Online casino software

What is online gambling software?

Remote Gaming Servers (RGS) or Player Account Management systems (PAM) are software applications designed to run online casino’s.

Players sign up, make deposits, withdraw winnings, and manage their accounts on the RGS system and where administrator manage their online casino businesses.

What is it used for?

Gambling companies use online casino software in order to offer a B2C service (to players) or a B2B service to casino companies who run their business under a white label, turn key, self service, sports betting or Bitcoin casino arrangement.

Third party casino games

Online RNG casinos

If you want to run a successful online casino make sure the RGS software you are using is reliable and is able to offer a wide variety of games such as:

  • RNG casino games or slots, crash and table games
  • Multi-player card games such as Poker.
  • E-Sports providers, CS Go
  • Sports betting products
  • Custom games

It must also be able to offer certain administration services such as:

  • GEO Blocking
  • Fraud detection
  • Responsible gambling (self exclusion, time outs, etc.)
  • KYC controls

A developer will likely want to build their own client facing application and for this reason the RGS must make this easy to do.

Sports betting, lottery and poker styled casinos

The RGS should be able to integrate into more complicated systems such as:

  • Sports betting software
  • Lottery fulfillment services
  • Poker applications

These systems will want to use remote authentication and wallets.

Our advise would be to use a third party RGS system to gain independence from game provider systems acting as RGS systems. The purpose of this is to avoid being reliant on your game provider to manage your casino especially if you wish to move away from them at some future date.

License requirements

The RGS system is regulated under the gambling licensing jurisdiction of the underlying casino (if any).

In many instances, the RGS will need to be licensed under a type of “manufacturers license” which obliges the system be written according to a set of codified standards.

I have outlined three jurisdictions for your perusal:

Curacao license software requirements

If you run your remote casino business under a Curacao license, then no specific regulations to the RGS casino software you use.

UK License software requirements

RGS providers in the UK must hold a remote gambling software license in order to offer RGS services to UKGC licensed casinos.

South Africa software requirements

RGS providers holding a South African license must hold a manufacturers license in order to offer services to licensed casinos in the region as outlined in the gaming supplier regulations.

What does it cost?

You will be in for a number of costs when using a third party RGS systems such as hosting, software license and commissions on gross gaming revenue (GGR).

Here is a typical cost outline:

  • Setup – €5,000 once off
  • Hosting – ~€500 per month
  • License – ~ €1,000 per month
  • GGR: 2%

Where can I get an RGS system?

There are a number of providers of online casino software. If you have the budget, top providers such as softswiss and softgamings offer comprehensive online casino software solutions but come at a significant costs.

If you are running on a budget, GamblingTec offers a more affordable solution but not as comprehensive.

How can I get help on this?

If you wish to talk to someone about your requirements, my details are in the top right hand corner of this site. I have over two decades experience in the gaming field and I can assist you with your needs.

How to develop and license casino games

The purpose of this article is to help aspiring game developers better understand the process of building a game for the casino space. It may seem relatively trivial to develop a game, but getting your game infront of an audience on a B2B or a B2C basis requires that your application be developed in a certain way.

The problem you face is that not all jurisdictions have the same standards and for this reason some are simpler than others to build for.

How do I start building a casino game?

The first thing you need to understand is that you do not need a gambling license in order to build a casino game. Your game, however, will need to follow certain guidelines in order to be accepted by licensing jurisdictions.

The following is a list of jurisdiction requirements

Curacao Gambling License Your games must have Curacao RNG certification
Malta gambling license You can find the various Malta Regulations here
UK Gambling license You can find the UK technical standards here

Legal opinion for your casino game

If you require a legal opinion for your casino game, get in touch. Our legal team provides reports for our clients looking to start new ventures in new locations.

Legal opinion to run your sportsbook, casino or lottery

We assist our clients with a USA gambling legal opinion to run a casino, sportsbook, lottery, sweepstakes, crypto currency casino or a game of your own invention in the United States. We work with entrepreneurs who would like to offer
gambling, competition or skill based games in the United States and who need professional legal team to look over their concept and make sure that it is compliant with relevant
State laws.

We are able to offer our service for all US states or just a select few.

What States do you cover with your legal opinions?

We offer gambling related legal opinions for all 50 States of the United States.

How much will it cost?

Expect to spend 400 EUR per state / jurisdiction.

How long will it take?

It is hard to tell exactly how long the process will take since laws are ever changing in the gambling space. What we can do is give you an estimate in terms of expected time frames once we have a better understanding of the service you wish to offer.

How to get started?

