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Wager Works Software Review

Synonymous with the prestige of the world's largest brick 'n mortar casino slot machine manufacturer - International Game Technology (IGT) - Wager Works Software actually had its start under another accomplished slot machine manufacturer, Silicon Gaming. After being acquired by IGT, the Wager Works vision was kept alive by an independent management team at SI, who used their collective experience in the brick 'n mortar casino industry to oversee the development of a regulatory compliant software platform. With the help of Silicon Gaming designers, animators, computer graphic artists and mathematicians, the full package that is now Wager Works software came to fruition.

Wager Works was officially acquired back by IGT in August of 2005, thus giving the software developer exclusive intellectual property rights to IGT's diverse, branded portfolio of brick 'n mortar casino games. This is one area in which Wager Works stands apart from most other online casino software platforms. Riding off the many years of clout earned by IGT in the land-based industry, Wager Works represents the best in compliance and regulatory standards adopted from the brick 'n mortar industry. Not only has this helped foster player trust, it has helped raise the bar in online gambling operations transparency, industry wide.

The core source code and RNG delivering hand results have been tested and accredited by two industry-recognized, independent testing labs - Technical Systems Test and Gaming Associates. Regulatory certification is held in two of the most respected gaming jurisdictions in the world - Alderney Gambling Control Commission and Isle of Man. Regulated clients include the likes of Virgin Games (Virgin Casino), Ladbrokes, Party Gaming, Paddy Power, 888, BetFair, Bet365 and Blue Square to name a few.

Extending beyond their connections with IGT, Wager Works - through strategic partnerships with big entertainment brands the likes of Sony Pictures, Hasbro, Acton Gaming and PT Games - has been very successful in the highly competitive realm of casino game branding. Some of their more recognizable titles include Monopoly, The Price is Right, Cluedo, Cleopatra and a large selection of mega jackpot games. In fact, the Wager Works MegaJackpots series of casino video slots have one of the largest start and reset jackpot values online - $1.5 million.

Built on an Oracale database, the Wager Works platform is very user-friendly from the player's perspective. In addition to standard game statistics and financial transaction reporting, the platform allows players to custom define their very own reports and conduct in-depth searches. This is something that not every software platform can or does offer, and is a testament to Wager Works' commitment to player trust and transparency.

As for the playability factor, Wager Works scores another A+. As mentioned, much of the technology and design employed in the development of IGT's brick 'n mortar video slots has carried over into the online software platform. The result is high-grade graphics and animations, fast upload and playing speeds, and a diverse portfolio of games that includes slots, video poker, keno/bingo, fixed odds games (hi-lo) and several table games, including IGT trademarked games like Blackjack Attic, Three Spin Roulette, Double Bonus Spin Roulette and Multi-hand Three Card Poker, just to name a few. Available in both Flash and Download, Wager Works also offers a growing selection of mobile compatible games (their most popular titles). What's great about this setup is that players have the option of fun mode, a semi-soft gaming prize mode and the real thing with seeded jackpots starting at 25,000.

Whether from the perspective of the player or online casino operator, Wager Works is as good as gaming software platforms get.

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