If you play UK slots online you may have noticed that different online casinos offer different games and that the games they offer depend on the software or gambling platform that the online casino runs on. So let’s take a look at what that means to you as a player.

Online casinos don’t generally develop their own software for the games they offer, be it slots or blackjack, instead they partner with a developer who is an expert in what they do. The developers will create the games and also make sure that they are fair for the player to play. This creates a bit of distance between the game and the casino because if a casino developed their own games, well, it might be a bit too tempting to make sure they won as often as possible. However developers are encouraged to make sure the casinos don’t cheat since that would reflect badly on them and make it more difficult for them to sell their software.

Now an online casino is usually limited to offering the games that the developers have in their catalogue. While the top casinos offer a selection of great games, many slot fans will have accounts at more than one online casino so they can play games offered by different developers.  And some platforms may be more available in one country than others.  If you play slots for real money, it’s important to find a casino that is available in your area.  But many players have discovered that they can often check out other games in the casinos free or demo setting.  While you can’t win money this way, it can be a fun way to check out different slot games.

At this time, the most popular slot platform is Microgaming but others such as NetEnt, Playtech and Realtime Gaming platform are very popular as well.