Microgaming is one of the most popular online casino platforms in the world. It is used by dozens of iGaming companies across the globe. It also operates the MPN poker platform, which is one of the 10 largest in the world.
Players will find more than 500 games, including some with live dealers. There are hundreds of slot titles and virtually any table game. There are also proprietary Microgaming table games. The platform is extremely fast and stable.
The original download only loads a small number of games. This prevents a long download time and keeps players from having to store hundreds of unwanted games on their hard drive. Microgaming casino games are available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms. There is also an instant play version.
While Microgaming offers an amazing platform, it has a history of ignoring problems with rogue licensees. Microgaming accepts no blame or responsibility when a company it goes into business with fails and stiffs players. This has happened several times over the years. It is imperative to play at only established Microgaming sites.
Microgaming does not accept players from the U.S. It stayed in the U.S. market after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006. It banned a dozen states in 2006 due to legality concerns. In 2009, it decided to ban players in all states.
Each licensee handles it own banking. The standard credit cards and ewallets are accepted. These include Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, uKash and regional debit cards. Many Microgaming sites offer instant withdrawals to ewallets.
Microgaming offers hundreds of slot games. There are classic single reel games as well as multi line video slots. Many have progressive jackpots. These progressive slots grow to massive sizes because all Microgaming licensees share these games. This jackpot may be hit by any player on any skin at any time. Progressive slots include Mega Moolah and Major Millions.
There are also progressive video poker games across the entire Microgaming network. The massive video poker jackpot is SupaJax. There is one SupaJax symbol in addition to the standard 52-card deck. The jackpot is hit when a player makes quad jacks with the SupaJax card as the kicker. The SupaJax card is otherwise worthless. It is not wild and not does match with any other hand besides quad jacks.
These are not the only progressive jackpots available on Microgaming. There are a total of 41 across all games.
Video poker games are available in 1, 4, 10, 50 and 100 hands. Denominations start at just a penny. There are dozens of video poker options spread. Most pay tables are full pay.
Microgaming spreads more table games than any other online casino platform. There are nine blackjack versions. Each has its own set of rules. Many stay on all 17’s and allow double down before and after splitting. The minimum bet is $1 in the standard versions and $5 in the Gold Edition.
One game Microgaming gets wrong is craps. Players are only allowed to bet 1x odds.
There are six roulette versions. Most are single zero, however, there is American Roulette with two zeros. There is no reason to play this game. There is also multi player roulette available. While the wheel in five of these games has just one zero, none offer European rules, even though that is the main market for Microgaming.
Other table games include Poker Pursuit (Let it Ride), Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Red Dog, and Cyber Stud Poker (Caribbean Stud). There are several live dealer table games. Some table games offer multi players.
Companies that operate Microgaming software include 32Red, Fortune Lounge, 10Bet, Vegas Partner Lounge, Jackpot Factory, Betsafe, Betway, and Club Red.
Microgaming claims no responsibility for failed licensees. One example is when Tusk Investments failed in February 2008. Microgaming sent potential investors that wanted to open Microgaming sites to Tusk for turnkey casinos. When Tusk failed, Microgaming did not show any concern and refused to issue refunds to investors or players. Players received about four cents on the dollar five years later.
Eurolinx and BetonBet were other Microgaming sites that failed and stiffed players. One major complaint from poker players on these two brands was that money held in the settlement accounts was not ever paid to players. The question Microgaming refused to ever answer is, what happened to these funds?