Today’s online gaming industry comprises dozens of gaming software developers, with new firms appearing regularly as the industry expands. Some of these developers license their software to other casinos, while others are proprietary and used only by that developer for their own casino site(s).
If you’ve been playing casino games for even a short while, you’re probably already familiar with the leading game developers such as Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, and Cryptologic. Some of these firms are publicly traded companies and others are private.
As a result of some countries outlawing online gambling, some online casinos no longer provide their games to players residing in these particular countries/jurisdictions. For instance, after the American government passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006, all casinos whose games were running on Playtech’s software platform stopped providing their games to players in the USA.
Of these online casino games developers, Realtime Gaming – also referred to as RTG – is perhaps the best known, and as such, ranked the world leader. This is due in large part to the fact that, over time, RTG games have proven to be among the most reliable and their payout percentages, meaning player’s chances of winning, are among the highest. Also, in terms of fair gaming practices, RTG is known for going to extensive lengths to ensure that every casino using their games platform adheres to their guidelines.