Microgaming has been in the news for several different reasons lately and this page will discuss some of the major talking points. On September 25th, 2015, Microgaming announced that it had signed a strategic deal with Live Dealer Casino service provider Evolution Gaming. This new deal will see Evolution Gaming become the preferred provider of Live Dealer Casino services to European-focussed customers, particularly in the UK and Belgium.
Evolution Gaming’s Live Dealer Casino technology is already being implemented at Betway Casino and the product will soon be available to mobile and desktop users. Both standard and VIP live games will be streamed from Evolution Gaming’s Latvia studio and several other localised games will also be available, such as London Roulette.
“This is likely to be one of the most significant strategic deals in the history of Live Casino gaming. In the past, Microgaming and Evolution have been competitors when offering Live Casino services to licensees,” said the Evolution Gaming CEO, Jens von Bahr. “We know the high standards set by Microgaming, they are a giant in the gaming world, and we are proud to establish a close working relationship with them, with a single shared goal: to offer the world’s best Live Casino to Microgaming’s extensive licensee base,” added Bahr.
The Global Gaming Awards 2015 took place on Monday 28th September in Las Vegas and Microgaming ended up walking away with a total of two individual awards. One of these awards, the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year Award, was given to Microgaming for VR Roulette and for its work on Wearable Technology and Virtual Reality. Microgaming also won the Digital Product of the Year Award for a second year running for its Jurassic Park online pokie.
Microgaming then went on to release several new online pokies on October 7th. These new pokies included Titans of the Sun Hyperion and Titans of the Sun Theia, which both have 5 reels and 15 winning paylines and also another new online pokie called Peek-A-Boo which has 5 reels and 40 winning paylines. You can play on these new pokies right now at any of our featured Microgaming casinos. You can also find a new Rabcat pokie called Scary Friends (5 reels and 25 paylines) at these fully licensed Australian online casinos.
The next big story involving Microgaming also occurred on Wednesday 7th October, just after midnight (GMT). A UK player cracked the Mega Jackpot when playing on a progressive jackpot pokie called Mega Moolah. He won a world record breaking £13.2 million (approximately AU$27.6 million). “It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account,” said the winner, Jonathon Heywood. All of the comments contained within this article came from official Microgaming press releases.