My personally designed SSL-offloaded load-balanced casino system went live today across 49 Internet Casinos, it has increased performance immensely and is able to add multiple servers on the fly to alleviate stress on existing servers.
The SSL Offload does SSL encryption calculations on the Layer4 switch, using onboard floating-point processors, meaning NO SSL encode/decode on the servers themselves. The switches can handle 115,000 concurrent connections, so plenty space to grow.
I designed and implemented the entire system, barring the existing MSSQL implementation. Casino is now handling 200,000 spins per day.
Just cant say "which" casinos....
See my System Diagram here: