To say that Microgaming is well-known in the world of online gambling and gaming would be an understatement. The firm was responsible for developing the first actual online casino software in the world, back in 1994, when the internet was still in its infancy. That software essentially paved the way for the modern online casino games you’re so familiar with. Microgaming is also credited with developing the world’s first mobile casino software in 2004, allowing for gaming options that could be accessed from some of the world’s earliest capable mobile devices. The company is headquartered in the Isle of Man, in the United Kingdom.
Microgaming games include hundreds of slots and a range of table games, from roulette to poker. Currently, the firm has over 800 games in operation and over 700 top-performing partner games. The Microgaming progressive jackpot network has now paid out over €1.3 billion, making it the largest in the world. Popular Microgaming slots include branded games such as Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones, plus Mega Moolah, Thunderstruck, and Wheel of Wishes. Anyone who follows the big news in the online casino industry will no doubt be very familiar with Mega Moolah in particular. Three of the top five highest online jackpots ever have been won on the game, including one win of over $22 million.
You can play Microgaming casino games in online casinos worldwide, including Casimba, BetVictor, Party Casino, and Dream Vegas. Microgaming is a company fully committed to regulated markets, and the firm partners with operators in more than 20 different licensed jurisdictions.
While every reputable game provider and casino will be aware of the importance of responsible gambling, Microgaming shows a stronger commitment than most. The firm played a central role in developing the e-Commerce and Online Game Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) organization, now considered the most trusted and respected independent authority within the online gaming industry. In addition to being fully regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission, the firm is a member of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) and holds membership of the Manx e-Gaming Association (MeGA). Microgaming is well-respected within the industry for its commitment to fair play and responsible gambling.
Microgaming is also well-known for supporting the local community and economy on the Isle of Man. The company set up the staff-led CSR program PlayItForward, to facilitate community support at home and abroad. In 2019 alone, over 100 staff volunteered for important causes and supported more than 20 community events. The Gift of Giving initiative also provides a range of charitable donations, with staff, customers, and other key contacts deciding which charities to support each year.
In recognition of the firm’s contributions to the industry, Microgaming has won various awards over the years. They include Diversity Employer of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Excellence Awards and Best Digital Product for three years running at the Global Gaming Awards.