Microgaming is rightfully able to claim the title of oldest online gaming firm. The software provider launched the first online casino in 1994 and has been going strong ever since. They are headquartered on the Isle of Man and have licensing agreements with dozens of reputable casinos, making their games easily accessible for most players. They no longer accept U.S. players at this point, but they have continued to grow and expand their market reach in spite of that.
Like most online gaming firms, Microgaming has developed multiple platforms to give players the most versatility when it comes to play style. They offer a downloadable suite, an in-browser option that utilizes Adobe Flash and a mobile platform that supports both Adobe Flash and HTML5.
The downloadable package from Microgaming offers players the highest-quality game graphics of the three choices. It also gives players access to the massive library of games the software firm has amassed over its two decades of operation.
The instant play option is a great alternative for those on Mac or Linux operating systems as well as those who do not want to take the time to download software. The in-browser gaming experience offers quality graphics without the wait. Their mobile platform runs similarly as an in-browser feature rather than a separate app. This, combined with the fact that the platform is compatible with Adobe Flash and HTML5, allows for greater operating system flexibility.
Quickfire is unique to this company. It is a gaming network powered by Microgaming that curates the top games from their library but also includes the most popular games from over 100 other content providers. This means players are able to try out games from smaller developers while still enjoying all the perks of playing on Microgaming software.
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Slots are where Microgaming really shines. Over 20 years of development means their library has over 400 games available, each with beautiful graphics and intuitive gameplay. The software firm's biggest claim to fame is their impressive progressive jackpot network. Their wildly popular Mega Moolah series of slots holds the world record for the largest jackpot in an online casino. Other standalone slots have reached the multi-million dollar mark as well. They also hold licenses for popular entertainment titles like Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Playboy, Tomb Raider and Battlestar Galactica.
Their table games are friendly to low-stakes players, with most bets starting at $1. They have a huge variety of blackjack tables, as well as popular games like Baccarat, bingo, craps, several types of poker, keno and roulette.
For players who prefer live interaction, Microgaming offers a live dealer option for Baccarat, roulette and blackjack. The dealers are friendly and chatty, the video quality is stellar and the rooms are all eCOGRA certified. The video settings are also adjustable according to player preference, and the dealer is shown in large-screen format to give a more realistic feel.