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What are the Best Microgaming Games?

Microgaming has produced a comprehensive range of more than 650 online casino games (closer to 700) so it’s difficult to say which one is the best one out of all of these. For example, your favourite games could be slots, whereas your friend’s favourite type of online casino game could be table or card games, or even live dealer games.

The best thing to do would be to list some of the most popular games which players seem to enjoy playing the most. These games are all quite easy to find when visiting a Microgaming powered casino and most of them can be launched over Microgaming’s instant flash casino platform or from within their download client. You should also be able to find that most of these popular games from Microgaming are available on mobile as well and they are generally available in the real cash mode and in the free play mode.

Players seem to enjoy playing on Progressive Jackpot games and some of the ones that have stood the test of time and are still popular today include titles such as Cash Splash, Fruit Fiesta, Major Millions, Tunzamunni, Treasure Nile and Mega Moolah. One of the other popular Progressive Jackpot games is a branded slot called The Dark Knight.

If you prefer playing on slots rather than on table/card games, the most popular ones that you need to keep an eye out for include ones like The Dark Knight Rises, Immortal Romance, Gold Factory, Battlestar Galactica, Racing for Pinks, Break Da Bank, Break Da Bank Again, Ladies Nite, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Tomb Raider (1 and 2), Thunderstruck (1 and 2), Agent Jane Blonde, Loose Cannon, Untamed Crowned Eagle, Adventure Palace, The Finer Reels of Life, Girls with Guns (1 and 2) and Alaskan Fishing.

If you prefer table games, keep an eye out for Premier Roulette, Multiwheel Roulette Gold, Poker Pursuit, European Blackjack Redeal Gold, Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Craps, 3 Card Poker, European Roulette Gold, Sic Bo, Red Dog, Baccarat Gold and Hold’em High Poker. Microgaming’s most popular Video Pokers generally include Deuces & Joker, Aces & Faces, Bonus Deuces Wild, Deuces Wild Power Poker, Jacks or Better and All American Poker.

Once you have tried all of these popular Microgaming games, we recommend trying their Live Dealer Casino product, which has both regular dealers and also Playboy Bunny dealers. Microgaming has also developed an impressive collection of Variety/Speciality games such as Mayan Bingo, Max Damage and the Alien Attack (arcade-style slot), Hexaline, Kashatoa, Enchanted Woods, Bowled Over, Dawn of the Bread, Wheel of Riches, Card Climber, Four by Four, Mumbai Magic and various other lottery-style games & number games such as online scratchcards (scratchies).

A Round Up of some of the Best Online Casinos

The very best online casinos available to players today tend to be powered by one or more of the following software providers: Microgaming, Betsoft Gaming, Playtech, Realtime Gaming, IGT Interactive, Rival Gaming, WMS Gaming and/or Sheriff Gaming.

Some of the best online casinos in the world are in fact connected to cross-platform gambling portals and these ones are licensed either in Alderney, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man or Malta. You may also find that some of these casinos are licensed either in Kahnawake, the Netherlands Antilles (Curacao) or in Antigua and Barbuda.

Some of the best Microgaming powered casinos well worth visiting include Gaming Club Casino, 32 Red Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Mummy’s Gold Casino, All Slots Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Golden Tiger Casino, Casino Action, Royal Vegas Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino, Roxy Palace Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Euro Palace Casino and Vegas Palms Casino.

Some of the best Playtech powered casinos worth visiting include Mansion Casino, Omni Casino, Titan Casino, Coral Casino, Betfred Casino, Casino.com, bet365 Casino, William Hill Casino, Gala Casino, Genting Casino, Winner Casino, Casino Tropez, Golden Palace Casino, Club 777 Casino, Fly Casino and Vernons Casino.

Some of the best Realtime Gaming (RTG) powered casinos include Grand Parker Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Lucky Red Casino, Club World Casinos, Cool Cat Casino, Palace of Chance Casino, Silver Oak Casino, Manhattan Slots, Bovada Casino, Slot ‘O Cash Casino, Desert Nights Casino and High Noon Casino.

Other top RTG casinos include All Star Slots, Casino Titan, WinPalace Casino, Slots Jungle Casino, OnBling Casino, Captain Jack Casino, Old Havana Casino and Classy Coin Casino and some of the best WMS Gaming powered casinos include Unibet Casino, Jackpotjoy, Slots Magic and EUCasino.

Very few online casinos tend to be powered entirely by companies like IGT Interactive, Betsoft Gaming or Sheriff Gaming, so normally when you find a casino which is powered by one or more of these providers, they are also generally powered by various other software providers as well.

Examples of these impressive online casinos which are powered by multiple software providers include Mr Green (winner of the Casino Operator of the Year award at the International Gaming Awards in 2013 AND in 2014), bet365 Games, 7Red, Tropezia Palace Casino, Casino Luck, Jetbull Casino, Intercasino and Vera & John Casino.

