Browser based casinos are rapidly overtaking download casinos in popularity. The growth is driven by the increasing adoption of HTML5 over Flash and Java technologies. HMTL5 has the advantage of being compatible with smartphones, meaning that casinos can offer the same games on both desktop and mobile without compromising on quality. They are able to use adaptive website design to display the casino appropriately formatted for whatever device you choose to access it from. This helps them to deliver a consistently high quality customer experience.
Another advantage of developing casino games in HTML5 is that they enable the rapid development of ‘native’ web apps for inclusion in the Apple Store or Android app markets. Although these apps essentially package the HTML5 website without necessitating the development of a bespoke native app, customer will not be able to discern any difference from a usability or gameplay perspective.
The rapid development benefits of HTML5 have lead many companies to set up successfully as white label providers of casino software packages. Everymatrix are a company who provide the achitecture and hosting for many of the best new online casino brands.
Pros – Instant play without the need to download anything. Low risk of malware or software problems.
Cons – If your internet connection goes down, your play comes to an end too! Can be slow and jerky at times.