Founded back in 1994, Microgaming Software Systems Ltd is one of the oldest – and largest – developer of games and software for online casinos, bingo rooms and poker rooms. At the time of writing, an online casino that inks a deal with Microgaming can have their pick from over 600 casino games, and new titles are released at a steady pace. Most online casinos will only give their members access to a limited selection of Microgaming games, with a focus on fairly new titles and games with progressive jackpots. Microgamings portfolio includes slots, table games, video poker, scratch cards, and more.
Microgaming has always been a trailblazer. When the Microgaming slot Treasure Nile was launched in 2001, it shook the budding online gambling world by paying out three $100,000+ progressive jackpots within its first nine months. This might not sound as big payouts today, but back then it was groundbreaking.
Another point worth mentioning is that Microgaming has created a social slot; the Wheel of Wealth Special Edition. When you play this slot, you play on your own slot machine but is included in a group of three players. If one of the three players triggers a bonus, all members of the group gets paid. You can communicate with your fellow group members in the convenient chat window.
Gambling license etc
Microgaming has a Foreign Gambling Associate Certificate from Alderney and a Limited Class 4 Licence from Malta. In addition to this, Microgaming’s software and RNG are approved by Gibraltar’s Regulatory Authority, The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, The Estonian Tax and Customs Board, and The Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
Microgaming is approved by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), Mega, BMM Compliance and The Remote Gambling Association (RGA)
Microgaming is one of the founding members of both the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation Assurance (eCOGRA) and the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC).
It is up to each gambling site to decide if they want to offer Microgaming’s downloadable client or if browser play is enough. Nowadays, offering only the downloadable client without any possibility of browser play is very unusual. Out of Microgaming’s 600+ titels, roughly 50% are available for browser play.
The downloadable client only works with Windows.
Table games from Microgaming
Microgaming have a really big assortment of table games, including roulette, card games and dice games. Roulette, Blackjack and casino poker are offered in many different variants.
Microgaming has a huge slots selection with several hundred titles. Some of the most famous slots from Microgaming are Immortal Romance, Mega Moolah, Avalon II, Thunderstruck II, Break da Bank Again, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Girls with Guns, Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword, and Game of Thrones.
A lot of the slots released by Microgaming during recent years have no traditional paylines. Instead, you can win in 243 different ways when you play (or, for some slots, 720 ways or 1 024 ways).
Progressive jackpots from Microgaming
The illustrious Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot
The most famous of Microgaming’s progressive jackpots is the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot. This jackpot is fed by five different slot machines and starts at a whopping €1 million.
These are the five slots that feed the pooled Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot:
- Mega Moolah
- Mega Moolah Isis
- Mega Moolah Summertime
- Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive
- The Dark Knight
Each of these five slots has its own theme. Mega Moolah, the oldest slot in the group, sports African wild life. Mega Moolah Isis is about Ancient Egypt, where the goddess Isis was worshiped. Mega Moolah Summertime is quite difficult to find in casinos nowadays, but is a charming little slot with a sunny beach and ice cream theme. Just like Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive has become a rare sight, especially for browser play. The theme for this slot is life on the road in the United States. Last but not least, we have the The Dark Knight which is based on the highly successful Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan.
Here are a few examples of big Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot payouts:
|Mark A.||9 April, 2015||Crazy Vegas Casino||$7,561,766|
|Georgios M.||9 May, 2009||River Belle||$6,374,600|
|John Orchard||9 December, 2012||Butlers Bingo||$5,882,594|
|Klaus E.||18 April, 2008||Blackjack Ballroom||$5,556,753|
|Mrs P.||29 August, 2010||Spin Palace Casino||$4,170,055|
|A.D.||11 October, 2011||Challenge Casino||$3,841,859|
Other progressive jackpot games from Microgaming
Examples of other games from Microgaming known to have pretty big progressive jackpots are Major Millions, King Cashalot, Roulette Royal, Treasure Nile, Cyberstud Poker, and Poker Ride.
Microgaming is one of the true pioneers when it comes to mobile gambling. As early as 2004 it was possible to play Microgaming games on cell phones. This was before the smart phone had become an everyday staple, so Microgaming created games that could be played on traditional cell phones with small screens and WAP technology.