Other great examples include bgo Vegas, bgo Casino, William Hill Vegas, Ladbrokes Games, Betfred Games, Betfred Slots, Virgin Games, Paddy Power Games, BetVictor Casino, BetVictor Games, 888 Casino, 888 Games, ComeOn Casino and Party Casino.

These are just a handful of some of the very best casinos available online today. They are all owned by trustworthy operators and they are all currently offering new players some generous welcome bonuses.

New Online Slots worth Checking Out

Several great new slots were launched throughout January and February 2014 and they were developed by some of the biggest names in the industry. We have decided to just focus on a few of the most awesome slots that we thought deserved a mention.

The first one that we had to mention was a brand new 3D slot from Realtime Gaming. This company doesn’t specialise in developing 3D slot machines so it was a bit of shock to both players and operators when they released Orc vs. Elf back in January. You can now find this state of the art slot in numerous fully licensed RTG powered casinos and it is available in the real money mode and in the free play mode.

The Orc vs. Elf slot is just as good as the ones that Sheriff Gaming and Betsoft Gaming has been releasing for the past couple of years so let’s hope that they can continue producing high-end slots like this one. It has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and it has multiple bonus rounds for players to immerse themselves in. It also has Expanding Wild Symbols and Battle Bonus Symbols which can trigger some great fight scenes on the reels between the Orc and the Elf.

Betsoft Gaming produced some really good titles in 2013, such as Greedy Goblins, The True Sheriff and Who Spun It (to mention just a few) and in early 2014, they released another stunning new 3D slot machine called Good Girl Bad Girl.

This new one has a really fun theme which should appeal to a wide audience and the visually stunning graphics and in-play animations should also please most online gamblers. This one also has a couple of great bonus rounds and special features for players to enjoy, plus it can be launched instantly in your browser – absolutely no download required.

Microgaming’s Avalon 2: The Quest for the Grail was finally released towards the beginning of February and just like the other new slots that were mentioned here, this one also has some thoroughly entertaining bonus rounds for players to explore. This one can be launched instantly and it can now be found in plenty of fully licensed Microgaming casinos. This is quite possibly Microgaming’s best ever slot machine and it has some huge prizes up for grabs.

Some of the other top titles to keep an eye out for today include Lost Secret of Atlantis (Rival Gaming), Wolf Rising (Igt Interactive), Fortune Hill (Playtech) and Wonky Wabbit (Net Entertainment).

What Makes a Good Online Casino and Why?

When asking the question, ‘What Makes a Good Online Casino?’ you have to take into account the following important factors such as the type of Bonuses, Games, Support and Platforms that are available, but you also need to consider which Currencies & Banking Methods are accepted and also the type of Theme/Style that the casino has.

Bonuses – Online Casino Bonuses are a major factor in what makes an online casino good and their ongoing promotional offers are a great way to keep players returning to the casino on a regular basis. A good online casino should offer a variety of different promos such as deposit bonuses, cash back bonuses, no deposit bonuses, refer a friend bonuses, real-world prize bonuses and other unique bonuses.

Games – The most important thing about an online casino for most players is the games. Having a wide variety of games is essential and fresh new games need to be added on a regular basis as well. Some online casinos are powered by just one software provider, such as Playtech, Microgaming or Realtime Gaming, which is great because these companies have developed an extensive range of approximately 1000 games between them.

On the other hand, a growing number of online casinos are now powered by multiple different software providers. This gives players a more diverse range of games to explore instead of just being limited to the gaming content & style from just one provider. A growing number of online casinos have begun adding games from more than one software provider and creating new products and they have been calling them something like a Vegas Product, a Games product, an Arcade Product, or words to that effect.

Support – The customer support at an online casino is a great way to gauge whether or not the casino really cares about its customers. Having 24 hour support which you can contact by Live Chat, Telephone, Email, or even by Skype is important. Encountering an issue at an online casino and then not being able to contact the support can be very frustrating for players.

Download & No Download Option – Many online casinos today are becoming non-downloadable, but the best casinos are the ones that give players the option of being able to access the games either instantly in their browser, via a secure download client or over a mobile casino platform.

Casino Banking – The best online casinos generally accept multiple currencies and they will also accept a variety of different online casino banking methods such as e-wallets, direct bank transfers, credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards and various other methods. Limited banking options can be quite annoying for players.

Theme/Style – The best online casinos tend to have a universal theme. By this we mean that they are visually appealing, stylish and sophisticated looking. You will notice that numerous online casinos throughout 2012/13 had a facelift and made their sites far more appealing than they were before. Nobody wants to spend their hard-earned money with un-professional-looking online casino which looks like it was launched in the mid-1990s.

