Online gambling, whether it is sports gambling or casino gambling is now big business. More and more of us are spending our leisure time, and indeed our working day in front of a computer and we are becoming increasingly comfortable with using our personal computers for financial transactions. The security of our banking details, and our personal identity information is paramount in establishing that trust and that is why the software associated with any website defines its success. In the case of online gambling, particularly casino gambling, the software is even more important to the online casino operators because the software supplier is also responsible for the bulk of the casino games they can offer their customers. Visit any of the major online gambling sites on our list and you will find that slots gambling occupies more space than any of the other gambling games on the site. You will also notice that many of the slots games will be similar if not identical to those on other sites. This is because many of the online casino gambling operators are using the same casino software and it is the software supplier which designs the games and negotiates any copyright issues which may be associated with the characters used in those games. In the early days of online casinos and online sports gambling the software suppliers tended to be low profile companies with all the attention being focused on the large operating companies, but recent events have changed our perceptions of the importance of these associated companies. Playtech in particular has become a dominant force in the online gambling software sector, already used by William Hill, Betfred and Bet365 it now appears likely that Playtech software will also be responsible for Ladbrokes attempt to revitalise its position in the online gambling market. To date, the two specifically Irish online gambling companies Paddy Power and All Irish casino both use smaller software suppliers and therefore have the advantage that they can offer us different casino games in their range of slots.