WGS Technology

WGS Technology is an industry leader in developing and providing online casino software and games. WGS prides itself on delivering simple and fun games that are easy to play. The games typically feel like a combination between Rival and RTG (Real Time Gaming) software but have their own uniqueness and variation. WGS offers several slot machine games and table games, all of which are quick to load and easy to navigate.

WGS Casino Games

Meet Wager Gaming Technology – or WGS Technology, for short. They’re the company formally known as Vegas Technology Software, who was the company formally known as OddsOn.

Why does this matter?

It doesn’t.

Although I guess it doesn’t hurt to know the background of the companies handling your money.

But there’s nothing to see here. Nothing terrible or sinister to report. The English Harbour Group (the owner of Vegas Technology) simply closed in 2011, and a couple months later WGS started it back up.

And we’re here now to tell you what to expect if you decide to play at one of their casinos.

So let’s get to it.

Alright, What Games Can You Play?

One good thing that came from the closure and reopening of the company is the number of games you can play.

It got bumped up from 90 to 150. Not bad.

Players like WGS’ software because the games are quick, and are available by download, Flash (your browser) or mobile device.

The one complaint? The games look dull.

But that’s subjective. Who knows, you might really like the way they look. And besides, players say their games are like playing on a mixture of RTG and Rival Gaming.

Anyway, you be the judge. Here are some of the titles you can play.

Classic Slots – Cash Grab, Crazy Cherry, Double Gold, Triple Triple Gold, Liberty 7s, Red White and Win, Pay Dirt and Haunted Reels.

5-Reel Slots – Jester’s Wild, Funky Chicken, King Tiger, Dragon Master, Cool Bananas, Fat Cat, Doctor Love, Monster Money, Cherry Blossoms, Lucky Lady, Agent Cash, etc.

7-Reel Slots – Yes, these exist. There are two titles to play – Lucky 7s and Farming Futures.

Progressive Slots – There are 7 machines: Island Stud Poker, Progressive Blackjack, Pay Dirt (which sounds like an RTG title), Mega Money Mine, Red White and Win, Treasure Trail and Win Place or Show. Jackpots are currently valued anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000.

Side note: Apparently when English Harbour closed there was approximately $1.5 million in total jackpot money. However, when the company came back online there was significantly less money (there’s only $300,000-ish now, and none of the machines have paid out since they came back online). You have to wonder – where did that money go?

Table Games – This includes: Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Perfect Pairs Blackjack, Red Dog, 10-High Holdem Poker, Five Card Mulligan Poker, Casino Hold’em Poker, Downtown Vegas Blackjack, Craps, Progressive Blackjack, Classic Blackjack, American Roulette, European Roulette, Vegas Strip Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, European Rules Blackjack, etc

Video Poker – This include single hand, multi-hand and 100-hand variations. Some of the titles you can play are: Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Joker and Tens or Better.

Other – Keno, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks, Poker Dice and Dazzling Dice.

Mobile – This includes Dragon Master, Cash Grab, Jacks or Better, Vegas Strip Blackjack, Wheel of Chance (looks a lot like Wheel of Fortune), Amanda Panda and the Jackpot Journey (looks like Indiana Jones), Funky Chicken, Amazing 7s, Hot Roller, Fat Cat and Cool Banana.

A pretty decent selection of games.

I remember reading a review that said some of WGS’ titles obviously mirrored other licensed movie or game titles – but without the license. And that’s definitely the case for some machines, like Wheel of Chance or Amanda Panda.

Whatever, I’ll take it.

WGS Casinos

Wager Gaming Technology Casinos

I have good news.

There isn’t any rogue or not recommended casinos on CasinoMeister.com.

The tiny exception is GoldenCasino.com, once owned by Vegas Technology. They’re listed on Casino Meister for not listening to players’ complaints. That said, the website now is merely a bridge page to Liberty Slots Casino, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Here are the 4 casinos powered by WGS:

  • Miami Club Casino
  • Liberty Slots Casino
  • Lincoln Casino
  • Intertops Casino – Doesn’t allow US players.
  • Red Stag Casino – Coming soon.

According to my research all the US casinos are average at best. If you do decide to sign up to one, though, Miami Club is the slightly better option for Americans, while Intertops is the go-to choice for everyone else.

WGS History

WGS has undergone a few name changes since the 1990s. It started out as OddsOn Gaming in 1996. In 2005 the company changed its name to Vegas Technology Casino Software. And lastly, by 2012, the company changed its name yet again to Wagering Gaming Systems, or simply WGS Technology. 

WGS was initially founded in Toronto, Canada and by 2000 they were licensed in Antigua and Barbuda for operations. Three years later the company merged with English Harbour Gaming, a software developer. This merger contributed to the name change in 2005 to further reflect the company’s new direction.

In addition to English Harbour, WGS previously led brands such as Millionaire Casino, Superslots, Caribbean Gold, Slots Galore, Vip Slots, and Silverdollar Casino. The company’s headquarters is located in St. Johns, Antigua and they are currently running software on seven online casinos.

Where to Play WGS Games

As indicated above, WGS is currently on seven online casinos: Miami Club Casino, Red Stag Casino, Lucky Niki, Intertops Casino, Lincoln Casino, and Liberty Slots Casino.

As of today, Lucky Niki and both the classic and mobile versions of Intertops are not available to play within certain jurisdictions, including the United States.

Each of WGS’ online casinos offers attractive welcome bonuses and promotions, and feature over 100 different casino games.
Liberty Slots Casino: Liberty Slots Casino is very user-friendly. In addition to slot games, the site also offers table games, video poker, and other specialty games.

Miami Club Casino: Miami Club Casino has over 130 slot games to choose from, table games such as Blackjack, Poker, Craps, video poker, and a variety of different tournaments. The site also offers 24/7 support 365 days of the year, which is a great benefit for players who wish to receive expedited responses to their inquiries.

Lincoln Casino: Lincoln Casino has several gaming options including table games, progressives, video poker, slots, and more. The site has a free rewards program that players can enroll in, and offers hundreds of different tournaments on a regular basis.

Red Stag Casino: With over 150 online games to choose from Red Stag offers a great variety of slots, table games, video poker, and other specialty games. Their site is designed well and is easy to navigate. There is also a VIP club for players to enroll in which offers great benefits depending on your VIP level.

There are many pros to WGS Casinos, including their full range of games to choose from, continuous production of new video slots, mobile capability with iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, and approval from TST and Certified Fair Gaming. Other than the fact that only 7 websites use WGS Technology and their below-average welcome bonuses (relative to competitors), there is not much to point in terms of cons of WGS Casinos.

WGS Games

If you are seeking online games that offer big jackpots, look no further than WGS Technology games. WGS offers seven different progressive jackpots, which include both table and slot games. Their progressive slots are three-reel classic slot games, while progressive blackjack and Caribbean stud poker (Island Stud) are also options.

WGS’ table games include roulette, baccarat, craps, casino hold’em poker, blackjack, and more. Both table and slot games from WGS are quick to load and offer an exceptional user experience.

Many WGS online casinos offer daily, weekly and monthly tournaments along with video poker. The video poker games include multi-hand, deuce’s wild, joker’s wild and more.

WGS Awards and Recognition

In 2005, WGS achieved three major recognitions and awards in the online gambling industry:
2005 – Gambling Online Magazine’s “Top New Casino Software”
2005 – Received the Certified Fair Gaming Seal of Approval
2005 – Michael Shackleford recognized the company’s software as “fair and operational according to industry norms”