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The success of software development in the mobile casino industry

Online gambling is a burgeoning industry at present thanks to the increase in the numbers of players turning to mobile devices. With advancements in technology spearheading moves by traditional casinos to occupy a presence online, as well as the rise of newer web-based and mobile-based casinos, the market has become highly competitive.

So with every mobile and web-based casino company striving to get ahead of the competition in any way they can, they are turning to the software and app development industry for help. In turn, those software development companies are keen to demonstrate that they can transfer their expertise to creating websites, apps and games that appeal to customers in this industry.

In this article, we will highlight some of the top software developers and their work in helping the big players in the mobile casino industry.

Mobile mobility

These days, most of our lives are conducted in the palm of our hands and this extends to entertainment activities. The popularity of easy-to-play online slot games at Paddy Power Casino, for example, which possess the ‘pick up and playability’ that mobile-savvy consumers are looking for is now equal to streaming movies, TV shows and live sports events on mobile devices.

Simply put, many modern casino players are playing online because it is convenient. Slot games in particular are considered the easiest form of online casino for players to play as all they require is the player to spin a reel and await the outcome.

And with the majority of online gambling companies now providing high-quality and highly-compatible mobile apps to suit the needs of their customers, the choice for players is almost limitless. But how are companies able to provide all these choices?

Designer gear

In order to provide an optimal experience to their customers, online gambling companies are increasingly working with some of the world’s best software and mobile gaming developers.

Arguably the most recognised of these companies is Playtech, which is widely considered to be the major player in software development within the online gambling industry. The business has grown into a behemoth that now incorporates many other developers, including YoYo Games and its GameMaker Studio software and QuickSpin – both of whom have enjoyed a great deal of success in video slot development.

Its dominance is such that any budding player will have certainly visited an online Playtech casino game – notably Irish Luck and King Kong slots.

Another such company, Net Entertainment, has been involved in this industry for almost 30 years. They have created software for online versions of almost all classic casino games including those with live dealers but generally specialise in slots. Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst are their biggest hits but they are also officially licensed to develop some of the best music, movie and TV-branded slot games, such as Motorhead, and have even branched into virtual reality slots.

Continued success

With the likes of Microgaming and IGT having lent their hand to popular slots like Mega Moolah and Wheel Of Fortune, respectively, it is clear that the proliferation of software development for the online casino industry is proving successful. All of the above examples of games are popular with players for a variety of reasons – namely visual appeal, ease of use and mobile compatibility.

The input of such companies to provide these key components is a major reason behind that success

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