The Successful History Of Microgaming Casinos
Microgaming is an internet casino software provider that has been leading the industry in terms of innovation, quality and even sheer quantity since they first opened their doors in 1994. They were the very first company to ever come up with the idea of real-money online gambling and they introduced the world to the practice that very same year with the world's first gambling site - Gaming Club Casino. The history of Microgaming is a rich one, indeed.
Paving the Way for Proprietors
With Gaming Club already earning them a sizeable fortune, they decided to market their products to casino proprietors in order to allow others to get in on the action. In 1995, they launched an innovative set of tools that would allow these owners to better track and manage their sites. During this same year, they cofounded the Interactive Gaming Council, a regulatory body that helps to set standards in online gaming, and they also introduced the world's first set of downloadable games including blackjack, stud poker, craps, roulette and, of course, slots.
The Introduction of the Progressive Jackpot
The history of Microgaming certainly doesn't stop there. In 1998, they utilized the blooming technology that was the internet and created the world's first progressive jackpot slot known as Cash Splash; it is still a favorite to this day. Essentially, they found that by networking all of these titles together around the world, they could create a prize pool that players could add to with each bet they placed. Then, when someone was lucky enough, they'd trigger the prize and walk away tens of thousands of dollars richer than they were before. In the following year, the PlayCheck system was introduced so that the payout percentages of these venues offering such prizes could be accurately tracked and monitored for fairness.
Into the New Millennium
In 2002, they won an award for a record-setting progressive jackpot prize that topped out at more than $1 million with their still-famous Major Millions slot game. In 2003, the Viper software engine was born and it won the Top Casino Software award. To date, it was the largest suite of games ever offered with more than 200 available. They received yet another reward in 2004 for having 23 establishments boasting their products. By the end of that year, more than 250 titles were available via download or Flash, too. In 2005, they were the first to introduce mobile-optimized suites that could be used with a variety of smartphones, paving the way for not only other casino software providers, but other app developers, as well.
The history of Microgaming is still being written to this day. As the number of establishments using their products continues to grow, so do their customers and their revenue. In fact, within the last year, another of their progressive jackpot slots shattered a world record. Mega Moolah paid out a single lucky winner more than $10 million in a single spin!