It takes a lot of different moving parts when it comes to running an online casino. Players mostly think about the games they play, and – to a lesser extent – the banking systems they use to get money in and out of their accounts. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. There needs to be customer support, player tracking systems, data security, game fairness testing, and far more in order to make a good, reputable site truly work the way it should.
Thankfully, there are a number of companies out there who pride themselves in providing their clients with complete, integrated systems that allow the operation of a casino entirely from their platform. One such group is BetConstruct, an online casino software provider that was founded in 2003. Today, the firm is headquartered in London, while their development ofices are located in Armenia – and there are eight other major offices located strategically around the world.
While players may not necessarily have heard of them, this is a studio that has become one of the most trusted names in backend casino operations today. Not only have they partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry, they’ve also won plenty of awards over the years. And on top of it all, they do make their own games, which are integrated along with those of many other major operators in order to keep their customers satisfied.
Games Play a Supporting Role
Playing at a BetConstruct casino site means you’ll have access to potentially thousands of different games, thanks to the company’s extensive partnerships with other software developers. For now, though, we’d like to focus on the developer’s own games: we’ll talk more about how their relationships with other firms benefit players down below.
First, their offerings start with a collection of dozens of different slots that range from very simple three reel machines to advanced video slot machines with plenty of special features. It’s hard to talk about these games as a group, as there are a number of different graphical and gameplay styles represented throughout this library.
Still, we can look at a couple of the company’s most famous games in order to get a better idea of what you can expect from this provider. For instance, we enjoyed trying out Viking Treasures, a cartoonish, lighthearted take on a theme found throughout the industry. The graphics here are sharp, highly detailed, and very engrossing – in fact, we think this is one of the better looking slots we’ve played anywhere in the industry. Players are tasked matching ancient ruins to make winning paylines, and winning combinations fall out of the way to allow more symbols to fall into place, potentially making more lines with added multiplier rewards.
Another gorgeous title is Alice in Wonderland, a game that starts with an impressively colorful and imaginative introductory animated video. This 243 ways game features 3D symbols on the reels, where you’ll be matching Alice, the Mad Hatter, castles, and other fantastic pieces of Wonderland across the reels. There are even free spins games, a gamble option, and the potential to win a million coins or more on every spin.
There are plenty of other interesting and fun options among the relatively small slots collection here. A few of their other titles that we found particularly intriguing included:
- Ivanushka Durachok
- Halloween Night
- Hi Lo
- Rabbit Fire Circus
- Wolf’s Bet
- Crazy Duck
- Fresh Fruits
- Under Water
The video poker selection is pretty limited, though it includes a few classics like Jacks or Better, All American Poker, and Bonus Poker. There’s also an interesting variant known as Poker.am, which is a mix of video poker and slots.
Interestingly, the group doesn’t make any table games, though there are still a few other options in their collection. Most of these will be found under the “virtually betting” tab, where you’ll see some fairly traditional options like keno, along with more exotic choices. Bet on Blackjack and Bet on Poker allows you to watch a simulated game in progress and bet on which hands you expect to win or lose. There’s also the virtual horse and dog racing simulations we’ve seen at many sites before, as well as a bicycle racing version known as Velosport. Finally, you can try Card Horse Racing, in which cards will be dealt out in order to determine how far down the track each of four horses will move down the track – one for each suit.
Partners, Awards Show Industry Respect
It’s long been said that a person is best known by the company they keep. In a lot of ways, that’s true for online casino software providers as well. In that regard, BetConstruct is a highly successful developer that has earned plenty of trust and respect throughout the gaming industry.
One look at a typical site that runs on their platform shows exactly what we mean. A typical BetConstruct site features games provided by numerous software companies, sometimes even counting in the dozens. These include a range of major providers along with some lesser-known developers who can help fill in various areas of a gambling site. Some of the biggest names you’ll see contributing content to the platform include:
- Pari Play
- 1X2 Gaming
- Pragmatic Play
All told, there are more than 3,000 games that could potentially be found on sites running on this platform. That doesn’t mean every site you’ll see that operates on the BetConstruct software will have a library that is that extensive, but it just goes to show how many relationships they’ve built and how versatile their system really is.
The company has also been recognized for their excellent software in recent years. They were crowned Innovated of the Year at the 2015 International Gaming Awards, and followed that up by being awarded the best Technology Provider/Supplier at the same awards show the next year. The eGaming Review B2B Awards have also praised the company for having the Best Customer Service in the industry for both 2015 and 2016.
A Great Platform, and a Surprising Strong Contributor
We’ll hardly be the first reviewers to praise BetConstruct for their excellent casino platform. It is well-organized, comes with tons of great games, and seems to be well-liked by operators, too. There’s not much more you can ask for in the back end of an online gambling site.
But what surprised us is how much we enjoyed their original game content as well. We’re sure that when you play at one of the sites they power, you’ll spend a lot of time enjoying the slots and other options provided by the other great studios that contribute titles to the massive library they host. At the same time, we hope you won’t overlook this provider’s own creations, which are every bit as good as the ones from companies you’re probably more familiar with.