The Top Casino Software Developers

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Emily Tan Wednesday, December 27, 2017

In Malaysia, there are 2 main software providers that dominate the online casino scene. Both Playtech and Microgaming are the two big names in the country. However, as online gambling becomes more prevalent, we can expect to see more big-name casino platform brands hit the Malaysian online casino scene.

Here we have made a list of the best casino platform providers worldwide just, so you can get familiar with what is out there and what to expect for the future.

What is a casino software provider?

Before we begin to make a list of casino software providers, it is important to understand the difference between an online casino brand and a casino software provider.

Casino Brand versus Casino Software Platform

A casino software provider is a company that provides casino brands with a casino platform and games. That means companies such as SCR888, 12Win, and Newtown Casino all use a third-party casino provider to get their games. Most people believe the casino makes the games, but actually rarely are any of the online casinos you play at responsible for the actual development of the casino games you are playing. Rather the games are developed by the casino platform providers.

What are SCR888, 12 Win, and Newtown Casinos?

These are the casino brands. They use casino software platforms to give players a management system, cashier section, and games. Therefore, this is a little like a franchise. Take for example Newtown Casino. They use Playtech as their casino software provider. Playtech basically gives Newtown Casino access to its casino platform and games list. Then Newtown uses this platform to connect their casino to.

Once Newtown’s online casino is connected to Playtech, the casino is able to take those games and list them on the Newtown application and website. The application itself belongs to Newtown and is branded by Newtown.

SCR888 does exactly the same, and so does 12Win and all the other casinos you see on the C9Bet website.

What is a Casino Operator?

Another name for an online casino is a casino operator. This is because all the operations run by the casino itself. Money management, bonuses, and marketing activities are all under the hood of the casino operator’s management team. As for the casino platform providers such as Microgaming and Playtech, their only job is to provide the technology to stream games back to the casino.

What technology do the casino operators provide?

Microgaming is a perfect example of this section. The company uses a sister company that was acquired by Microgaming a few years ago. The company is called Quickfire. The sole purpose of quickfire is not to develop games, but it is to provide the delivery system so casino operators can stream games via their apps or html5 websites to their players.

Quickfire’s intelligent software detects the device connecting to the casino. It can read the device type, hardware, screen size, and even detect the speed of the internet connection. Next, the correct version of the casino game is plucked out of Quickfire’s gaming list. This code will be suited the device, so if you are playing on a smartphone with a small screen, then a version of the game that fits that screen size will be streamed to the smartphone.

This code is also adaptive. As a result, it will shape itself to make use of any devices hardware peripherals in the most efficient way possible. The end user will then get the best possible gaming experience that their device can handle.

As you can imagine, this technology does not come cheap. However, you can guarantee all the top casino platform providers have this exact same technology, so casino operator can offer their players the opting to play:

  • Mobile
  • Tablet
  • Laptop
  • MAC
  • iPhone,
  • iPad
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Blackberry
  • PC/Desktop

 The Top 3 Casino Platform Providers for 2018

Now that we have covered the difference between casino operator and casino software platform provider, we will start to review the top 5 casino software providers around the world right now.

  1. Playtech

By far one of the best casino platform providers today, Playtech dominates the Malaysian online casino scene. The casino platform provider streams the casino games to multiple casinos in Malaysia. Probably the most well-known online casino in Malaysia that uses Playtech games is Newtown Casino.

Playtech is renowned for its 3D Cinematic gaming. The company supplies many European casino operators with sports betting, lottery games, bingo games, poker lobbies, and of course online casino gaming. For many of the casinos that use Playtech Europe, they make use of the entire Playtech software suite giving their clientele access to sports betting, poker and casino play.

This is managed via the Playtech Integrated Management System (IMS). This means players can swap their balances around between poker, sports betting and casino play. Then for their bonuses, each bonus that comes with each section of the player’s betting account is managed and kept separate. It is a huge system that has gained a very good reputation.

Some of the most famous Playtech games include:

  • Dolphin Reef
  • Buffalo Blitz
  • Gladiator
  • Beach Life
  • Jackpot Giant
  • White King
  • Pink Panther
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • Fei Cui Gong Zhu
  • Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven
  • Everybody’s Jackpot
  • Superman: The Movie

If you would like to play any Playtech games, then right now the best online casino in Malaysia for a full suite of Playtech slots and other games is Newtown’s Online Casino.

Playtech LIVE Dealer

Any casino operator connected to Playtech also has the magic of LIVE Dealer Suites available to them. We have already reviewed LIVE Dealer Suite this month and Playtech was mentioned in there as one of the top LIVE Deale Suite providers online.

Luckily for online casino player in Malaysia, Playtech offers LIVE Dealer Suite play. Once again, we 100% recommend Newtown casino if you are looking for a place to play LIVE Dealer Games via Playtech, who is one of the only reliable and reputable LIVE Dealer providers operating in South East Asia at this time.

