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Download Casinos vs. Instant-play Casinos

Which Online Casino Type is Better, Download or Instant Play?

Once upon a time it was much easier to determine which type of online casinos was better - instant-play or download casinos. Back then if a casino would offer both options, there was a reason a lot of players would choose download over instant play. Is it still the same today? What makes the two types of online casinos different? And is one better than the other? Let’s see if we can answer these questions, shall we?

Why Download Casinos Used to Be More Popular

To start off, there isn’t really a definitive answer to which type of online casinos is better. Mostly because it still depends on your gaming needs and preferences. However, there are certain facts that cannot be denied.

For example, some time ago players usually went for download casinos as they happened to be safer and more stable than the newly introduced instant-play casinos. Once you’d download the software you didn’t have to worry about your internet connection breaking or having your game freeze in the middle of a particular good hand (isn’t that right, poker players?). Same went for slot lovers. 

Even today, those who go for downloads do so because the games are pre-loaded and will fire up almost instantly. No unnecessary time wasted!

Players who go for download casinos do so because the games fire up almost instantly.

Additionally, what made download casinos the preferred choice of many was the fact a large number of online casinos offered a much bigger slot game portfolio in their download versions than on their websites. Suffice to say, that isn’t the case anymore.

The Time of Instant-play Casinos Is Here

In fact, nowadays you’ll find that more and more online casinos will offer only the instant-play version of their casino with a full assortment of online slots. What’s more, only casinos powered by a handful software providers still offer download versions today, most notably Playtech casinos, RTG, Rival and Pragmatic Play casinos

Naturally, those that seek slots by different software providers won’t even see this as a choice; they’ll gravitate towards instant-play casinos.

Additionally, certain players pick instant-play casinos over download for the exact same reason the download casino lovers pick downloads - because they claim it’s faster. Namely, some players will tell you their laptops would get impossibly slow when they’d open downloaded casinos, which is another reason they prefer instant play. 

Instant-play on Mobile Phones

On the other hand, players who still prefer download casinos will probably continue to spin the reels of their favourite slots there as long as download casinos exist (although they seems like a dying kind). Especially as they might not want all their mobile data gobbled up.

That’s right; if you’re thinking of playing slots at mobile casinos using your 3G or 4G network, be advised that you might end up with a bill as long as your leg at the end of the month. So, unless you’re willing to throw away your money, remember: unlimited data WiFi connection is your best friend!

Your Preference?

Ultimately, it’ll always be a matter of preference as long as both types of online casinos exist. What about you? Are you still faithful to download casinos? Have you always been the instant-play casino type? Tell us all about it at our forum - it’s a topic that never goes out of style! Or at least, it hasn’t yet...