“There Can be Only One” – Microgaming Signs Licensing Agreement for Highlander™


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the original “Highlander™” film.

Released in 1986 and directed by Russell Mulcahy, “Highlander” is based on a story by Gregory Widen. The movie is set between 1980s New York City and historical Scotland, and features an immortal Scottish swordsman, Connor MacLeod played by Christopher Lambert, who must confront the last of his immortal opponent to win the fabled “prize.”

Since its release, the film has developed an enormous cult following, inspiring a franchise which stands strong to this day.

“Highlander is seen as one of the great cult hits of the 80s. With its action-packed storyline and hefty rock inspired composition, it is a fantastic brand for an online slot. The game studio is busy completing the slot that captures all of the movie magic. The game’s features will incorporate the historical Scottish Highlands and gritty New York City, with a classic movie poster art style and blistering guitar tracks.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

The 243 ways game goes live on Wednesday 6th December. Microgaming has signed an agreement for Highlander through Studiocanal, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.

“Many of the iconic characters from classic “Highlander” are featured in the slot, including Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, Roxanne Hart as Brenda Wyatt and Clancy Brown as The Kurgan. We think fans are really going to enjoy revisiting this epic story, and seeing their favourite heroes and villains in game format.” Stephanie Kupperman at Creative Licensing

“Highlander” is a trademark of Studiocanal S.A.S. All Rights Reserved © 2017 Studiocanal S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved.


Wplay.co Signs for Quickfire; Strategic Deal Sees Quickfire Enter Colombian Market


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Colombian-licensee Wplay.co has signed a deal for Quickfire, powered by Microgaming.

In 2016, Colombia introduced new online gambling regulations. Subsequently, the gaming regulator, Coljuegos, awarded the first online gaming license to Aquila Global Group in 2017. The Medellin-based company will operate in the Colombian market under the Wplay.co brand, with the goal of signing up 1 million customers in the next three years.

Intent on providing the very best content to their Colombian players, Wplay.co will be taking a range of Microgaming’s award-winning games live through the Quickfire platform, including roulette and slots. Wplay.co believe Microgaming create the most popular and entertaining games, with the most impressive content loading times.

Although Wplay.co is established to work in the Colombian market, its aspirations for the future are to reach different countries around the world.

“Our motto is: simplicity, speed and permanent innovation. A motto that is linked to the work that has been done by Microgaming for more than two decades.” Julio César Tamayo, General Manager at Wplay.co

“Signing Wplay.co is a significant step for Quickfire as we look to make an impact in the Latin American market. As the first operator to be granted a gaming license in Colombia, our games will be some of the first to go live in the market, which is undoubtedly a strategic advantage. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Wplay.co as we both aim to expand our presence in the region.”  Andrew Clucas, Director of Quickfire at Microgaming

Microgaming games will go live on Wplay.co in the coming months.

Microgaming in Bingo Software Deal with Marathonbet


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed an agreement to be the exclusive software supplier of Bingo to Marathonbet.

Marathonbet’s loyal customers will now be able to enjoy an extensive Bingo offering – marking another big expansion of its online gaming collection.

Through a new deal with Microgaming, Marathonbet will benefit from a range of bingo variants, over 400 Casino in Bingo side games, access to the industry’s largest progressive jackpot network, and a back office suite designed to ensure players have the best possible experience.

“We’re thrilled to be launching a comprehensive Bingo selection for our customers to enjoy. We’ll be offering our dedicated customers two classic variants of 90 and 75 ball games – plus access to a host of progressive jackpot titles with huge prizes. Our Bingo launch marks another step forward in our strategy to increase both brand awareness and footprint in the UK marketplace.” Dave Mills, Marathonbet Gaming Manager

“Marathonbet have always been an important Quickfire customer. We’re thrilled to be welcoming them to the Microgaming Bingo Network, supporting them in their launch of bingo, and adding a strong brand to our growing customer base.” Jean-Luc Ferriere, Director of Network Games at Microgaming
Marathonbet Bingo is now available for UK customers.

