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Last Updated: May 24, 2021

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SmartSoft Gaming Software & 13 Online Casinos Reviewed

Introduction


SmartSoft Gaming is a software developer, based in the country of Georgia, that was formed in 2015. It is one of a shrinking number of developers that design both slots and table games. The company has put out some slots with brilliant looking visuals, and they also have several table games like Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Sic Bo, Caribbean Stud Poker, and more. There's also scratch cards, Keno, and even backgammon available for play. 

SmartSoft is still a smaller developer, with about 20 employees as of the publication of this review. If they continue to put out high-quality games like we're seeing, there's a reasonable chance that they'll catch on with some game aggregates and will have an increased presence at casinos around the world.

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Mini Roulette


Personal Mini Roulette
 

SmartSoft mentions two Mini Roulette games on their web site, but I could get only the Personal Mini Roulette version to work. The game is the same thing as conventional roulette, except with a 13-number wheel. This results in a house edge of 1/13 = 7.69% on every bet.

JetX


JetX
 

JetX is game based on a spaceship that increases in altitude exponentially. However, at some point it will explode. The player's role is to bet on whether or not the pilot will reach any chosen altitude to eject before the explosion.

For the full rules and analysis, please see my page on JetX.

Fast Poker


Fast Poker
 

Fast Poker is a simple game of luck based on a random five-card hand from a depleted 20-card deck. I have a full page devoted to Fast Four. The bottom line is a house edge of 11.64%, so play this on in moderation, if you must play at all.

I am told this game is still under development and not ready available for real money bets.

Tournament Games

I don't know much about them, but the SmartSoft web site mentions the following games may be played in tournament mode:

  • Blackjack
  • Jap. poker
  • Backgammon
  • Domino
  • Seka
  • Bura

Cappadocia


Cappadocia
 

This game appears to be a close skin of JetX.

Honey World


Honey World
 

Honey World is a scratch card game. There are three sets of honeycombs with a prize behind each cell. If any honeycomb contains three of the same prize, that is what the player wins.

The game return is not disclosed.

I am told this game is still under development and not available for real money bets.

Drag Race


Drag Race
 

This is a simple game of betting on which car will win a six-car race. They all evidently have the same chance, because each pays 5.4 for 1 if it wins. This equates to a return to player of 90% or a house edge of 10%, which I think is rather high.

I am told this game is still under development and not available for real money bets.

Casino Hold 'Em


Casino Hold Em
 

SmartSoft calls their Casino Hold 'Em game "Texas Hold 'Em." They follow the generous 100-20-10-3-2-1 pay table for a house edge of 0.35%. On the side bet they follow the 100-25-25-25-7-7-7-7 pay table for a house edge of 6.40%.

I am told this game is still under development and not available for real money bets.

Keno


keno
 

Classic Keno and Personal Keno seem like the same thing to me. They both follow the following pay table. There is another game called Russian Keno, but I couldn't get it to work.

Classic Keno and Personal Keno — Pay Table

Catch Pick 1 Pick 2 Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 10 3 2 2 0 0 0
4 20 15 4 5 2 0
5 60 15 10 10 5
6 80 50 25 30
7 200 125 100
8 1000 300
9 5000
10 20000
Return 75.00% 98.10% 90.19% 95.15% 86.08% 94.44% 89.29% 84.01% 93.85% 92.77%

The next table shows the expected return by number of picks.

Classic Keno and Personal Keno

Return Table

Pick Return
1 75.00%
2 98.10%
3 90.19%
4 95.15%
5 86.08%
6 94.44%
7 89.29%
8 84.01%
9 93.85%
10 92.77%

As you can see, the return is all over the place from 75% to 98.1%, so be careful how you play this one.

I am told this game is still under development and not available for real money bets.

Caribbean Stud Poker


Caribbean Stud Poker
 

SmartSoft follows the standard rules for Caribbean Stud Poker. The U.S. 100-50-20-7-5-4-3-2-1-1 pay table is used for a house edge of 5.22%. The ratio of the expected loss to total amount bet between the Ante and Raise, known as the element of risk, is 2.56%.

However, the side bet follows the extremely stingy pay table seen below. Pays are on a "for one" basis.

SmartSoft Sic Bo

Bet Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 1000 4 0.000002 0.001539
Straight flush 200 36 0.000014 0.002770
Four of a kind 100 624 0.000240 0.024010
Full house 20 3,744 0.001441 0.028812
Flush 15 5,108 0.001965 0.029481
Straight 10 10,200 0.003925 0.039246
Three of a kind 7 54,912 0.021128 0.147899
All other 0 2,524,332 0.971285 0.000000
Total   2,598,960 1.000000 0.273757

The lower right cell shows a return of 27.38%. That equates to a house edge of 72.62%! For that, SmartSoft gets the Wizard finger wagging of shame.

I am told this game is still under development and not available for real money bets.

Three Card Poker


3 Card Poker
 

SmartSoft calls their Three Card Poker game 3 Card Poker. They also change the name of the Pair Plus side bet to the Pair Pluse. Interestingly, they do allow the player to play up to five hands.

The help files don't state the pay tables for the Ante Bonus, except to say a straight flush pays 6 to 1, nor the "Pair Pluse," so I'm afraid I can't offer an analysis of the odds.

Roulette


Personal Roulette

Bonus Roulette

I'm told the roulette games SmartSoft has ready for real money bets are Virtual Classic Roulette, Personal Mini Roulette, and Virtual Mini Roulette. Their web site has two demo games, which was all I could try out. I am not sure if Personal Roulette and Personal Mini Roulette are the same thing.

The web site also has a game called Bonus Roulette, in which the player may parlay winnings on a bonus wheel. The table below shows the slices on the bonus wheel. The lower right cell indicates an average return of 100% on the bonus wheel. As long as you're gambling, why not take advantage of an opportunity with no house edge?

Bonus Wheel

Prize Weight Probability
0 4 0.235294 0.000000
0.5 4 0.235294 0.117647
1 4 0.235294 0.235294
2 4 0.235294 0.470588
3 1 0.058824 0.176471
Total 17 1.000000 1.000000

Sic Bo


Sic Bo
 

The sic bo game follows rather stingy odds, as shown in the table below.

SmartSoft Sic Bo

Bet Pays Winning
Combinations
Probability
Win
Expected
Return
Small, Big 1 105 0.486111 -0.027778
4, 17 60 3 0.013889 -0.152778
5, 16 30 6 0.027778 -0.138889
6, 15 17 10 0.046296 -0.166667
7, 14 12 15 0.069444 -0.097222
8, 13 8 21 0.097222 -0.125000
9, 12 6 25 0.115741 -0.189815
10, 11 6 27 0.125000 -0.125000
Triple 180 1 0.004630 -0.162037
Any triple 30 6 0.027778 -0.138889
Domino -- pair 10 16 0.074074 -0.185185
Domino -- two singles 5 30 0.138889 -0.166667
Any number 1,2,3 91 0.421296 -0.078704

Slots


Aztec slot

Birds slot

Galaxy

Slot Dota

Evolution

The SmartSoft Gaming web site indicates 26 slot games. I sampled several of them and they are average, at best, in terms of graphics, sound, and exciting game play.

The help file do not indicate a return percentage, but SmartSoft was kind enough to share some promotional information about two of their slots with me. They indicate the following returns:

  • Burning Ice — 98.4%
  • Magic Garden 10 — 98.9%

98.9% is the most generous return I have ever seen in an online slot machine! However, I must say that I'm taking SmartSoft at their word on the return. Such a high return is well outside of industry norms.


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