Microgaming calls it quits
One of the oldest pokie providers in the world has decided to sell its portfolio of games. They will also trade their distribution business to Games Global Limited, and focus solely on platform systems and services. Microgaming has created several classics like , Immortal Romance, Avalon II, Terminator 2, Break Da Bank Again, and of course Mega Moolah with its impressive jackpot network.
After being active for over 15 years many gamers are left wondering why Microgaming decided to ride off into the sunset during 2022. One reason could be that their pokies weren´t as interesting as before, especially when many of their rivals have outdone them with innovative and modern games.
Microgaming was more of a classic slot provider that focused on easy game mechanics, instead of advanced win ways and buy features. This has cost them in the long run, distinctly since they lacked the same vision as many of their counterparts. However, they have accumulated over 2,500 unique slot machines and table games over the years, which is a respectable feat in its own right.
If we look at pokies from Nolimit City, Play’n GO or Relax Gaming it is clear that the amount of games needed to be released yearly is higher than ever. Enthusiasts also appreciate quirky themes and sometimes even controversial ones, something that Microgaming rarely took part in.
What happens next?
The Isle of Man-based company will continue to license sports betting software for Betway. Some other areas they will operate in are iGaming services and platform solutions for Games Global Limited, a brand new umbrella company that aims to use similar tactics as Evolution – buying many pokie providers under one brand.
Andrew Clucas who is the CEO at Microgaming had the following to say:
“It is an exciting milestone for both Microgaming and Games Global, and is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication from teams on both sides. The online gaming industry will undoubtedly present a wealth of opportunities for Games Global, and we wish them the very best for their journey ahead.”
The CEO of Games Global Limited also pitched in:
“We are excited for the full operational launch of Games Global and welcoming a new era in iGaming. Microgaming’s historical legacy and impact on the industry has been significant, and we wish the organisation all the best in its next chapter.”
If you wish to read the press release in its entirety you can find it through the following link.