Microgaming is one of the most recognizable brands in the online casino industry. Starting out back in 1994, when the company reportedly offered their first online casino games to customers, they have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of gambling software. The number of games the company licenses across its network is around 600 and growing. At least 300 of these are slots, making ap the largest proportion of games offered.
The company seemed to be growing to a size that would make it hard for others to compete, until September 2006 when the US market effectively closed due to the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). This effected Microgaming more than most as many of its licensees were accepting US players. The company has since recovered, but many of its competitors have made up ground, which makes it much healthier for players and the industry as a whole.
With so many slots to choose from, Microgaming can be a minefield, especially if you are new to their games. If you manage to make a decision of which game to play then you are hoping it is one of the better ones, as they have produced a few duff ones over the years. What most players end up doing is finding about 2 or 3 games they really enjoy and sticking with them. They have produced some excellent ones as well, such as the powerful Thunderstruck slot, Tombraider – Secret of the Sword and the movie-themed Hitman. However, these titles are getting a little old now and Microgaming really could do with some fresh new slots that compete with the Playtech’s games and IGT slots.
One thing that does set Microgaming from the crowd is some of the biggest progressive jackpot’s found anywhere. Over the past 10 years they have paid out over $100 million in jackpots, with some winners pocketing up to $6 million from a single spin.
Microgaming do have a great choice of games and some fantastic progressive jackpots, but you may find that there is just too much in the way of selection.