Microgaming Software Review

Ask any fan of online casino games, and chances are he has has heard of, and has good things to say about, Microgaming. A privately-owned company established in 1994 and currently headquartered in the Isle of Man, it has built on its distinction as the first online casino software group and is now considered as the leading online casino game provider. It is not one to rest on its innovative laurels, consistently releasing about four (4) new Microgaming casino software games every month to the more than 120 casinos and 40 poker rooms it currently services, thereby ensuring its continued success.

Its enviable reputation is well-deserved, being grounded on solid achievements. It helped found the Interactive Gaming Council in 1997 and the eCOGRA in 2003, from which they received recognition seals in 2004. From its auspicious launch of the Viper software in 2002, it has continued to receive industry accolades, among which are Gambling Online Magazine's Top Casino Software Award in 2003 and 2004, Editor's Pick from the same magazine in 2004, Best Casino iGaming Software at the 2010 iGB Affiliate Awards, and Best Software Supplier Award by CasinoMeister.

It has likewise proven its worth to the players, setting a world record in 1997 for the biggest online jackpot of over $1,500,000.00 with the Major Millions slot game. In 2006, its Progressive Jackpot gave away more than $20,000,000.00 to 5,675 winners, and, since its launch, has given out more than €280 million total. It set another record in online casino payout in 2009 by giving away €6,374,434 thru the Mega Moolah progressive slot, an African safari theme machine.

Aside from the promise of major wins, players can look forward to exciting plays, whether it be roulette, video poker, blackjack or any of the more than 400 games they have. Microgaming casino software games live up to its company's great reputation by delivering the best quality graphics and sounds, and are available in both download and flash versions.

Its game lineup has several stars, not least of which is Mega Moolah, which is obviously popular with players especially after its impressive 2009 payout and the fact that it features a four-tiered jackpot. In 2004, it launched the Tomb Raider game, evidently based on the popular Hollywood hit starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and its slot game sequel, Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword. It also has the official Batman game, The Dark Knight, and other games such as Immortal Romance, Throne of Egypt, and Battlestar Galactica.

Microgaming casino software has undoubtedly proven its worth in the market today. Thus, the choice of which casinos to play in out of the over 120 casinos they currently serve would be a matter of personal taste highly influenced by the casino company and the customer service it offers.