The Best in the Online Gaming Industry

In 1994 Microgaming created what is largely recognized as the first online gambling platform, and pioneered a new chapter in gambling history. Now there are thousands of sites to choose from powered by dozens of software companies, but only a handful of developers have established themselves among the best in the industry.

What Makes Them Great?

The top companies all share several key qualities that allow them to continue dominating in the online gaming industry. First, they produce popular games and titles. You would not join a site that does not have fun and appealing games, and these companies would not be successful without them. Also, while some companies primarily target niche markets like live dealer games, the top developers have a large variety of games in their portfolio.

The best companies also take innovation to the next level, incorporating the latest technology into the graphics and gameplay of their games. They are constantly working to improve their products and your gaming experience, and they are keeping up with the hottest trends in pop culture, sports, etc.

The Top Casino Software Developers

The following companies have set themselves apart from the competition:

  • Microgaming - The ones who started it all are still helping lead the pack today. They have over 600 games in every variety, and a successful online poker network - MPN. Their progressive jackpot games have had record setting payouts, and they have produced wildly popular titles like Thunderstruck and its sequel.
  • NetEnt - With some of the best graphics on the market and over 200 games, NetEnt has brought home multiple well-earned industry awards. They also produced the smash hit Starburst as well as several other popular games.
  • Playtech - With over 600 games to choose from, Playtech has something to offer every player. They have produced some of the most popular slot games of all time including Desert Treasure and Beach Life, and they have separate platforms for both poker and bingo.
  • RTG - Despite not offering live dealer table games, they have over three hundred other games for you to try. While they have faced some backlash for not thoroughly vetting their operators, they do have some of the fastest-playing browser games.
  • IGT - They got their start supplying machines to land-based casinos before jumping into the online realm. Today IGT is best known for their high-quality graphics and licensed title games like Family Guy and Ghostbusters.

Other Casino Software Developers

A company that has been at the heart of controversy, BetSoft has been caught rigging games in the past as well as refusing to pay jackpots. Nevertheless, many sites still use their software as they offer some of the best 3D slot games available. Evolution Gaming has made a name for themselves in the live dealer realm, and they are becoming more and more widespread as their reputation grows. The same can be said for XPro Gaming as well.

NYX Interactive is another well-known name in the online gambling industry, and their Open Gaming System is used by over 200 different companies. One company that was only founded just recently but has been making waves is Quickspin. They offer mobile games with the same features and quality of their browser games, and their portfolio is small but expanding.