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How Old Are Top 5 Casino Games Developer Companies?

Gambling has a very rich and eventful history. According to researchers, it dates back to the Paleolithic period, and since then, it has grown over all the continents, developing and changing its means and ageing like a fine wine. Humans have always been admirers of luck and fate; gambling gives them a chance to put their lucks up for a test and maybe score a win. 

From the time when casinos and gambling sites started moving online, the Games Developer Companies have given it their all to provide the punters with the best games and jackpots. The recent years saw the flourishing of the gambling business, which paved the way for many new developer companies to a competitive market. Some companies have withstood all challenges to remain in the business, while some new companies are easily making it to the top.

What makes a game developer better than others? The answer lies simply in customer satisfaction. From realistic graphics to terrific gameplay, whoever keeps the punters hooked to their games, wins. 

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How Long Have These Top Companies Served Us?

The following are the top 5 companies that made their names by continuously developing better games to stay ahead of market need and consumption:

  1. NetEnt
  2. Microgaming
  3. BetSoft
  4. Playtech
  5. IGT


NetEnt was founded as Net Entertainment back in 1996 when the online market was gaining pace and prominence. Still, not many knew about online gambling, even though its roots go back to 1963 when AB Restaurang Rouletter was established. The Company has been working for 25 years now, making use of an experience of nearly 60 years. 

For a gambler to have never heard of NetEnt is almost impossible because it has provided some of the popular and astonishing free online slots Canada and UK gamblers adore to the market like Jack and the Beanstalk and Starburst. The company has developed revolutionary slot games, which they are majorly known for, but that doesn’t mean that they fall behind on other games. They have innovated astounding gameplays, which are changing the way we see online games.

NetEnt’s one of the most popular slots, Gonzo’s Quest was so famous that it was also developed as a virtual reality game. Moreover, the company’s Mega Fortune is still responsible for the gambling industry’s largest jackpot wins. 


Based in the Isle of Man, Microgaming has been in the industry since 1994, the year they claimed to have developed the world’s first true online casino software. Microgaming and NetEnt have always been in a neck-to-neck competition, and it is hard to determine which company is truly the best. Microgaming has developed hundreds of slots and other games, and they also own the biggest poker room network in the gambling industry. 

Their slot named the Mega Moolah repeatedly hit the news when it started breaking records with its payouts on its progressive jackpot. A new Guinness World Record was set in 2015 when a British soldier won £13,209,300 on it. Microgaming also launched virtual reality headset games in 2016, which have been taking the industry by storm. Some of the other games developed by this company that are the gamblers’ favourites include Agent Jane Blonde and Thunderstruck II. 


BetSoft was established in March of 1999, and it has grown over a hundredfold over the years. With its ground-breaking SLOT3 series of high-tier 3-D slot games, the company has become a force to be reckoned with. BetSoft is also known for its extreme flexibility, which provides the punters with the best gameplay even on mobile phones. This user-friendly feature is appreciated by a lot of punters who don’t need to worry about being at the right place to gamble anymore. The graphics and working of the developed games are to die for. 

The company has been awarded many times in recent years for its excellent service; it was awarded the MIGEA award for Best Gaming Casino Supplier of the Year in 2018. BetSoft has always been ahead of the market curve, leading the trends with the ‘first of its type’ games like a 3-D experience for poker and high-quality games comprising Blackjack, Roulette, and more.


This company was founded in 1999 by Teddy Sagi, and it has been creating the best slots, jackpots, and table games since then. It is the world’s largest gaming software supplier traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market. Playtech takes pride in its 140 global licenses (including UKGC) and promises to bring the best of class games like Superman, The Matrix, Age of the Gods, and more to its punters. Playtech has offices in 19 countries worldwide and employs around 5,900 people. 

Since its inception, Playtech has developed:

  • more than 700 slots, jackpots, and roulettes;
  • 50+ live dealer tables, 6 poker variants;
  • 28,000 sports betting terminals;
  • hundreds of more games for Android, iOS, and Windows.

The company has won innumerable awards, including MIGEA, which makes it one of the most valuable game developers out there.

IGT or International Game Technology

IGT is a multinational gambling company operating since 1975, which produces slot machines and other gaming and gambling technologies. It has been in the market for more than forty-five years and now employs more than 12,000 people. This undoubtedly makes IGT one of the enormous brands in the business. The company, which operates in more than 100 countries, is based in London but has chief offices all around the world, including Rome, Las Vegas, and Rhode Island. It takes pride in employing people from all places and ethnicities.

IGT produces video poker and other games for both online and offline casinos, and the company is applauded for its in-depth customer intelligence, which tends to all of their demands. IGT works with Paddy Power to bring to its punters’ lavish slot titles like Cleopatra, DaVinci Diamonds, Siberian Storm, and Wolf Run.


The above-mentioned game developer companies are among the best in the industry, which works for the punters’ ultimate satisfaction and unforgettable experiences. If a user plays games developed by these companies, he is surely in for a great ride, which will be both exotic and luxurious.

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