Many experienced observers of the technological advances we have seen over recent years are totally convinced that the next big development will be domestic robots. We are already used to the idea that robots are capable of a wide range of manufacturing tasks, and automation is widespread in almost all of our major industries and has been for some time. The next stage in the development of robotics is however taking us closer to what we have always believed to be science fiction rather than reality. Some of us are perhaps old enough to remember when a computer was likely to fill a reasonable sized room, so being able to carry one around in our pocket or even on our wrist is a massive technical achievement in its own right, but we should not forget that it is the software which makes all these devices tick. Every computer needs instructions and it is of course the software that provides those instructions, but that is not the end of the story in terms of how we use our computers. Every business or government website we visit also needs its own software to make it usable, whether it is to allow us to navigate the site or to enable us to enact financial transactions in a secure environment. Government agencies in particular have suffered from inadequate computer software over the years, and we have all been to online sites which were not as easy to use as they should be so we are probably all aware of the impact of poor software on how we use our modern devices to help us in our daily lives. There are some online services however where the importance of good software is even more striking, one of which is undoubtedly the online casino sector. When the first online sports gambling sites were introduced by the leading bookmakers the prime function of the software was to manage the financial aspects of gambling online, but the introduction of gambling games and the resulting creation of online casinos required something very different from the software. The online casino software not only has to provide the financial management systems necessary to operate the site, but the casino software suppliers are also responsible for most of the casino games we can play at the online casinos. Here at onlinecasino.ie we carry out regular audits of the available online casinos in Ireland to update our recommended online casino list, and the two main elements of those audits are of course the security of our personal financial data and the quality of the casino games offered by the site, both of which are the responsibility of the casino software supplier. The success of any online casino is therefore almost entirely due to which casino software supplier the operator chooses to use.
The biggest influence of the casino software designers is clearly found in the range of slots games offered by the online casinos, but they can also enhance or otherwise our enjoyment of the more traditional casino games such as roulette and blackjack. Anyone visiting several online casinos will see that there are noticeable differences in the quality of the graphics used by different online casino operators, and some casino software suppliers such as NetEntertainment have rightly established a reputation for exceptional quality of their casino games graphics as well as their slots games.
We have already established how important the casino software is in the online casino sector, and that is why some casino software companies have become very large commercial organisations in their own right. Playtech for example is now a very big company and has established a fairly dominant presence in the sector. Playtech casino software is currently used wholly or in part by the Ladbrokes, William Hill, and Betfred online casinos, and the company is also credited with a number of important innovations in the online casino sector, including the first Live online casino option. Most observers tend to agree however that the dominant position of Playtech in the online casino sector was primarily the result of the agreements they were able to negotiate with Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Digital Entertainment. These licensing agreements enabled Playtech to use characters from popular films and comics in their range of casino games, which in turn attracted the online casino operators to use their casino software.
There are of course a number of other well-established casino software suppliers providing software to online casino operators with sites accessible in Ireland, most notably Wagerworks. Originally part of a major slot machine manufacturing group, Wagerworks supply the software and almost all the casino games for the Paddy Power online casino, arguably the favourite online casino in Ireland. The choice of Wagerworks as their casino software supplier has proved to be very successful for Paddy Power because their many of their slots games are exclusive to the Paddy Power site. We can however also find some slots games supplied by Wagerworks on the 888 online casino site. We have already commented on the quality of the graphics associated with the NetEnt casino software, but their slots games are also very popular and can be found at the other popular Irish online casino, the All Irish casino. Using smaller online casino software suppliers often means that an online casino operator can offer exclusive casino games, and the Bwin casino is a good example of that. The Bwin casino uses software supplied by the Canadian software supplier Chartwell Technology, and although Chartwell are very well known across the Atlantic the Bwin casino is the only online casino accessible in Ireland that offers their casino games.
The most recent online casinos to become available in Ireland have however started a new trend in terms of casino software, and most of them have opted to provide a range of casino games chosen from several different casino software suppliers. These online casino sites include CasinoLand, Yako and Instacasino all of which offer casino games from a number of different companies. Last but certainly not least is the CasinoCasino site which has brought us the opportunity to play many of the iconic Amatic Industries slots games online for the first time.