Microgaming Starts Off Big: Award, Guinness Record and More
February proves to have a magnificent start for the giant Microgaming. They swept the Innovator of the Year for 2015 at IGA at the very beginning of the month, recorded their name at the Guinness Book of World Records with their most impressive online slot jackpot and released their new top-quality games. At the same time, Quickfire, who supply game titles under their platform, went into an agreement with the Rank Group to provide their full package to the websites managed by the Group. But let’s look at the news one by one, starting with the sweetest bite – the record-setting life-changing jackpot win.
A Guinness Record certificate was handed to Microgaming representatives for the fantastic €17.8 million a lucky online player hit with a mere 25p bet. The win took place in October 2015, but it was at the ICE Totally Gaming 2016 event that the development company received its proof of the record. The fortunate winner was also present to tell all the curious visitors every detail of his win in person.
“Innovator of the Year 2015″ Award was given to Microgaming for their virtual reality (VR) roulette game. It was brought to the stage of online gaming and that distinguished the company over the past year. Virtual and augmented reality gaming has been a significant part of Microgaming’s offering. These are the fields where they have been focusing their efforts. Previous successful projects of the brand include extending Thunderstruck to smartwatches and featuring sports betting on Google Glass. VR and AR gaming do show the real future of games and technologies. As far as “innovation” goes, let me remind all my readers that it was none other but Microgaming who created the world’s first true online casino software in the distant 1994, so the Award had no better place to land this time.
How is Microgaming important to bingo players? Apart from the top-notch sites that are powered by it and the amazing 90- and 75-ball variations featured on their platforms, the software will also provide over 500 unique games to Mecca Bingo, which is traditionally powered by the competitor, Virtue Fusion. However, bingo brands will do anything to offer better user experience, and so the Rank Group have decided to include the smash hit slots into their already extensive portfolio. Of course, the deal affects the casino and poker products of Rank, too.
“Intent on upholding our position as leaders in the UK market, signing for Quickfire was a must. It’s important we have the most impressive and extensive game portfolio for our astute player base, and that means bringing Microgaming’s grand collection on board.”
Cíara Nic Liam, Head of Casino and Games at Rank Group