Microgaming - Casino Software Pioneers
It is not only about a wide assortment of games, blitzkrieg sound, dazzling graphics and a good customer service when we talk of an online casino. The litmus test of any casino is the software; call it the backbone that it is running on. To make the entire journey of playing casinos games more pleasurable, the management of casinos gives utmost priority to the sturdiness, reliability and infallibility of the gaming software. In fact, the gaming software provides the safety to the player in terms of integrity and confidentiality and to the casino as well in terms of zero leakages in revenue. When the gambling industry talks of software that is infallible, the Microgaming software bags top honors.
Set up in the , the Isle of Man based privately held company is the oldest supplier of online casino software in the world. It is not without reason that these software developers has earned good reputation throughout the world's gambling industry. The company comprehends the importance of a secure internet environment to the online casinos that carry out transactions worth billions of dollars every day.
Keeping in mind that aspects of security and fairness are of paramount importance, the company strives to upgrade and update its own systems in an endeavor to make the best even better. The corporate culture of the company enables it to respond quickly and assertively to changes that occur in the marketplace. The company avers that it moves faster than the fast moving online gaming industry. The company already has some of the hottest new games in its kitty which are making rounds in the industry. Additionally, it is churning out, on average, four new game releases a month.
The company is one of the leading software providers in the online gambling industry powering hundreds of online casinos and poker rooms. The Microgaming software is active in propelling one of the world’s biggest progressive jackpot and poker networks. The company can take pride in being instrumental in powering the most flourishing, busiest and money-spinning online casinos including the Carmen Media Group, Casino France Net, Fortune Lounge Group, Ladbrokes, Old Chicago, 32Red, Fairground Gaming, Vegas Partner Lounge, Truck Luck Golden Star Lounge and the VIP Lounge.
The list of poker clients is no less envious. Nordic Bet Poker, Golden Riviera Poker, Virtual City Poker, Cool Hand Poker, Spin Palace Poker, Purple Lounge, Wild Jack Poker, Go Wild Poker, Royal Vegas Poker and Grand Bay poker are some of the poker rooms that thrive on the microgaming software.
The popularity of poker rooms driven by this software is so immense that thousands of players throng these online casinos everyday. With one of the most action packed tournament schedules on the World Wide Web, the poker network ensures that players never have to hunt for an active table. The poker rooms are abuzz with activity day in and day out.
Microgaming History (the long road to success)
The company has added many feathers in its cap since inception. In the year 1995, it launched casino management tools and player tracking system, in 1997 it became the founding member of Interactive Gaming Council, in 1998, the company launched the Cash Splash, the internet's first progressive jackpot slot.
The year 1999 saw the release of the PlayCheck online audit technology by the company. The software essentially helped report casino payout percentages. In 2000, the company released the Microgaming Web Casino Software, which provided the players an option of either downloading the casino or playing their favorite games online. In 2001, the operators were voted by the Casino Player Magazine as having the best craps, roulette, slots and progressive games. Microgaming went on to launch the MUP+ download-as-you-play technology as well as fully localized, multi-language casino systems in the same year.
Many awards came Microgaming’s way during this time, including the 'Best System Provider' by Gaming Express Magazine. It also won the Gambling Online Magazine's Players Choice Award. The Software Systems Ltd came to the forefront in the business of casino software when it excelled with the release of the Viper software in 2003. The Viper went on to become a benchmark for excellence within the online gaming industry and can claim stake to being one of the most proficient product ever offered to it's operators and players.
By 2004, games portfolio exceeded 250. It won the Gambling Online Magazine's Top Casino Software and Editors Pick Awards in the same year. In 2007, it picked up the CAP Award for Best iGaming Software and the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence. The latter followed in the subsequent year as well. The company launched its 400th game (The Great Galaxy Grab) in 2009 and also bagged the CAP Award for Best iGaming Software.
At present, the company provides the software in download as well as Flash version. The company has its repertoire over 400 downloadable viper games and more than 200 flash games including stunning slot machines like Avalon II. The software is crisp and extremely user-friendly. The software is top notch when it comes to account management. The software is so designed that the powered casinos, offer generous bonuses to the players. One can also access a detailed log of the past bets. There is absolutely no shortage of any other relevant information that a player may want to view with regard to the betting history.
Their Progressive Jackpot Network is the world's top progressive jackpot offering on the internet. Players can vie for up to 25 progressive games powered by the software. Put together, casinos powered by this software have doled out over $280 million since its commencement. Microgaming has had its share in promoting responsible gaming as well. The Software Systems Ltd has co-founded e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA), a UK based non-profit organization. eCOGRA ensures that operators act in all fairness towards the players. That the casinos act responsibly and pay out winnings on time are some of the objectives that this organization has set out to achieve.