Casino Software

There are many different casino software providers in today’s market and these are diverse with a wide range of features, functions and services. Some of these, such as Playtech and NetEnt offer full platforms, while others are just game developers and will often be offered at online casinos that offer games from multiple developers. These may include NextGen or Betsoft Gaming. Whether a turnkey solution or a game developer, there are many differences between the software providers and choosing a casino based on the software may come down to personal choice. Look at the games that are available, the graphics and animations, the features and functions and the general feel of the games before you make your choice.

Not all casino software providers accept South African players. We have done the hard work for you and have compiled a list of some of the best casinos that do accept South African players. We ensure that these casinos offer a wide selection of games, have worthwhile bonuses and promotions with user-friendly terms, helpful customer support, banking that supports South African play and that is secure and reliable.

The Best Online Casino Software

There are many different software providers available; however, in our opinion, the following are some of the best providers available in the industry for South African players.

  • Playtech - Playtech was launched in 1999 and received its first casino license in 2001. It is now one of the leading software providers with a cross-platform solution and a wide range of products. It offers more than 500 online casino, poker and sportsbook games, as well as a portfolio of games from its acquisition, Ash Gaming. There are 50 new games released per annum, increasing its already impressive portfolio. Playtech games include a number of branded games available through licensing agreements with Marvel, HBO, MGM, NBC Universal. They offer more than 30 progressive jackpot games with their Win a Jackpot network that was launched in 2002 having paid out more than EUR195 million to date. Beach Life is their largest paying progressive jackpot having awarded a win of $8.2 million.
  • Net Entertainment - Launched in 1996, NetEnt’s Casino Module is a complete gaming system. It features more than 200 game titles including live games and their Touch portfolio that is built on HTML5 technology, developed for Android, iOS and Windows. Their branded games are developed via a licensing deal with 20th Century Fox, Universal and South Park Studios. There are more than ten progressive jackpot games available in their pooled jackpot network with their most famous game being Mega Fortune which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for biggest online casino win with a massive EUR17.9 million.
  • SkillOnNet - SkillOnNet was founded in 2005, originally developing online backgammon software. It has since expanded and has produced, to date, more than 30 online slots games, as well as table games and video poker games for a total suite of more than 50 games. There are three progressive jackpot games - Millionaire Genie, Good & Evil and Progressive Caribbean Poker. Millionaire Genie is its biggest paying game having awarded more than $800,000.
  • Realtime Gaming - Realtime Gaming (RTG) is one of the oldest casino software providers, having been founded in 1998. They offer a suite of more than 100 games including table games, video poker, slots and progressive jackpot games. Their progressive game, Shopping Spree, is one of their most popular and has paid out over $2 million as its largest jackpot. Their Real Series of Slots games are unique and are among their most popular.

Types of Providers

One of the major differences between software providers is whether they are turnkey solutions or game developers.

  • Turnkey solutions - these provide complete casino platforms with full casino management and game development. Operators are able to customise the casino to their brand, but all service is provided. Examples of turnkey solutions include Playtech, NetEnt and RTG.
  • Game developers - Game developers do not provide a complete solution, but rather provide only games. These are often unique or focused on a niche market. Game developers include NYX Interactive, Betsoft, Nextgen Gaming, Sheriff and Rabcat. Betsoft is well-known for its 3D graphics in games such as Mr. Vegas and The Slot Father. Sheriff Gaming is much newer, but is also well-known for its 3D slots of which there are now more than 40. These include Extreme and Fortune Farm.