Taking a closer look at Microgaming online slots


Microgaming is widely considered a pioneer in the online slots world, with nearly 30 years' experience in the business. As you would expect from one of the most experienced players on the market, they have a back catalog that boasts hundreds of your favorite online slot machines.

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History of Microgaming

Microgaming were officially established in Durban, South Africa, back in 1994. Their claim to be an industry pioneer is supported by the assertion that they were the software provider to release the first online casino game - a feat they claim to have achieved in the same year the company was founded.

Their reputation as an industry leader was emboldened in 1997 when they were a founding member of the Interactive Gaming Council. This was then followed by the launch of the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in 2003 and their creation of the world's first ever mobile casino software the following year.

A huge number of iconic slot game releases have followed in the ensuing years with Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs , Mega Moolah, Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance all becoming huge favourites with online players.

The company's incredible growth has continued with their focus now turning to the increasingly popular jackpot slot market. Having paid out some of the biggest jackpot wins throughout the 2000's, they launched the WowPot progressive jackpot series in 2020.

Microgaming's Biggest Jackpot Payouts

As we have said, Microgaming has earned a reputation of one of the most prolific jackpot slot providers on the market - and that means paying out a lot of jackpot wins...

Here's a selection of some of the biggest jackpots they have paid out over the years:

  • 2012 - largest jackpot win in online bingo history - €7.3 million
  • 2015 - world record set for the largest payout on an online slot machine when €17.8 million is won on Mega Moolah
  • 2018 - this record is beaten when a mobile player scoops an €18.9 million on Mega Moolah
  • 2020 - Microgaming's progressive jackpot network reaches €1 billion in payouts
  • 2021 - Microgaming's progressive jackpot network reaches €1.5 billion in payouts

When it comes to progressive jackpot slot games, Microgaming are truly the best on the market.

Best Microgaming Slot Games

Picking out a couple of our favourite Microgaming slots is tricky, because there's so many we like... One we have to mention (again) is Thuderstruck II, simply due to its broad appeal. The immersive Norse Gods theme, win multipliers and lucrative Free Spins Bonus are just a handful of reasons why it is still so popular years removed from its 2010 release.

Microgaming also tend to lead the way when it comes to movie themed slot games, with Jurassic Park and The Dark Knight just a couple of these stunning releases.

Microgaming Awards

As you might expect from such an industry heavy-hitter, Microgaming have won plenty of awards over the years - their website claims they have won "more than 60 industry awards". This mammoth haul of awards includes:

  • Best Slots Provider (WhichBingo Awards 2019)
  • Platform of the Year (EGR Awards 2020)
  • Mobile Supplier of the Year (EGR Italy Awards 2021)
  • Innovator of the Year (Gaming Awards 2021)

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