New Multi-Ways Monster Wheels Slot from Microgaming


MicrogamingYou are always going to find new slot machines going live at online an mobile casino sites that offer the range of Microgaming designed games, however launching soon will be one of their most unique slots, that being the Monster Wheels slot game.

What this slot is going to be offering players is one of two quite different playing structures, and as such you are going to be able to pick just how many ways to win you have in play on any spins you play off.

You can opt to have a 128 ways to win playing structure in play, or if you want something of an increased chance of spinning in multiple winning combinations then you should opt for the 288 ways to win playing structure and format instead.

You will be required however to wager a set number of coins per spin no matter which of those to playing structure you choose to activate, but as soon as you get at the very least the minimum required number of matching reel symbols spinning in on the first few reels from left to right you are guaranteed to have them in a winning combination!

This new Monster Wheels slot game does make a nice change from the usual 243 ways to win slots and if you are actively seeking out brand new and fun to play slots then it is a slot worth tracking down and playing.

It is always going to be the win potential and the excitement factor you will get out of any slot playing session you have that can be achieved via the bonus games on offer on any slots, and the bonus game you will trigger when playing the new Microgaming Monster Wheels slot game is certainly going to be exciting.

The bonus game is a set of free spins, however before you play them off you have to decide just what type of variance you want to have in play for the duration of the free spins game, which by the way is triggered by you spinning in three or more scatter symbols.

The way in which you can choose the variance of that free spins bonus game feature is by selecting one of three different options.

You can choose to have a very low variance type of playing structure and format which you will achieve when you select 12 free spins on which x2 multipliers are in play. If you want a medium level of risk in play on your free spins bonus game then choose the 6 free spins on which x4 multipliers will be in play.

However if you want to throw caution to the win and try and secure a massive valued winning payout via the free spins bonus game then you will be best advised to select the 3 free spins options, of that bonus game feature will have multiplier values in play worth a huge x8, so there is a chance of your winning very big indeed off that set of free spins!


MPN Will Crown the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe this September


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – The MPN announces the third annual Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP III), boasting €750,000 guaranteed across 59 tournament events this September, with a trophy and €5,000 cash prize awaiting the player crowned The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe.

A €10,000 leaderboard will track player progress throughout the Universal Championship of Poker series. The winning player will take home €5,000 in cash and the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe trophy.

In addition to the Greatest Poker Player in the Universe leaderboard, UCOP III will see the addition of a €5,000 Great Players Leaderboard. This leaderboard rewards players who ‘live and breathe’ poker, contribute to the game, and grow it for others. Points are awarded to players who stream their play during the series on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live, with additional points going to those players who have the most interesting stream each day.

“The Universal Championship of Poker is back bigger and better again this year. We’ve grown the guarantees from €250,000 in 2015, to €500,000 last year and now €750,000 for the 2017 instalment! We’re also thrilled to welcome Adjarabet players to the UCOP for the first time, and excited to see how this influences both the live streams, and of course the prizepools.” Alex Scott, Head of Product (Network Games) at Microgaming


Mercury Poker Live on MPN’s Indian Poker Network


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming and the MPN have welcomed Mercury Poker to its Indian Poker Network.

Set up by a group of poker enthusiasts, Mercury Poker has been designed to tick all the boxes for poker players. The operator encourages player suggestions and ideas to improve and innovate its poker offering. To achieve its mission, Mercury Poker has teamed up with Microgaming and is now live on their Indian Poker Network.

“We are excited to get this opportunity to work with Microgaming, a leader in online gaming software, and be a part of their Indian Poker Network. When joining forces, it is important that both companies share the same business values and vision as well as love for the game, and we believe we have this in the MPN team.”  Pranav Bathija, Director of Mercury Gaming Solutions Pvt Ltd

MPN India, established in 2015, is a ring-fenced poker network dedicated to the Indian market and operating exclusively in Indian Rupees.

