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How Online Casino Software Works

By Special Guest
David Trujillo
May 06, 2020

The online gambling industry is one of the fastest-growing industries all over the world. New players are constantly joining online casinos in hopes that luck will strike them and they would win a bunch of money.

Players are always wondering how online casinos actually work. Which technologies do they use? How to be sure the games offered give really fair and random results? Who oversees their operations? If you’re uncertain about these questions, too, keep reading.

 Online Casino Software

When you join an online casino, you see that it offers all kinds of games that can provide you with an incredible virtual experience. Take real money slots for instance. These animated 3D slots come with the most amazing graphics, outstanding visual and audio effects, and offer smooth gameplay.

Online casinos use complex software that involves the implementation of the latest programming techniques. Each online casino employs a range of software engineers and designers to achieve that seamlessness to offer its players.

The casinos integrate the games on their platforms, but the games have been designed by leading software developers, such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Blueprint Gaming, and Yggdrasil. The casinos take their games, and with the aid of their own engineers, they integrate them on their platforms so that players would have a wide choice of uninterruptedly running games.

The software developers, on the other hand, create the games from scratch, keeping in mind all the elements that would make these games attractive to players. The coding for these games is usually done in C++, to ensure that most of the real money slots you’ll see across online casinos resemble video games, both visually and in regards to special features and symbol animations, and play equally well on any desktop and mobile device.

Downloadable, Web Browser-Based and Mobile Games

When gambling first shifted online, casinos offered downloadable games. This meant that you would need to download and install a casino program so that you would be able to play the games. With that, the graphics and images of the games were cached on your desktop device, and once the program was opened, the casino software would connect to the service provider automatically.

On that note, you can still find a small number of casinos with downloadable programs, but this habit is being eliminated with time, since new online casinos that appear offer either web browser-based or mobile games.

With the advances in technology, online casino software evolved, too. A decade ago, web-browser casinos started appearing. The games and their graphics and images are loaded through the web. All you need to do to join these sites is an internet connection and you can connect via any desktop or mobile device.

But the newest trend is mobile apps. Considering mobile gambling creates more traffic than ever, software developers and online casinos have started enhancing their games for mobile play. Games are available in HTML5 and load easily on any mobile device. Players can download an app via the Google Play or the Apple App Store and get a quicker loading speed and safer gambling, or simply take their mobile devices and join the casino via any browser.

 Game Results

When playing an online casino game for real money, on any device, you want to be certain that the game results will be 100% safe and fair.

To provide you with that, game developers use a device known as the Random Number Generator (RNG). This device uses an algorithm, which produces random results each time a slots player spins the reels, or a table games player plays a new round. The algorithm creates a random number sequence which determines the result of the game, on each round. When you spin the reels of a video slot, the RGN determines the position of the symbols on the reels, and where they land.

And, to prove to you that the games you’ll be playing are completely random and fair, both casinos and developers have the games tested for fairness and randomness by independent third-party auditors. eCOGRA, TST, and Certified Fair Gaming are some of the most respected and trusted auditing companies that test these games. If you see that a casino holds a certificate for fairness from one of these, you can rest assured the games you’ll be playing are completely fair. was created in 2013 as a result of the need to find reliable online casinos that accept US players and would approve American deposits. In the present it is the leading USA online casino authority.

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