The company is going to launch its own live casino in 2022. After Evolution Gaming acquired NetEnt, the number of live suppliers has been significantly reduced. Microgaming decides to jump into this gap and develop its own live casino.
From the first quarter of 2022 the live games should go online. From this moment on you will see them in all online casinos where Microgaming is present. These are quite a few online casinos where you will soon find the live games.
Microgaming has taken over old staff of NetEnt
At the end of December it was announced that Evolution Gaming was definitively taking over NetEnt. With this step, all live casino games of NetEnt were immediately closed. The employees of NetEnt were put on the street because of this.
Microgaming decided to lend a helping hand and hire these people. But now there appears to be an underlying plan. The company wants to start its own live casino. With the people of NetEnt they immediately get a lot of knowledge about live games.
Cooperation with On Air Entertainment
The acquisition of former NetEnt staff is only the first step. In January it was already known that Microgaming had entered into a partnership with One Air Entertainment. They specialize in the technology involved in a live casino.
Because Microgaming now has sufficient knowledge in house they can start setting up their live games. On Air Entertainment is headquartered in Malta and owns several live casino studios. The studios are located in Latvia and Estonia.
It seems that from Latvia and Estonia, On Air Entertainment’s live casino games will soon be streamed. In the coming year Microgaming will be working hard behind the scenes to develop its own live casino games.
Microgaming sees great potential in live casino
It’s not surprising that Microgaming is taking the plunge into the live casino space. For years, the company has been one of the market leaders in the online casino world. But a nice selection with table games or live casino games was missing until now.
Microgaming also indicates that there is a lot of potential in the live casino. More and more players are consciously choosing to play live. Together with On Air Entertainment, they hope to establish a nice portfolio.
Microgaming can’t wait to see what the future may bring. They really hope to compete with Evolution Gaming. This will of course be a challenge because the company has been steving the market for years. Especially after the acquisition of NetEnt in 2020.
Microgaming is for now mainly known for its jackpot games
If Microgaming is known for anything, it is of course the jackpot games. Mega Moolah and the Wowpot jackpot all come from this company. The portfolio consists of over 800 different games in total.
Microgaming does not make most of the games itself, by the way. They are mainly a kind of publisher that assigns the games to the various online casinos. For example, the company has a partnership with Neon Valley Studios and Gamburger. These small studios get a platform to launch their games thanks to Microgaming.