Microgaming is an undeniable leader in online gambling industry that has created over 850 games, including 350+ mobile solutions. Below are quick facts about this reputable developer:

  • Their progressive pokies have paid out over €820 million as of writing; Mega Moolah holds the world record for the highest progressive jackpot ever won. A 26-year old guy from Great Britain won over £13.2m on a 25-penny spin in October 2015;
  • The same pokie (see above) paid out the world’s largest mobile jackpot worth €8m;
  • Microgaming is a founding member of eCOGRA, an auditing company that verifies and certifies abidance by security and fairness standards in the industry. It is good practice today for online casinos to obtain eCOGRA’s seal of approval;
  • The developer boasts of 12+ EGR awards, 4 Global Gaming awards and numerous accolades for excellence and innovation.

Microgaming pokies: Brief overview

This Isle of Man headquartered company was established back in 1994 so many of its pokies look outdated as for today’s standards. However its titles released from 2012 have impeccable visuals, lots of features and interesting themes. Microgaming is known to have introduced some of the basic pokie configurations that are widely used by many other developers, for example, a 243 ways to win system that eliminates the payline concept. This no-payline method is of frequent occurrence in many pokies from NetEnt, PlayTech and other vendors but Microgaming was the first to invent it.

Another unique feature available in some pokies is known as Rolling Reels. Microgaming has patented the mathematical model behind it and other software providers adopted that idea but use it under different names, e.g. Avalanche feature in NetEnt’s games or Tumbling Reels in Play’n’Go creations. Anyway, Microgaming was the first to put in place the innovative “cascading effect”.

Unlike their rivals that are focused chiefly on five-reel slots, many of Microgaming’s titles have three reels and classic symbols inside. Classic pokies are distinctive in that they have 1, 3 or 5 paylines, low bet sizes and a small amount of possible combinations. The design of three-reel pokies reproduces the appearance of original pokie machines that are still found at land-based venues, pubs and drugstores, especially in Great Britain, continental Europe and the U.S. Besides, Microgaming is the only supplier of AWP online pokies which are a subgroup of three-reel pokies with numerous bonus features, Nudges, Holds, bonus games and vibrant visuals.

Five-reel solutions produced by Microgaming tend to have moderate bet sizes that rarely exceed $100 per spin, and the minimum line bet is usually .01, which is great for low-rollers who like low bets and non-risky gaming. The number of bonus features in each specific 5-reeler is not really astounding – an average game normally has a wild, one or two scatters, free spins and a bonus game. This is the minimum bonus set found in most Microgaming pokies. But many of them have additional on-reel bonuses like wild variations (expanding wilds, sticky wilds, moving wilds, multiplier wilds, etc.), free spins selection feature, multi-level bonuses and more.

Progressive pokies

Microgaming sets the pace for other software developers with regard to the quality of progressive pokies. The number of jackpot games is not that big but they enjoy huge popularity all over the world. Apart from an epic Mega Moolah, other progressive pokies include but are not limited to Major Millions, King Cashalot, Treasure Nile, Tunzamunni, CashSplash in two versions, WowPot and Fruit Fiesta. Though small in number, progressive pokies are offered in hundreds of online casinos so the prize pot is fueled very quickly and reaches impressive heights.

Mobile pokies

Microgaming was one of the first to realize the potential of mobile gaming and thus made a definitive step towards its mobile platform. About half of their existing desktop games have been redesigned in HTML5 to provide full compatibility with handheld devices without compromising quality and functionality.