Realtime Gaming

Atlanta and Costa Rica based Realtime Gaming, or RTG, was established in 1999 and has built a reputation in the online casino industry. The company develops online casino software with a large selection of games that include the well known “Real Series” slots games.

Several casinos in the US market are powered by RTG software, especially those looking to accept bets from US players. The company was acquired by Hastings International B.V. in 2007. The developer offers a reasonably high quality and entertaining games used by a number of casinos including some of the top brands. Its software is tested and certified by Technical System Testing (TST).

RTG software, despite coming in for a lot of criticism in the past for its loose licensing policy, offers some outstanding features available to players from the United States. The provider offers complete solutions for online casino operators that have access to robust management tools along with a constantly evolving selection of games. The company is also proactively involved with bodies such as the Interactive Gaming Council, and the iGGBA. RTG offers a wide range of online gaming solutions for online casino operators, and have left the decision on enforcing compliance to the casino operators. It also allows operators to set payout percentages although TST certification ensures that games are truly random [A] with no unfair play.

RTG Software

RTG software is available in downloadable and instant play versions in multiple languages and features a decent portfolio of games with decent quality graphics and animations, which is evident in its range of fast action games such as blackjack where players can run 7 hands in a minute. The provider offers a large selection of slots that include the “Real Series” which is currently trending at many casinos.

With additional features like Auto Play, slots enthusiasts can take their gaming experience to a new level. Players can allow the computer to play a specific number of spins automatically. The spinning reels in slots games are smooth in addition to the animations, which is why playing slots at RTG casinos can be a good experience. RTG software allows players to open mini-games simultaneously in a separate window.

RTG Games

Many of RTG’s slots titles such as T-Rex and Tiger Treasures offer exciting game-play while the developers have stayed away from becoming too repetitive. Many slots games feature 5-reel, multiple pay-lines in addition to 3-reel classics with a single pay-line. The provider offers both traditional reel and video slots with wild and scatter symbols, free spins, bonus rounds, and other features that offer players to cash in on some big wins. Their portfolio of slots features a variety of game themes although they may not be as top notch as some of its competitors but still allow for an immersive experience that warrant more than a few spins. Some of their popular video slots titles include:

  • Triple Twister
  • Green Light
  • Pay Dirt
  • Football Frenzy
  • Megasaur
  • Shark School
  • High Fashion

Many games in the Real Series come with random progressive jackpots and bonus rounds that can significantly add to a player’s bankroll. All the titles in Real Series slots offer free spins bonuses with up to 100 free spins up for grabs in some of the games. Caesar’s Empire offers ten free spins when players hit enough scatter symbols and a lot more as the game progresses. Other slots titles worth mentioning are Aztec’s Treasure, Cleopatra’s Gold, Mister Money, Penguin Power, and Outa This World that come with an Auto Play feature.

The progressive jackpots have a high frequency of payouts. Many of these are 5 reels with 25 pay lines. Some of the progressive jackpots start at $1 million. Aztec’s Treasure is a 5-reel, 20 pay line video slot with an Aztec theme that features scatter symbols that can trigger free spins where prizes are tripled. This game comes with a bet size of $0.02 per pay-line while a maximum bet can get you a chance to win the progressive jackpot. Some of the richest network progressives from RTG are Card Shark and It’s Good To Be Bad.

RTG also offers a selection of video poker games that include popular titles such as Jacks or Better, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild. One of their unique video poker titles is Pick’em Poker while there are other multi-hand games with up to 100 hands for players with a larger bankroll. Most games offer a payout percentage of over 98%. Table games fans have a choice of baccarat, multiple variants of blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Pai Gow, Red Dog, Tri-Card Poker, and Let ‘Em Ride, a progressive card game where players can take back some of their bets if they aren’t sure how well their hand is. Tournaments are also a part of RTG’s offering. The number of games at RTG powered casinos varies while operators are free to choose the payout structures and the number of decks used in blackjack games.

Some of the best Realtime Gaming software casinos to offer free and real money games are:

  • Bovada [B]
  • Club World Casino [C]
  • Aladdin’s Gold Casino
  • Bodog
  • High Noon Casino

Players can download the casino software for access to all of the features. Some players will find the instant play version more attractive although they may not offer a more visually exciting experience but the opportunity to win cash prizes still remains.

The latest release of RTG software offers an improved level of security and privacy features to protect the account information of customers. For the most part, RTG develops good software known for its stability and variety. Dictating caution when it comes to licensing is a benchmark that can help the RTG brand get rid of any disadvantages. On the brighter side, RTGs approach to giving freedom to set various parameters allows them to become universal amongst all operators, especially those in the US market seeking to accept bets from US players.

Author: Joseph Falchetti
Copyright: 2015

References and Citations

[A] – Technical System Testing (TST)

[B] – Legit Full Review

[C] – Club World Casino Review


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