Get in touch to get started: Skype: brendanjnash WhatsApp: +44 7498 105896

States covered:

Alabama Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Alabama.
Alaska Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Alaska.
Arizona Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Arizona.
Arkansas Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Arkansas.
California Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of California.
Colorado Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Colorado.
Connecticut Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Connecticut.
Delaware Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Delaware.
Florida Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Florida.
Georgia Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Georgia.
Hawaii Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Hawaii.
Idaho Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Idaho.
Illinois Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Illinois.
Indiana Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Indiana.
Iowa Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Iowa.
Kansas Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Kansas.
Kentucky Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Kentucky.
Louisiana Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Louisiana.
Maine Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Maine.
Maryland Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Maryland.
Massachusetts Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Massachusetts.
Michigan Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Michigan.
Minnesota Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Minnesota.
Mississippi Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Mississippi.
Missouri Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Missouri.
Montana Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Montana.
Nebraska Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Nebraska.
Nevada Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Nevada.
New Hampshire Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of New Hampshire.
New Jersey Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of New Jersey.
New Mexico Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of New Mexico.
New York Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of New York.
North Carolina Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of North Carolina.
North Dakota Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of North Dakota.
Ohio Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Ohio.
Oklahoma Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Rhode Island.
South Dakota Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of South Dakota.
Oregon Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Oregon.
South Carolina Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of South Carolina.
Tennessee Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Tennessee.
Texas Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Texas.
Utah Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Utah.
Vermont Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Vermont.
Virginia Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Virginia.
Washington Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Washington.
West Virginia Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of West Virginia.
Wisconsin Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Wisconsin.
Wyoming Gambling Legal Opinion for the State of Wyoming.

How to start an Esports betting business

How to start an Esports betting business

We assist our clients with the setup and maintenance of a licensed Esports betting business under a Curacao gambling license. If you are interested in an Esports gambling business, get in touch, we can help.

What is Esports?

Esports is a type of sporting competition using video games and often taking place as multiplayer competitions between individuals professionals and teams. In the 90s, Esports was played for fun by gamers and by the 2000s professionals stated participating in Esports as well. By the 2010s, streaming services such as Twitch and Youtibe popualarised Esports which started to gain the attention of the greater publics imagination.

Common Esports genres are multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), fighting, card, battle royale and real-time strategy (RTS) games.

You can find out more about Esports from Wikipedia.

Popular Esport franchises

Call of duty modern warfare (moba)

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision. Starting out in 2003, it first focused on games set in World War II. Today, the series has seen games set in the midst of the Cold War, futuristic worlds, and outer space.

Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS GO)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment.

League of Legends (LOL)

League of Legends is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Valve.


Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

Rainbow 6 Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

What does it cost to start a licensed Esports white label betting business?

Setting up an Esports gambling business requires:

  1. Software
  2. Hardware
  3. Payment solutions
  4. Esports Betting feeds

Setting up the software will cost €15,000, data feeds €6,500 per month, gambling license €15,000 per year, Server €4,560 per annum and a 1% fee is levied on the total betting volume.

You can find a formal breakdown of costs here.

How long does it take to setup an Esports Business?

Expect to be up and running within 6 – 8 weeks. This assumes you will have all your paperwork in order.

PS – If I do not respond to your Skype request, please try WhatsApp, sometimes Skype does not deliver the request.

Buy online casino | Over 50 profitable online casino for sale

Buy an online casino

We assist our clients with the purchase and the sale of online casinos. Whether you are looking to buy or to sell, we can put you in touch with prospects.

We obtain our inventory from a number of places such as going to gaming shows, through our licensing business, through our vendors, agents, partners and brokers. Our role is to find, vet and sell casinos.

The simplest and most direct way to get the ball rolling is to get in touch via the WhatsApp link on this page.

Why do people sell casinos?

There are many reasons to sell, in some cases, the operators have other projects to move onto, or wish to retire or an active partner decides to leave and the passive investors decide to sell.

Whatever the reason, we have casinos for sale, and if you are looking to buy, let’s chat!

How it works

Selling a casino is not quite the same as selling a T-Shirt. The best way to start the process is to get in touch and to advise your budget. Once we have an idea of what you are looking for, we will be in a better position to assist you with the process.

How much should I pay?

There are a number of factors involved in what the right price to pay for an online casino. As a rule of thumb, we recommend a bit more than the previous years NGR as a guideline. With a bit of work, you want to recover your investment within 12 months of purchase.

Other influencing factors are company length of trading, the amount of new FTD’s (full-time depositors), and where is the company licensed?

What should I look out for?

