Vegas Technology (WGS Technology)
WGS Technology has been through a rollercoaster ride since its inception. Originally starting life as OddsOn Casino Software, they later changed their name to Vegas Technology Casino Software and finally to WGS Technology.
Though it may have been a bumpy ride, this company has provided software solutions to some of the most prominent online casinos in the business. During their time as Vegas Technology they served casinos such as Millionaire Casion, Superslots, Silverdollar Casino, Slots Galore, VIP Slots, English Harbour and Caribbean Gold. Since they became WGS Technology they’ve added a few more names to that list including Lincoln Casino, Miami Club, Liberty Slots and Red Stag Casino.
WGS Technology used to be one of the main online gambling destinations for players from the US. Unfortunately for them, regulations changes in the US has hit the online casino community hard and many have been forced to close their digital doors. Luckily WGS Technology managed to endure but are no longer able to accept any new US players. However, players who already have active accounts with them will be able to continue playing.
Vegas Technology History
OddsOn Casino Software first came to life in 1998. They were founded in Toronto Ontario and had their primary focus on North American members. They’ve since had to change their names a couple of times but they’re still going strong.
The passing of the UIGEA affected numerous online casinos and brand operating in the US and as mentioned, WGS Technology has been unable to accept any new US players since this bill was passed.
However, it opened a few opportunities for the company and they managed to take over Golden Casino. Golden Casino also happens to run Online Vegas and Go Casino and is the largest casino group to accept US players. This allowed WGS Technology to maintain their presence in the United States even if it’s not directly.
Vegas Technology Games
Despite the ups and downs WGS Technology has been subjected to throughout the years, they still managed to pump out over 100 fantastic casino games. Although there are companies that have a larger gaming library, even some of the largest casino software groups don’t offer as many options as WGS Technology.
Their vast list of games includes multiple categories including classic 3 reel slots, more modern 5 reel video slots and various table games. Among the table games, players will find 4 iterations of Blackjack, American and European Roulette and various other games such as Mulligan Poker which is unique to this brand.
Furthermore, they also offer 7 types of video Poker games, both in single hand and multi hand formats. They also have a few alternative games including Keno and Dazzling Dice.
Their games are available to play online through the instant play technology or to download to desktop. Both these options have their pros and cons so it’s up to the player to decide which is best.
With the use of Adobe Flash, WGS Technology is able to make their games available to play instantly online. Flash also ensures maximum compatibility across multiple browsers since all major browsers are able to use Flash. Compatibility spans across the various major operating systems as well and games should perform perfectly in Windows, Apple Mac and Linux.
Downloading games however offers improved graphics since performance is no longer dependent on the speed of the Internet connection. While this is the case with most downloadable casino games, the download times tends to be rather long. However, while most casino games require a download of around 7MB which can take up to 15 minutes depending on the connection speed, the average size of WGS Technology’s games is merely 1MB.
While trading as OddsOn, they had a number of issues with their software that raised some concern. However, as WGS Technology, and even as Vegas Technology, there have been no such incidents. They now hold a clean report for fairness and safety from TST, one of the most revered testing facilities in the industry.
They also offer a cashier for their clients which is known for being useful in automatically processing special promotions without the help of a consultant. Players simply need to enter the bonus code and the cashier will do the rest.
WGS Technology is also well known for their frequently hosted tournaments which span across various games including slots and Blackjack. Their slot based tournaments are usually rather big.
Most of these tournaments have a buy in cost of only $10 and can offer top prizes exceeding $5000. They also host many free roll tournaments which have no entry fee at all.
Additionally, the majority of their tournaments are guaranteed. This means that whatever amount is offered as a prize will be paid out even if the entry fees aren’t enough to cover it. In this case the casino will cover the prize fees out of their own pockets.