Introduction to Microgaming Online Casino Games
Microgaming has developed more than 700 online casino games with approximately 1200 game variants and their most popular game categories include Online Slots (Video Slots with 5 reels and Classic Slots with 3 reels), Card & Table Games (Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Craps), Video Poker and Instant Win Games. The software giant has also developed a state of the art Live Dealer Casino (with Live Blackjack, Live Casino Hold’em, Live Roulette and Live Baccarat), as well as a growing collection of Multi-Player Games. Many of these games are also classed as Progressive Jackpot Games with huge multi-million coin jackpots to play for.
Microgaming has made well over 300 Video Slots and more than 100 3 Reel Slots (also known as Classic Slots or Fruit Machines). The 5 reeled Video Slots have anywhere from just 5 or 10 winning paylines up to usually no more than 100 winning paylines and the more modern Video Slots tend to have 5 reels and 243 Ways to Win per spin (aka Win Ways). The Video Slots have Scatter Symbols and Wild Symbols and/or Bonus Symbols and most of them have exciting Free Spins Bonus Rounds to win prizes from, plus they may also have a second screen Bonus Round and/or some other kind of special in-play features for you to enjoy.
The Free Spins Bonus Rounds will generally trigger when three or more of the Scatter Symbols land anywhere in view and the Bonus Symbols also need to land in a certain position for the Bonus Round to trigger or for the In-Play Feature to trigger. Wild Symbols tend to substitute all other symbols on the reels to help generate new line wins and you can now find multiple Wild Symbol variations such as Regular Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Wild Reels, Multiplying Wilds, Running Wilds, Winning Wilds, Magnetic Wilds and Frozen Wilds, plus several other variations.
To win a prize on most Microgaming slots, at least three matching symbols must appear in consecutive order across one of the active paylines or win ways. Microgaming’s most famous Online Slots include progressive jackpot titles such as Cash Splash, The Dark Knight, Mega Moolah and Major Millions. Other top-rated slots from Microgaming include branded titles such as Battlestar Galactica, Bridesmaids, Hitman, Tomb Raider (1 and 2), Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, The Dark Knight Rises and Game of Thrones. Also keep an eye out for games like Hot as Hades, Thunderstruck II, Immortal Romance, Avalon II and Girls with Guns (I & II).
Microgaming has produced approximately 40 different Blackjack varieties, all of which can be accessed from within the Microgaming download client. When you play instantly in your web browser you still have access to more than 30 different Blackjack games when playing at any decent Microgaming casino. You can play online Blackjack either in the real money mode or in the free play demo mode and each variety has a really wide betting range. The only Blackjack game from Microgaming that is NOT available in the free play demo mode is Live Blackjack (and Live Playboy Bunny Blackjack). You can also choose between playing Single Hand Blackjack and Multi-Hand Blackjack.
It’s not very often that a new Blackjack game is released, but there is still plenty to choose from and there should be enough variety to whet the appetite of most online blackjack enthusiasts. Let’s take a look at some of the Blackjack varieties that you are likely to come across when visiting a top-rated Microgaming casino. Some of the most popular Blackjack Games from Microgaming include Live Playboy Bunny Multi-Player Blackjack, Live Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Strip Blackjack, Classic Blackjack, Hi Lo 13 European Blackjack, Multi-Hand Blackjack and High Streak Blackjack.
Other great titles include Bonus Blackjack Multi-Hand, Super Fun 21, Spanish Blackjack and European Blackjack Redeal – Gold Series. These games have some really fun graphics and cool animated sequences, with realistic accompanying sound effects. You can place a bet from as little as 1.00 coin per hand up to in some cases as much as 10,000 coins per hand. All of the Blackjack games from Microgaming are really easy to play, but if you do get stuck you can easily view the rules/help section. You can also now find some of these games on Microgaming’s mobile casino platform.
Online Video Poker
Microgaming has developed approximately 30 different Video Poker Games and each individual version can be accessed from within the Microgaming download client. Even if you play instantly in your browser you will still have access to more than 25 of these games and they are all available in the real money mode and in the free play mode. This traditional Vegas style game is actually based on five card draw poker, so having some kind of poker knowledge before playing on any of Microgaming’s Video Poker Games would be a great advantage. However, the rules are fairly straight forward and it shouldn’t take long to learn how to play.
Microgaming has made plenty of Single Hand Video Poker Games and equally as many Multi Hand Video Poker Games. This means that you can pay for just one hand at a time or in some cases you can pay for as many as 100 hands per game. The wide betting range available on these Video Poker Games is suitable for low rollers and high rollers like. To win some kind of prize, you need to achieve a winning poker hand. The better your hand is, the greater the payout will be. For example a Royal Flush (A, K, Q, J, 10 suited) will pay the largest prize and the lowest win is usually awarded for one pair (e.g. 10, 10 or K, K). Winning with a high card will not pay anything though.
When you next visit a Microgaming powered casino, keep an eye out for Double Bonus Poker, Deuces or Joker, Tens or Better, Jacks or Better, All American, Bonus Deuces Wild Power Poker, Double Joker Poker and Bonus Poker Deluxe. Other great varieties include Aces & Eights, Aces & Faces, Aces & Faces Multi-Hand, Double Double Bonus Poker and Joker Poker.