When the first online casinos became available for gameplay, it meant they had to rely on software to power their games. This was provided through casino software developers. There were a few available to choose from, but one of the most popular was Microgaming, which became established in 1994. They make the claim that they were one of the first to provide software services to the online casinos.
It is the software developers who determine which players can enjoy their services from different countries. When the new laws came into effect in the US in 2006 regarding gambling, Microgaming could no longer serve the US players. In spite of this, they continued to grow, to become known as one of the largest providers of casino software for online gameplay.
Throughout the years, the popularity and exceptional software which Microgaming provides, has led them to be the recipient of many different awards. These include:
- iGaming awards
- Casinomeister awards
- Global gaming awards
- EGR B2B awards
Types of Services
Casino software providers don’t just focus on the games which they provide for gameplay. They often offer many other types of services. In the case of Microgaming, they offer testing, ISO certification, and self-regulation.
Something else that should be noted about Microgaming is that they are the software provider behind IGC which is the Internet Gaming Council. The IGC is the watchdog for internet gaming and focuses on promoting responsible gambling.
It is estimated that Microgaming has produced more than 850 casino games and among these, there are 1200 variations.
Among the category of games which Microgaming produces that bring great excitement to those that play the games are:
- A variety of card games
- Live dealer games
- Video Poker
Among their largest collection of games is the slots. Microgaming is well known for its amazing graphics and variety in themes. The line range can be anywhere from five to over 99. Among the variations of their slot games which they have gained recognition for, is the 100+ line slot machine. They are indicating that they may have been the first developer to come out with this.