Nowadays, no-download casinos are the most popular way to enjoy online casino games and most, if not all operators, offer some kind of no-download casino game-play version on their website.
Back in the days the norm was to download a heavy program containing all games and interface to the online casino and just allow as little information as possible to flow between the casino servers and the downloadable client. This was mainly due to a resources issue, internet connections were slow and not reliable and programming codes were heavy and faulty. But this all changed in the last decade or so. Software coding has become light and versatile and now almost everyone enjoys broadband or some kind of fast internet connection including mobile connections.
No-download casinos are also a great alternative for people who can not or do not want to download a program to their computer. Some people are simply too careful and don’t like to download anything which might remotely be risky to the overall health of their system, some people are behind firewalls or public access connections which do not allow download from gambling sites and some people simply use a computer provided by their employer in which of course, downloading gambling software is not an option. In either one or all of these cases playing from your browser or via a no-download option is the right solution. All one needs is a basic resources and a good connection.
As mentioned before, nowadays it’s harder to actually outline which version is better, especially because both versions are almost as good and technologically advanced as the other. In the end it will basically depend on you, the consumer, to decide which one is more compatible with your technological requirements and personal preferences. But below we outline a few differences between download and no-download casinos:
Virtually all and any games are available in no-download version, just as they are in the regular casino software. Some might lack variations of specific games, but you will find most popular table, card and dice games in any no-download casino. These games will also be available in play-money and real-money versions. The most popular no-download casino games include 3-reel slots, 5-reel slots, classic slots and progressive jackpot slots. There are also Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, Video Poker, Pai Gow and Keno. The games will also be virtually identical in no-download casinos, with smooth animations, rich graphics and crisp audio. The excitement and entertainment value is just as great as with a downloaded casino game.
Since both versions are so equally matched it is best for you to decide which one to go for. Or why not go for both. Download a full casino suite of games to your main computer at home and access your account and games on the go on your laptop while travelling. Or simplify your life and just use the no-download version for a risk-free, rich gaming experience (as long as your internet connection is fast and reliable enough).