Dozens of companies are involved with everything that is accomplished in the online gambling industry.
This page is the home base for all of the profiles that this site offers for companies that work in and around the gambling industry.
New company profiles are being added all of the time so it’s a good idea to bookmark this page. As new profiles are added links will be put on this page so you can easily access the new pages.
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An Example of Progress
It doesn’t matter if you consider the mega-casino resorts in Las Vegas or the online casinos that offer slot machines from your laptop, home computer, or mobile phone. The world has been hurtling toward total computerization for years.
The gambling industry is squarely in the middle of this progression.
Of course, if you gamble online you’ve already been involved in the advancing computerization, but even land-based casinos have adopted ways for computers to replace mechanical devices and humans.
Consider a simple game of keno. Years ago a runner brought your paper tickets and pencils and then collected your bets. The runner delivered your bet slip to the keno desk or area and then the numbers were picked for the next draw.
Different methods were used for picking the numbers, but one method was by drawing numbered balls from a wheel or cage, much like bingo. A person spun the cage and balls were either picked by another person or fed into a slot.
At least two people, and often three or more, were needed to run the keno game. This was fine with most casinos because the house edge on keno was so high that they could pay multiple employees and still make a nice profit on the game.
Now most casinos have done away with the old way to play keno. You can still play, but now you do it all on a video keno machine that usually looks like a slot machine.
You walk up, put your money in the machine, either pick your numbers or let the machine pick them for you, and hit a button. When you lose the machine keeps your money and when you win it pays out the win. Most wins are paid by ticket now instead of cash or chips, so you have to take your ticket to the cage to redeem it.
Through companies that develop software and gaming machine solutions, the casino doesn’t need as much space or as many employees to offer the same basic keno game.
An Insider Secret
Here’s a little secret that most people don’t consider about keno. The machines are actually more profitable than the old keno games even if you ignore the cost of employees. When you play on a video keno machine you can play new draws quickly. Under the old system, you had to wait for the next draw. So with the video machine, you can lose faster. This is exactly what the casino wants.
This is just one example of how companies involved in the gambling industry are changing the ways you can access the gambling activities that you want to enjoy and helping the casino owners cut costs and improve profits.
It’s Not All Bad News
We’re not saying everything is bad for players.
20 years ago we couldn’t play blackjack or poker online for real money and today not only can we play from the comfort of our own home, we can play on the go, while we’re waiting to see the doctor or dentist, or even on our way to the local casino.
If you love keno you can now play hundreds of draws per hour if you want instead of waiting 10 minutes for the next draw.
Instead of finding the local bookie at the bar to place a bet on my favorite football team you can log on to any of a dozen or more online sportsbooks and place the same wager. You’ll probably even get a better line and/or pay less vig.
We’re thankful that all of these companies are working to make things better.
Working hand in hand with the computerization of the gambling world are the software companies that offer solutions.
The slot machines and video poker machines found in casinos are all run with computers and software that has been developed to keep a certain percentage of all wagers for the house and pay the rest out to keep players coming back for more.
All of the online poker rooms, casino, and sportsbooks need secure software to offer safe games. Numerous software companies like Microgaming, BetSoft, Rival, Real Time Gaming, Net Entertainment, and others are developing new solutions and games all of the time for casino games players.
Of course, companies based on the computerization of the industry aren’t the only ones that need to be profiled.
Who do you think comes up with the table games that are offered by local casinos?
What about the people who serve food, clean the hotel rooms, and offer security for casinos around the world.
Have you considered the companies that train blackjack and table game dealers?
What about the companies that make the dice for craps or the wheels for roulette?
Every casino that you walk into is owned by a company. Some of these companies own multiple casinos around the world.
The list is almost endless of companies that can be profiled. We hope you enjoy the ones that we’ve profiled so far.