Casino type – Download

Since everything is computerized in online casinos, they need to run on a much higher technical platform than land-based casinos. If you have been dealing with online casinos for a while, there’s a good chance you are familiar with download casinos since they have been around from the very start. Microgaming was the first software company to develop online casino software and that was back in 1994.

This page is solely dedicated in describing how download casinos work and explains all the advantages and disadvantages of download casino over its web-based counterpart.

If you do not know about the different types of online casinos, our page on ‘Casinos by Type’ might be a good place to start.

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Download based casino platform

Download online casinos can be explained as gaming sites where the player downloads the casino software onto a personal computer after which the software is installed on the hard disk. The process is simple and straightforward. The speed of download and installation will depend on the capability of your computer and the speed of your internet.

There are certain requirements to be fulfilled when a player wants to download casino software:

  • A certain disk space, generally between 250 – 300 MB should be available on the hard disk
  • A Windows operating system

All major functions are processed through a software client that needs to be downloaded installed into the user’s personal computer. The software is a package that allows punters to perform all these actions:

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  • Registration
  • Depositing
  • Gameplay
  • Customer Service
  • Withdrawal
  • Customer Support

How do you download casino software?

–          Go to the casino website and the download option is available on the homepage itself. Click “Download Now” and it will download and save the installation file on to your hard drive. The time taken to download will depend on your internet speed.

–          Upon opening the installation file, the software will open and perform a onetime installation which (depending on your processor) will consume some time.

–          After the installation is complete, the casino is available from your computer’s start menu or the desktop.
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We should make clear that even after downloading and registering, in order to play casino games, players will have to install each individual casino game at first; this is a onetime installation. If the casino launches new games, those have to be installed as well. This process can be done by just clicking the game on the casino software itself.

Download online casino is relatively more popular although players do seems to be shifting to the non-download platform gradually. However, download based casinos still carry numerous advantages over the non-download platform but there are a few disadvantages in dealing with download casinos.

Advantages of Download Casinos

Since you’re downloading the casino software, disadvantagethe overall flow of the system depends more on the computer processor rather than the internet. Therefore, players do not necessarily need a high speed internet, unlike Non-download Casinos. Although we will add that slow internet will slow down your download considerably.

Some online download casinos offer non-download disadvantageplatform as a complimentary format, however, some benefits such as certain bonuses or promotions may be available only to those playing on the downloaded version of software.

The casino software is a centralized disadvantagesystem therefore user interface might be more efficient. There’s the lobby and most functions including games are easily accessible. The functions of the software are more dynamic in comparison to web-browsers.

Disadvantage of Download Casinos

Some players might find the process of disadvantagedownloading and installing a bit of a hassle. In an age where people are used to instant access through the internet, going through the process might take a bit of time; however, we shall remind you that it is a one-time setup.

Although most reputed casinos are supported disadvantageby the best security packages to make their client downloads 100% secure, there is always a chance that you might get malware into your computer. There’s greater risk when downloading software clients from less reputed online casinos.

One very obvious disadvantage is the disadvantagelack of mobility. Accessing online casinos from anywhere is one of the great advantages but if you download the software into your personal computer, you might have to either take your computer with you or install the software again in some other device to make it mobile.

If a player is still in the process of disadvantagechoosing a casino, they might want to try out different operators before deciding on one. In this scenario, players might want to skip the hassle of downloading and installing the software and prefer to play the games straight away.

Downloading casino software is disadvantagepossible only in Windows OS. There are handful online casinos which provide software compatible to Mac but the number is still very low.