Choosing a Casino

Online gambling is not a very old industry, which is why it is no surprise that more and more people are giving it a try to see what all the excitement is about. By the year 2009, it is predicted that online gambling will bring in revenue of over US$50 billion, which basically amounts to even larger progressive jackpots and payouts in general. A casinos payout competency is just one of many services to consider when choosing an online casino. The functionality and security features of the software, the game payout percentages, customer support, bonuses and cashier options are all important components to check up on.

One way to help ease your search of finding an online casino is to start with the software provider. Software developers play a very large role in the online gambling industry, having a stake in processing financial transactions, maintaining software, and providing customer support. Some casinos are entirely maintained by software developers, while others only use the software developer for support issues. Whichever type of online casino you find yourself at, the important thing is to play at a casino using either Playtech, Microgaming, Cryptologic, Odds On or Boss Media software, with special emphasis on Playtech and Mircrogaming. Even if the online casino is operated by an independent gambling company, the fact that the casino is using one of these software developers means that you will be backed by the software developer, which is some serious backing. If, on the other hand, you play at a casino with a no-name software brand, chances are that if a dispute comes up, the software manufacturer will not have the clout to put demands on the online casino.

Many players have experienced freezes put on their accounts, delayed or non-payment of winnings, and dishonored bonus terms and conditions while playing at no-name software casinos. Some software companies are big enough to raise an eyebrow, making players think they are reputable and regulated, but in reality are putting up a front for dishonest and unethical business practices. This is why you should always stick with one of the previously mentioned software developers. Your are guaranteed to have a air and enjoyable gambling experience at any casino using the best of the best in gaming software.