Microgaming software has been powering many of the top ranked, most well-known casinos online for over 20 years, and is described as one of the very first software developers on scene when online gambling blossomed. Today, Microgaming develops award-winning online casino, mobile, poker, bingo, sportsbook, live dealer, land-based and even network gaming platforms online.
Big name casino groups and online operators like the Fortune Lounge Group, Carmen Media Group, 32Red, and the Palace Group are counted among some of Microgaming’s biggest clients operating online casinos today.
In 1994, Microgaming Limited, a privately held company (still to this day), set out to create the online version of casino game play by creating software for both free and real money play.
As most software platforms do, Microgaming hosts both download and non-download casino versions. Boasting a continually growing portfolio, Microgaming currently has a suite of more than 600 casino games in its arsenal, including several of the largest progressive jackpot games online. Microgaming was a pioneer of the progressive jackpot integration concept, and continues to use South African gaming developer, Derivco, to create some of its biggest hits.
Microgaming developed its Micrgaming Poker Network (known today as MPN) out of the former Prima Poker network. The innovative MPN concept utilizes technological advances with the ability to create multiplayer forms of casino games (in this case poker games), so players can play against one another from various locations online. Similar in nature to what this software developer did for progressives, when Microgaming got its hands on poker development, no longer did players only have the option to play against a dealer.
Taking its deep history with innovation further, in 2013, Microgaming created the very first poker game-within-a-game concept online. MPN released a fresh concept called Blazing Cannon that has since become a feature within the brand’s well-known Blaze Poker. MPN was also the first online poker network with Anonymous Tables. In November 2013, the network became among the first to offer a fully integrated achievement system.
Over the years, Microgaming remains among a very small number of online casino software companies to hold strong, continuing to develop the next innovative concept in online play for the iGaming marketplace.
Based in the UK’s well known casino operator fold, Isle of Man, Microgaming is licensed and regulated through the highly respected Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. Beyond just creating software with some of the best casino games available today, Microgaming is a founding member of the Interactive Gaming Council (ICG) as well as the player protection alliance, eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, commonly referred to as eCOGRA.
Being one of the very first software providers in the gambling industry, Microgaming did indeed power several European player friendly casinos online before laws became more transparent, and thus causing the company to retreat to a European based concept. Microgaming has a current focus on powering top casinos throughout European markets, of which there are several. As the US market becomes larger, we will very likely see a presence of Microgaming here once again. Throughout its mostly European reach, there are well over 120 different online casinos licensed by Microgaming.
Microgaming has achieved the highly regarded reputation it garners today also due to the fact that this is a company that has always kept a close relationship with both licensees and players. There is a tremendous amount of player trust in Microgaming because of the company’s very active role in both training and monitoring of its licensees.
User-experience with the Microgaming platform is one of (if not the) most highly applauded of any software by consumers at casinos online today. The game graphics are cutting edge and players have the ability to test out any games for free before wagering real money.
The user-friendliness of these games spills over into safety and security as well. For players who wish to play with real money, Microgaming uses proprietary technology to protect both player and casino from security breaches. Called PlayCheck and CashCheck, these systems track and record all transactions and game results.
Microgaming is also known for its popular, branded casino slot games, including The Dark Knight Rises, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Playboy and more. This software company has also developed in-house favorites such as Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck and Avalon. There are typically $5 million+ in jackpots in play at any given time with Microgaming progressive slot games.