Microgaming was established in 1994 and is credited with powering the web’s first online casino. The legendary developer has never rested on past achievements, and is constantly rolling out new games and working on more innovations.
They have also pioneered online casino security and were instrumental in the formation of eCOGRA, a respected independent software auditor.
Known for their outstanding graphics, special features and functionality, Microgaming has won multiple awards for their slots and has pioneered many firsts in the industry, including the first fully 3D slots game in 2011.
The First Progressive Jackpot Game
Launched online in 1998, the world’s first progressive jackpot slot changed game mechanics forever. In every progressive slot, a portion of the bet of every player is added to the growing reward until one lucky player triggers it. Multiple licensees and operators can contribute to the pot, so that it grows very quickly and is soon worth millions.
This is common and understood now, but in 1998 it was absolutely revolutionary to accumulate and share online payouts in that way. With this piece of ground-breaking software alone, the young company was able to secure some big-name clients that gave them better financial stability, paving the way for more innovation and development.
The First Branded Slots Game
Tomb Raider is still among the best online pokies Australia and the world has ever seen, and when it was launched in 2005, it was the very first branded slot game. Once again, these days branded online slots are common and build on whatever brand they are based on, but before Microgaming did it, nobody had thought about it. Now Bridesmaids, Playboy, Jurassic World, Terminator 2, Game of Thrones, Tarzan, The Phantom of the Opera and several other popular franchises have found their way to entertaining slot games in Microgaming’s portfolio.
Exciting Progress in 2008
For Microgaming, 2008 was an especially big year. For the first time, their progressive jackpots paid out over US$10 million, setting a record not only for the company but also for the world. This was also the year of the first 100-payline slot, and the year that the exciting My Slot feature was released.
My Slot allows players to customise their reel spinning experiences like never before, by uploading their own personal graphics to the software. Already an innovator in terms of creating new video slot titles and thinking of graphics and reel symbols to match them, My Slot allowed Microgaming to take this immersion to a whole new level.
Microgaming has been highly decorated for many of its best-loved game titles, which stretched the boundaries of what online casino games could do in various ways. Among the awards for online and mobile slots and general software are:
- EGR B2B Award – Best software for mobile games, 2017
- International Gaming Awards – Mobile Product of 2017
- Spark Award 2017
- BEGE Awards – Largest portfolio of online games 2016
- EGR B2B Award – Innovation in slot provision 2011
- A-Awards – Best software for online casinos 2007 – 2010