Have you heard of Microgaming?
They’re easily one of the top 3 casino software developers in online gambling. Many would even argue that they’re number one.
This page is going to cover Microgaming and their casino software in more detail.
The information we’re going to cover below includes a summary of their Company Background, Games and Operator Benefits/Features.
Let’s get started.
Microgaming launched their software business in 1994. They say they were one of the first online software developers and online casinos in the internet gambling industry.
During their first couple of years they accepted Americans. However, due to the anti-gambling laws in the US (namely the UIGEA in 2006), they stopped allowing US players to join, and instead focused on their international player base.
Despite this, they continued to grow. In fact, they’re now one of the largest software providers online.
Microgaming is licensed through the UK Gambling Commission.
They’ve won many awards, too. Here are just a few of the awards they’ve earned over the past 2+ decades:
EGR B2B Awards
Global Gaming Awards
You can see even more of the awards they’ve won in the list on their site.
In addition to their software development business, Microgaming has two other gaming related organizations. The first is eCOGRA, and the second is the Internet Gaming Council.
Microgaming founded eCOGRA in 2003. This is an organization that oversees game operators to ensure they’re safe and fair.
There are 3 core products or services they offer:
Microgaming is also behind the Internet Gaming Council (IGC). The IGC says they’re “a watchdog website dedicated to internet gaming and promoting the positive message of responsible gambling by casino gaming sites and their affiliates.”
What’s interesting about the IGC is that they share links to gambling reviews and information sites they deem to be honest and helpful. They also run a “new Internet Gaming Council” where you’ll receive a list of sites who only promote safe, responsible and regulated gambling sites.
It’s great to see a company like Microgaming – who makes their money by leasing gambling software – caring so much about gaming integrity, fairness and security. Especially in an industry such as this one.
Microgaming has one of the largest game libraries online – 850+ casino games and 1,200+ variants. You’ll always have something to do if you join one of their casinos. However, you might not do anything because you’re overwhelmed by all the options!
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some examples of games you can play at a Microgaming-powered casino.
Depending on your location, you may not even be able to view their games without using a VPN.
Here are some of the different blackjack variants you can play.
Microgaming offers an additional variant of most, if not all of their blackjack and table games. These are called Gold Series.
Gold Series games are enhanced variants – they have better graphics and faster gameplay. You also play with gold-backed playing cards.
Some Gold Series variants may also have higher table limits and/or slightly different rules. We recommend you pay close attention to the rules, as they’ll impact the odds of the game you’re playing …not to mention how much you’ll win or lose in the long run.
Here are some of the roulette games you can play from Microgaming.
Several of their roulette games also have Gold Series variants.
This is a solid selection of card games – especially when combined with the blackjack games listed above.
Many of these will have Gold Series variants, too.
Microgaming has offered live dealer games for the past 7+ years. They say they have 4 different studios they use to broadcast the following live games:
They have 20+ tables spreading these games.
One of the things that makes their live dealer games unique is their Playboy Bunny themed tables. Their live games also have neat features, such as the option to auto bet, play multi-table, and to receive notifications for whenever a seat becomes available.
In addition to this list, there are a few video poker variants. One is called Level Up, and it applies only to a handful of their video poker machines. The second is called Power Play, and these are their multi-hand variants – you can play anywhere from 4 to 100 hands at once.
Microgaming offers more than 350 slot machines.
That’s far too many to list here – we only want to give you a sample of what you’ll find at one of their casinos. So, with that said, here are some of their slot titles:
There are all kinds of slots you can play here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s a good chance it just doesn’t exist.
For example, they offer multiple line slots – you can play anywhere from 5-99+ lines, depending on the machine. In fact, they were one of the first software developers – if not THE first developer – to come out with the 100+ line slot machine.
Not only that, but if you go through the list above you’ll notice that they have MANY slot machines that revolve around movies, TV shows, celebrities, board games, and more.
And so on.
You can find many of these slot machines in brick-and-mortar casinos. This is pretty neat. They may not be the exact same machine, as they do change. But we’ve seen Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight Rises in Las Vegas.
Microgaming has a relatively high return-to-player percentage (RTP). This percentage tells you how much money is paid back to players in the long haul. The average Microgaming game has a 96% RTP, with some games boasting as high as a 99.94% RTP.
Microgaming offers more than a dozen progressive jackpots, all of which are linked together on a network. That’s one of the reasons why their jackpots get so big, and pay off so often.
In fact, one of their most well-known progressives, Mega Moolah, was hit about 16 hours prior to this page being written. We have no idea how much was won/paid out, but the current value (when we wrote this page) was a touch more than $1 million. There’s no reason to think any less than that was paid out, especially given its history.
Mega Moolah has paid out some of the largest progressives online. A few examples include:
You can learn more about Mega Moolah, including the last time it paid out and its newest winners on the Mega Moolah website.
You can also see a list of all their progressives, current values, average payout and more, on CasinoListings.com.
You can play Microgaming games from any platform – via desktop download, instant play (browser), or your mobile device.
Their instant play casino is delivered through their Quickfire software. This platform is unique in that it contains not only Microgaming games – which are developed within their own studio – but also games from developers like Genesis Gaming, Rabcat, Quickspin and Leander Games.
This is a huge draw to new online casinos as you can partner up with Microgaming/Quickfire and instantly have a unique and diverse selection of 500+ games to offer your customers.
The downside to this – according to other gambling authorities – is that many sub-par new casinos use Quickfire, dropping the overall quality of Microgaming-powered casinos.
There’s not much you can do to combat this, other than to do your due diligence before you join a casino. Or, trust someone else to do it for you (like us).
More than 120 operators work with Microgaming – here are a few reasons why:
Another benefit is access to Microgaming-owned and operated Quickfire. This unique platform launched in June 2010, and licenses their games to 3rd party developers and white label casino platform providers.
Operators can use Quickfire as is, as a standalone product. And you can’t really blame operators who do when you consider that Quickfire comes with benefits such as:
One of the biggest draws to using their software is that they aggregate their games from many of the industry’s top software providers.
For example, you can offer/play games from:
Operators who use Quickfire will have plenty of tools and information at their disposal, too. Operators will have full control of all their player account details and wallet functionality.
They will also be able to look at gameplay history and player experience, and then use that information to create specific gaming content and offers that will appeal to each individual player (if they want).
You can learn more about the benefits to using Quickfire on their website
Microgaming is a top-notch company. You’d be crazy to think otherwise, between all their games, Quickfire software and business tools.
Then you have their advocacy for safe, fair and regulated gambling, which is clearly important to them given that they run two organizations that revolve around safe gambling – the IGC and eCOGRA.
The bottom line – Microgaming is a win-win for players and operators.
They’re considered one of the best in the gambling industry, and the reasons why are now crystal clear.