It is recommended that you buy a casino through a broker and one that is properly licensed. Your checklist should include:

  1. Is the license valid?
  2. Are all the debts paid up?
  3. What is owed to customers? (i.e. make sure a whale is not waiting for payment!)
  4. Have the affiliates been paid? Angry affiliates can break a brand!
  5. Has the casino been blocked or banned by google?
  6. What are the recurring monthly fees?
  7. Make sure the company exists in the local chamber of commerce.
  8. A general google search will check the casino’s reputation.

How we help you?

We work with a number of casino agents and companies involved in casino mergers and acquisitions. When a client wishes to buy a casino, we run all the necessary checks to ensure the casino is bonafide.

What casinos do you have for sale?

In general, we have between 50 and 100 operational online casinos for sale at any given time. Prices range from 500K EUR to 10M EUR. As a rule of thumb, each casino should more or less recover its sale price within the first year.

What casino structures do you have for sale?

In addition to operational casinos, we also have casino shelf companies. In general, these are companies that have never traded and typically have a bank account, gambling license, software, and processing of some kind.

The price of these vary and you will likely pay anything from 70 – 120K EUR. The advantage of buying such a structure is that its ready to go and you will save yourself many months of effort setting up from scratch.

Current Online Casinos for SaleCurrent online casinos for sale:

We no longer publish our casino list as they get out of date very quickly. If you would like a list of casino opportunities, please contact us via the WhatsApp link on this page.

Become a partner

Advertise your e-gaming business with us

We started in 2010 as a way to help gambling companies with affordable and reliable gambling hosting on the island.

What we did not realise at the time was that we were going to build a useful resource that would help the greater e-gaming community by connecting prospects to service providers.

After all, we are technicians, we write software, build games, play with hardware, and do our best to help whoever needs our assistance.

But as it turns out, our most cherished commodity is the reach of our website and the entrepreneurs it connects us to. Over the past two years alone we have had hundreds of hours of conversations with casino operators, prospective casino operators, game developers,  service providers and regardless of who we speak to, the net result is the same. They all need good companies to help them with their casino needs.

And while we do our best to recommend good service providers, we decided to start this partner programme as a way to put our prospects directly in touch with good service providers.

How does it work?

In the right menu of our website, we have a brand new “Partner” section. In this section, we will link to your e-gaming business. These links appear on all our article pages on the website. Additionally, you will need to supply a pdf document outlining your service which will be placed in our pdf document download pages under the appropriate heading.

When we speak with prospective clients, we generally direct them to the downloads page where they can find appropriate services and information. In addition to that, we will direct them to the appropriate e-gaming page(s). From there, the prospect is free to contact you directly. Or, if we have been speaking with them through other channels, we will introduce them to you by way of your pages.

How do you get your traffic?

Our traffic comes from a number of sources. Mostly through the search engines but also through agents that we work with who require services from our other vendors. Many of our pages are used as “goto” resources and we work to ensure that our content is relevant.


Currently, we have around 40,000 search engine impressions per month which roughly translates to anything between 3000 – 6000 active users looking for gambling-related services on our website each month. In plain and simple English (since advertisers like to overinflate what their websites can do), we receive anything from 50 to 150 “highly targeted” visitors looking for e-gaming services on our website, each day.

And just to clarify our traffic, as an example, we are highly ranked in image searches for gaming terms and while these visitors will not reach our site, they will reach our contact information. In addition to image ranking, we are also reached through search feature listings which is a snippet of code in google, again, visitors may not reach us, but they will have before them the required information they were searching for and from this, we are contacted.


Search engine stats
Search engine stats


We reveive communication via WhatsApp, Skype, Telephone, Email, seach desk requests and twitter. From these channels we direct the users towards the correct content and from there to the most relevant partner.


Visitor statistics, an actual real person hitting our site and browsing the pages. These are completely unique, i.e. if someone visited our pages 100 times in a day, they would only show as a single result. Impression would be in the region of 1000 – 2000 per day since each unique visitor would read multiple pages.


The following is a snapshot of our audience from analytics.

E-Gaming advertising statistics
E-Gaming visitor statistics


We recently added our document download feature which we have added to a few key pages. In the last month, we received 138 downloads. Looking at the June stats, we should attain 170 document proposal downloads.

E-Gaming document download statistics
E-Gaming document download statistics


Other opportunities

We can offer blog posts for your company, snippets inside existing posts, inclusion on our mailing lists. etc.

Want us to sell your services?

Download our proposal, and let me know when you are ready to move forward!


