Most Popular Casino Software Developers of October 2021

Jun 22, 2021 Artyom Ustinov
Online casino gaming is more accessible than ever; as technology advances, it only gets more and more widespread. This popularity boom resulted in the creation of countless online casinos, which is why selecting top-notch software developers for casino platforms is imperative for casino operators who wish to stand out from the crowd.

While there are many aspects to keep a close eye on when starting an online casino, carefully selecting software developers should take precedence as that will be a determining factor for many players. Apart from attracting them, great software developers will also retain your players’ loyalty.

When it comes to software developers themselves, several different elements can be used to define a high-quality casino game developer, such as:

  • RNG-tested games
  • Cross-platform titles
  • Outstanding variety
  • Excelling in their field of work
  • User-friendly interface
  • Realistic graphics
  • Secure and licensed products
To help you through the process of selecting software developers for your online casino, we’ve comprised a list of some of the most popular developers that have been a staple in the online gaming community.

NetEnt

  • More than 800 games
  • Superb graphics and audio
  • Pooled jackpots
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Live casino
  • Multiple languages and currencies
  • Customised promotions

NetEnt is undoubtedly the most well-known software provider in the industry. The company was established in 1996 and it quickly gained players’ attention with their innovative and high-quality titles.

Over the years, their games have received numerous prestigious rewards, which has helped the provider further secure its place as an industry leader.

What’s more, the company holds licences from all the leading gambling jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority, and eight other jurisdictions from all parts of the globe. Recently, it has been focused on winning the newly-regulated US markets of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and it has already received their respective licences for operation.

Some of their most popular games are Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin, and Lost Relics, as well as their exclusive titles, such as Guns N’ Roses, Narcos, and Vikings.

In addition to fantastic video slots, NetEnt’s impressive portfolio also includes a LiveCasino section, which further adds to the diversity of their offering.

As of 2020, NetEnt has become part of the Evolution Gaming Group AB, an industry giant behind the world’s leading live casino software brand, Evolution. Still, NetEnt is expected to continue to release slots and other content under its own name as well.

Evolution Gaming

  • More than 40 games
  • Multiple studios
  • Native speaking dealers
  • Largest portfolio of live dealer games
  • Numerous customisation opportunities
  • Engaging gameplay
  • High revenues and loyalty bonuses

With more than 40+ games under their belt, Evolution Gaming is the industry’s leading live casino operator. Also, they are the go-to provider for any casino operator who wishes to add live casino games to their platform.

The company’s offering includes state-of-the-art live casino production studios located across the world. Furthermore, they employ thousands of multilingual dealers to provide players with a seamless live casino experience.

In addition, they also allow operators to integrate games streamed from land-based casinos and add a new level of excitement to the user experience.

Some of their most popular titles include games such as Live Roulette, Dream Catch, Live Blackjack, Live Casino Hold’em, and more. There are even some thrilling variants of popular games such as Lightning Roulette, Infinite Blackjack, and many others.

What’s more, operators have a ton of customisation options available and can use Evolution Gaming’s services to develop unique-looking studios and further promote their brand.

In 2020, Evolution Gaming went through a rebranding process that came after the purchase of NetEnt for £1.6 billion. Now, it is known only as Evolution. This change took place across all platforms and lines of communications on October 1, 2020. The company felt the new name was more in line with the diverse gaming operations that will help it remain the world’s leading live casino software provider.

Microgaming

  • More than 500 casino games
  • Largest progressive jackpot network
  • Great variety of games
  • Award-winning titles
  • Excellent graphics
  • Mobile friendly
  • New games every month

Microgaming is one of the most experienced companies in the industry — they have more than 25 years of experience. Their company is a pioneer that paved the road for other software developers. Years later, Microgaming is a multi-award winning studio that still develops innovative titles that revolutionise the online gaming industry. In 2015, Microgaming received the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year award at the Global Gaming Awards for its work on the Virtual Reality-powered casino games that allow players to experience a new gaming dimension through the Oculus Rift VR headset. The reward is a testament to Microgaming’s focus on reinventing and reimagining casino gaming.

