Microgaming – Online Bingo Software Provider
Microgaming have been in the game for a while starting off with the release of casino software in the late nineties, and have since brought their knowledge and experience to the world of online bingo. It’s fair to say that their expertise remains the casino side of things, as their online bingo software is fraught with issues that show their lack of understanding of the traditional bingo game.
The software itself is colourful and competent. However, the way the bingo games are set up leaves a lot to be desired. It’s fine if you like the American version of the game – 75 ball bingo as ticket sales and display are guided by that version of the game. If like us though, you’re looking for an authentic 90 ball game, you won’t find it here. Ticket sales and display run on the same formula as the 75 ball game, even to the extent that if you buy tickets, the numbers available per game are not compatible with the normal 90 ball multiples of 6.
Being a Mac user, I’ve also had issues trying to access the side games – despite being on Firefox, whenever I fire up a side game I get the message I need to be using either IE or Firefox. Microgaming has an excellent reputation for its slots, but as of yet I’ve not been able to try them out via their bingo sites.
Banking is also very confusing – you click on the banking option, then click on the payment option you’d like to deposit with, but that just gives you info on how to deposit. It took me a while to work out how, as the instructions given weren’t particularly good. That said, Microgaming offer one of the widest range of deposit methods I’ve seen at a bingo site.
On the plus side, the chat and pre-buy all works well, and you don’t have to download any software as it’s a flash game. With a bit of work the platform could be essential to UK bingo players, but until they fix some of the issues, it will remain an also-ran. They scored a major hit when Jackpot City Bingo moved to them in 2009, but they will need a few more big brands before they make any sort of real penetration into the space.
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Microgaming Online Bingo Software Features
There are many features of their software which include:
- You do not have to download any software onto your PC before you can play.
- Pre-buy facility available – you can select how many tickets to buy, what priced tickets to buy tickets for and for how many games.
- You don’t have to worry about missing a claim as the bingo claims are all automatic.
- You can also choose to switch off the background sounds and callers voice if you don’t want to listen to them.
- Selection of side games including slots and instant wins.