Microgaming is one of the oldest and most recognized suppliers of online casino software. Their road to success can be traced back to 1994 when they launched the Gaming Club, their first online casino, which still uses their Microgaming software to date. The release of their Viper software in 2002 saw the company excel to greater heights, as it continued to prove itself as the most efficient solution Microgaming has ever offered its operators and players, alike. Microgaming has also broken the record in online gaming news for having paid out more than $100 million in progressive jackpots over the past 10 years. More so, unlike some Internet casinos that dribble-pay huge jackpot winners, Microgaming pays out jackpot wins immediately and in full.
Microgaming offers a huge selection of games, including blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, and many others, but their main area of specialty is their highly graphical and well-rewarding huge database of online video slots, which account for around 300 out of the 600 games on offer. Microgaming’s slots are available in more than 120 online casinos with 40 of the most popular and successful poker rooms also using their software. It is for this reason that they are able to offer some of the biggest progressive jackpots in the industry.
Some of their most popular Microgaming slots include Mega Moolah, Lotsaloot, and Major Millions. Some other excellent games include Tomb Raider and the movie-themed Hitman slot. They have also licensed some themed games such as Batman and Lord of the Rings. As expected of an old-timer like Microgaming, some of its slots like Thunderstruck and Agent Jane Blonde are starting to show their age, and they have to put in extra effort to fight the visually entertaining competition such as NetEnt slots.
Microgaming provides its software in almost all forms, including no-download, download, live, and mobile. Despite offering their software in modern forms (mobile and no-download), there primary product still remains its download casino software that offers more than 600 games when installed in a Mac or PC. Their software also offers support in 25 different languages.
Their Flash casino games are also quite popular, and they offer more than 300 of this type of online casino game. The Microgaming mobile casino is compatible with a host of devices, including Apple devices, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry and Java powered devices.
The stunning quality of their software was highlighted in 2010 when they won two awards, the Casinomeister’s Best Software Supplier Award and the Best Casino iGaming Software at the 2010 iGB Affiliate Awards.
Unfortunately, Microgaming pulled out of the US in 2008 due to the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Despite losing the huge American customer base, Microgaming continues to flourish adding new casinos and games from their headquarters in the Isle of Man.
Looking back, Microgaming has a proven track record. They are among the founding members of the Interactive Gaming Council founded in 1997. They have also paid out some of the biggest online slot jackpots in the history of the industry with one of the most memorable being more than $1,500,000 in a progressive jackpot win that hit on their infamous Major Millions slot. Since the release of their very successful Viper software in 2002, Microgaming has grown exponentially, offering its partners an average of four new games every month, simply because they believe innovation is key to success.