  1. Microgaming

Next up is Microgaming; one of the pioneers of online casino gaming. Gaming Club was one of the very first online casinos released back in 1994. This was a Microgaming creation, and I am still a member.

At that time, there was no other online casino software provider or online casino to rival Gaming Club. It was at this time Microgaming decided to share their gaming platform with other companies that wanted to get into the online casino scene. From here onward, Microgaming no longer needed to be an online casino operator, and instead, the company realised that it could provide other companies with online casino gaming and build from here.

The magic of Microgaming still continues today, but for some reason, their latest games have not been as inventive as competitors. This is not a bad thing though.

Maybe the reason for the slowdown is because Microgaming has opened a “Third Party Interface” via its sister company Quickfire. This allows new up and coming slot developers like GameArt, Quickspin, Red Tiger, Thunderstruck, and more new slot developers to break into the online casino market.

Thanks to Quickfire, these slot developers do not need a casino platform. They only need to design the slots. Microgaming will then take their design and stream the games to online casino operator connected to Microgaming. It has made the online gaming much more interesting.

Hats off to Microgaming because the company could have monopolised the online casino market, but chose not to. Instead, Microgaming has made the online casino scene a better place giving the opportunity to smaller software developers to break into the scene making online gambling a truly diverse industry.

Casinos such as SCR888 and Sun City use Microgaming for their gaming platform. Games from Microgaming, GameArt, Red tiger and more can be found on these online casinos in Malaysia.

Some of the most famous Microgaming games include:

  • Mega Moolah
  • Game of Thrones
  • Thunderstruck
  • Jurassic Park
  • Deck the Halls

Microgaming LIVE Dealer

At this time none of the online casinos in Malaysia makes use of the Microgaming LIVE Dealer platform. However, when they do, then we will be coming back here an updating this article. We will also make sure we publish a press release on the C9Bet website letting you know which online casino it is.

As for the Microgaming LIVE DealerSuite itself, this has been set-up mostly in Europe; although, and in the US in states where online gambling is legal. The technology used to stream multiple LIVE Dealer table games such as 3 Card Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and more popular casino games has made Microgaming LIVE Dealer suites world famous.

  1. Net Entertainment (NetEnt)

NetEnt is one of the finest examples of modern online gaming. The company is much like Microgaming and despite being a competitor of Microgaming, works closely in sync with Microgaming to promote each other’s games as well as games from new up and coming casino game developers.

There is not much difference in the way that NetEnt, Playtech, or Microgaming operate, to be honest. NetEnt has its own software delivery system that is much like Microgaming’s Quickfire delivery system. NetEnt broke into the online gaming industry as a competitor to Microgaming originally, and in the past, it used to be NetEnt casinos versus Microgaming casinos. However, things have changed a lot.

It used to be a pain to have to be a member of 2 online casinos. This was because I would want to play NetEnt games as well as Microgaming games. As they were competitors, this is the way things were. However, things have changed and now NetEnt games can be found on Microgaming casinos, and Microgaming games found on NetEnt casinos.

One of the main reasons NetEnt has such a great reputation is because of Next Generation Gaming (NYX). This is a subsidiary slots developer under NetEnt. Their 3D and cinematic gaming design have been inspirational to the online slots scene. High-end graphics and animation have made NYX games some of the most sought-after online.

Back in the day when NYX slots were only available on NetEnt casinos, the slots rivalled Microgaming slots. The only thing at that kept Microgaming ahead for me was that Microgaming always has a larger variety of slots.

Let’s hope we see NetEntertainment and NYX slots come to the Malaysian online casino market in the near future. Once again, we will write a press release if this happens.

NetEnt LIVE Dealer

NetEntertainment also has its own LIVE Dealer Suite. It has not been as popular or widespread as Microgaming, but it certainly rivals Playtech. There is a good variety of Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat, and Roulette.

In all honesty, the only qualities that separate a decent LIVE Dealer Suite from another at the moment are the number of tables available, the number of variations of each game available, and how the LIVE dealer suite handles peak demand to avoid any queuing.

NetEnt’s LIVE Dealer suite handles all of these aspects very well and would be a welcome addition to the Malaysian online casino scene.

Progressive Jackpot Networks

All 3 software providers mentioned here have their own Progressive Jackpot Networks. In Malaysia, Newtown Casino is connected to the Playtech progressive jackpot network. SCR888 and Sun City are connected to the Microgaming Progressive jackpot network.

All jackpots payouts for any Malaysian casino connected to the progressive jackpot networks of Microgaming or Playtech are private to Malaysian players and are paid out in Ringgit to avoid any confusions. Some of the progressive slots payout multi-million MYR jackpots.

We would recommend any of the online casinos on the C9Bet gaming section to play progressive jackpot slots. They all come with their own appeal and different jackpot sizes. If you would like us to make a recommendation, then we would suggest Newtown Casino or SCR888 as they have by far the highest paying and widest variety of progressive jackpot games.

Thanks, and we hope you enjoyed the read. If you have any questions to ask us, please leave a comment and well endeavour to get back to you.