There are perhaps 30 major creators of online casino software, but how many can you name? A quick rundown of the industry leaders runs below, and these producers supply a lion’s share of all internet casinos’ online slots and casino games.
Microgaming is probably the industry’s largest software producer in terms of income and is unquestionably tops in number of games offered. In 2011, Microgaming-powered online casinos passed the 500 mark in slot games alone.
Playtech, a leader in video gaming software in general, is the major threat to Microgaming’s position at the top. This software producer has most recently landed several franchise deals, allowing the company to produce slots based on Marvel Comics superheroes, big-budget movies and cultural icons like the Pink Panther.
Net Entertainment (a.k.a. NetEnt) has a nice catalogue of online casino software. And, though not as large as those of Microgaming and Playtech, includes some of the best designs in internet slot games.
In the Cryptologic catalogue are lots of slot games based on DC Comics superheroes; more standardly-themed titles and other franchise names help keep this software producer in the top four in terms of popularity.
Some other names in casino software to remember include OpenBet, Wagerworks, Sheriff Gaming and RTG, each with decent games to their credit and good online casinos in their networks.