Especially in the recent movie-based slots – including Gladiator, Rocky and Pink Panther – Playtech has really excelled when it comes to graphics and innovative features. Playtech has a large game portfolio and is, in our opinion, one of the best casino-software providers online.

Playtech Software Review

 

Cryptologic

Cryptologic was founded in 1995 and a year later, one of the first real-money casinos, InterCasino, was launched on this platform. Since then, a number of casinos have joined the Cryptologic family and together they provide one of the bigger game portfolios and some of the biggest progressive jackpots online. Notable is Cryptologic’s Marvel Heroes slot series. Incredible Hulk, X-men and Daredevil etc. are some of the most advanced and well-designed slot games on the Internet.

Cryptologic Software Review

 

Real Time Gaming

Real Time gaming was founded in 1998, which makes it one of the older pieces of casino software around. The site has continuously expanded with more games added and more casino partners using the platform. Today, RTG provide a complete gaming platform with most casino classics available. Also, many of the sites running on RTG still allow U.S. players. So for American casino enthusiasts, this is perhaps the best casino software.

Real Time Gaming Software Review

 

TopGame

TopGame is a comparatively new casino platform (launched in 2008,) but over the last few years, this software has become one of the most popular, especially in the United States. The design and graphics at TopGame-powered casinos are very impressive. However, the game portfolio is smaller compared to most competitors. But again, this is a fairly new piece of software, and since US players’ casino options are rather limited these days, it’s worth taking a closer look at.

TopGame Software Review

 

Rival Gaming

Although Rival Gaming’s game catalogue is comparatively small it feels quite solid. You could say they’ve gone with quality instead of quantity. With a bit over 100 games, everything from table games to slot machines is in place. In cooperation with Sheriff Gaming, Rival has produced amazing 3D slot machines, which are highly recommended. Since this is a smaller network compared to the giants in casino software, the jackpots won’t grow as large. But on the other hand, Rival Gaming provides a unique gaming experience.

Rival Software Review

 

Slotland

When the online gaming revolution began around 10, 15 years ago, a few companies decided to diversify right away. Others chose to focus on the staples of online gaming entertainment, slot machines and video poker. If you’re a fan of table games such as blackjack and roulette, you’ll be out of luck at a Slotland casino. This software only has one focus: gaming machines online. And in that section, Slotland is doing quite a good job.

Slotland Software Review

 

Vegas Technology (OddsOn)

Vegas Technology, formerly known as OddsOn, provides one of the more interesting game portfolios online. They have a lot of live games and unique slots and video poker machines. Unfortunately though, most Vegas Technology sites such as English Harbour Casino, Go Casino and Millionaire Casino no longer accepts new players. So for now, this software is not a great option for you.

Odds On Software Review