The Microgaming Network is a relatively small group of sites, but there are some pretty big names in this exclusive little club, including 32 Red, Betway and Dream. All their sites are covered by the UK Gambling Commission, so they can be regarded as safe to play in the United Kingdom.
Microgaming are basically a software design company, with a focus on designing platforms for online casino sites. Their speciality has always been casino games, especially poker. They were one of the first in the business, opening their first online casino in 1994, right in the very early days of the internet. Bingo was really developed as a side line, but what a side line it has become. From those small beginnings, it has grown into a well-respected network, with some household names in their stable. Microgaming sites are really well-designed, with very colourful graphics and a contemporary look. They really do offer something a bit different, with a bit of pizzazz about them. Having fewer members means that top prizes and jackpots are sometimes not at the level of some of their ginormous competitors, but they remain very attractive, and because there are fewer players than on the dinosaurs, you may have a bit more of a chance of winning one! The bingo on offer is the traditionally popular versions of the game – 90 and 75 ball “American” bingo. It all runs very smoothly and it’s easy to find your way around. Plenty of alternative games are always on offer. There’s slot and scratch card options, but with the designers’ background it’s the casino style games on these sites that really stand out. So if you do find that you want more than just bingo, this network is a good place to be.
Making a payment is simple on the Microgaming network, because there is such a wide range of ways to pay. Aside from the usual Visa / MasterCard credit and debit options, there are a variety of e-payment methods available, including probably the most popular choice of PayPal. Wagering Requirements can vary, but are usually in the range of five to ten times your bonus amount. This means that if you were to receive a bonus of £20, you would need to spend £100 – £200 in real funds before you can withdraw any winnings without penalty. Always check the individual site’s Terms & Conditions (or Busy Bee’s reviews) for precise details.
Choosing the right network for you can be tricky. Many people prefer the familiarity and security of playing on the big name networks. The potential prizes and jackpots offered can be amazing because there are so many players on the network at any one time. But you also have to consider a) how many people actually win those promised fortunes? And b) if there are so many other players, YOU have more competition! So a smaller but really professional and reliable network like Microgaming can be the smart choice. OK, they might not be offering you a million pounds, but what they do provide is good, reliable, traditional bingo on well-run and popular sites with a realistic chance of winning a decent prize.