PROPRIETARY ONLINE GAMBLING SOFTWARE
There are two broad categories of online gaming software that casinos use. The most common is the type developed by big online gambling software providers. These platforms are leased or purchased by online casinos from companies by Microgaming, Playtech, Realtime Gaming and Cryptologic. One of the main attractions for using these kinds of leased software platforms is that up and coming casinos get to trade on the reputations of these large software development companies. In addition bigger, better known casinos often opt for letting the experts develop their software for them while they concentrate on running a profitable business. Proprietary software is usually exclusive to the few casinos that a certain company operates. They develop their own gaming platforms and as a result have a monopoly of the use of their own software.
Essentially proprietary software is developed and owned by an individual or company, the ownership is usually by the programmer who developed it. This software cannot be used by other companies and is usually reserved for exclusive distribution by the company who paid to develop it.
The difference used to be negligible in quality but with the rapid development of the Internet and information technology it is fast becoming harder and harder for smaller companies and their individual programmers to develop award winning titles. As we move forward more and more online gambling software is now being developed by the big names.