SkillOnNet is a relative newcomer to the online gaming software industry, having been founded as recently as 2005 by a group of developers who were focused primarily on creating software for popular online backgammon sites. Very soon, however, the company made the logical step into the online casino sector, rapidly building a solid reputation for its consistent, reliable and user-friendly software and its unique slots. SkillOnNet was quick to find success, providing some of the industry’s biggest names, including the likes of EU Casino, with its casino software. Although smaller and younger than some of its competitors, the developer gives the impression that things will continue to improve, especially as its experience and reputation in the industry grows.
SkillOnNet is best known for its market-leading backgammon products, but it also boasts a growing reputation for its more traditional casino-related offerings, especially for its distinctive, if slightly niche, slot games. One of their more recent releases, Good & Evil, is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot game which has a tongue-in-cheek cartoonish style and a handsome progressive jackpot. Of the non-progressive slots, the comic-inspired Secret Agent: The Reel Story game and the Alice in Wonderland-themed Magic and Wonders innovative 3D slot are both deserving of a mention among SkillOnNet’s top titles.
There are more than 50 online casino games in circulation that have been developed by SkillOnNet. Of these, around 30 are slots (only a handful of those are progressive jackpot games) while the remaining 20 or so are mostly traditional casino table games. American, European and French variations of roulette are all available, including unique ‘machine’ variants, as well as around a dozen card games, featuring poker, baccarat and progressive blackjack, among others.
Online casinos boasting SkillOnNet’s software have platforms that are both attractive and innovative, breaking away somewhat from the standard layouts seen on many other sites. The menu screen for the EU Casino downloadable version, for example, resembles the EU flag, with the stars representing the different gaming options available.
One recurring feature of SkillOnNet software across all its clients’ casinos is its user-friendliness. All screens are easy to navigate, and a number of different languages are available not just through menu screens, but in-game too. Multiple currencies are also supported. A strong social element to its games, thanks mainly to the good integration of lobby features, is a big draw for many players, as is the 24/7 service and support.
As mentioned, SkillOnNet’s portfolio includes only a few progressive slot games – Millionaire Genie and Good & Evil are the best known – whose jackpots gradually build up to life-changing sums over a stretch of time. Smaller wins occur frequently, if the running news feed on SkillOnNet menu screens is anything to go by, and you can see payouts of various different currencies popping up on screen with considerable regularity as you select your game.
Alongside its casino products, SkillOnNet continues to develop backgammon software, but those interested in the former more than latter will be glad to find that the company’s focus appears to have moved in this direction in recent years, with many more casino games “in production and planned for the future”. SkillOnNet’s online casino products are available in both browser and download versions, and the software platform makes it easy for its clients to integrate Live Casino feeds from other providers. As forward-thinking as its software might be in some respects, SkillOnNet has yet to develop mobile platforms for any of its games, nor does it have any Live Casino offering yet.
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