Have you ever wondered which software company started it all? You haven't? Are you sure? You haven't wondered about the mastermind behind that progressive slot machine, or virtual blackjack table? Well if you have the answer is: Microgaming.
Based on the Isle of Man, Microgamming is responsible for the first online casino software back in 1994. This company remains the most powerful remote gamin software provider on the planet. Their ‘Viper' software has been rumored to be the most downloaded software on the internet. They are the leading provider for gaming software in the online gambling industry, with nearly 100 casinos.
When you are at a Microgramming casino you will know because they usually have over 400 games to choose from. These games include video slots, roulette, blackjack, craps, video poker, and many many more. They run their casinos with either a flash or download version.
Formerly known as Prima Poker, Microgamming Poker Network is a software that allows players to engage in a multiplayer poker game, such as Texas hold'em. These play other real players, in real time.
If you are playing poker online, chances are Microgamming has something to do with it.
And talk about winning big! In May 2009 the highest payout ever online was awarded from a Microgamming casino's Mega Moolah slot. The winner claimed 6,374,434 Euros, which is roughly 5,561,000 is US dollars.
So the next time you spin that Roulette wheel, or roll your craps dice, remember what went into making that game, and if you would like to learn more about gaming software, do what I did and go to Wikipedia!