Microgaming is one of the unmissable names whenever any conversation about online casino games pops up.
The company first achieved global acclaim in 1994, when it launched the Gaming Club Casino, the first fully online casino at the time, and the oldest today.
Over the last 26 years, Microgaming has risen to even greater heights, and broken several online jackpot records, with the most recent record being the 2018 Mega Moolah payout of $21 million.
To date, the company's progressive jackpots have paid out cumulative cash prizes of $1.4 billion to winners in European and American casinos.
Players at Microgaming-affiliated casinos get to enjoy a breathtaking selection of 800+ Microgaming casino games and a further 750+ slots from the company's partner developers like Big Time Gaming.
Naturally, the most popular Microgaming casino games are the jackpots, most notably the Mega Moolah jackpot, with CashSplash and Lotsaloot being the other notable names.
The portfolio also includes a decent number of table games, pokers, and baccarat. The most popular game type is the video slots, which total over 500 and include famous titles like Immortal Romance, Game of Thrones, Astro Legends, and Icy Gems.
The company provides games to its extensive range of partner casinos through two platforms; Viper and Quickfire.
The former is the older and heavier version, and features downloadable software, while the latter is the more modern, dynamic system that allows instant-play games, and can support games from multiple developers.
Microgaming entered the world of online gaming when it was still an undiscovered, and unregulated jungle. So, right from 1994, Microgaming casino games were available in every major market, including Europe, China, and US casinos.
However, it suffered a major blow in September 2008, when a Kentucky Judge seized the Microgaming domain name, along with those of 140 other gambling companies on grounds that they had violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006, which is basically meant to control activities in real USA casinos.
After a long battle in the courts, Microgaming and their co-accused companies eventually got their domains back, but the tussle had severely wounded their business, leaving them with no option but to leave the US casino market.
As it is, you won't find any Microgaming casino games in any American casinos or even be able to play at any casino affiliated to the company if you are from the US.
With such a huge collection of great games, it is not a surprise that Microgaming is the most awarded online gaming developer with more than 20 awards in the last decade alone.
For one the, company has won an award at the International Gaming Awards a commendable 4 times in the 5 years between 2016 and 2017.
And it's not only in the gambling world where Microgaming's work has been acknowledged. In 2019, the company won both the Diversity Employer of the Year at the Women in IT Excellence Awards and the Best Leadership Event at the ICE Awards.
Indeed, Microgaming has come the farthest of all online game developers, and from the look of things, is set to go even further despite not operating in the lucrative American casino market.