Microgaming is a genuine pioneer in online casino software, having been established back in 1994. In fact, they claim to have designed the first online casino. Headquartered in the Isle of Man, Microgaming is the preferred choice of a number of the heavy hitters in the business. The company is generally considered to have the largest selection of games available for its partners to offer customers, and they are constantly innovating, which makes it a good bet that they will have a leg up on the competition.
Microgaming has over 500 games in its repertoire, and that allows for a multitude of choice on the part of players, inasmuch as no matter what kind of game one likes to play, or which variations, there will be something to make everyone happy.
Microgaming offers enough variety that one could choose to download the software, or play a version that can come right through the browser, without any need to download. In many of the Microgaming casinos, live dealer games are now also accessible.
And there are twenty progressive jackpot games available to be played. They are hooked into a network with all the other Microgaming casinos, and that is destined to produce huge jackpot payouts. In fact, they claimed the biggest online casino win ever in 2009 with a jackpot on its Mega Moolah slot game that totaled more than CA$8.4 million. To date, Microgaming jackpots paid to players have amounted to somewhere in the neighborhood of CA$280 million.
Microgaming also networks players through their poker software, as competitors across different properties can actually log on and do battle through the Microgaming Poker Network.
There is just a terrific selection of games available. Microgaming has a super-intensive blackjack roster; in fact, there are 34 different games one can play. Some of them involve subtle tweaks on the "classic" game, while others, like Double Exposure, High-Streak, Pontoon and Spanish 21, are a little more radical. Then there is the "Gold Series' of games, which covers not only blackjack, but also roulette and Three-Card Poker, offering a "deluxe" edition for players to enjoy.
Video poker is in abundance at Microgaming casinos; there are lots of variations, and almost all of them have "50 Play" and "100 Play" versions, which means that one can play fifty or a hundred hands at a time. Classic three-reel slots are dealt with perhaps more thoroughly than another casino software provider, with 39 different games, and there are over 200 video slots, among them familiar brand names like Dolphin Tale, The Osbournes and Tomb Raider.
Microgaming offers tremendous features in its games that may exceed that which any other developer can offer. For example, there is PlayCheck, which offers tracking of results, which may come in handy for people who like to play blackjack or roulette. AutoPlay, which is very handy for slots enthusiasts, allows a player to set the coin denomination, number of coins, and number of paylines, if he or she wishes for them to remain constant, and spins the reels over and over again, with the no need for the player to even touch the software. Then there are size, sound and speed controls which afford the opportunity to effectively determine the casino "atmosphere" in playing online.