Most gamblers prefer online casinos to the land based ones because they are very convenient. You get to play all the games you want with just a click. The success of a casino depends on if it provides the right gaming software. Most online casinos provide two main types, the downloaded and instant-play or non-downloaded software.
For the downloaded software, it needs to be downloaded and installed onto a computer before the games can be played. It is normally an .exe file and has an easy installation process as well as a once-off download. This means that once they are downloaded and installed, it appears as a shortcut on the computer desktop and the games can be played at anytime. To be able to play the games, the computer must be connected to the internet because the account information is held by the online casino. This means before you play, you must register with the online casino with the rights to the software.
As the name implies, the instant play or non-downloaded software do not require any downloading and installation before getting to enjoy the games. You can directly access these games online if you have a browser which has the right plug-ins such as Flash, Java and Shockwave Player. Most of the latest browsers come with quite a number of plug-ins but if you have a browser which hasn't got them, you can download them with less difficulty within a short period of time.
Both types of software come with a set of advantages and disadvantages. Downloadable software games are very beneficial to those who have slower connection speeds. This is because the games have already been stored on the computer so if a new screen is accessed on the casino site, the bandwidth is not wasted on reloading the games. The instant play is better for faster internet connections.
Downloadable games also have good graphics and digital sound effects which is attributed to the fact that the whole big file is found on the computer as compared to the instant-play one which has the files on the online casino website. In addition, downloaded games are protected by the online casino software when playing online and therefore come with better security measures as compared to the other type of software mentioned. The instant-play software games come with the advantage of allowing gamblers to play from any computer as long as it has internet connection because the games are solely found on the casino site.
In conclusion, your need to choose the right software before you start your game.