Microgaming is one of the oldest game developers for the online casino business and are known for an impressive line-up of casino games, great looking slots and one of the biggest jackpots on the market. Microgaming offers browser play and a downloadable casino client. There is also a live casino and a mobile casino.

They company was founded back in 1994 and has since then created a portfolio of over 600 casino games, and is also active in the fields of poker and bingo.

In addition to games, Microgaming develops other types of software needed for gambling sites, and it is possible to let Microgaming handle bonus program, campaigns, marketing, banking, support, and more. Microgaming organizes two different types of casino tournaments: single casino tournaments and tournaments where players from several different casinos participate.

The software is tested and licensed by several independent testers, including Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), BMM Compliance, Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Mega, and eCogra. Microgaming is the co-founder to both eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation Assurance (eCOGRA) and Interactive Gaming Council (IGC).

Microgaming holds a Foreign Gambling Associate Certificate from Alderney and a Limited Class 4 Licence from Malta. The software is also approved by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, Kahnawake Gaming Commission, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, and First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation in the Philippines.

To increase player control, Microgaming has developed Playcheck and Cashcheck, programs that players can use to keep on top of their gambling accounts.

Microgaming is truly a well established game developer and its software can be found in a long row of reputable casinos online, such as Unibet, Mr Green, Betway och Ladbrokes.

Basic facts about Microgaming

Owner: Microgaming Software Systems Ltd

Certified by: GLI, Bmm, RGA, Mega, eCOGRA

Gambling license: Malta, Alderney

Downloadable casino: Yes

Browser casino: Yes

Live casino: Yes

Mobile casino: Yes

Games & Software

Microgaming’s downloadable casino client is filled with over 600 games, while the Flash casino has roughly 300 titles. New games are added continuously, to the client as well as to the web casino. When using Microgaming’s software, it is possible to play several games simultaneously by opening them up in different windows.

Microgaming has one of the biggest gaming portfolios online and the collection is also highly varied and includes everything from table games, scratch cards, video poker and basic three-reel slots to advanced video slots with up to 1 024 different winning combinations.

The portfolio includes over 70 different table games, including over 20 different types of blackjack. Microgaming also have a very large selection of video poker machines and you can try over 50 different titles in a fully stocked Microgaming casino. Play one hand, four hands, ten hands, 50 hands or 100 hands at a time! Microgaming even has a video poker game with a progressive jackpot.

When it comes to slot games, Microgaming often work together with partners from other sections of the entertainment industry. This is why you can find slots such as Hellboy, Hitman, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Osbournes, and more, in Microgaming casinos. (Microgaming developed Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring, but this slot is no longer available.)

For some of the most popular slots, Microgaming have developed Megaspin versions. If you for instance love the game Fantastic Sevens, you can open up several Fantastic Sevens MegaSpin games in the same window. This makes it possible for you to play a much larger number of spins per hour than normally.

Another Microgaming slot worthy of a special mentioning is the multi-player slot named Wheel of Wealth Special Edition. Unlike normal slots, this is a slot game where you play together with other players. If any of you trigger the bonus, all of you get paid. There is even a chat window available for increased interaction.

In addition to traditional casino games such as table games, slots and video poker, Microgaming also offers scratch cards, lottery games, keno, fixed odds games, and more.

Downloaded casino or browser play?

The downloadable casino client from Microgaming is named Viper and will regrettably only work in a Windows environment. If you’re on a Mac, you need to use the browser casino or create a Windows environment in your computer.

The browser casino will work regardless of which operative system you use, as long as you install the Adobe Flash plug-in. If you encounter any problems, update the plug-in to the latest version.

Live casino

Microgaming is one of the forerunners in the field of online live casino play and has been operating their own live casino for several years. In the Microgaming live casino, guests can play blackjack, baccarat (with side bets) and roulette against real dealers working in front of web cameras. If you wish to play roulette or baccarat, you can chose between private tables and tables with other gamblers.

Micorgamings live casino is renowned for its many practical features and it is for instance possible to have several windows open simultaneously in this casino. If the table you wish to sit at is full, you can tell the software to give you a message as soon as any spot frees up. You can also opt to play “behind” another player at the table.

Mobile casino

Microgaming launched its first mobile casino back in 2004, long before the advent of iPhone and other modern day smart phones. Today, Microgaming offers mobile play regardless of whether you are using iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, WAP or Android mobile units.

Microgaming offers both mobile Flash games, mobile HTML5 games, mobile HTML-4 games and mobile Java games. (Since iPhone lacks support for Flash, it can only handle the HTML5 games. Old mobile phones can normally only open HTML-4 and Java games.) To increase security, a tunnel (SSL 1024 bit) is used for information transfers between the gaming server and your mobile unit.

