While there is much debate about what makes an online casino great, most people can agree that the software provider plays an important role. A site can have a great set of bonuses, excellent banking facilities and all the bells and whistles, but if the online casino software is not up to scratch, the overall experience will be disappointing.
Let’s take a look at why it makes such a difference to your overall gaming experience, and who the best developers in Canada are.
All online and mobile casinos are powered by systems that are produced either in-house, or supplied by external developers. In Canada, the majority of sites use external providers to power their site and provide the games.
The first and most important role of the online casino software provider relates to how the casino is set up. In the old days, you needed to complete a download in order to access the entertainment on offer.
Today, the majority of sites use instant-play or HTML5 technology. Depending on the online casino software provider, the site can also offer a full download, as well as a dedicated mobile app. The functionality and accessibility of a site is all down to the software and how it is set up. It also determines the look and feel of the site as well as navigation and ease of use.
For most players though, the most important function of a supplier is to provide the games themselves. This is the part we see first and the one that we base our decisions on. Different suppliers offer different types of entertainment, and while some focus on slots, others have an extensive range of card and table games, as well as scratch cards and instant win options. Other suppliers focus solely on live dealer entertainment, and supply nothing else. Over time, players become familiar with a particular supplier’s style and offerings.
For many of the larger establishments, the online casino software is not limited to a single supplier. In order to give players the most comprehensive experience, the site brings together the best suppliers and the best games all in one place. This is becoming more and more common and is a mark of a top-class establishment. The more choice on offer, the more players are going to want to come back day after day.
The supplier is also responsible for the licencing and fair gaming practises. Each supplier must be fully licenced and use verified random number generators. Sites powered by big name developers are known for their security status and commitment to fair gaming.
If you are thinking of signing up with a site, it is always a good idea to look at the online casino software provider. This will give you an indication of what experience you are going to have, and what you can play.
While there are plenty of companies supplying gambling entertainment, some of the top names in the industry include:
Microgaming – The leading online casino developer globally, Microgaming has created over 1200 games and offers everything from slots to live dealer entertainment, instant win titles and Poker.
Playtech – Playtech has been around for over two decades and offer an impressive selection of slots and table games with top-class graphics and engaging themes.
Betsoft – With a focus on 3D video slots, Betsoft create highly original and entertaining slots with state of the art 3D graphics and unique bonus features.
Evolution Gaming – The leaders in live dealer entertainment, Evolution Gaming provide more live games than any other supplier, with multiple camera views and television trained dealers.
Other top online casino software suppliers to look out for in Canada include IGT, Thunderkick, Yggdrasil, NextGen Gaming, iSoftBet, Play N’ Go, Rabcat and Quickspin.