Real Time Gaming started operations in 1998. Its initial years were bridled with controversy because many of its online casinos went rogue. However Real Time Gaming soon put its house in order and since then is among the leading online gaming software providers. Not only has it excelled in providing software for the industry but has also shaped the industry through active participation in organizations like the iGGBA and Interactive Gaming Council. In 2006 the software received a massive upgrade. Even after the passing of the UIGEA, RealTime Gaming continued to operate in the American market. After Microgaming left the American market in December 2008, RealTime Gaming strengthened its position even further.