Benefits of Download Casinos vs. No Download Casinos
Although instant flash casinos are improving at a dramatic rate, we still recommend installing the casino software onto your computer when you have the choice. An instant flash casino is more ideal for Mac users, or for players who aren’t using their own computer.
Downloading the casino software is mainly for the die-hard gamblers who will be visiting the casino on a regular basis. The quality is generally slightly better in a download casino (compared to the instant flash version of the same casino) and you will have access to a much broader selection of games via the download client.
For example, at most Microgaming powered online casinos you can choose between installing the casino software onto your computer or you can access the games instantly in your browser (Flash casino). At the time of writing, these instant Microgaming casinos contain approximately 300+ games and the downloadable versions contain more than 500 or even 600+ games.
In addition to a wider selection of games, players who install the Microgaming casino software onto their computer will also be able to take part in frequent online casino tournaments such as online slot tournaments or online blackjack tournaments. Very few instant flash casinos host online casino tournaments.
Multiplayer games where you get to play against other players are also generally available from within the download client and not usually at the flash casino, so if you are keen to participate in one of these events, you would need to install the Microgaming casino download client onto your computer. A good time to install this software would be when you are actually registering an account for the first time.
Playtech and Realtime Gaming, plus several other top online casino software providers have also developed both downloadable and non-downloadable casino software and these tournaments are also generally only accessible via their downloadable casino products.
A growing number of today’s best online casinos are in fact entirely non-downloadable and they are powered by companies such as Betsoft Gaming, Sheriff Gaming, Net Entertainment (NetEnt), Cryptologic, IGT Interactive and WMS Gaming (and also by Playtech and Microgaming). If there is a choice of platforms when visiting an online casino, the best thing to do is to try and choose the one which best suits your situation.