“We now have three operators residing on the Indian Poker Network and we are delighted with how the network is growing. It’s great to be working with an operator that puts the player at the heart of their offering and we believe the Indian Poker Network can support their mission to become a thrilling platform.”  Jean-Luc Ferriere, Director of Network Games at Microgaming

Poker Nation and Khelplay.com also reside on the Indian Poker Network. All sites on the network have download, instant play and mobile poker clients.


New Gnome Wood Slot Coming To Microgaming Casinos


MicrogamingRabCat is launching the new Gnome Wood slot on the Quickfire and Microgaming platforms so players on Microgaming Casinos can enjoy this new reel spinner from the end of August.

The 31st of August can’t come soon enough for Microgaming slots fans as Rabcat gets set to release their latest slot. The new Gnome Wood slot will be available on all casinos. It is a magical themed, 5 reel, 25 payline, video slot with plenty of great bonus features. The slot takes players on a journey through a magical forest and bonus features include free spins, wilds, and more.

As you spin the reels you’ll find magical items that you can use while you hunt for treasures including hidden runes. The maximum jackpot up for grabs is 250,000 coins. Wild multipliers and free spins lead to big wins and if you land the bonus feature you could win even more. You play as the goblin Thorag Greenleaf who lives beneath a mushroom. The graphics are amazing and when wild symbols appear on the reels they wander across them with a free re-spin for every move. Once the wild reaches the end of the reels it drops off and normal gameplay resumes. The wandering wilds also come with multipliers too. If you get 3 scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 you trigger the free spins round which will get your 10 free spins. If the new Gnome Wood sounds like fun to you, make sure you have an account at one of the many Microgaming casinos and be ready when August 31st comes round.

Jackpot City Casino Bonus Up To $1600 Free

Jackpot City is one of the many Microgaming casinos that will offer the new Gnome Wood slot and it is our recommended choice for Canadian players. When you sign up as a new player you can claim the Jackpot City casino bonus which is worth up to $1600 free spread out over your first four deposits. This is 4 x 100% match bonuses up to $400 each. That’s not all, there are plenty of great promotional offers to keep you returning too. There are daily, weekly, and monthly promos filled with rewards ranging from cash, casino credits, free spins, 5-star cruises and so much more. There is also a loyalty program where you earn points for all the bets you make and you can turn these points into real cash too.

VIP players are also welcome and the five-star rewards program offers even more free spins, no deposit bonus deals, deposit offers, and exclusive promotions too. There are hundreds of great titles to play and with new games being added all the time, there has never been a better time to sign up for an account. Check them out today and be ready to play the new Gnome Wood slot when it launches.


Microgaming to Release 108 Heroes Multiplier Fortune Soon


MicrogamingOne of the best developers in the gaming industry, Microgaming, announced the release of the new game titled 108 Heroes Multiplier Fortune.

108 Heroes Multiplier Fortune slot game from Microgaming will be released this month and will be available in all casinos that use Microgaming’s top-notch gaming software. New slot is using best of breed HTML5 technology, which means players will have a chance to enjoy it on mobile devices like tablets and smarphones as well.

108 Heroes Multiplier Fortuneis equipped with 3 reels and it provides loads of action thanks to its theme. Players may expect such engaging extra features like Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers and more.

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming:

“Players are in for epic adventures with our new game additions this September. We have 108 Heroes Multiplier Fortune which follows on from its predecessor, combining player-favourite graphics from 108 Heroes with the mechanics of Mega Money Multiplier to give players non-stop action and exciting rewards!”


400 Cross the Finish Line at This Year’s Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay


MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – The Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon kicked off on Sunday 13 August, with a total of 400 runners crossing the finish line.

The event was organised by the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes’ Club, and took place in the North of the island challenging runners under the hot conditions on the picturesque course, which began at Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey and finished at Ballacloan Stadium.

The marathon course which has been rated as one of the Top 10 running events in the UK attracted runners from across the globe this year, including participants from India and Canada.

