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Before the 90s, those who wanted to gamble had to visit a brick-and-mortar casino or some shady underground establishment. However, with the invention of the internet, it didn’t take long before the idea of making online casinos took off.
In 1994 the government of Antigua and Barbuda first legalized and regulated online gambling by giving out licenses and by the late 90s online gambling became very popular in most of the world.
Online gambling technology is changing and advancing all the time making the online gambling experience better and better every year.
In this article, we are going to discuss the software casinos use and the payment technologies they incorporate.
Dominic Andreasson, a Swedish iGaming expert, whom you can read more about here, helped us highlight the technologies behind the casino business.
Online Casino software
Most casinos don’t produce their game software but rely on game software developer’s games. In fact, there are very few casinos who produce their games and even if they do, there would be just a few of those in-house-made games.
The biggest game developers with a great reputation are Microgaming (the first in the industry), Playtech, Realtime Gaming, or Red Tiger Gaming, just to mention a few. There are some big-name Swedish ones too, such as NetEnt, Play’n GO, and Yggdrasil.
Some game developers have exclusive agreements with some casinos, however, if you play a lot you will find that the same games are available at multiple casinos.
When you are on an online casino’s website, like any from the list of casino utan svensk licens Trustly, and click on the game, it will take a few seconds to load.
For most games, no download is needed, you can access the game simply from your browser, as long as you have an internet connection.
Mobile Casino Software
Most game providers mobile-optimize their games too so they can be enjoyed from smartphones and tablets just as much as from PCs or laptops.
The mobile versions of games use the latest technology, the HTML5 markup language to make the transition of games from desktop to mobile seamless. Since more and more people use smart devices nowadays, the future of gaming seems to be going in this direction.
Some casinos offer their gaming apps. In general, if the casino has an app it is a good choice as it is the most likely to be flawless.
However, it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare an app and new games are coming out daily (sometimes the mobile version before the desktop version) so don’t expect the latest games in the app version.
Online gambling software that requires download is rare nowadays apart from poker software. Just like with video games or movies, downloading is of the past.
However, should you come across it, there is nothing to worry about.
The Technology Behind Online Payments
Casinos usually offer a wide range of payment methods. While Visa and Mastercard payments are generally always accepted, some casinos offer third-party e-wallet payments and some even accept cryptocurrency payments.
Cryptocurrency is one of the safest and fastest payment methods and it usually doesn’t come with any fees. Blockchain technology is decentralized and uses encryption to verify transactions.
Data is stored in public ledgers and therefore it is very safe, secure and transactions cannot be reversed. The system is also very hard to hack into.
Using e-wallets is safer than giving out our debit/credit card details to merchants. That is why e-wallet companies like PayPal or Neteller are so popular.
When using these payment providers your data is encrypted for extra protection and the casino will never receive your card details. The only drawback of third-party e-wallets is that they usually charge fees for their services and the exchange rates are not the best.
Online casinos use the latest technologies to provide the best gaming experience to their users. You can expect the best and fairest games if you go for casinos that use games of reputable game software providers.
When depositing money to your account consider using cryptocurrency or third-party e-wallets for added financial data security.