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There are approximately 38 online casino software developers that are worth really considering when you are trying to find out who provides the best all-round product. One good way of gauging a company’s performance is to look at how many awards they have won over the years.

There are several recognised industry award ceremonies that take place around the world and at each event various prizes are handed out for different categories. Some of these categories include Best New Casino, Innovation in Slot Provision, Best Casino Software Provider, New Site Concept, Editors Pick, Recommendable Casino, Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Customer Service, Top Casino, Best Slots Site, Best Full Service Site, Casino Operator of the Year, Mobile Operator of the Year, Payment Solutions Provider Company of the Year and various other awards.

Most of these prestigious awards are handed out at official events, but others are awarded by various online gambling portals (that are eCOGRA-approved) or by popular online gambling magazines that have a huge following of online gaming enthusiasts.

Some software developers provide just one gaming platform, but the stronger companies now have several different gaming platforms. This means that the software companies with more platforms can reach a much wider audience.

Microgaming has long been considered the number online casino software provider and they have notched up plenty of official industry awards, but more recently Playtech have been proving to be the dominant force, especially as this year’s eGaming Business to Business Awards (eGR B2B). This event took place at the Atrium in Wembley Arena, London and it was Playtech who managed to walk away with four awards.

Each player has a different perspective of certain online casino software. Some players may base this purely on the quality (or quantity) of the games. Other players may base this on how user-friendly the download client and interface is. Therefore it is difficult to tell from a player’s perspective which company is the best.

What you may personally consider to be a fantastic online casino game, your friend might totally disagree with you, so not one individual player can ever be ‘right’ on who the best casino software provider is.

There is one thing that we do know, which is that companies such as Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Rival Games, NetEntertainment, BetSoft, Cryptologic, WMS Gaming, WagerWorks and Dragonfish consistently rank amongst the top 10/15 of the best casino software providers in the world. This means that you can always count on a decent gaming experience when sampling any of their products. It is better for you to be the judge of who is the best because each company is unique and they are all quite different from one another. Just remember to have fun while trying them all out.

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These winners were all recognised for the month of June and the categories that were honoured included the Top Overall Winners, Top Instant Casino Winner, Top Mobile Casino Winner, Top Video Poker Winner, Top Table Games Winner and The Beginners Luck Award.

On June the 15th, a French player from Meilhaud, Puy-de-Dome, won a massive jackpot prize worth €30,375.00 on one of Microgaming’s latest multilined video slots called Untamed Bengal Tiger. This prize made Christiane P. the biggest winner of the month while in second place, Australian Raelene G. from Merino, Victoria, scooped a tidy AU$24,399.00 on a progressive jackpot slot called Mega Moolah, which is a rather basic looking slot and not one of Microgaming’s most exciting, but that probably didn’t bother Raelene.

Another Australian player from the South of the country also came in third place for having the next biggest win worth AU$22,650.00 while playing on a slot called Dragon Lady. All of these games were accessed via the downloadable Microgaming casino.

Heather U. from Toronto, Canada, had the highest recorded win from the instant casino and netted herself CA$15,045.00 on Deck the Halls, which as most of you probably know is a Christmas-themed slot. This was the second Canadian online casino player to win this exact award in as many months.

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A German player won exactly €20,000.00 from Deuces Wild video poker and another German winner won €13,500.00 whilst playing roulette. The final award went to Swedish player Carina A. from Gothenburg. This award is so aptly named and was won after this player made her first ever real cash deposit. She won an amazing SEK12,000.00 (Swedish Kronor/CA$1,735.50) while spending that first deposit.

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The majority of online casinos today are powered by one or more of a small handful of online casino software companies. The most common include Playtech, Cryptologic, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, IGT, Rival Gaming, Betsoft, BetOnSoft, NetEntertainment, TopGame, WMS Gaming, Bwin Party, Dragonfish, Sheriff Gaming, NuWorks, GTECH G2 and various others.

Each of these software companies are fully licensed and therefore permitted to provide their product to a licensed online gambling portal such as an online casino. These products are frequently audited, meaning that they are tested to maintain that they are not faulty in any way or cheating the player out of their hard earned cash. It is extremely rare for one of the leading software companies to have regular glitches in their software, which is why they are trusted among both players and operators.

If you do happen to notice a problem, you should immediately contact the customer support. They will then be able to make the necessary steps to look into the problem.

Certain problems that may occur can normally be put down to the internet connection or the poor conditions of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This for example will certainly have an effect on the download time if you are attempting to install the casino software. If there is a problem here, all you need to do is cancel the download and then attempt the process again.

After having downloaded the casino software or if you are playing in the instant flash mode, you may have noticed problems such as the ball spinning too long around the wheel when playing roulette, or the reels taking too long to spin on a classic slot or video slot. Other problems that you may have noticed could be that the cards are taking too long to flip over when playing one of many different cards games, or the results generally taking too long to register.

The most common reason for one of these problems occurring is again down to either a slow internet connection or it can be caused by an overwhelming amount of internet traffic. It could be that the signal from your server isn’t being correctly relayed to the casino software.

This will give the effect of the roulette wheel continuously spinning for example, because it has not actually received the internet signal telling the ball where and when to stop. You must try NOT to assume that there is a technical glitch or software error. All you have to do in the event of this happening is close the window and it should then be refreshed to the last known position.

With most reputable gambling sites, if you have placed a bet and lost your connection, the system will still then refresh your actual balance with the correct outcome of the bet you placed. If it has not resolved the bet during the loss of internet connection, it will be presented with the unfinished outcome before the connection was lost. These are the most common issues and also how most technical issues are automatically resolved.

One of the latest online video slots to have been released is Treasure Island, which can now be found at various Realtime Gaming powered portals. Instead of a male pirate, this slot’s main character is a female pirate called Captain Neri.

Treasure Island has 20 winning paylines spread over five neatly animated reels. There is also a progressive jackpot to play for (in both the free play demo mode and in the real cash mode). You can always see how much the current jackpot is by viewing the top left hand side of the screen.

The objective of this game is to assist the pretty pirate in her quest to find some buried treasure. She has only recently escaped from prison and is now heading to Treasure Island.

As you spin the reels, you will hear some hearty music playing along, but these sounds can quite easily be turned down or switched off altogether. The symbols that litter the reels here are comprised of poker numbers and letters such as 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. You will also see swords, dogs, crocodiles and Captain Neri.

The wild symbols here are the Pirate flags and will only ever show up on reels 1, 3 and 5. They will always substitute the regular symbols just mentioned when they appear but not the scatter symbols or the bonus symbols. The scatters on this slot are the treasure maps and the parrot symbols are basically multipliers that will only ever appear during the free spins bonus round.

You will be awarded 10 free spins as soon as three or more of the scatters appear from just one spin of the reels. It doesn’t matter which order they appear in, plus this round can also be retriggered if three or more scatters reappear during the free spins bonus round.

If the parrot happens to show his face, which he usually does, you can win up to a 10x multiplier.

The main bonus game on this slot doesn’t require any real skill in order to win prizes. All you have to do is pick the items that you believe contain the largest prizes. You will be given two choices once this bonus feature has been triggered, to either search for food in the pirate ships cabinet or hunt for gold on Treasure Island. In this round, you can win anywhere up to a 1000x multiplier.

The betting range on this slot is ideal for all types of players. For one spin of the reels you can place a bet from just 0.20 coins whereas the maximum bet for one spin is 100.00 coins. There is also an autoplay feature which can be switched on or off at any time.

This is a fun new slot with some stunning graphics that should appeal to a large audience. Treasure Island is now widely available and is certainly a decent slot that is well worth playing.