A Closer Look at Two of Microgaming’s Mobile Slot Machines

We love the fact that we can now play on a growing number of our favourite desktop titles on our mobile device. In January 2014, Microgaming launched a couple of great new mobile slots which we were already familiar with thanks to years of playing at various top Microgaming casinos from our PC.

These two new mobile slots included Isis, a popular Egyptian themed slot which has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines, and Centre Court, a tennis themed slot which has 5 reels and just 9 winning paylines. These games have popular themes and therefore they should appeal to most players. You can experience playing on either of these mobile slots either for real money or just for fun.

The things we like about Centre Court is the fact that it has a massive top coin prize worth 450,000.00 coins up for grabs and when three or more of the Scatter Symbols appear in view, you can win up to 18 Free Spins. A maximum 5X Multiplier will also be applied to each win that occurs during this bonus round. Free Spins can be re-triggered, you can gamble your wins during regular play and the Trophy Wild Symbols will appear stacked during the Free Spins bonus round.

The thing we like most about Isis is its huge top prize which is worth a massive 600,000.00 coins. You can win up to 30 Free Spins and the wins that occur during this bonus round can be multiplied by up to a 6X Multiplier. Five of the Wild Symbols appearing along any of the paylines will instantly award a massive 10,000 coin prize.

Speaking about the release of these two mobile slots at the time was the Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, Neill Whyte; “Following on from our aggressive mobile strategy in 2013, we are continuing our rapid rollout of HTML5 games this year. These comments were taken from Microgaming’s official website.

“However it’s not just about quantity, the quality is also paramount, and we aim to deliver the highest calibre of content to mobile players. Centre Court and Isis are both prime examples of this and we have no doubt that they will be as popular on the HTML5 platform as they have been in Casino,” added Whyte.

If you enjoy playing on either of these two mobile slots from Microgaming, you also need to check out some of the following great titles: Reel Thunder, Thunderstruck 2, Burning Desire, Break da Bank, 5 Reel Drive, What a Hoot, Couch Potato, Carnaval, Pure Platinum, Big Top, Lion’s Pride, Voila, Cashapillar, Stash of the Titans, Treasure Nile, Mega Moolah, Major Millions and Alaskan Fishing.

An Overview of the Best Online Casino Games from 2013

This page will reveal some of the best online casino games of 2013. This means that the games were released at some point between January 1st and December 31st 2013. Ideally, we would like to present you with at least five games from each of the following software providers, but we will keep things short and simple for you and mention just one game from each company.

The following games that we have found for you are all online slot machines. They are all available in the free play mode and in the real money mode and some are more widely available than others.

Microgaming’s best online slot machine released in 2013 was The Dark Knight Rises™. This epic slot was developed after a licensing agreement was reached with DC Entertainment. This is Microgaming’s most daring slots to date. It is an action and feature packed slot which contains some impressive animations and sound effects and there are some really big prizes up for grabs.

“It is always very exciting to be launching a game sequel, especially when the first instalment has become such a success. Our game development team have done an incredible job,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever, back in August.

He continued, “The slot fully embraces the Batman brand and pays justice to the film whilst also incorporating a series of pioneering features to enhance the player experience. Batman fans will not be disappointed; we expect The Dark Knight Rises online slot to be just as popular as The Dark Knight, if not more.”

After careful consideration, the BEST online slot from Playtech in 2013 had to be one of their branded Marvel slots, Spiderman: Attack of the Green Goblin. This seemed to make a humble appearance, but it quickly became the most popular game at the vast majority of Playtech casinos which ended up adding this game to their libraries.

There are so many different bonus features on this slot and impressive second screen bonus rounds where huge prizes can be won. This is one of the most immersive slots available online today. It’s also connected to Playtech’s Marvel Multi-Level Progressive Jackpot network.

When you look at everything that Net Entertainment released throughout 2013, there were several great titles, but the one that really stood out from the crowd was undoubtedly South Park. Although this slot was first unveiled back in February 2013, it wasn’t actually launched until towards the end of September 2013. The Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon, summed up this slot perfectly in just a few words;

“South Park is one of the most recognised shows around and it’s been a pleasure bringing it to video and mobile formats as we continue our mission to create better games.” He then added, “All the favourite characters are involved and the Bonus Games feature makes this one of the best branded slots ever.” Just like the previously mentioned Microgaming and Playtech slots, this one contains immersive bonus rounds which are designed to keep players entertained for hours on end.

We also couldn’t go without mentioning the following great online slot machines and their respective creators. Keep an eye out for Who Spun It (from Betsoft Gaming), The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers (WMS Gaming), Transformers – Battle for Cybertron (IGT Interactive), Scary Rich 3D (Rival Gaming), Spartania (Sheriff Gaming) and Henhouse (Realtime Gaming).

New Online Slots being played in December

Several great online slots were launched towards then end of November and also early into December, 2013. These new slots were launched by leading online casino software providers such as IGT Interactive, Rival Gaming, Realtime Gaming and Microgaming.

