As you would have seen from all the other articles in the Beginners Guide, the world of online casinos provides you with many choices. Learning how to play, which casino games to play, which jurisdictions to look out for as well as what type of casino you should play at is very important.

One aspect Casino Manual aims to help you with is which software providers you should look out for when deciding which online casino to spend your money with. Many casinos on the internet are very nice in appearance, offer great bonuses and tick all the boxes but as a player, you should educate yourself as to what software powers these appealing casinos.

This sounds easier than it is so we thought we would give you a breakdown of the best and most reputable software providers on the market. We could also list the ones to avoid but this would be spending valuable time writing about them (we don’t want to give them that satisfaction). Casino Manual will aim to give some general information of the software giants as well as comment on some of the games they offer and finally the casinos you can find the software on.

For a run down on the best casino software providers around, please see brief descriptions below as well as links (in blue) for more detailed information.

Microgaming Software Review

Founded in 1994, they were the first ever online casino software group on the market. Today they power over 120 casinos and Casino Manual highlights why.

Microgaming Software Review

Playtech Software Review

Since their inception in 1999, Playtech has become “the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming software supplier”. They power over 100 operators on the market and are known for producing some of the best slot games on the market.

Playtech Software Review

Cryptologic Software Review

Cryptologic was formed in 1995 by brothers in a basement. Since the launch of their first licensee, InterCasino, they have grown to be one of the most popular software providers amongst players – especially for slots.

Cryptologic Software Review

Net Entertainment

NetEnt was formed in 1996 and now provide their software to over 60 operators – is the software of choice in Scandinavia and is known for their great slot games.

Net Entertainment Software Review


WMS Software Review

With nearly 70 years experience, WMS has its roots firmly in land based gaming such as pinball & slot machines. 2010 saw their first online project, Jackpot Party, launch. They have some of the most popular slot games of all time on offer.

WMS Software Review


Formed originally in 1951, IGT created the S-Slot video poker machine as well as the Wheel of Fortune progressive slot. Their history is based on land based casino games which they have brought online successfully.

IGT Software Review

If you want us to review a particular casino software provider that is not on the list, please feel free to contact us.