Review of WGS Technology casino software
In terms of the software itself, WGS Technology offers a smooth, speedy experience that generally loads and plays quite well. The artwork on most of the games is, compared to the latest and greatest games out these days, fairly simple. However this is compensated for by games that load near instantly once downloaded the first time and that will run on years old computer hardware.
The slot machines are unique and varied with WGS Technology, and almost feel like a mixture between Rival and RTG software. The variety of the slots is also impressive, as WGS offers dozens of games with everything ranging from 3 reel to multi-payline video slots. The designers of the slots have often gone for the cheap alternative to licensed brand name slots, that being fairly obvious rip-offs on well-known themes that don't carry the official names, nor the price tags. One play of the Reel Deal and its suitcase picking bonus round, or Wheel of Chance or The Right Prize, and you'll know exactly which game shows they had in mind. Likewise Jurassic Slots, Karaoke Cash, and Safari bring to mind well known movies and television shows.
Sadly there are no published RTP figures for any of the WGS slot machines, nor do any of its licensees publish audited payout figures or statistics, apart from a "Certified Fair Gambling" seal and statement from Jacobsen Gaming that reveals nothing in respect of the payout rates of the games. This is a serious black mark against this software developer's reputation.
If you are looking for a big win, WGS Technology offers seven different progressive jackpots which include both slots and table games. The progressive slots are all traditional styled three reel classic slots, while progressive Blackjack and Caribbean Stud Poker (known as Island Stud) are also available. All of these games are tracked via our jackpot tracking service here.
Speaking of table games, WGS Technology offers a variety of table games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Casino Hold'em Poker and more. Similar to the slot machines, the table games are quick to load and are among the quickest and easiest to play. Video poker is plentiful with WGS Technology and include several variations such as Joker's Wild, Deuce's Wild, Multi-Hand, and more.
Casino tournaments are one of the trump cards in the WGS Technology hand. Casinos using this software all hold several daily, weekly, and monthly tournaments and the format is the simple "build the biggest stack" system. This allows for some strategy, especially if you are in the lead, in that it requires a decision when to stop playing, rather than the accumulated wins system used by Microgaming and others where it is simply a matter of getting as many spins in as the time permits. While many of the tournaments require a buy-in, there are freerolls from time to time and a number of these free tournaments pay out real money if won.
WGS Technology is a software that offers a unique take on betting games and tournaments. While it may not have the flashiest games available, the games are fun and easy to play. The casino tournaments offered by these casinos are the best in the business and the fact that U.S. based players can still play these games is a positive. However the lack of any published audits of either the software's RNG or the real world payout rates of its games is a serious problem.
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In my opinion they are the best software. almost everything about them is top-notch. There slots are the best with great bonus rounds or free spins that hit a lot. And there daily free rolls are the icing on the cake.
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