Two of the slots that we will take a look at from IGT included Masques of San Marco and Sumatran Storm. The San Marco one has a traditional Italian theme, plus it also has a carnival theme. It has 5 sets of reels, but each reel is stacked with as many as 6 individual symbols (from top to bottom).

There are 40 winning paylines and it actually has cascading reels, which means that you can win again and again. Each winning combination can trigger another line win and this will continue to happen until there are no more wins in view. Three of the Bonus Symbols appearing in any position across the reels can trigger Free Spins and you can gain a further 20 more paylines with the Extra Paylines Bonus.

The other IGT slot that we want to take a look at is called Sumatran Storm, which has 5 reels and 60 winning paylines. This is classed as one of IGT’s MultiwayXtra Slots (which basically means that there are 720 ways to win per spin). Keep an eye out for Stacked Wild Symbols across all reels, Scatter Symbols and also two different Tiger’s Eye Symbols which can trigger Free Spins. Up to 150 Free Spins can be won on this slot.

Rival Gaming is another top software provider which released a slot machine called Gnome Sweet Gnome. This slot has 5 reels and 50 winning paylines and it has a simple gardening bonus round which takes place on a second screen. All you need to do is dig the garden to reveal coins prizes. There is also a Free Spins bonus round where big prizes can be won.

In November 2013, Realtime Gaming launched another Christmas themed slot called Santastic. This slot has 3 reels and 5 winning paylines and there’s always a Progressive Jackpot to play for. Keep an eye out for Double Wild Symbols and Triple Wild Symbols and the Festive Feast Feature contains some great special features such as Free Spins, Jackpot Spins and up to a 2500x Stake Multiplier.

Microgaming also released a Christmas themed slot in December 2013, called Secret Santa. This Christmas themed slot has 5 reels 1024 ways to win per spin. This fantastic slot offers several fun & entertaining ways to win cash. It is an action packed slot which boasts seven special features such as a Scatter Spree, Free Spins, a Mystery Multiplier, Rolling Reels, Wild Reels, Dashing Wilds and also a Wild Boost Feature.

These great slots are all now widely available and they are all available in the real money mode and in the practice play mode/demo mode at OLG (online casino gambling) websites

A Collection of Stories from the Online Casino Industry in November 2013

On November 2nd, it was announced that Vernons would be taken over by a reputable operator called NetPlay TV, which also controls two other top UK brands including SuperCasnio.com and Jackpot247.

From November 6th, Sportech would no longer control this top UK casino. The new operator, NetPlay TV, is licensed in Alderney and it is the UK’s largest TV gaming company. Vernons Poker would also cease to exist after November 6th, 2013.

On November 5th, Microgaming launched Thunderstruck 2 on mobile. This famous Microgaming title is now available on iPhone and iPad and it can be found at several top Microgaming-powered mobile casinos.

On November 6th, Microgaming launched Racing for Pinks on desktop. This exciting new online slot is now available on PC, laptop and Mac operating systems. Players can also now find this new slot at several top Microgaming-powered online casinos.

On November 7th, 32Red Casino launched an exclusive slot machine called I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. This new online slot is available on PC, laptop and Mac operating systems and at the time of writing, this slot is ONLY available at this top UK casino.

“ITV is pleased to be working with 32Red on this fantastic brand extension for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The slot design brings the jungle and its creepy creatures alive with a great new game for 32Red players. We are sure it will be a very popular addition to the 32Red offer,” said ITV’s Director of Commerce & Ventures, William Van Rest.

Mar Quayle, the Head of Marketing at 32Red, also commented on the release of this exclusive new slot, “We are very excited to release the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ slot, it’s an entertainment show that everyone knows and we are confident that the association with such a strong brand will prove to be a huge success for us.”

He then said, “The slot game will be available for casino, poker and bingo players at 32Red to ensure all of our players can sample the thrills of the jungle.” These comments were taken directly from the 32Red Casino website.

On November 10th, Jackpot Party Casino (JackpotParty.com) became three years old. The operators of this WMS Gaming powered casino were running an extended online casino promotion from Friday 8th – Thursday 14th November, giving away deposit bonuses, free cash bonuses, double rewards points and much more.

On November 11th, the William Hill Vegas App arrived. This impressive new iPhone & iPad Mobile Casino App is sharp and extremely fast and it contains a great portfolio of exclusive progressive jackpot slots for players to explore.

On November 19th, one of the world’s oldest online casinos, Intercasino, will be turning 17. To celebrate this epic milestone, a three week extended promotion will run right up until November 28th and players can compete for their share of a guaranteed €30,000 prize pool.

These are just some of the main stories which occurred over the past couple of weeks and we will bring you more of the latest stories as they continue to unfold.