Online Casino News - April, 2009
Milestone With 400th Casino Game
by Mira Patel, News Staff Writer
April 23, 2009
The day has finally come - Microgaming has officially
surpassed the 400 mark. No, I'm not referring to their
stock listing, although that could be. What I am
referring to is Microgaming's ever expanding portfolio
of online casino games. Undoubtedly the most prolific
online gambling software developer in business today,
not to mention a pioneering founder of the online
gambling industry itself, Microgaming has kept bettors
on their toes since day one.
Receiving the honors of being Microgaming's 400th online
casino game is the video slot, The Great Galaxy Grab.
Characteristic with all of Microgaming's other
powerhouse video slots, Great Galaxy Grab
features eye-popping CGI 3-D graphics, a unique theme
with fun entertainment value, and a myriad of bonuses
and features. These include a chance to win 10 free
spins with 3x multipliers on winnings and six different
ongoing bonuses as game play progresses.
Another outstanding feature of this video slot, which
seems to be the norm these days for many of
Microgaming's bonus video slots, are the number of
playing levels offered. Keeping game play from getting
old, Great Galaxy Grab remembers each level where
players leave off, thus unfolding like a video game with
changing backgrounds and scenery. Largely thanks to
rival developers at Rival Gaming Software (no pun
intended), whose innovative iSlot is more like an
animated feature film than a slot machine, the
traditional online slot is evolving by leaps and bounds.
In terms of quantity, no other
online casino software
developer has more slots than Microgaming. One only need
do the math to see that considering there are only so
many table games and video poker machines available in
the largest of online casinos, to deduce that
Microgaming has hundreds of video slot titles under
their belt. And as Microgaming likes to throw out at
their chief competitors - Cryptologic and Playtech -
most of their new games are original titles, rather than
branded versions of pop culture items and brick 'n
mortar casino games.
And since we're talking about Microgaming, now is as
good a time as any to relay the news that two poker
players participating in a Microgaming Network poker
room were awarded with a $120,000 bad beat jackpot. Not
a bad turnaround for a losing streak, eh? Well, in
actuality, there was no losing streak. A rare
occurrence, but one that occurs nonetheless, a bad beat
jackpot is awarded when a very good hand of poker is
still beat out by another hand. In this case, both
players tied with a four-of-a-kind. Since they were at a
designated bad-beat table, the jackpot was awarded.
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