The laws concerning online casinos have changed and this has seen online gaming being banned in certain jurisdictions, such developments have seen a rise in offshore casinos with major software developers such real time gaming, playtech, micro gaming, crypto logic taking strong foot holds in various jurisdictions were online gaming is still allowed. These sites are available to players all around irregardless of the jurisdiction.
There are four major internet gaming jurisdictions namely Antigua, Costa Rica, Canada and the Mohawks of Kahnawake, and Australia. in each of these jurisdictions you will find one or more major software developer being the dominate force and the type of casinos found in those areas are driven by those developers for example most European casinos such as euro grand casino, Europa casino are driven by playtech gaming software.
Costa Rica is a favorite of many online casinos because you don’t need a license fee to run an online casino in Costa Rica, and the customer service you get from the local work force is great and most of the sites have large customer support facilities with easy access to managers, there are so many online casinos in Costa Rica with estimates that there are over 200 online casinos in Costa Rica the major software developers in Costa Rica being real time gaming, unified gaming and IQ ludorm.
Antigua is offshore casinos began because; Antigua was one of the first countries to issue online gaming licenses which cost $100.000 annually. The major software developers in Antigua are Microgaming, Starnet, and Bossmedia and they all offer full turnkey systems so and have downloadable applications, although Microgaming and starnet provide java versions as well.
Canada and the Mohawks of Kahnawake are another jurisdiction were online gaming is allowed, in Canada the major software developer is Cryptologic which is also based there and in the Mohawks of Kahnawake there is a hosting facility called Mohawk internet technologies, all you have to do is pay an annual fee to the Mohawks tribe and you will receive state of the art casino hosting facilities. The Mohawks internet technologies are pricey, but are attracting many casinos because it offers a wider bandwidth, and excellent technical support staff.
Australia is the only first world country that allows internet gaming and has a formal licensing procedure and regulatory process, it is however quite expensive because of the license fees and, the gaming tax the and the high cost of labor compared to other jurisdictions and that is why there are only a few online casinos operating in Australia