Casino Technology Explained
Flash, Download, Java: What is the Difference?
Various technologies are used by online casinos to power their games. No download games are usually based on HTML 5, Java and Flash technology. Players who use a Windows operating system are usually able to enjoy any no download casino games while Mac users will need to first verify if the platform is Mac-compatible. No download games are played directly from the browser and allow players to instantly access their favourite online casino games with no download required.
Gaming software providers such as Playtech offer Flash-based technology for no download games. Flash allows players to instantly play games that are just as fun and entertaining as downloadable games. Flash casinos offer high quality sound effects, usability and top-tier graphics. The differences between Flash and downloadable casino games are almost non-existent but players should verify that their operating system supports Flash technology.
Casinos that use Net Entertainment software use Java for their no download games. Java runs on the browser and is compatible with all operating systems including Mac, Windows, Unix, WebTV and Linux. In order to use Java, players will need to use the Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and players will need to keep Java up to date to enjoy all of the games.
HTML 5 Technology
HTML 5 is used for mobile casinos and is now used by Microgaming-powered casinos for their no download games. Many experts believe that this technology will become the preferred choice for no download games because this platform supports graphics and features that simply were unavailable before HTML 5. Playtech recently announced it will incorporate HTML 5 into their platform.