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Adobe Flash Player For Online Casinos

By: Ryan Alders, Friday January 23rd 2009
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The quality of online gaming has taken a quantum leap in recent years, especially in the presentation of online games. Animation has brought a new vibrancy to the online gaming experience. But high quality gaming needs the support of high quality software and utilities installed on the players’ systems. Without that it is worse than seeing a color movie on a black and white television screen. One important plug in is the Adobe Flash Player.

The Adobe Flash Player has several features that enable online gaming software providers to raise the quality of games. First of all it makes the manipulation of 3D graphics very simple and had the ability to create textured meshes in 3D space. Likewise it can manipulate textual information and create interesting topography by reorienting and restyling text. The Adobe Flash Player reproduces color accurately so that images appear as they were intended by the developer. It supports dynamic audio applications such as music mixing and sequencing and therefore allows incorporation of real time music. But what perhaps is the most useful feature of the Adobe Flash Player from the online gaming software developer’s point of view is that it harnesses the processing power of the hardware to accelerate the manipulation of bitmaps. This makes applications like compositing calculations of bitmaps, filters, blend modes and video overlays fast enough to support animation and high quality vide streams. The Adobe Flash Player also enables the painting of SWF files in the browser, which is critical for the functioning of no download software.

Today almost all online gaming software providers incorporate features into their software that depend on the Adobe Flash Player for their functioning. At least the more reputed and popular online casinos like the ones powered by Microgaming, Cryptologic and Vegas Technology require that players have the Adobe Flash Player installed on their computers. In their download software many online casinos have introductory video streams when the casino is first accessed or even when games are opened. Many games have animation, or video or audio incorporated in them. This is especially true of online slots. The bonus rounds of online slots are in fact attractive because of their special effects. The no download or instant play version of the software will function only if the Adobe Flash Player is installed. In fact it also called Flash software for this reason. This version allows players to play games in their browsers without downloading the software. This happens because, as explained earlier, the Adobe Flash player enables the painting of SWF files in the browser.

Those who do not have the Abode Flash Player installed need not worry. They can download it for free. They need to follow the link given on this page, which will take them to the Adobe Flash Player download page. They then need to follow the simple instructions given there.

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Comment by: James Dell On: December 23, 2009
A necessity these days for sure having the flash player installed on your PC. Not only for gambling purposes but there are so many websites and other apps out there that require that you have the plug in installed. It's just a good idea to have it... I'm sure by now you'll have it installed as there's so much on the web that requires it.
Comment by: Amber Tilson On: December 15, 2009
Making sure you have the latest flash player is key with not only online casinos but with anything that you do on the web really. I always check the Adobe site from time to time to ensure that I have the latest flash player installed and rocking out.
Comment by: Juda On: August 24, 2009
Many of the online casino platforms ship with Flash installed within the application, however the best bet for you to ensure that you always have the latest version of the flash player installed on your computer is to visit the Adobe.com website or perform a search in google for "latest adobe flash player" and click on the first link that shows up in google. This should take you to the page where you can download the latest version of the flash player.
Comment by: Fred Lutton On: August 09, 2009
Some of the online casino games that use Flash in the bonus rounds are quite interesting and really something else. I think that flash has the unique ability to add very dynamic game play while not increasing the footprint of the games too much. Some of the things that they can do using flash are just easier as well. I think that flash will continue to evolve as a product but more then that it's usage for application in the gaming industry both casino, poker and other will continue to grow as well.

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