Realtime Gaming is one of the veterans of the iGaming industry. It has been around since the 1990s, providing operators with a cost-effective iGaming platform and players with a selection of exciting and accessible games to try. But, like many other software providers, its product has its upsides and downsides. Today, let’s take a look at them, and whether it’s still worth using Realtime Gaming software in the iGaming industry.
At its origins, Realtime Gaming was both a software provider and an operator, running its own brands as well as licensing its game library to operators like Springbok Casino. Founded in the US in 1998, the company moved its headquarters to Costa Rica in the mid-2000s, then to the Caribbean a while later. Today, it is part of Hastings International, based in Curacao, where the software provider is also licensed. Even today, dozens of operators rely on its game library, making use of all its benefits – and overlooking its shortcomings. Let’s take a look at both below.
Realtime Gaming and SpinLogic (its new brand) software is a cost-effective solution for operators. Compared to other providers, RTG’s software solution is much more accessible, making the effort of launching a new property much less of a burden. The RTG game library has more than 300 games, more than enough for a new online gaming outlet. It includes classic games with a long history and new titles that are being constantly released to this day.
Finally, we have to mention an advantage of RTG software that makes it the software platform of choice for operators: a limit on its payouts. Back in the mid-2000s, the software provider was involved in a controversial case involving a player accused of cheating. As a result, RTG limited the maximum stake in its games, and with it, the maximum payouts for operators.
As one of the oldest iGaming solutions providers in the market, Realtime Gaming had its share of controversy. Not by its own fault, mind you. Over the years, a variety of operators have chosen RTG’s software suite for their outlets. Among them, there were quite a few that were not entirely honest – so much so that it came down with arrests and convictions for fraud. At the time, RTG outlets were not seen as trustworthy by the player community, so the operator was pushed to the fringes of the industry. The hit to RTG’s reputation was big enough for it to affect the image of the company to this day.
Another shortcoming of an RTG platform is the low popularity of its progressive jackpots. While it does offer payouts on par with some of the big names in the industry, the jackpot’s growth rate is slow, and their payouts occur far too infrequently.
Realtime Gaming is one of the oldest iGaming software providers still active today. It has a small game library with many popular titles and quite a few jackpots. Its long history is not without controversy, though. But its recent track record, together with its affordable price point, makes it a good choice especially for iGaming companies at the beginning of their road.