Examples of slots available in Microgaming’s mobile casino are Thunderstruck, Major Millions, Mega Moolah, Tomb Raider, Mermaids Millions, Fruit Fiesta, Double Magic, Avalon, Treasure Nile, and Pub Fruity. If you prefer table games, you can try titles such as Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Roulette Pro and 3 Card Poker. Other examples of available games are Jacks or Better (video poker), Scratch n Score (scratch card), Royal Derby, and Keno.

Microgaming’s mobile software will automatically recognize screen size and resolution and adapt accordingly to provide an optimal gaming experience. That’s why the mobile casino looks good on anything from small cell phones to fairly big iPads.

Microgaming Jackpots

The Microgaming network is known for having some of the largest progressive jackpot payouts in the online casino industry. This is an obvious positive for online slot machine players, but the knock-on effect is that more players are drawn to the network because of the huge potential jackpot payouts, which in turn increases the size of the jackpots!

At present there are over 35 progressive jackpots to be won on Microgaming games. A majority are linked to slot games, but there are exceptions such as Roulette Royal and Cyberstud. A particular favorite is the Mega Moolah series of slot machine games, which in May 2009 broke the record for the largest progressive slots jackpot in history, with a payout of more than €6.3 million (approx $8.7 million). Georgios M, a small business owner from Greece, was the extraordinary lucky winner.

Large payouts are not uncommon on the Mega Moolah slot machines, as the minimum progressive jackpot payout is set at $1 million. Statistically, the jackpot pays out once every 77 or so, and the average payouts are not far off $5 million, which goes a long way to explaining the popularity of Mega Moolah and the Microgaming network.

Major Millions was around before Mega Moolah, and the game remains as popular as ever and there are now three variations available, including the original three reel slot machine. The jackpot is set at a minimum of $250,000 and the game had a reputation for creating millionaires long before the arrival of more modern slot machine games.

In November 2006, one lucky Major Millions player achieved the holy grail of online slot machines, by hitting the jackpot twice in one night, winning almost $700,000 in the process!

Treasure Nile is the internet’s first progressive jackpot slots game with a nine line payout and features an Ancient Egyptian theme. Reel symbols include pyramids, pharaohs and scarab beetles and the game has particularly nice graphics and sounds.

Launched way back in 2001, Treasure Nile was a groundbreaking slots game which often broke progressive jackpot records. In the game’s first month online, it paid out $100,000 three times, which was unheard of at the time. The game retains its popularity today and jackpots averaging $90,000 is the norm. Treasure Nile’s record jackpot did however consist of over half a million dollars.

Don’t forget that you typically have to play a max bet to be eligible for the progressive Microgaming jackpots. Double check the rules at the casino where you are playing to make sure you don’t lose out on the potential to become a multi-millionaire.

Examples of progressive Microgaming jackpots:

Mega Moolah (Mega)
MM 5 Reel Drive (Mega)
MM Summertime (Mega)
MM Isis (Mega)
King Cashalot
Major Millions MegaSpin
Major Millions
Major Millions 5 Reel
Treasure Nile
Roulette Royale
Poker Ride
Cyberstud
Tunzamunni
Mega Moolah (Major)
MM 5 Reel Drive (Major)
MM Summertime (Major)
MM Isis (Major)
CashSplash
Cash Splash 5 Reel
Lots a Loot 5 Reel
Lots a Loot
Jackpot Deuces
Supa Jax
Triple Sevens
Fruit Fiesta 5 Reel
Fruit Fiesta
WOW Pot
WOW Pot 5 Reel
Mega Moolah (Minor)
MM 5 Reel Drive (Minor)
MM Summertime (Minor)
MM Isis (Minor)
Mega Moolah (Mini)
MM 5 Reel Drive (Mini)
MM Summertime (Mini)
MM Isis (Mini)

