If you’re an iGaming buff and you haven’t heard of Microgaming, crawl out of that rock you’ve been hiding under and listen up: Microgaming is one of the oldest suppliers of online casino software on the planet and thanks to its continued thirst for innovation it continues to develop the very best iGaming experiences for players.
Formed on the Isle of Man back in 1994, Microgaming was actually responsible for the development of the internet’s inaugural online casino. The company, quite rightly, decided that operating their own casinos was not the path they wished to venture down long term and eventually decided to stick to developing and leasing out their award-winning gaming software for online casino brands across the globe.
Microgaming is a founding member of the eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) body, which is regarded worldwide as the leading independent testing and certification body for iGaming, ensuring fairness and complete transparency for players across all types of gaming products, notably slot games and classic table games. Not only that, Microgaming was part of the group that founded the Internet Gaming Council (IGC), underlining their commitment to developing a legitimate iGaming industry that was fair for all.
At the time of writing, some 450 online casinos offer Microgaming games to their customers, with focus on providing the most engaging and immersive gambling action for players worldwide. Microgaming has always been world-renowned for their high-quality Random Number Generator (RNG) games, most notably its progressive jackpot slot games. To date, Microgaming’s progressive jackpot titles have helped create 24 millionaires around the world, with the likes of Mega Moolah and Major Millions games that will live long in the memories of iGamers. Their latest video slots such as the Emoticoins online slot don’t feature progressive jackpots, but what they do have is state-of-the-art visuals and audio, as well as a five-reel playline – and obviously, very trendy themes.
Microgaming’s overall Progressive Jackpot Network – the leading progressive jackpot offering to iGamers – has dished out an eye-watering $280m-plus to casino customers since the network’s commencement; underlining the value and potential in iGaming as an industry.
Not prepared to ever stand still, Microgaming certainly has its fingers in many pies. A few years ago, the company was quick to partner with Evolution Gaming in order to cater for the growing demand for live casino games, involving human dealers that could interact with players via chat box functionality – creating a personable and exhilarating gambling experience as close as possible to visiting a bricks and mortar casino.
Couple that with the development of mobile-friendly games and their Quickfire platform – integrating flash and mobile gaming, along with hefty online poker and bingo networks, it’s easy to see why the company remains the world’s leading supplier of iGaming software. But what does the future hold for Microgaming?
Undoubtedly, virtual reality (VR) will play an influential role in online casino action during the next decade, as players crave an ever more life-like gambling experience – complete with socialising – without having to leave the comfort of their own living room!
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