Can Open-Source Software Be Used in iGaming?
There are many ways to have fun in the vast space that is the internet: some people use MONOPOLY Casino Promo Code, while others use it for streaming their games or just, well, playing games for fun. And, even if you aren’t a gamer, I’m very sure you have noticed the rise of popularity of gaming over the years. When I was younger, games were popular, but only among the “cool kids”. But just 10 years ago gaming became incredibly omnipresent and now… well you can see for yourself. It’s everywhere! There are now even gaming channels on cable, can you imagine that? I believe that if we had this in the 90s, I would have probably never left my house – I’d be glued to my TV! Apart from that, I’m also very sure that you have seen a rise in iGaming as well, you might just have not heard of its name until now.
So what is iGaming? Is it somewhat related to Apple products?
No, iGaming has no connection to Apple products even though, I admit, it sounds similar. The “I” in iGaming stands for the “I” in the internet, and it simply refers to this phenomenon taking place online.
Now, when I first heard of iGaming, I immediately thought that it had to do with online gaming; sounds reasonable, right? And it does have to deal with gaming – it is a way of betting online on either game events or sport events! Interestingly enough, even though maybe there are some of you who haven’t heard of it, IGaming is actually one of the fastest growing industries in the US, with a lot of new users joining it every-day.
This should come as no surprise, though: We have already seen a lot of betting in real life, and as everything is happening nowadays, it’s just transferred to the internet so it can be available to more people.
Okay, great. But what does iGaming have to do with Open-Source Software?
I’m glad you asked me, a software developer, because iGaming, like everything else you’re using on your PC (even right now), can be linked to Open-Source software. I’ve already mentioned this, but it is worth repeating: everything you can freely access on your PC, mobile, or any other platform of choice, has been built with codes that most likely rely on the open-source software. There are many reasons why developers go for the OSS instead of the closed-source software, and the main ones are the sheer availability of codes and the support that the OSS community offers. I have already covered the benefits of the Open-Source software, so if you are interested in this topic, you can find that specific article on my blog, alongside other articles that cover the same topic.
With that being said, it is very likely that any iGaming platform relies on some sort of OSS codes that are mixed with other closed-source codes in order to form the final result: the platform which users use for betting online. Generally speaking, any platform we use has a software that follows a code, the set of rules we programmers created for it, so why shouldn’t iGaming rely on OSS codes? It’s not only that OSS codes can be used for the outer design of the platform (the side that you see, its visual side, let’s say), but they are also used to direct commands that you click on when placing bets. Codes can be used to track the results and display them in real time as well!
What’s more – OSS codes allow developers complete freedom over coding, which I find very important, especially when you want to create a unique website that attracts many people.
So, in my opinion, OSS can be of great help for iGaming! It offers support, security and freedom over codes – what more can a company want?