Find out which providers are on top of the iGaming market today and what to look for when choosing a provider.
This review is not the usual "Top рroviders", where game providers are ranked in ascending or descending order of merits, importance, etc. Here the best casino software providers are brought together. The providers who have made a significant contribution to the formation and development of the industry. Important criteria for choosing providers were not only their recognition, market experience and awards in various categories, but also the special features that they created to strengthen their position in the industry.
An old-timer of the online gambling market, Microgaming appeared in 1994 and appeared on a grand scale - having developed and launched the world's first software for online casinos. In 2003, the brand launched a poker network, and a year later released the world's first mobile casino software. In the meantime, the game portfolio has grown to over 800 titles today. Microgaming practises a dual release strategy, where a game is released for both desktop and mobile at the same time.
In addition, Microgaming gives the player the opportunity to participate in the world's largest network of record jackpots, e.g., Mega Moolah and WowPot games. The jackpot is getting bigger and bigger thanks to the continuous investment of players and links several online slots with different themes. Such unprecedented promotions and bonuses attract players and make Microgaming games recognizable in different countries.
Key points for choosing Microgaming:
- a huge number of games
- game engine with fair play
- record jackpots
- certified RNG
The real mastodon of the online gambling market, Playtech began its activity in 1999 and today has firmly established itself as the world's largest developer of software for casinos, both land-based and online. The brand's portfolio includes hundreds of games in various categories, and the total number has long exceeded 700 titles and is ambitiously striving for 1000.
The Playtech provider launched the iPoker network five years after its appearance on the market, and already in 2014 it became the 10th largest online poker network in the world. In the same year, Playtech received many awards, including winning the 'Poker Network of the Year' nomination at the EGR B2B Awards. Since then, the company has been the recipient of various prestigious industry awards on numerous occasions.
In addition to poker, Playtech also markets virtual sports solutions, online bingo games, state-sponsored lottery solutions for local markets, jackpot games and live streaming tables.
Key points for choosing Playtech:
- high-quality graphics and animation, clear sound in games
- certified RNG
- huge range of games
- developments in the field of player protection based on artificial intelligence
NetEnt is another well-deserved gaming software provider with over 20 years of experience. Until 2015, NetEnt was called Net Entertainment and all the years since its establishment in 1996 in the iGaming industry has been working on the development of gaming software. At the moment, NetEnt has developed 200 games, including absolute hits that have resonated with millions of gamblers around the world. Games are accompanied by various promotions and bonuses - deposit and no deposit free spins, loyalty programs, etc.
NetEnt's merits have been recognized by various awards: for example, at the EGR B2B Awards 2021, the brand won several awards at once - in the 'Innovation in Slot Provision' and 'Mobile Gaming Software Supplier of the Year' nominations.
In 2020, the famous live dealer game developer Evolution Gaming announced its merger with NetEnt and NetEnt is now part of Evolution. It was after this event that NetEnt focused on slots and eliminated their live dealer section.
Key points for choosing NetEnt:
- first-class 3D slots
- many years of experience in the market
- certified RNG
We mentioned this brand when we described the history of NetEnt. Evolution appeared on the market in 2006 and today it has acquired such brands as DigiWheel, Big Time Gaming, NetEnt, Red Tiger, NetEnt Casino and Ezugi. Evolution develops live casino software with real croupiers.
Evolution games feature over 3,000 dealer-trained professionals and offer exceptional quality multi-camera streaming straight from equipped TV studios across Europe. Thanks to the multi-game feature, gamblers get the opportunity to play several games at the same time from one desktop. You can also set up separate tables for individual operators.
In addition, a significant fact about Evolution: at the EGR B2B Awards 2021, the brand was awarded the prestigious regalia 'Live Casino Supplier of the Year' for the 12th year running.
Key points for choosing Evolution:
- experienced dealers speaking fifteen popular languages
- more than 700 tables
- first-person games based on certified RNG
- multigames function
Last in this list in terms of location, but not least, is a provider that is a pioneer in the online gambling industry in supporting cryptocurrencies. BGaming as a brand appeared in 2018 and today offers more than 90 games in different categories with HD graphics and user-friendly interface for any device.
In addition to the above, BGaming offers its customers to brand or customise some of their games for a small amount or completely free of charge. The operator in this case receives unique content that is not found anywhere else.
The company has already developed many successful branded games for market leaders such as Stake.com, PlayAmo, Roobet, Parimatch etc. All games have a different depth of development, but it is important that BGaming has a large amount of data about the players. In synergy with data on the players’ preference of a particular casino, the company creates targeted games and experiences that best suit the interests of gamblers. BGaming rightfully considers this to be its USP.
There are two clear trends right now: uniqueness and the demand for personalised experiences. This confirms the BGaming hypothesis that the in-depth customization of games, which the provider does based on the tastes of the players, will allow expanding the gaming audience in the future.
Also, a lot of attention is paid to the 'weight' of games, so that in countries where the internet is not stable or its speed is low, there will be no problems downloading games.
Another great feature of BGaming is their unique Provably Fair feature which uses an algorithm to analyse and verify transparent play. The function is based on a cryptographic method that ensures that the player's bet does not affect the outcome of the game, the round and that the player is not able to know the result before the actual game process.
The achievements of BGaming do not end with a breakthrough in the field of cryptocurrency games and the development of unique features. The brand has repeatedly become a nominee for prestigious awards and has been shortlisted for such awards as Sigma Europe Awards, SBC Awards, AskGamblers Awards and so on.
Key points for choosing BGaming:
- support for cryptocurrencies
- certified RNG
- Provably Fair function
The indicators of worthy games software providers are: ease of settings, user-friendly interface, HD graphics, sound and animation at their best, unique features, licences and a certified RNG, as well as the ability to play demo-versions of games. Also, pay attention, please, to the comments on the internet about the reputation of the slots providers and the opinions of the players. And have a good game!