WagerWorks is a subsidiary of International Game Technologies (IGT), however, many in the gaming industry often view them as the same. WagerWorks specializes in gaming software development and comprehensive online gaming solutions.
WagerWorks was originally formed in 2000 by Silicon Gaming in San Francisco, CA. In August 2005, International Gaming Technology (IGT) acquired both Silicon Gaming and WagerWorks. The merger enabled WagerWorks to access the intellectual property of IGT and many of the company’s resources leading to WagerWorks becoming one of the more dominant and successful companies in the gaming industry today.
IGT is a very successful land-based slot developer in its own right, and with WagerWorks now part of their company it enables them to release many of their popular land slots in the online gaming market.
In 2014, IGT was purchased by the Italian company GTECH, changed its official name to International Game Technology PLC, and relocated its headquarters to London, UK. Today, WagerWorks still functions as an independent online gaming software division of IGT.
WagerWorks offers instant play software, which means there is no software download needed. In addition to the time saved by avoiding downloads, you do not need to fill out any forms and instant play offers the same consistency relative to any other software providers that require downloads. By utilizing a flash-based solution WagerWorks is allowing you to access content from any computer and any browser, and departing from the old download model that limited gameplay to one PC or Mac.
WagerWorks operates utilizing two business models. The first provides complete turnkey solutions to online casino operators. In other words, operators can receive support and resources related administrative infrastructure, banking and payment, customer service, promotion and player retention, and integration with other online gaming products. The second model enables online casino operators to download select games from WagerWorks’ network and integrate them with their existing software solutions.
WagerWorks offers around 80 online casino games, including many premium slot games. Slot games such as Battleship, The $25,000 Pyramid, The Price Is Right, Elvis, Jeopardy, Monopoly, and Wheel of Fortune are all part of WagerWorks’ portfolio and offer incredible graphics and effects.
You may think that 80 games are a small amount offered by a gaming developer. And when comparing 80 games to other developers’ game lists you can easily make the argument that it not that many. But where WagerWorks lacks in quantity it succeeds in content quality, licensing, and progressive jackpot amount.
WagerWorks offers a unique feature that many players find beneficial. As a player, you can adjust the quality of the graphics to ensure the gameplay speed is optimized. If you have a poor Internet connection and are running at a slower speed you can alter the quality of the graphics without affecting the gameplay to ensure the gameplay is efficient. On the other hand, if you have a high connection speed you will be able to play WagerWork games with the absolute best quality of graphics without any problems.
WagerWorks also offers one of the highest starting progressive jackpots in the online gaming industry with a network consisting of three online slot games. Their progressive jackpot has a minimum payout of £1.5 million. When the progressive jackpot is hit the amount is automatically reset to £1.5 million.
In addition to releasing a lower amount of games per year relative to competitors WagerWorks also has a limited video poker selection and classic slot game selection. There are only three video poker games and four classic slot games.
Online casino operators such as Virgin Casino, Paddy Power Casino, PartyCasino, Coral Casino, and Sky Vegas all use software developed by WagerWorks. However, if you live in the United States you will not be accepted by any operators utilizing WagerWorks solutions as WagerWorks online casinos currently do accept players from the USA.