  • Brendan

Gambling terms and phrases or Bet slang

Gambling terms and phrases

If you are a complete novice at gambling, you will probably want to know what are some gambling terms and phrases mean before you head out and play at your local casino!

This article is a work in progress and we aim to cover as many terms as possible.

General gambling terms

The following is a quick synopsis, in alphabetical order, of common terms you will find at a given casino. If you want a full list you can visist the gamblingsites glossary which covers terms used by online casinos in addition to land based casinos.

Automatic card shuffling. Some casinos will have this machine at the card tables which is used to shuffle the cards.
This is the initial bet required before a game will start. Typically used in card games such as poker. The term “ante” means “before” in Latin.
The banker manages winnings and losses. They will take the lost bets and pay winnings to the winners.
The money you have in chips that you will use for gambling. It can also be the casino’s bankroll which is used to service winners.
Your wager or stake you put at risk in order to stand a chance of winning more than your initial bet.
Bet Limit
The minimum and maximum bet allowed for a given game.
A type of reward or incentive offered by casinos for achieving certain goals such as signing up and making a deposit.
Burn card
the top card of a deck which is removed after a shuffle.
This is the place where cash and casino chips are stored.
Card Washing
When the dealer spreads the cards on the table. Its a form of shuffling.
Cashier’s Desk
The area where you will exchange chips for cash, typically found near the Cage.
When a player increment bet sizes in order to win back losses. This is a quick way to lose money.
Chip Tray
The tray found near the dealer of a given game. It is a bit like a till in a shop.
Plastic styled discs used to represent real money.
Coat Tail
Follow someone elses bets.
Cold streak
A run of bad luck.
Free goods and service in return for playing. “Comp husstling” is when a player minimises losses in return for comps. And in many instances, “comp points” are used as a means to reward players.
Continuous card shuffling (CSM)
A machine that continuously shuffles cards during game pay, typically used to discourage card counting.
An employee at the casino in charge of running a table.
Cut card
A blank plastic card used to separate a deck of cards.
An employee at the casino in charge of running a table.
Deck penetration
A term used to describe the percentage of a deck before it is re-shuffled.
Dice control
A way to throw a dice in order to control the outcome.
Dirty money
The losing bets collected at the end of a game.
Discard tray
A tray found next to the dealer containing the discarded cards.
Down card
A card dealt face down.
Even Money Bet
A bet with odds of 1:1.
Expected win rate
A game with odds of 99% will return $99 for very $100 bet in the long term.
Eye in the sky
A security camera in a casino.
Face card
A King, Queen or Jack.
Face down card
A card dealt face down.
Face up card
A card dealt face up.
Flat betting
When each stake bet is the same.
Gamblers fallacy
Believing the outcome of a bet is influenced by the previous outcome.
Gross winnings
A card dealt face down.
High roller
A player that places large bets at a given table. Typically Poker and Blackjack.
Hot streak
A player who is on a winning streak.
Hot table
A table with a lot of winners on it.
A term used to describe the casino.
House edge
The built in advantage that the casino has over its players.
House rules
The rules of a specific casino.
A large prize typically associated to a slot machine or some type of progressive game.
A player that places large bets at a given table. Typically Poker and Blackjack.
Maximum Bet
The highest amount a player can bet.
Minimum Bet
The lowest amount a player can bet.
Multi-Hand Game
Any game where the player can play more than one hand.
Multi-Player Game
Any game that can accommodate more than one playwer.
Net winnings
A players profit from his bets.
A slang terms used to describe the royal cards.
The amount paid out after a bet.
A designated area for a certain selection of games in a land based casino. This area is typically run by the Pit Boss.
Another way of saying “tie”.
A casino located at a horse racing track.
A card dispenser used at casinos.
Randomly mixing up cards.
Side bet
A bet unrelated to the outcome of a given game. For example, the suit of the next card to be drawn.
The bet size.
A slang term used to describe a player who does not tip, as apposed to a “George”.
A slang term used to describe a tip to the dealer.
Table odds
The profit made by a table over a specified period of time.
A player that plays high stakes.

How to start an online casino

How to start an online casino

“I want to start an online casino” or “How to start an online casino” is a question I am often asked, and this rather vague request is typically followed by another request to put a proposal together in order for the protagonist of the question, to decide what sort of casino they may wish to start.

While I love helping people, I simply do not have the time to go through this process on a one-on-one basis due to time constraints. If you wish to hire me as a consultant, I am certainly a gun for hire, otherwise, I have penned a number of articles to guide you through the process, absolutely fee, and this should be enough to get started.

