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.
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.
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.