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Software Spotlight: Microgaming slot games

31 Oct | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Software Spotlight: Microgaming slot games

How much do you really know about Microgaming, one of the leading online casino software providers in the industry?

Who are Microgaming?

Microgaming lays claim to being the first “true online casino software provider”.

Going live in 1994, the company is behind some of the most recognisable online casino and slot games, but that’s not all it’s known for. During online poker’s infancy, Microgaming hosted one of the world’s most active networks.  

Alongside casino and poker, the company provides bingo, sports betting, live dealer and progressive jackpot products.

In fact, Microgaming holds the record for the most money paid out in progressive jackpots. Helping contribute to the £800 million+ given to players is Mega Moolah.

Regarded as gaming’s most lucrative slot, Mega Moolah and Betway entered the record books back in 2015 when Jon Heywood turned a £0.25 into more than £13 million.

Most Popular Microgaming Slot Games

Inside Betway Casino, you’ll find a host of Microgaming games. Although each one has its merits, the following six are among the most popular:

Mega Moolah:

  • Launch date: 2006
  • Slot features: Free spins, progressive jackpot mini-game
  • RTP: 88.12%
  • Paylines: 25

Of all the jackpot slots online, Mega Moolah is the most popular.

Aside from paying out record-breaking sums of money, you can play from at little as £0.25. Even at this level, the Mega Moolah jackpot wheel can still be activated because the bonus can be activated at random.

Beyond the three progressive jackpots, Mega Moolah features five reels, 25 paylines and an RTP of 88.12%. Finally, three or more scatters (red-haired money) will give you up to 15 free spins and a 3X multiplier.

Immortal Romance:

  • Launch date: 2011
  • Slot features: Four bonus rounds, including free spins and multipliers
  • RTP: 96.86%
  • Paylines: 243 ways to win

Despite being around since 2011, Immoral Romance remains popular with online casino players.

From a betting perspective, you only have two coins sizes (0.01 and 0.02) which helps to keeps things simple. Beyond that, there are five reels, 243 ways to win a jackpot worth 60,000 coins, all of which combine to create an RTP of 96.86%.

On top of these features, there are four interactive bonus rounds that help to give Immortal Romance a depth that some other slots lack.


  • Launch date: 2018
  • Slot features: Side-facing reels that boost your ways to win
  • RTP: 96.02%
  • Paylines: 1,125 ways to win

Released in September 2018, this video slot has a traditional format with a unique twist.

In terms of fundamentals, Sidewinder isn’t much different to any other five-reel spinner. However, the reason it stands out is the top and bottom reels.

Although they’re only activated when you roll in the necessary wilds, these special sections give you more ways to win. In fact, when one or both reels spin sideways, you’ll have up to 1,125 ways to make a winning combination.

Mermaids Millions:

  • Launch date: 2008
  • Slot features: Free spins and pick’em mystery bonus
  • RTP: 95.56%
  • Paylines: 15

This might be a Microgaming classic that looks slightly more retro than some of the latest releases, but it has the potential to be just as entertaining.

Firstly, you can play for just £0.01 per spin. For that price, you’ll get to spin five reels with a single payline and win prizes worth up to 2,500X your bet.

To squeeze a bit more out of this slot’s 95.56% RTP, you can activate as many as 15 paylines and play five coins per line. Doing this will give you more opportunities to not only win cash prizes but unlock one of the two bonus rounds.

Thunderstruck II:

  • Launch date: 2010
  • Slot features: Great Hall of Spins, free spins bonus
  • RTP: 96.65%
  • Paylines: 243 ways to win

The follow-up to the successful Thunderstruck, this game has an RTP of  96.65% and a top payout of 1,000X your line bet.

Like Immortal Romance, there are five reels and 243 ways to win, but the reason Thunderstruck II is described as a classic is its bonus rounds.

The main bonus is known as the Great Hall of Spins and has four tiers. Depending on how many times you enter the Great Hall, you’ll receive an increasing amount of free spins and multipliers.

Additionally, there’s a random bonus that can turn up to five reels wild. All of this is available when you bet at least £0.30.

Break Da Bank:

  • Launch date: 2014
  • Slot features: Wild symbol, three reels.
  • RTP: 95.43%
  • Paylines: 5

The final Microgaming slot that’s popular at Betway Casino is Break Da Bank.

Unlike the preious picks, this game features three reels and has a much more traditional style. Indeed, when you bet between £1 and £50, you’ll have five paylines to line up three matching symbols.

Although there is a wild symbol (the Break Da Bank logo), this game isn’t big on bonuses. However, Break Da Bank’s popularity is in its simplicity and the fact it has a 95.43% RTP.