The software platform that a casino chooses to use will have a huge overall impact on the experience their players will have. In many cases - though these are growing less frequent - if two different casinos use the same software provider they will offer the player exactly the same game, similar casino sign up bonuses and similar comp point programs with the only real difference being the way the casino is managed. For this reason it's useful to know about other casinos who use the same software platform and keep them in mind if you are looking for a new venue to play with, or perhaps a group of venues you'd rather avoid.
On this page you'll find a list of casino software providers and reviews of each provider. Many casino software companies do not provide full casino platforms, instead simply leasing their own games to casinos using other full platforms - in general these software providers will not be included on this list. Our software pages include popular softwares like NetEnt and Microgaming all the way to new casinos software providers like Elk Studios, Thunderkick, QuickSpin and iSoftBet.
Within each software review page you'll find all gambling sites that we've reviewed on the site who uses that software as their primary platform alongside a list of the best online casinos using this provider at the top of the review. With smaller or less reputable software providers, the casinos here are not necessarily the best casinos to play with, so make sure to read the casino review as well before signing up to any casino.
The ratings given in the software reviews are used as the score for the Software section of each casino's review however if the casino have augmented their primary software platform with additional games from other providers this will be taken into account and the Software rating may rise about the rating found in the software review.
Many of the original online gaming providers have been around since the 1990’s when online gaming started such as Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Playtech, 888 Holdings and Real Time Gaming to mention a few. Microgaming is one of the largest casino software providers with over 850 games. Based in the Isle of Man and boast as “creating the world’s first true online casino in 1994. Net Entertainment (NetEnt) is a top quality casino provider with over 200 games to enjoy that was established in 1996 launching their first NetEnt Casino in 2002. NetEnt provides outstanding graphics, 3D and virtual reality games alongside some of the best online slots. Playtech is another top provider of online games since 1999. Similar to other providers Playtech offers gaming application such as online casino, live gaming, bingo, sports betting and poker.
Online gaming as we know today has changed a great deal since the 1990’s with the evolution of technology with computers and smartphones. Developers are working to provide the best gaming experience through graphics, vibrant colours, sound and special effects. The latest technology that gaming providers are working on is virtual reality where players are able to feel that they are actually in a casino or part of the actual games. There are only a few virtual reality games available however as this arena of technology improves the access to the games for players will increase.
In order for fairness in the games online providers utilize Random Number Generators (RNG’s). The use of Random Number Generators provides a sequence of number (or symbols) that cannot be easily predicted. The application of RNG’s are used on such games as slots, table games and cards as an example.