One of the highlights at this year’s event was PC Darran Loader, who accomplished the 26.2-mile event to complete his eighth marathon-distance run in eight days in aid of charity.

Former pro cyclist Christian Varley took first place in the men’s marathon with a time of 2:43:58, whilst the women’s marathon was won by Sophie Cullen of St Theresa’s Athletic Club, who finished the course in 3:39:33. The half marathon event was won by Jack Okell of Manx Harriers (1:16:07) and Sarah Louise Cumber of Halifax Harriers AC (1:25:18).

New to the event this year was the 4 leg marathon relay which was won by KUTA Fitness, a team consisting of Andrew Nash, Rob Brockbanks, Ryan Downey and Roger Davies, finishing with a time of 2:53:34.

“It’s been another successful year for the event, which has been made possible by the dedication and hard work of a small band of people who work throughout the year to bring it all together on the day. As a club we are grateful for all the support given to us by Microgaming and their team.” Terry Bates, Chairman of the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes’ Club

Sponsored by Microgaming, the event was also supported by a team of PlayItForward staff volunteers who assisted with the set-up, awarded medals and gave out goody bags to runners at the finish line.

“It was a privilege to be part of such a fantastic event and it was even more rewarding to be able to assist the runners and be at the heart of the celebrations as they crossed the finish line. The event organisers did a great job and volunteering alongside my Microgaming family made my first experience as a staff volunteer even more special.” Jeriel Bacani, Microgaming PlayItForward Staff Volunteer 

The Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon kick started this year’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ series which consists of six different races in six days on the island.


Castle Builder II is Now Live at Top Microgaming Casinos !


MicrogamingOne of the most anticipated new online slots by Microgaming is finally live and available at top online casinos!

Castle Builder II is set to take the casino industry by storm with its unique combination of strategy and slot elements. Fun, bustling, and rewarding, this casino game is guaranteed to appeal to gamers with a love for slots.
Sequel to the popular Castle Builder slot, this new addition to the Microgaming catalogue is jam-packed with amazing features.

“We have had great success with Castle Builder, launching the game to over 80 operators worldwide. The second instalment provides extended gameplay and high replay value by way of more kingdoms, more levels, and more achievements,” said Thomas Schleischitz, CEO of Rabcat, the brains behind this new Microgaming slot.

“By embracing the concept of unlocking content and continuous progression, the game encourages players to come back for more.”

Big Castle Builder II Features

Schleischitz is right. The huge number of features that awaits punters on this slot will definitely have you flocking back to your favourite Microgaming casino.

The premise of the game is this: You’re a castle builder travelling throughout the kingdom in order to build castles for beautiful princess.

You must start the game by selecting one of three avatars that each come with their own perks (or lack thereof). You’ll start your journey in one of the towns where a piece of ground needs to filled with a castle.

As you spin the reels of the 15 payline slot, you’ll fill the pallets with building materials found on the game screen. The more wins you land using the building material symbols, the quicker you’ll build the castle. Keep your eye on the castle bar at the top of the screen. Once it’s full, you’ll have completed your current round.

Next up is the royal wedding! During your building spins, admirers of your work (and the beautiful princess you’re building for) will appear. Once the castle is complete, take your pick of the admirers, and they will marry the princess! Each of the admirers has their own cash reward so choose wisely.

Once you’ve completed one castle, move on to the next, unlock new regions, and fill the world with wonderful creations!

Symbols and Soundtrack

The beautifully animated graphics of this slot are utterly perfect. They fit the theme perfectly and you’ll have to stop and wonder whether you’re playing an online slot or if you’re in the middle of a Disney movie.

Symbols on the reels include building materials such as wood, stone, and brick. You’ll also find your chosen avatar as the Wild, a royal chest, a ring, a crown, and gold bars.

Upbeat and exciting, the soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment to what is certainly bound to be your new favourite online slot.

Don’t miss this new release at top Microgaming casinos today!