Online gambling has only been available for a relatively short time but the software involved has become more and more sophisticated and nowhere more so than at the online casinos. In the beginning of the online casino some casinos tried to write their own casino software which was fine but the results were quite variable and it was all fairly basic. Casino games such as roulette were fairly easy to write casino software for as there are only so many bets which can be made and the odds are fixed and even the first casino slots were not that difficult with only three reels and one winning line. As we all know however casino slots have become enormously complicated but it is the advance of the casino software which has allowed this to happen. The whole casino software subject has become so specialised that today there are only a certain number of specialist companies that develop it and all online casinos use the casino software from one or more of these specialised companies. This also explains in part why when gambling online at different online casinos you will often come across the identical set of games and casino slots. All this means is that the online casinos in question are using the same casino software.
The larger players in the casino software business are Microgaming who sometimes appear under the name of Quickfire, NetEnt which is short for Net Entertainment and Playtech. There are plenty of others as well such as NYX Gaming, Thunderkick, Williams Interactive and although these are less well known they are generally good casino games but the range is somewhat smaller than the large suppliers. Some online casinos choose to use only one casino software suppliers while others use two or even more such as is the case of Instacasino which subsequently has probably the largest range of casino slots in a single online casino. The fact that multiple online casinos use the same casino software is in fact an advantage when it comes to the huge progressive jackpot slots as each spin on a particular slot contributes a very small amount to the jackpot and the more online casinos that are offering that slot the faster the jackpot will build. You may also have wondered why it is that online casinos are so pleased when one of their players wins one of these huge jackpots when you might have expected them not to be too happy about forking out millions of Euro. The truth of course is that with different online casinos contributing to the pot it is the casino software company which is holding the money so rather than being the online casino which carries the cost it is the casino software company. The online casino therefore can advertise the fact that one of their players has won and it is costing them nothing more than what they have already contributed.
Gambling.ie has looked at several online casinos to try and decide on a favourite casino software but at the end of the day it comes down to what you are looking for. For the really big jackpots you will need to be playing slots from MIcrogaming or Playtech although NetEnt jackpots also reach over €1 million but if you are looking for a bit more entertainment from your casino slots then the recommendation would be NetEnt. All Irish Casino carries a complete range of NetEnt games along with the jackpot games of Microgaming which should cover most peoples needs. Amongst the NetEnt casino slots are two which are particular favourites of gambling.ie and they are Jack Hammer™ and Gonzo’s Quest™. Actually there is a second Jack™ Hammer game called Jack Hammer 2 which uses different symbols but is basically the same. The reason for liking these slots in particular is that instead of having 15 symbols attached to five reels all symbols are independent of each other which enables different features to be enacted. For example in Jack Hammer™ and Jack Hammer 2™ there is a feature called Sticky Wins™. Gambling.ie has only seen this feature on casino slots with NetEnt casino software and it is a great way for small wins to become large wins. The way it works is that when a win is achieved on one of the 25 winning lines which is three or more of the same symbols working from left to right there is an automatic re-spin but before this re-spin all symbols which were part of the win are held. It is therefore possible for the win to be improved by another of the same symbols appearing or indeed for a new win entirely to appear. The process of holding winning lines and re-spinning all other symbols carries on until the win is no longer improved after which the highest win is paid out. There is no need to add additional funds from your balance as it all happens automatically. There are also wilds to help out along the way but the best way to make real money is to get into the free spins mode where all wins are tripled. It takes five free spins symbols to get into the free spins mode which may seem rather a lot until you realise that the Sticky Wins™ feature is also active for free spins symbols so in fact just three symbols can get you started. It may be complicated casino software that enables this game but it is great fun.
Gambling online at online casinos should be fun and so if you have a sense of humour then try the casino slot Birds on a Wire which is brought by the casino software supplier Thunderkick and can be found at Instacasino.com. You do need a sense of fun for this one as it involves electrocuting birds sitting on wires and they disappear in a puff of soot and feathers. The good thing is that do not resemble any known bird and indeed one of them even flies around with a paper bag on its head.