Microgaming or Microgaming Software Systems Ltd to give them their full and correct name is an Isle of Man company dating back to 1994 which is pretty close to the start of online casino gambling and is one of the major players in the online casino software industry claiming more than 120 casino customers including no less than Ladbrokes Casino and the Spin Palace Casino in addition to another 40 for the Poker Network. Microgaming claims to be structured in a way that enables them to react very quickly to market movements and with a claimed average of four new game releases every month this claim seems to be backed up. The Microgaming casino platform has in excess of 400 games including Roulette, Blackjack, Slots and Video games available in either instant or download versions although as usual it is the download version that offers the most choice. Microgaming Poker Network brings together thousands of poker players from across the globe at any one time playing live games such as Texas hold’em or 5 and 7 card Stud and counts among their customers Ladbrokes, while the Progressive Jackpot Network offers up to 25 progressive jackpot games linked to all online casinos operating the Microgaming system. This very system paid out what is believed to be the biggest online casino jackpot ever of over €6 million back in May 2009 on the slot Mega Moolah™. The most recent addition of real significance is the online video slot “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” launched just in 2010.
From a security point of view Microgaming is one of the leaders as a co-founder of e-COGRA which stands for e-commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance. This organisation is based in the UK and is a non profit organisation that monitors the activity of online casinos to ensure fair play and responsibility and also to ensure that winnings are paid out in a timely manner. If you need more information on this organisation log on to www.ecogra.org. Microgaming is also a member of the Interactive Gaming Council which is an industry body set up to advance common interests.
The extensive Poker Network has games ranging from $0.02/$0.05 small and big blinds right up to $200/$400 blinds so you should be able to find something to suit your pocket. If tournament play is your style there are guaranteed tournaments on a daily weekly and monthly basis. The poker network also runs onine satellite tournaments for some of the largest land based tournaments such as the Aussie Millions. From a safety point of view Microgaming does more than most to prevent fraud; there is of course no possibility for false dealing but the threat of collusion always exists which is why Microgaming has developed its own Collusion Detection software which analyses each play and will cause action to be taken against any offenders; Microgaming Poker Network is a safe as they come.
The Progressive Jackpot Network builds up jackpot cash on a minute by minute basis with the various Mega Moolah™ games and of course the 5 reel 9 winning lines King Cashalot™ regularly offering jackpots of over 1,000,000. Jackpot slots are a must for those players willing to risk a little more to win a lot.
Microgaming continues to be recognised amongst its peers in the internet gaming world by regularly picking up awards the most recent of which in 2010 was the iGB affiliate award for the Best Casino iGaming sdoftware and claims to be the first together with Ladbrokes to have created the first online slots tournament millionaire with the Grand Slam of Slots™ back in 2009.
Microgaming casino software also has a full suite of Bingo software offering both 90 ball and 75 ball games in multiple languages and currencies but perhaps most interesting is the range of side games which include scratch cards, slots and table games and mini games which allow the bingo player to play at the same time as the bingo game. These games also come with full chat functions as you might expect in a bingo room.
Microgaming also has a special section for the high rollers amongst you although you will have to go through you online casino provider.
Your online casino will decide which casino software is being used but it is important for you to know to be confident that your data and casino games play are fair and secure and any online casino operating Microgaming software is as good as it gets. The choice of games is enormous and if you can’t find something there to suit you we shall be surprised. Ladbrokes casino and Party Casino are two online casino operators that use this software.