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Microgaming Online Casino Games

By: Fabian Rictor, Wednesday August 25th 2010
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Microgaming offers more online casino games than any other gaming software provider. At its online casinos the games follow the broad classifications prevalent in the industry but are structured in a simpler manner.

Currently Microgaming offers about 43 blackjack casino games. They are classified as single hand games and multihand games. Both groups have almost identical set of variants. The newer games are from the Gold Series that offers a more elegant playing arena. The backbone of the games is the standard Vegas, Atlantic City and European variants. However, Microgaming offers the exotic variants like Pontoon, Double Exposure and Spanish Blackjack. Triple Sevens is a progressive jackpot game.

The other Table Games at Microgaming casinos are classified as More Table Games and sub divided into Roulette and Other games. The important roulette variants are American, European and French Roulette and the progressive jackpot Roulette Royal. The other games comprise of dice games like Craps and Sic Bo and card games. The cards games are mostly variants of three card poker and five card poker. The popular games in this category are Cyberstud Poker, Poker Ride and Texas Hold’em. Baccarat is another popular card game offered at Microgaming online casinos.

The Classic Slot games are the three reel slot games. The usual classifications in this category are Regular and Bonus. Bonus Classic Slots are the three reel slot games with bonus rounds. There are two other sub categories. One is the Fruit Machines, which are based on the pub style slot games with features like Hold and Nudge. The other is Mega Spin slots, which is unique to Microgaming. It has a number of sets of reels spinning simultaneously and independently and each set is separately matched against the payout table.

The Video Slots is the largest group of online casino games at Microgaming. Currently there are over 200 games on offer. These are listed alphabetically in order to provide easier access. However because the number of video slots is large, Microgaming offers two sets of sub groups. This is because players may search for video slots based on different parameters. The first set of sub groups is based on the number of paylines. This is divided into video slots with 5 to 15 paylines and video slots with 20 or more paylines. The other set has video slots with free spins and video slots with bonus games. This grouping is not mutually exclusive because some slots have both free spins and bonus games, and hence appear in both sub groups.

The video poker games at Microgaming online casinos are divided into three sub groups. The first is the standard single hand video poker and contains over 15 common variants. The second is Power Poker, which is the Microgaming name for multihand video poker games. These include 4 hand, 10 hand, 50 hand and 100 hand formats of most of the common variants. The third sub group is unique to Microgaming and contains the five variants in the Level Up Poker format.

The Other Games includes Keno and a unique Microgaming game called Wheel of Riches. Microgaming online casinos list Tournaments as a games category. The video slot and blackjack tournaments are listed here. As is the case with most other software providers, Microgaming lists the progressive jackpot games in their usual categories and also in a separate category called Jackpots. This helps in locating progressive jackpot games easily.

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