October 7, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, continues to focus on adding regular bingo content with the launch of three new Bingo Side Games to its network. A winning combination of hobbits and creatures from the African jungle provides players on its operator platforms with an exciting and new gaming experience.

Neill Whyte, Head of Bingo at Microgaming said: “October’s new Bingo Side Games see some of Microgaming’s most popular brands come to the platform as Mini Games, as well as the introduction of the iconic branded game The Lord of The RingsTM, which has proved to be very popular with all player groups. Side Games provide a vital component in enhancing the Bingo playing community’s gaming experience and we are constantly working towards providing players with enticing new player experiences. Enticement and retention are key for operators and these latest games from Microgaming, which use innovative technology, will mean we can offer players the very best in all round bingo action.”

The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the RingTM is a five reel, 243 Ways video slot, which includes stacked wilds. Operators can provide users with increased gaming experience that includes Microgaming’s latest Cinematic SpinsTM technology, allowing gamers to see clips from the films with every spin. This innovative slot also offers a special Eye of Sauron symbol, which if landed on reel three will expand to cover the entire reel making it a Wild.

Following the hugely successful series already available, Microgaming brings Thunderstruck Mini Game, a new five reel video slot game to its operators. Setting a new standard in online gaming entertainment a flash movie intro has been specifically designed for this game, providing a great marketing tool to generate and player excitement and interest.

Bush Telegraph Mini Game offers 15 paylines via this five reel game. Based on the little creatures of the African Jungle, this game offers a Bonus Feature, a 10x free spin feature and a ‘gamble feature’. The beating Bongo Drums feature triggers pick X of Y bonus game, where players can win credit values from various African drums.  The game offers a max jackpot of 37,500 coins.

Visit Microgaming at EIG, Copenhagen 19th to 21st October 2010 on stand 244.

For further information or screen shots of the games please contact:
Duncan Skehens / Stuart Lerman
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828
DuncanS@lansons.com / stuartl@lansons.com

About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 500 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €275million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.  Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.

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