The casino gaming industry is an intensely contested market, boasting a long list of competitive premium casino game providers.
Last year, we had 4 contenders that stood out from the pack at CasinoWow. Each of these game studios is well known for its innovative ideas and features.
It’s no surprise though that each of them is suitably placed at the top of this list, thanks to their slot gaming prowess. Headliners for 2019 include NetEnt, Play'n GО, Microgaming, and Big Time Gaming (BTG).
The first name in online casino entertainment is NetEnt, thanks to their keen attention to detail. Their slot gaming options are unrivalled and their table games, VR options, and Live Casino make them the complete package and a notable benchmark in the industry.
The provider has been making winners since 1996 and has not shown any signs of tiring. Their April 2019 release of Dead or Alive 2 was a testament to this. This highly volatile cowboy game boosted player’s hopes of walking away from the game as millionaires even though it was only played over 9 paylines.
The oldest name in the online casino business extends its pedigree back to 1994. Microgaming currently boasts a magnificent selection of casino games, with top jackpot slots, such as Mega Moola, as part of their portfolio.
The secret to the success of Microgaming has been linked to the Quickfire Instant gaming platform together with their partnering with dozens of smaller gaming studios to plough out title after title. The Book of Oz Lock n Spin slot of 2019 secured them a place in our top listing. The game offered the unique ability to lock certain reels, while the rest were spun, proving to be a feature of pure gaming genius.
3. Play'n GO
Another ’90s born casino provider makes its way into our top listed game studios of 2019. Play'n GO has been on the up and up in recent years, improving drastically in both their visuals and features departments. They are well placed as one of the leaders in the igaming market today.
Specialising in highly volatile slot games, Play'n GO has been known to provide a good table game here and there, but slots innovation is their forte. 2019 saw them hit the ceiling with the Sword and the Grail; a game based on Arthurian Legend. This medieval tale was played over 20 paylines and could pay up to 10,000x stake on a single roll.
4. Big Time Gaming (BTG)
Just under a decade of experience has already placed BTG to the top of the pool in games provision. It was their Megaways gaming trademark that put them on the map, having proved to be such a successful feature, that other prominent brands have paid for the chance to use the patent themselves.
Megaways ensures that players never know just how many pay ways will be present on the next spin; they just know it will be thousands. Lil Devil slot was the standout offering from this stable last year, providing up to 4,096 ways to win. This good versus bad theme only came with high promises, offering up to 50,000x stake as a jackpot prize.
It seems like the recipe for success in the online casino world is sheer experience. 3 of the 4 top providers were founded in the 1990s, giving them 3 decades to perfect their prowess. The surprise name is BTG, but when you look at the Megaways innovation involved there, you could hardly dispute their premium.