Types of Online Casinos

Online casinos have other names such as Internet casinos and virtual casinos. Basically online casinos are online versions of actual land based casinos. Through the online casinos, gamblers or players play and bet on various games via the Internet.

These online casinos usually give odds and pay back percentages which are similar to real casinos. There are several online casinos that claim higher percentages of the payback fro slot machine games and other casinos present audit percentages of the pay out on respective websites. Numerous online casinos buy or lease the software from leading firms such as Playtech, Microgaming, International Game Technology, Real time Gaming and Crypto Logic Inc.

There are generally two types of online casinos. Web based online casinos and download based online casinos.


Online casinos that are web based are those sites where players are able to play various casino games even without downloading the software to their computer. Browser plug ins in which these games are presented are Java, Macromedia flash or Macromedia shockwave. Browser support is also required for these games. Bandwidth is important as sounds, animations and graphics are loaded through the Internet through the plug in.

Download based online casinos- Online casinos that need user to download the software for playing and betting on the games offered by the casino are download based online casinos. This downloaded software of the online casino is linked to the service provider of the casino and is responsible for handling contact without the support of the browser. Such online casinos run faster than the online casinos that are web based.