February 2016 already seems like a great month, setting forth a great start to the New Year for Microgaming. Not only do they have an IGA award and a Jurassic World slot deal, they have also won themselves a Guinness World Record to start this month with a high.
What have they received the award for you may ask? Microgaming’s record certificate is for setting the largest jackpot win from an online slot game back in October of 2015. You can even find the published pictures of the official certificates to honour the historic achievement that have been put up by the iGaming software developer.
The official presentation was conducted at the ICE Totally Gaming 2016 event. ICE Totally Gaming is an annual B2B event that brings together professionals and operators from the global igaming industry and is hugely popular. At the event a detailed account of how the world-record €17.8 million jackpot was won was given to all those in attendance at the Microgaming booth.
It was incredible to note that Jon Heywood, who is a Betway UK user, made it possible for himself to win the €17.8 million jackpot with a 25p spin. This is such a great victory it is almost unbelievable. Jon, who was present to receive his own certificate, was looking sharp, and was retelling his story of success to those in attendance. Jon also told us that he has spent a portion of the winnings on a new car and holidays along with purchasing a few other things for the well-being of his family.
Apart from this, Microgaming has also made the news for at the International Gaming Awards (IGA). It has won the crown of 2015 Innovator of the Year. It was even able to make its mark in a highly competitive category, distinguishing itself by developing a virtual reality (VR) roulette game.
Virtual and augmented reality gaming are being led by Microgaming. Before they created the VR roulette, Microgaming was putting in its effort by sports betting on Google Glass. Another key innovation came when Thunderstruck was released on smartwatches in 2014. However, the upsurge in VR usage indicates that this is the best area to focus on.
It has been two years have since Microgaming announced that it would release a groundbreaking video slot which will be based on Steven Spielberg’s iconic Jurassic Park film. Microgaming has also revealed a second exclusive deal to extend this franchise by launching a Jurassic World slot.
This is great news for a developer that has already made slots based on the Dark Knight and Game of Thrones, both of which have been selling well. Getting rights to 2015’s biggest summer blockbuster gives Microgaming a great start and an opportunity many others are still struggling to find. Watch out for Jurassic World at All Slots Casino, Jackpot City Casino, and Royal Vegas Casino later in 2016, especially if you are a dinosaur fan!