Casino Software providers

There are a number of different software developers that provide the software that powers online casinos such as Betway and Betsson. In this article we will focus on three of the best and largest ones: NetEntertainment, CryptoLogic and Microgaming. Other examples of well known and popular software providers are Bossmedia, Playtech, Topgame – just to mention a few.


Microgaming Software Systems Ltd is a pioneer in the field and was founded as early as 1994. They provide a software with more than 500 games and is used by more than 120 casinos and 40 poker rooms online. They do not allow players from the USA to play in any of the gambling rooms powered by their software. Microgaming releases new games each month and are famous for their slots, especially their progressive slots that have paid out many of the biggest wins in online history such as the record breaking sum of €6 374 434 that a lucky gambler won on one spin of Mega Moolah back in 2009. Microgaming have gambling clients available for both computer and cell phone play, and the software also makes gambling directly in the web browser possible. Two examples of casinos using Microgaming software are Ladbrokes and All Slots.


CryptoLogic is another old software provider and has been around since 1995. The company formed by Andrew and Mark Rivkin originally focused on information security and encryption for financial transactions, but soon released its first casino software as well. Today they are one of the leading gambling software developers and provide software to online casinos, bingo rooms, poker rooms, and much more. They also own WagerLogic which offers additional services in association with the gambling software, such as payment processing.

CryptoLogic offers more than 300 games, and one or two new games are added each month. In total they release about 20 new games a year. Examples of Cryptologic casinos are Betsson, Betfair, Betsafe, Bet24 and Unibet.

NetEntertainment is a leading software developer that was founded in 1996 but didn't launch its first online casino until the year 2000. Originally, the company ran their own casinos but by 2005 they had sold all their own properties and turned into a pure software provider. NetEntertainment is a bit unique since all their games are played directly in the web browser and their is no client to be downloaded. Most other providers have games that can be played in the browser, but NetEntertainment is the only large provider from whom all games can be played in the browser only. Games from Microgaming work on all platforms that supports java and flash, including cell phones and surfpads.

NetEntertainment offers a wide variety of different games and are famous for the rapid rate at which they release new games. Casinos that use their software include Bet24, Mr Green, Betsson and Unibet.