Microgaming Games

Examples of slots from Microgaming
7 Oceans
Age of Discovery
Alley Cats
Astronomical
Atlantis
Avalon
Bar Bar Black Sheep
Bars and Stripes
Belissimo
Big Break
Big Five
Big Kahuna
Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders
Big Top
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Blackjack Bonanza
Bomber Girls
Boogie Monsters
Break da Bank
Break da Bank Again
Bulls Eye
Bush Telegraph
Cabin Fever
Captain Cash
Carnival
Cash Clams
Cash Crazy
Cashanova
Cashapillar
Cashville
Cash Splash
Celtic Crown
Chain Mail
Cherry Red
Chief’s Fortune
Chief’s Magic
City of Gold
Cosmic Cat
CoolBuck
Couch Potato
Cracker Jack
Crazy Chameleons
Crazy Crocodile /Crazy Crocs
Cutesy Pie
Days of the Tsar
Diamond Deal
Dino Might
Doctor Doctor
Dolphin Tale
Double Dose
Double Magic
Double Magic MegaSpin
Double O’ Cash
Double Wammy
Dragon’s Loot
Elementals
Fantastic Sevens
Fantastic Sevens MegaSpin
Five Reel Drive
Flower Power
Flying Circus
Fortune Cookie
Franken Cash
Free Spirit Wheel Of Wealth
Frost Bite
Genies Gems
Golden Goose Crazy Chameleons
Golden Goose Genies Gems
Golden Goose Totem Treasure
Golden Goose Winning Wizards
Gift Rap
Gladiator
Goblins Gold
Golden Dragon
Good To Go
Gopher Gold
Grand Circus
Gypsy Queen
Halloweenies
Happy New Year
Harveys
High Fives
High Fives MegaSpin
Hitman
Ho Ho Ho
Hot Shot
Hunkey Heroes
Inca Gold
Isis
Jackpot Express
Jet Set
Jewel Thief
Jolly Jester
Jungle Jim
Jurassic Jackpot
K9 Capers
Kathmandu
Ladies Nite
Life’s a Beach
Lions Share
Little Chief Big Cash
Loaded
(Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring)
Lucky Charmer
Lucky Shot
Lucky Stars
Mad Hatters
Magic Spell
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Fever
Mark of Medusa
Mermaids Millions
Monster Mania
Moonshine
Muchos Grande
Munchkins
No Worries
Nutty Squirrel
Off The Hook
Oranges and Lemons
Path of the Penguin
Pharaoh’s Tomb
Polar Bash
Pollen Nation
Porky Payout
Prime Property
Quest for Beer
Rainbows End
Rapid Reels
Reel Strike
Reel Thunder
Reels Royce
Rings and Roses
Rock the Boat
Samurai Sevens
Secret Admirer
Shiver Me Feathers
Sizzling Scorpions
Skull Duggery
Sneak a Peek Doctor Doctor
Sneek a Peek-Hunky Heroes
Snow Honeys
Sonic Boom
Spectacular
Spectacular Wheel Of Wealth
Spell Bound
Spring Break
Starscape
Supe It Up
Sure Win
SWAT
Tally Ho
The Grand Circus
The High Life
The Osbournes
Thunder Struck
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword
Totem Treasure
Triple Magic
Truck Stop
Twister
Vinyl Countdown
Wasabi San
What A Hoot
What On Earth
Wheel of Wealth
Wheel of Wealth SE
Who wants to be a Stallionaire
Winning Wizards
Witches Wealth
World Cup Mania
Zany Zebra

Examples of table games from Microgaming
American Roulette
Atlantic City Blackjack
Baccarat
Bonus Blackjack
Bonus Pai Gow Poker
Casino War
Cyberstud Poker
Double Exposure Blackjack
European Blackjack
European Roulette Gold
European Roulette
French Roulette
French Roulette Gold
Gold Series Atlantic City Blackjack
Gold Series Big Five Blackjack
Gold Series Bonus Blackjack
Gold Series Classic Blackjack
Gold Series European Blackjack
Gold Series Vegas Downtown Blackjack
Gold Series Vegas Single Deck Blackjack
Gold Series Vegas Strip Blackjack
High Limit Baccarat
High Streak European Blackjack Gold
Multihand 3 Card Poker
MultiHand Atlantic City Blackjack
MultiHand Blackjack
MultiHand Bonus Blackjack
MultiHand Spanish Blackjack
MultiHand Vegas Downtown Blackjack
MultiHand Vegas Strip Blackjack
Poker Pursuit
Sic Bo
Spanish Blackjack
Super Fun 21 Blackjack
Three Card Poker
Vegas Craps
Vegas Downtown Blackjack
Vegas Strip Blackjack

Examples of video poker games from Microgaming
Aces and Eights Video Poker
Aces and Faces Poker
Aces and Faces Power Poker
All Aces Video Poker
All American Poker
Bonus Deuces Wild Poker
Bonus Poker Deluxe
Bonus Video Poker
Deuces Wild Poker
Deuces Wild Power Poker
Deuces and Joker
Deuces and Joker Power Poker
Double Bonus Video Poker
Double Joker Power Poker
Jacks Or Better
Jacks or Better Power Poker
Joker Poker
Joker Poker Power Poker
Tens or Better Power Poker

Examples of scratch cards and lottery games from Microgaming
Sratch n Score

Examples of other games from Microgaming
Keno
Royal Derby

Examples of live casino games från Microgaming
Baccarat
Blackjack
Roulette

Examples of mobile casino games from Microgaming
3 Card Poker
Avalon
Baccarat
Blackjack
Double Magic
Fruit Fiesta
Jacks or Better
Keno
Major Millions
Mermaids Millions
Mega Moolah
Pub Fruity
Roulette
Roulette Pro
Royal Derby
Sratch n Score
Thunderstruck
Treasure Nile
Tomb Raider