Microgaming steal the limelight and are crowned Innovator of the Year 2016

Microgaming steal the limelight and are crowned Innovator of the Year 2016

February 6, 2016.

In a lavish event hosted at The Savoy Hotel in London, Microgaming are crowned Innovator of the Year 2016. The gaming company have been leaders in their field right from the get go and this is another great achievement to add to their already huge collection.

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Hundreds attended the International Gaming Awards 2106 but once again it was Microgaming who stole the limelight. The prestigious 9th annual awards ceremony proved to be the perfect curtain-raiser to ICE Totally Gaming 2016 for Microgaming, winning the coveted Innovator of the Year award.

Microgaming prove time and time again why they are the giants of the gaming world

It would be fair to say that Microgaming are no stranger to innovation. They created the world’s first online casino software back in 2004 along with the first online slot for a smartwatch 10 years later in 2014. And of course their most recent innovations include their virtual and augmented reality apps, Thunderstruck on Android Wear and an in-play sports betting prototype for Google Glass.

Heading for Success

Microgaming really set the bar with their award-winning VR Roulette which ultimately ensured their success at the ceremony which was held on Monday 1st February. It was developed for use with the Oculus Rift DK 2 headset and Leap Motion 3D Controller. They designed the VR Roulette to examine analogue interactions across both real and virtual environments. This allows the players hands movements to be tracked, projecting them in the world of 3D.

It was only last September that Microgaming were named ‘Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year’ at the Global Gaming Awards. Their prototype is currently being demoed in the Microgaming CRYO Lab at ExCel London over the three days of ICE 2016.

The CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever commented “What a fantastic start to ICE! And what a tremendous accolade for our Research and Development team. They are constantly thinking ahead and pushing the boundaries, and deserve praise for consistently producing pioneering solutions that are effectively shaping the future of online gaming. This award, the second of its kind in recent months, further cements our status as the creative force in our industry. It really is a fantastic achievement – well done to all involved!”

Well done to Microgaming for reaching yet another milestone in innovation. Why not take a few minutes to browse our list of Microgaming Casinos to see which ones take your fancy.