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RTG Casino Software
RTG is how most of us know Realtime Gaming, a company founded in 1998 and still going strong today. RTG produce downloadable and Flash software casino games from their base in Costa Rica, to which they moved from Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.
RTG produces the full range of casino games, from the classic table games, card games and lottery-style games to scratch cards, slot machines and video poker. The company also produces live dealer games.
RTG provide the games and financial services which they license to casino operators.
In their favour, downloadable games usually play a little quicker and have slightly better graphics than online games that use Flash software. As the web gets faster that’s getting a more marginal advantage though.
While downloading ties your gaming to the machines on which you’ve installed the software, the storage implications for your computer are negligible on most modern PCs and mobile devices.
As we’re all used to using apps on our phones these days, perhaps downloading will win this great battle of casino styles in the long run. It's a toss-up really - for quality of gaming experience, downloading is a narrow winner, but if you like to shop around or play at a lot of sites use RTG online casinos.
Always make sure you’re at a legitimate site before you download and install anything.
As they’re providing services all over the net, if you enjoy RTG’s games, you can pick where you play them.
For many players that’ll be a decision made on the basis of which site appears to offer the biggest bonus. You'll find plenty of sites offering you access to better deals with RTG casino bonus codes up for grabs.
But don’t be so fast! Bonuses are great news for players - particularly an RTG casino no deposit bonus - but not all casinos are equal. Do some research on the site you’re signing up to.
RTG is reported to have three settings licensees can use on its games – basically making them more or less generous to players. In the long run, finding a casino with good reported payouts (the operators never reveal this information) is likely to be worth more than any bonus if you’re an at all regular player.
RTG operators have occasionally caused controversy in the past. That’s no reflection on RTG, but it’s another reason why it pays to do your homework.
A 2004 win of over $1 million on the company’s Caribbean 21 game was disputed by the casino hosting the game, who accused the player of cheating. A settlement was reached in the end before RTG limited bet sizes on the game and finally withdrew it.
Crystal Palace group also operated RTG casinos and made a lot of money doing it. But many players were unhappy with the conditions at the site, including apparently unexplained locking of players’ accounts.
Big headline prizes are also a big draw that may not be all they seem.
Some big jackpots are shared around the network of all RTG sites, others are local to the site operator.
These progressive jackpots build up as players wager on the machine. They can reach some very healthy amounts, but reports suggest that RPG progressives don’t pay out very often and don’t grow very quickly.
Always protect yourself. Make sure any site you use is properly licensed for your jurisdiction – if you’re in the UK, you need to see a UK Gambling Commission licence – and read the terms and conditions before you wade in.
Here are some of the games you’ll find from RTG:
- Roaring Twenties Bingo
- Bonus Bingo
- Blackjack and variants:
- Blackjack, Face Up 21, Match Play 21, Perfect Pairs Blackjack, Pontoon, Super 21
- European Blackjack
- Let 'Em Ride (AKA Let it Ride)
- Caribbean Hold'em Poker
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Pai Gow Poker
- Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker
- Tri Card Poker
- Red Dog
- American Roulette, New American Roulette, European Roulette, French Roulette
- Scratch Cards:
- Diamond Blackjack, Hot Dice, Lucky 8's, Magic 7s.
- Sic Bo
- Slots – more than 50, including: Football Frenzy, High Fashion, Jumping Beans, Megasaur, Naughty or Nice
- Spring Break, Shark School.
- Vegas Three Card Rummy
- Video Poker – a huge variety, including:
- Aces & Eights
- All American
- Bonus Deuces Wild
- Bonus Poker
- Bonus Poker Deluxe
- Deuces Wild
- Double Bonus
- Double Double Bonus
- Double Double Jackpot
- Double Jackpot
- Jacks or Better
- Joker Poker
- Loose Deuces
- Pick 'Em Poker
- Sevens Wild
As new games, like new RTG casinos, are being created all the time it's not possible to create a comprehensive list. Keep an eye on news sites like this one and players' forums for the latest news.