Realtime Gaming (RTG) offers online gaming software solutions that are licensed by many operators worldwide. These casinos sites are commonly referred to as RTG-powered casinos. Realtime Gaming offers both a download and flash-based casino option and mobile casino software.
Realtime Gaming was founded in 1998 in Atlanta, GA and quickly became an industry leader in online gaming solutions. By 2007, the company had moved its development to Heredia, Costa Rica, and was acquired by Hastings International, a subsidiary of the HBM Group based out of Curaçao.
With the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006 many software providers ended up leaving the American market. RTG maintained their Atlanta, GA office and was able to reinforce their presence within the American market. To this day, RTG is still in both Atlanta and Costa Rica.
RTG is still one of the few online gaming software companies that accept real money wagers from players in the United States. As a result, this has contributed to the company’s success and popularity. However, many within iGaming view their US affiliation as a negative due to the online gaming regulation issues the American government has been involved with over the years.
In addition to their willingness to accept wagers from USA-based players, the company is viewed just as lenient in regards to who they sell or license their software to. It is up to casino operators to maintain trust and abide by regulations and the software provider is often overlooked when an online casino goes rogue and/or ends up blacklisted within the gaming industry. But it just so happens that many of these rogue casinos often choose RTG as their software provider and therefore this has brought negative attention upon RTG. This is largely due to casinos operators choosing Costa Rica as their licensing jurisdiction where oversight is not only lax or nonexistent but is also where RTG maintains a corporate presence.
RTG’s software is often well-received by casino operators and when you are playing on an RTG-powered casino you will easily notice graphics and gameplay that is on par if not better than their competitors.
Originally, RTG software was only available for download and players had to install the software on their computer limiting play to one device. Now, RTG offers a flash-based solution and online casino operators can now decide if they want to use one or both platforms.
If you are a casino operator utilizing RTG’s software you will be able to customize and configure game settings. This is one unique feature of RTG-powered casinos operators often take advantage. For example, video poker pay tables are customizable and in blackjack, the number of decks and the surrender feature is also customizable.
Along with their software, RTG provides backend development and management services. These services include customer care, hosting and processing, integration, and player loyalty, communication and engagement services.
RTG software offers over 300 games ranging from table games, live casino games, video and reel slot games, progressive games, bingo, and more. RTG’s networked progressive jackpot, with Jackpot Pinatas and Aztec’s Millions, offer players a chance to win one of the larger progressive jackpots available in iGaming and it resets to €1 million. Operators are also able to customize progressive jackpot pools and are able to have a different progressive on almost every individual game in their casino.
Some of the more popular games offered by RTG include Aztec Treasure, Incan Goddess, Diamond Mine, Star Wars and Christmas themed slots such as Return of the Rudolph and Santa Strikes Back.
RTG lacks a large game selection relative to competitors such as Playtech or Microgaming, but they do have excellent graphics, speedy gameplay, and offer players a quality and immersive gaming experience.
As the number of states in the USA begins to regulate allow online gaming RTG may be able to capitalize due to their already established presence in Atlanta. But overall, they are still considered a viable software provider worldwide despite some of their criticisms.