Online Casino Software Types

While there are hundreds of online casinos there are a relatively small amount of reputable software providers. The biggest in terms of video poker are Microgaming, RTG and WGS Gaming. In this section we take a look at each of the software providers. Each review features games available listed by payout as well as a list of recommended online casinos.

Please Note : Country restrictions can and do vary from casino to casino even if they use the same software. Welcome indicates that there is at least one casino accepting players from your location.

Realtime Gaming (RTG)

Established in 1998, Realtime Gaming also known as RTG offers a large range of video poker games including the only 100%+ payout game we have found online. The software is used by a large number of casinos and is the top software for casinos accepting US players. Pay tables can vary from casino to casino so be sure to compare with the listed games.

  • Video Poker Variations : 16
  • Best Game Joker Poker Single Hand Kob SRF (100.18%)
  • Worst Game Bonus Poker Deluxe (98.49%)
  • Multi-Hand Games Yes (1, 3, 10, 52 and 100 Hand)
  • Auto Hold : No
  • US FlagPlayers :  WelcomeYes
  • More Details RTG Review and Casinos

Microgaming

Founded in 1994 Microgaming are one of the biggest and most popular online casino software providers. They offer 8* video poker games in both single and multi-hand formats. The best game is All Aces with a payout of 99.92%. Microgaming have withdrawn their Viper download and now have 8 instead of 18 variations and no progressives.

  • Video Poker Variations : 8
  • Best Game All Aces (99.92%)
  • Worst Game Louisiana Double (93.45%)
  • Multi-Hand Games Yes (4 Hand)
  • Auto Hold : No
  • US FlagPlayers :  Not AcceptedYes
  • More Details Microgaming Review and Casinos

Wager Gaming Systems (WGS)

Formerly known as Vegas Technology, Wager Gaming Systems powers a number of online casinos which accept US players. The casinos feature a good range of video poker games including full pay Jacks or Better. They are also the only software to offer video poker tournaments.

  • Video Poker Variations : 7
  • Best Game Jacks or Better (99.54%)
  • Worst Game Deuces Wild (96.77%)
  • Multi-Hand Games Yes (1, 4 and 10 Hand)
  • Auto Hold : Yes
  • US FlagPlayers :  WelcomeYes
  • More Details WGS Review and Casinos

NetEnt

Established in 1996, NetEnt (formerly known as Net Entertainment) has grown to become one of the leading providers of online casino software. The company is based in Sweden and owned by parent company Evolution AB. They used to have four video poker variations but this has recently been reduced to one - Jacks or Better.

  • Video Poker Variations : 1
  • Best Game Jacks or Better (99.54%)
  • Worst Game : n/a
  • Multi-Hand Games : No
  • Auto Hold : No
  • US FlagPlayers :  Not AcceptedYes
  • More Details NetEnt Review and Casinos

Playtech

Founded in 1999, Playtech was at one point the software behind hundred of casinos. Today they have a much smaller market share. The best game at Playtech casinos is the Two Ways Royal machine which has a pay back of 99.80. It has a 4,000 coin win for both an Ace high royal flush (A, K, Q, J, 10) and a six high low royal flush (2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

  • Video Poker Variations 9 Including 1 Progressive
  • Best Game Two Ways Royal (99.80%)
  • Worst Game Aces & Faces Multi-hand (95.44%)
  • Multi-Hand Games Yes (1, 4, 10, 25 and 50 hand)
  • Auto Hold : Yes
  • US FlagPlayers :  Not AcceptedYes
  • More Details Playtech Review and Casinos

Discontinued Software

The following software reviews are of software companies that are no longer available at any online casinos.

Cryptologic (Wagerlogic)

Founded in 1995, Cryptologic was once of the top three software providers. After the takeover from Amaya in 2012 the software was replaced with games from other providers.

  • Video Poker Games 13 Including 1 Progressive
  • Best Game Joker Poker Kob Bonus Poker (99.43%)
  • Worst Game Tens or Better (97.95%)
  • Auto Hold : No
  • US FlagPlayers :  Closed
  • More Details Cryptologic Review

Wagerworks

Wagerworks was initially founded by leading slot machine manufacturer Silicon Gaming. In 2005 Silicon Gaming was acquired by International Game Technology (IGT).

  • Video Poker Games : 3
  • Best Game Jacks or Better Multi-Hand $5 (99.54%)
  • Worst Game Joker Poker Single Hand (94.87%)
  • Auto Hold : No
  • US FlagPlayers :  Closed
  • More Details Wagerworks Review

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