Some of their most popular video slots are from the Mega Moolah progressive slot family. These slots are most certainly known to players since they have paid out some of the largest progressive jackpots in the history of online gaming.

Microgaming also offers new and exciting branded games, such as Jurassic World and Game of Thrones, for example.

While Microgaming is best known for their video slot collection, they also include numerous table games, several scratch card games, poker games, and more.

Apart from an excellent portfolio of games characterised by stunning graphics and game mechanics, Microgaming is also one of the founding members of eCOGRA. What’s more, its software has been licensed in over 20 different markets and by leading gambling jurisdictions, such as the UKGC, Malta Gaming Authority, Swedish Gambling Authority, and many others. In other words, all of their games are fair, secure, and ready for integration.

Playtech

  • Complete omnichannel offering
  • Giant portfolio of top-performing games
  • Fantastic variety
  • Highest-quality graphics and audio
  • Innovative and branded titles
  • More than 700 games
  • Cutting-edge technology

Founded in 1999, Playtech is one of the leading online gaming suppliers. Apart from video slots, the company providers casino, virtual sports, poker, bingo, lottery, and live dealer solutions to operators who wish to enrich their casino library with some of the best titles on the market.

Playtech is passionate about games, which is best seen in their extensive library of games. With more than 700 titles under their belt, operators can get a full suite of high-quality omnichannel games available across multiple devices.

Buffalo Blitz, Age of the Gods, Gladiator JP, and Epic Ape are just some of the most popular titles of this award-winning software developer.

Furthermore, they have many blockbuster titles like The Matrix, Robocop, and Gladiator, as well as titles themed after DC Entertainment popular series such as Superman, The Dark Knight, and Justice League. What’s more, Playtech continues to expand its portfolio and has acquired numerous well-known video slot development studios such as Quickspin and Eyecon.

The brand has also been licensed in over 20 jurisdictions worldwide and holds offices in 19 countries, where more than 6,000 of its employees work. As a result, Playtech is considered to be the biggest casino software company in the world. Nevertheless, it has still remained completely dedicated to bringing fair, licensed, and innovative gaming solutions to its players.

ELK Studios

  • Mobile-first approach
  • Cross-platform
  • Groundbreaking mathematical models
  • Inspiring themes
  • Multiplayer tournaments
  • High user engagement
  • Terrific visuals and sound effects

Compared to the giants on our list, ELK Studios seems like the new kid on the block. However, make no mistake because, despite their young age, ELK continues to push the boundaries of the casino industry and delivers some of the most innovative titles on the market.

The brand has produced numerous unique playing and bonus features for its slots, such as Nitro Reels, Expanding Wins, Ice Climbers, and Buy Bonus. These can be found in games like Katmandu Gold and Nitropolis, among others.

As is the case with every other operator, ELK’s games are playable across multiple devices. However, they have a mobile-first approach, which ensures their games provide only the best and most exciting casino experience for smartphone users thanks to the HTML5 technology. In other words, ELK Studios is a must-have for any modern-day online casino that caters to the needs of players who enjoy playing on the go.

What’s more, ELK Studios has come up with its own ELK Universe, in which characters from one slot appear in another, thus bringing a sense of familiarity to the gaming experience.

While they are solely focused on developing video slots, ELK Studios ensures high player engagement with innovative solutions. One of those is their ELK Compete — a unique and innovative system that allows operators to connect players who can then compete against each other and reap additional rewards.

Furthermore, the casino content from ELK Studios has been licensed and regulated by the most renowned gambling jurisdictions in the world, such as the UKGC and MGA, which guarantees the fairness and safety of all games from this provider.

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Apart from the few providers we’ve mentioned, there are many other fantastic providers to choose from. SoftGamings’ unified API platform includes more than 150 software providers, all of which are available for integration.

If you are looking for a way to improve your casino’s infrastructure and expand your gaming library, make sure to contact our team. We will get back to you and help you build your ideal online casino.

Artyom Ustinov

Artyom is Head of White Label & Turnkey Solutions and has been working in complex B2B/B2C sales, as well as business development and management consulting in iGaming for more than 10 years.

Together with the Key Account Management Team, he has helped over 100 start-ups and experienced gaming companies to launch their projects with SoftGamings.

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