Rival Gaming Software Review


Rival Gaming is one of the latest entrants in the online gaming software industry. The software was officially launched at GIGSE 2006. In the space of four years is has made a place for itself among the best in the industry. Rival Gaming is owned by Black Chip Ltd., which is located in Cyprus. The software has been licensed to over 30 operators all of whom accept players from the United States despite the uncertain legal position. One important aspect of Rival Gaming online casinos is that the customer support staff is trained by Rival Gaming to attend to the players’ queries.

Rival Gaming already has over 80 online casino games in its portfolio and more are being added every month. The focus is on slot games, which are grouped as slots and i-slots. The slots are further divided into 3-reel slots, video slots and progressives. The slot games are based on a variety of popular themes and contain excellent audio-visual elements. The highlight is the full screen animations in which the animations are not restricted to the symbol space but occur on the full screen.

The i-slot is a Rival Gaming creation and unique to its online casinos. It is an interactive slot game. The key to the i-slot is the bonus round. In certain i-slots the bonus round is skill based. The best example is Hole in Won, which is based on golf. In the bonus round players have to play a game of virtual golf by determining the direction and speed of the strokes. Each time the bonus game is triggered the player gets to play a different hole. In the other type of i-slot a story is narrated and the bonus game determines how the story unravels. The most popular examples of these are Bank Heist and Art Heist.

The other games cover the entire range of casino games but with fewer variants than in other online casinos. The table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps roulette and five card poker. In the video poker games players can select the number of hands and therefore separate multi hand variants are not required. Rival Gaming offers some excellent scratch cards.

The features of the Rival Gaming software are on par with the best in the industry. The usual customization features like auto play in online slots, help function in each game and audio and game speed customization options are provided. Most Rival Gaming online casinos offer the software in the download and in the instant play format. The games can be played for fun and with real money. Playing for fun allows players to get a feel of the games before they stake their funds. However, some features like auto play are disabled in the play for free mode.

The strength of any gaming software is how it handles various administrative functions. The player can only sense this in the smooth operability of the software. Rival Gaming has an excellent casino management system. It is called Rival Backend and includes modules like RivalPro, InTouch and IdentiPrint. RivalPro is a data management system that tracks all casino operations in real time. From this it generates custom made reports that allow operators to assess what aspects are favored by players so that they can fine tune the promotions for maximum effect. Rival ClassAct calculates and awards bonuses and comp points to players. InTouch enables quicker response to player queries. IdentiPrint tracks each computer that is connected to the casino servers and prevents fraud and bonus abuse. The Random Number Generator of Rival Gaming software is certified for fairness by CertainKey.

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