Nowadays, mobile games from Microgaming will automatically detect the screen size of your mobile device and adjust accordingly. Microgaming offers Flash games, Java games, HTML4 games and HTML5 games.
Examples of table games available for mobile play: Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, 3 Card Poker
Examples of slots available for mobile play: Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Avalon, Thunderstruck, Mermaids Millions, Double Magic, Fruit Fiesta, Tomb Raider, Treasure Nile, Pub Fruity
Examples of other games available for mobile play: Keno (single-player keno), Royal Derby (race game), Scratch n Score (scratch card), Jacks or Better (video poker)
Microgaming live casino
Microgaming runs a live casino with Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. Chose between single-player tables and multi-player tables. The software is known for its high quality and stability, and it is possible to have several windows running simultaneously.
If a particular table in the live casino is full, you can ask the software to send you a notice as soon as a spot frees up.
Examples of games from Microgaming
|Avalon II||Franken Cash||Break da Bank|
|Thunder Struck||The Osbournes||Break da Bank Again|
|Thunder Struck II||Rugby Star Online Slot||Who wants to be a Stallionaire|
|Lara Croft Tomb Raider||Playboy Online Slot||Immortal Romance|
|Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword||Golden Goose Crazy Chameleons||Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure|
|Hitman||Golden Goose Winning Wizards||Wheel of Wealth|
|Big Kahuna||Golden Goose Genies Gems||Spectacular Wheel Of Wealth|
|Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders||Golden Goose Totem Treasure
|Free Spirit Wheel Of Wealth|
|Sneak a Peek Doctor Doctor||Robo Jack||Bust the Bank Online Slot|
|Sneek a Peek-Hunky Heroes||Bridesmaids||Cashapillar|
|Double Magic||Secret Santa||Girls with Guns|
|Double Magic MegaSpin||High Society||Girls with Guns II|
|Fantastic Sevens||Terminator 2 Online Slot||Battlestar Galactica Online Slot|
|Fantastic Sevens MegaSpin||Mermaids Millions||Jurassic Jackpot|
|High Fives||Age of Discovery||Muchos Grande|
|High Fives MegaSpin||Gladiator||Alley Cats|
Slots with progressive jackpots
|Mega Moolah||Tunzamunni||Major Millions|
|Mega Moolah Isis||CashSplash||King Cashalot|
|Mega Moolah Summertime||Lots a Loot||WOW Pot|
|Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive||Fruit Fiesta|
|The Dark Knight||Treasure Nile|
|European Blackjack||Vegas Strip Blackjack||Gold Series European Blackjack|
|Spanish Blackjack||Super Fun 21 Blackjack||High Streak European Blackjack Gold|
|Atlantic City Blackjack||Gold Series Bonus Blackjack||Gold Series Vegas Strip Blackjack|
|Vegas Downtown Blackjack||Gold Series Classic Blackjack||Gold Series Atlantic City Blackjack|
|Double Exposure Blackjack||Gold Series Vegas Single Deck Blackjack||Gold Series Big Five Blackjack|
|Bonus Blackjack||Gold Series Vegas Downtown Blackjack||Triple Sevens Blackjack with progressive jackpot|
|European Roulette||French Roulette||American Roulette|
|European Roulette Gold||French Roulette Gold||Roulette Royal with progressive jackpot|
Other table games
|Baccarat||Sic Bo||Three Card Poker|
|High Limit Baccarat||Vegas Craps||Multihand 3 Card Poker|
|Casino War||Bonus Pai Gow Poker|
|Poker Ride with progressive jackpot||Cyberstud with progressive jackpot|
|Jacks or Better||Joker Poker||Jacks or Better Power Poker|
|Deuces Wild||Bonus Deuces Wild Poker||Deuces Wild Power Poker|
|Deuces and Joker||Bonus Video Poker||Deuces and Joker Power Poker|
|Aces and Faces||Double Bonus Video Poker||Tens or Better Power Poker|
|Aces and Eights||Bonus Poker Deluxe||Joker Poker Power Poker|
|All Aces||Jackpot Deuces with progressive jackpot||Double Joker Power Poker|
|All American||Supa Jax with progressive jackpot||Aces and Faces Power Poker|
|Scratch n Score (scratch card)||Keno (single-player keno)||Royal Derby (race game)|