Realtime Gaming Rewards and Accolades
While most people don’t necessarily think of RTG (as it’s shortened) as a juggernaut in the industry, there’s no denying that they are still one of the biggest names going today that was around before 2000.
RTG has remained relatively low-key with their games and software releases over time, and only since around 2014 have they really focused on providing new releases that are on par with the top games in the industry.
While they’ve definitely been able to do that and keep up the efforts since then, most of their awards come from these newer titles, and their older games don’t get much recognition because of how dated they are. This is a simple fact of playing with RTG: Their newer games are several times better than their older titles.
The main product that has gotten Realtime Gaming attention over the years is their Real Series of slots. These make up the majority of their online slot offering, which is already most of the games that they provide in the first place. The characteristics of these games are that they all have at least one progressive jackpot (that starts at levels of $1,000, $500 and $250) and some sort of bonus feature, usually free spins with extra value from multipliers or other add-ons.
RTG also has an abnormally large selection of video poker games (in addition to a regular selection of table games). This stands out as being one of the largest collections of different types of video poker that you can find in one place from one software provider, and it’s gained them a lot of praise from non-slot players.
The popularity of Realtime Gaming has increased and decreased over time. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were fairly popular for offering a different take on video poker and online slots in particular. From around 2005 through 2012, however, they fell behind a bit as they didn’t really push the envelope that much in terms of continued innovation, though legislation passed in the United States that severely hurt their business had a lot to do with this.
From 2012 on, however, they’ve seen a big resurgence, and this has come in the form of frequent new releases of extremely high-quality games. They’ve released 3D slots, games with atypical themes and titles with new features, but most importantly, they’ve shown that they can keep up with the absolute best in the industry in terms of game quality. This has helped them more than anything else they’ve ever done, and with the momentum they’ve built from this approach, they could continue climbing back up into the most elite tier of online casino software providers if they keep it up.