3 Reasons Microgaming is Still the Pioneer of Slots

By Maria McCoyGoogle
Plus, the reason you may not see them in the top 10 lists is because the company have not floated themselves on the stock markets like other companies such William Hill, worth $5+ billion or NetEnt worth over $1 billion.

But, why is Microgaming the pioneer of slot gaming? 

The company released one of the first ever online casinos back in 1994 in a time when Cryptologic was independent of Amaya Gaming. Cryptologic were another pioneering force that would help develop what has become the current way real money online gaming is known around the world.

1.A partnership that created today’s online gaming industry

It was the combination of these two companies that made online gambling the way it is today. Soon in fact they would become competitors as Cryptologic also started to release its own games and casino. A fair exchange between two companies that knew online casino on the then very new World Wide Web was going to the next big thing.

Back then Microgaming had awesome games, but the management system was tough – it was a simple pay and play and then wait ages to withdraw your cash.

Cryptologic managed to come out with a management solution that could track player activity. This meant also collecting stats and being able to invent a system that could then reward regular players. Soon Cryptologic were teaming up with Micorgaming hence creating an online casino with complete player and game management systems in place.
Soon William Hill, Paddy Power, NetEnt, PlayTech, BetFair and more online real money betting companies would begin to follow suit.

2.Microgaming’s willingness to share

Via Quickfire Microgaming came up with a system that could help other companies (competitors) plug in their games into Microgaming casinos. That meant we started to see games from competitors such as NextGen appear on Microgaming casino sites.

For the online gamers already members of Microgamig, this was sensational. It meant to play slots or games they liked from other online casino gaming providers, they did not have to log out and log onto another casino – it is all now housed in the same place.

This also meant that 3rd party developers that did not have an online casino gaming platform and rather had the ability to create great slots could piggy back off the Mcirogaming system and have their games played by those on the Micorgaming casino.

3.Avoiding what Apple are famous for – patenting

Nothing is more annoying than companies that patent everything they can. It is the same as monopolizing, but for some reason is never seen that way by the US government. Microgaming could have put a patent on its 243 ways to win idea or its new `1024 ways to win reels; both based around not having any pay lines on the slot.

On the contrary, Microgaming shared this technology and now companies such as NYX and NetEnt are releasing their own versions of the no pay line concept.

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