The world of online casinos can be confusing and you may have questions about it. This is one of our specially written FAQs to answer those questions.
Who makes the casino games used by online casinos?
There are a handful of companies which make online casino games for most of the big name online casinos and online poker rooms online today. Most of these companies have been involved since the late 90's and have continued to develop bigger and better versions of their casino games since then.
These companies generally tend to concentrate on their downloadable games as these are the most commonly used. Most of these companies have released instant-play Flash versions of their casino games software which works from your web browser with no need to install the games. Some of these companies have also started making mobile versions of their games for smartphones.
Online casinos license their online casino games from one of these big companies. The online casinos will generally pay the casino software company to customise the games with their own logos, customised games and other features.
The biggest online casino software companies are Microgaming, Playtech, RTG (Real Time Gaming) and IGT.
You might be a bit disappointed that online casinos tend to share the same few suites of online casino games, but isn't a bad thing if you think about it. If they use the software from these suppliers you can be confident that the games will have been independently tested for honesty and the companies are always revising their games in the hope of being the best.
This FAQ comes from the 'Getting started with online casinos' category.
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