For the first instalment of our new Game Provider Profile series, we’ll be focusing on a giant in the casino industry, one whose name even casual gamblers will be quite familiar with. Without further ado, we present Microgaming as our first game provider profile!
A short history of Microgaming
Microgaming has been around literally since the dawn of the internet. In 1994, it was responsible for the launch of the very first online casino. At a time when the cast potential of the web was not yet known, this gaming company forged ahead, creating the first example of what would become a cornerstone of a huge industry.
As the web evolved and more forms of entertainment migrated online, Microgaming wasn’t happy to rest on its laurels. It went from running an online casino outfit to developing games that other casinos would want to offer their customers. As more and more online casinos emerged, it must have seemed like the obvious choice to shift focus slightly.
Today, Microgaming is one of the biggest game providers in the world. Not only do they develop titles in-house but they also take care of the distribution needs of smaller studios, which would otherwise have struggled to get their name out there alone.
Style of Microgaming
Because Microgaming effectively represents a large number of providers, as well as its own production studio, it can be a little tricky to define an overarching style. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as having many styles, ranging from the revamping of vintage classics to creative new approaches to the video slot format.
Games of Microgaming
Microgaming focuses squarely on slot games, with hundreds of titles in this category, including a number of movie tie-ins to entice the film buffs in the crowd. However, Microgaming is no one-trick-pony. It also counts over 35 live games and more than 150 land-based games in its repertoire.
And let’s not forget the mobile fans as Microgaming certainly hasn’t! Over 200 games are mobile-ready, so you never have to worry about getting caught out without your favourite Microgaming title.
There is no shortage of Microgaming progressive jackpots and some of these titles will be instantly recognisable. These games have paid out millions upon millions to date, making several lucky players very happy (and wealthy) indeed.
Titles include the world-famous Mega Moolah series (Isis, Summer Time and 5-reel Drive), possibly the most popular jackpot name in the world. Others such as Major Millions, King Cashalot and Fruit Fiesta will surely delight as well.
What we think about Microgaming
Microgaming is undoubtedly the granddaddy of online slots and its reputation is well deserved – its games are simply everywhere you look!
For players who like their game providers to have an identifiable essence to them, a certain unique style, Microgaming might disappoint somewhat. With such a large variety of collaborating studios and the sheer numbers involved, Microgaming titles can be hit-and-miss when it comes to finding new games that suit your taste.
For jackpot hunters, you simply can’t go wrong with Mega Moolah, which routinely pays out $1 million jackpots and last year alone topped $45million in jackpots.
You should try… Castle Builder II and Game of Thrones
Where to play the online games?
As previously mentioned, Microgaming games can be found pretty much everywhere. By far the most well-represented game provider, you don’t need to look very hard to find plenty of casino options with Microgaming titles in the library.
Below are a few of our favourites.