Web Casino Online Microgaming Software
Microgaming Software Systems Ltd. is the software development company that is a leading provider of software to web casinos. As of summer 2010 Microgaming Software provided the software to power 40 poker rooms and 120 casinos online, representing a total of over 400 uniquely branded games.
There are now also a number of progressive jackpot and poker networks that are tied together with Microgaming software. The Progressive Jackpot Network, for example ties together multiple web casinos, allowing players in all of them to watch the jackpots grow and have a chance at winning them.
This network claims to have paid out nearly $300 million from the time it began through summer 2010. In May 2009, the progressive slot game Mega Moolah gave away €6.37 million through the Progressive Jackpot Network.
The Microgaming Poker Network is an online poker subsidiary of Microgaming Software. It lets players participate in multi-player games like the ever-popular Texas hold'em in real time against real people.
In early 2009 the Microgaming Poker Network went into partnership with Ladbrokes Poker, Europe's biggest online poker site. On Ladbrokes, players can qualify for the World Series of Poker, Poker Aussie Millions, the Irish Poker Festival, the European Poker Tour, and the European Ladies Championships. When Microgaming Software and Ladbrokes announced their partnership, they launched a promotion to give away $1 million per month. The partnership also allowed Ladbrokes to award prizes in Euros for the first time.
There are many reasons why Microgaming Software is so popular with web casinos. For one thing, the graphics and sound quality is excellent, and Microgaming has a good track record of high impact graphics and sound, with smooth animation and engaging audio.
Microgaming Software also has the largest selection of games for web casinos online. Some of the casinos that Microgaming supports have more than 200 games that players can choose from. They're also good about making their game updates quick and seamless when possible. Downloads for first-time players will, of course, take time, but once the games are downloaded, updates can be downloaded in the background without interrupting play.
Microgaming Software has over a dozen progressive games, like progressive blackjack, poker, and slots. These are networked into the Progressive Jackpot Network, which allows for higher initial seed values for jackpots.
And as for the user experience in downloading Microgaming's web casino online client, it is highly rated and considered by many to be the best available. Switching between languages is possible directly on the software client after it's installed. This may only matter for players who want to play in their native language after downloading, say, the English version, but it can also be helpful in multi-lingual households where people want to play in different languages. It's a feature that may not matter to many players, but to those players, it is a welcome one.
Instant play, or "no download" versions of many popular web casino online games is another feature that Microgaming Software does well. These games require Adobe Flash, and they require players to allow Microgaming to install an ActiveX control for identifying your unique PC. While some players may not like this, it is a measure that the company uses to try and curb fraud in online gaming.