Before I, or anyone else for that matter, can help you, you need to be 100% sure of the following:

  1. What type of casino do you want to start?
  2. Who will be supplying your games?
  3. Where are your customers likely to live?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. What license do you want to operate under? (determined by budget / jurisdiction)
  6. What currency do you want to accept, will you be accepting crypto?
  7. What payment methods do you want to use?
  8. Who is going to build you website?
  9. How are you going to do your marketing?

Once you know the above, pick up the phone and call me. I am now in a position to help you!

Now before I start, if you are looking for me to Legaspi tell you what sort of casino/gambling enterprise you should start. I have a standard answer. Start a lottery re-selling business. Everyone knows the lottery and enjoy playing it.

If thats not your thing, then read on.

So lets go through these questions one at a time

What type of casino do you want to start?

My own casino using my own games

With your own casino games, bear in mind that most jurisdictions require that games have certification of some kind. It is different in each jurisdiction with the simplest being in Curacao which requires RNG certification.

General casino games

This would cover the likes of slots, table games, lucky numbers, live games and betting. While there are many providers across the board, we would suggest taking a look at InBet Games who has a large variety of games you can access via a single feed.

Online Poker

Poker requires decent software to be effective. There are a number of great companies out there who can offer this to you. The first is EvenBet Gaming and the second is Cubeia. There are also a number of smaller providers who have good software if price is a concern. When you contact me, you can ask me about this.

Sports Betting

Sports betting is a complicated process. Feeds are expensive, and the likes of Betfair and Paddypower require all sorts of hoops to hop through. If you are a small outfit or want to offer services in India or Pakistan I would suggest taking a look at InBet games. They have a comprehensive sports betting product that will likely work for you.

Who will be supplying your games?

This is important because some jurisdictions simply will not work with certain game suppliers. Also, licensing dictates game certification requirements that need to be adhered to. So it is important that your game supplier is able to offer games to the jurisdiction in which you plan to license.

If you will be using your own games, you will need to go through the process to get your games approved under the license you wish to work.

Where will your customers live?

If your customers live in the US and you wish to target the US market, this is not somethnig I am able to assist you with simply because I do not have the relationships in place with US based licensing authorities.

What is your budget?

Obtaining licensing is not a $5 exercise. You are going to spend at least 25K EUR per annum for your licensing needs (at the bottom end) and 200K EUR per annum at the top end. You can shave this cost down by opting for a White Label / Managed serice if you are on a tight budget.

What license do you want to operate under? (determined by budget / jurisdiction)

Lets say you want to offer services in Latin America and part of Europe. Chances are a Curacao license would work for you. However, if you were expressely interested in Europe and have the budget. You may opt for a Malta or even an Isle of Man license which has a broader scope.

Further informaiton on what gambling license to use and a cost breakdown of a Curacao license.

What currency do you want to accept, will you be accepting crypto?

The concern around crypto and fiat businesses is that a gambling company is not a financial services company. So for instance, you must be careful how you deal with crypto. In most instances, you wont be allowed to accept a payment in fiat and then offer the player a means to convert to Bitcoin or similar.

What payment methods do you want to use?

Considering 95% of all transactions are done by means of credit card a good gaming merchant account is required. The remaining 5% will be e-wallets and crypto which can wait for your casino to launc before you worry about them. In my opinion, I would not be too concerned with e-wallets and would focus on a good credit card solution.

Who is going to build you website?

he game provider will give you the API feeds to their games and in some cases will also provide you with a templated casino. If you are looking for something more enhancced, you will likely want to get someone to build a casino for you from the ground up.

How are you going to do your marketing?

The most important of it all. How are you going to find your clients? I have met many a casino operator with great software, fast servers, the right license and all the payment solutions you can imagine. But no customers…

Do not start, unless you know how you are going to reach end users.

Where do you plan to host your casino?

Hosting is super important and many of the more popular webhosting providers will not host an online casino. While small casinos can get away with it, the last thing you want is to have your servers ripped from the proverbial racks for breaking a hosting companies terms and conditions. Fortunately, you are reading this on a hosting website and you can rent any of our gambling VPS servers which will suit your needs.

For more information:

At this point you should have enogh information in terms of how to start an online casino. I would suggest you get onto some software providers for priciung, download our licensing documents for pricing and then think about how you plan to get your product to market. Once you know all of these, get in touch – my details are all over this site!

As gambling is regulated by state and territory, you can review the links under the “Gambling and Licencing” heading.

Get in touch:

How to start an online casino


We wrote an article on Curacao Gambling License which may be of interest to you should you be looking for alternative casino licensing information.