Microgaming Slots SoftwareMicrogaming Software is undoubtedly one of the most well known and prolific gaming software developers today. At one time one of the most recognized online gaming brands in the U.S. (Microgaming casinos are no longer open to U.S. players), Microgaming has nonetheless continued earning outstanding reputation with players the world over. Helping launch what was arguably the first casino on the Web back in 1994, Microgaming has since become a major advocate and purveyor of responsible gaming standards. With the help of the leading independent, non-profit player protection body known as eCOGRA, there are more Microgaming casinos operating by the highest standards of transparency than those of any other software licensor. Further giving Microgaming tremendous credit in the eyes of the gaming industry is their active role in the Interactive Gaming Council.
Of the top three award-winning gaming software developers in business today, Microgaming has the largest portfolio of games (over 350). And it is very likely this will continue to remain the case considering how frequent Microgaming launches new games throughout the year (about 4 games every month). Online slots ranging from 3 to 45 paylines make up more than half of Microgaming’s portfolio and have become a selling point with many players. Some of the more popular slots include Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider, Thunderstruck, Pub Fruity and Major Millions.
The software platform is available for download and also comes in a Flash version with select games. Many Microgaming casinos also offer a mobile phone software platform developed by the partner company, Spin3 Technologies. One of the most innovative mobile software packages available, mobile compatible games includes Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, 3-Card Poker, Jacks or Better, Keno, scratch cards and several video slots, including three progressive jackpot games.
Speaking of jackpots, due to the sheer number of Microgaming’s casino licensees (over 200), the progressive jackpot network here is quite large. Having already dished out over $225 million to date, it is the largest on the Web. In total, there are thirteen progressive Zodiac Casino jackpot games, including progressive Blackjack, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild video poker, Roulette (the largest progressive jackpot roulette game online) and several progressive online slots, including the record-setting Mega Moolah (default jackpot of $1 million) and the aforementioned Major Millions.
Microgaming is headquartered in the Isle of Man, where online gambling is fully regulated and recognized by the esteemed UK Gambling Commission. Many of Microgaming’s licensees are licensed in nearby Malta and Gibraltar (likewise to par with UK regulatory standards) and hold eCOGRA certifications. The majority of licensees are regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Some of the most well-known licensees include The Jackpot Factory (All Slots/All Jackpots), Vegas Partner Lounge, Carmen Media (Belle Rock Group), Fortune Lounge (Platinum Play) and leading UK casino, 32Red.
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RealTime Gaming SlotsReal Time Gaming, aka RTG, is another of the longstanding gaming software developers have set up shop in the early days of the online gambling industry. Precisely, RTG has been in business since 1998 and has since licensed some 70+ online casinos, most of which accept U.S. players. This is a characteristic difference between RTG and some of the other top-rated software developers today. RTG simply grants online casino operators the right to license its software – no strings attached. Each individual operator is responsible for obtaining the necessary licensing and regulatory credentials, as well opting to remain open or closed to players in certain jurisdictions like that of the U.S.
The important thing is that RTG holds a fairness certification from Technical Systems Testing (TST), which is listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s white-list for approved independent software testing facilities. This certification ensures that all games are inherently fair (according to the inherent odds of each game) and that betting results are unpredictable and randomly generated.
Known for its realistic graphics and download/playing speeds, the innovation employed by the RTG software platform is top-of-the-line. In fact, many players say RTG is the fastest platform in operation today. And with a full software bundle download speed of under one minute, it’s hard to argue that point. There are over 130 casino games available by download, while a smaller bundle of the top performing games are available via Flash.
RTG offers a progressive jackpot network, which has steadily expanded over the years, now rivaling the largest of the jackpot networks today – even that of Microgaming’s. Progressive games include Caribbean Stud, Let ‘em Ride and several video slots with large reset values, such as the popular Midlife Crisis.
Slot machine selections include classic 3-reels (which truly look and play like brick ‘n mortar machines), bonus video slots and RTG’s newly launched “Real Series” slots with auto-play functions. Most RTG casino licensees offer high-resolution game previews on their website’s for showcasing just how realistic and sharp RTG’s slots look. Fun-money accounts can also be opened to test out the games and experience them in action firsthand. Some of RTG’s top licensees include the aforementioned Club World Casinos group, Rushmore Casino and the more recently launched Lucky18 Casino.