Despite the tough laws which have long prevented online casinos from operating legally inside the United States, several states have been given license to explore the possibilities of running state sponsored online casinos. All the while, tough, offshore casinos have been continually offering their services to players based in the USA. Only a handful of developers do this, but who are they?
Real Time Gaming (RTG)
Real Time Gaming (known as RTG) are the big-dogs, when it comes to offering US-based players casino games. Real Time Gaming have long been developing slots with American themes, and more traditional casino games with American rules, to appeal to US-based audiences.
They are the biggest developer of games for this particular sector of the world gambling market, although their titles do tend to be less varied than those of the major online casino software developers, which operate mainly out of Europe. Real Time Gaming power the vast majority of casinos which accepts players based in the United States.
Top Game are a much smaller company than RTG, and to be fair, their games are nowhere near the same standard of quality. Top Game often developers very simplistic titles, often relying on huge bonuses to entice players in. They most offer their services to players in the USA, too. Although Top Game is a small online casino software provider, they are rapidly building up a number of casinos, and they have been making pretty decent ground in live dealer casino game development. For the time being, at least, they are going to have to be content playing second fiddle to Real Time Gaming.
Rival Gaming are somewhat different. They used to be one of the biggest providers of usa online casino game software, although that has now changed. Rival Gaming are funny, in that some of the online casinos which offer their software aim their eyes at US players, whilst others forbid US players from playing. Rival Gaming is perhaps best known for its range of i-Slots, which have become a rather unique genre in and of themselves. Rival Gaming websites which accept US-based players are not as common as they once were, but they are still a major developer in creating US-friendly games.
BetSoft is arguably the online casino software developer with the biggest future. BetSoft Gaming’s titles all contain absolutely superb 3D animated graphics, and many will argue that their games are more graphically superior than even those created by major developers Microgaming, Playtech and Net Entertainment – all three of which, do not offer their services to US players. BetSoft games mostly consist of slots, but they are majestic looking slots, and far better in terms of originality and quality than anything Real Time Gaming is coming up with of late. They don’t quite have the progressive jackpots down that RTG does, but that could change in the future. BetSoft Gaming is also experimenting with mobile gaming technology, so they are potentially the ones to watch for the future of US online casino gaming.