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Head to Head: Microgaming vs Playtech

Head to Head: Microgaming vs Playtech

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September 27, 2017
There are many excellent software providers, none more so than Microgaming and Playtech. Over the past decade, both have been responsible for some of the very best video slots, and both have recently expanded their operations and introduced great new innovations which have significantly boosted the online gaming industry.


Microgaming Software Systems boldly claims to have opened the very first online casino, back in 1994. Ever since the software giant has been consistently producing top-notch video slots and online casino table games. Megah Moolah is possibly its most famous game, the progressive jackpot slot holds the world record for the highest ever jackpot awarded, namely £13,209,300.

In recent years, Microgaming has expanded slightly. It opened its own online poker network, known as Microgaming Poker Network (the MPN), which hosts annual tournaments which are live-streamed across the globe. The company is now focused on introducing cutting-edge technology into online gaming. It has already launched a virtual reality roulette game, and hopefully, more VR games are on the way.

Microgaming online slots are renowned for their cinematic character, huge jackpots, and enhanced auto-play options.


Playtech is Arguably the biggest gaming provider in the world. It has been one of the leading companies since the early 2000s, and its customers include William Hill, Ladbrokes, and Bet365. Playtech is well known for its enormous video slot library, which caters to all different types of players. It’s perhaps best known for its DC comic themed slots series, which has quickly become one of the most popular series in the market.

The company is rapidly expanding, and just last year it acquired Quickspin, the Swedish gaming developer. Playtech also runs virtual poker and online bingo platforms, and it powers many of the top online casinos.


There’s really very little to call between these two. Our only advice is to check out both of their video slot libraries, choose your favourite, and start playing. Over time, you will discover for yourself which provider creates the games which most appeal to you.