BGaming improves game loading time by 55%


The software development team at BGaming has created an image compression algorithm that reduces the company’s game portfolio’s weight by 55%, significantly improving game loading time.

Game file size reduction directly impacts loading time, an essential customer service indicator in today’s online casinos. BGaming’s new algorithm allows compression of game graphics with zero or minimal quality loss. Depending on the original image size and type, the algorithm determines the accepted quality loss level and compresses the image accordingly. The script automatically compresses the images with no manual adjustments.

BGaming’s average game file size is reduced from 16.4MB to 7.3MB. Now 70% of BGaming’s portfolio weighs less than 10MB, while the quality of graphics for the final user has not changed and compression cannot be seen with the naked eye.

BGaming’s Front-end Lead Yury Kuvetski says: “At first glance, the automation of image compression is easy, but none of the ready-made solutions can provide optimisations without losing quality. We chose the most complicated way and developed our own algorithm to satisfy all our needs and customers’ needs. We have speeded up the loading time of all our games and will continue our work in this direction to provide players with the best possible experience.”

This technical innovation can help casino operators to overcome VPN limitations or Internet connection issues, providing smooth gameplay to players. It means growth in the number of new players, a reduced number of uncompleted and interrupted games, and higher overall engagement.

Alexander, Game Provider Manager at N1 Partners, comments: “As many operators, we also see Africa and Latin America as promising regions, thanks to their economic dynamism and enthusiasm for online gaming. However, opportunities come with a lot of challenges. For example, to join the Nigerian iGaming market, an operator needs to provide the players with lightweight content, which can be quickly loaded and run. BGaming’s portfolio is now optimized to overcome these challenges and deliver high-quality entertainment regardless of the player’s location.”