November 25, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming (, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, adds four exciting new Side Games to its Bingo offering, demonstrating its commitment to providing the very best all-round content to its operators. This month’s games feature a double bill of glittering gems, magnificent sevens and a highly infectious new slot game with a medical theme.

Neill Whyte, Head of Bingo at Microgaming said: “These latest Side Games are further evidence of Microgaming’s continued commitment to offering the very best entertainment mix possible. With player enticement and retention paramount for our operators, Side Games are an increasingly important element of our Bingo offering and we are constantly striving to add top quality content. November’s Side Games provide a real sense of variety, with video slots, AWP style games and instant wins, which we’re sure players will respond very well to.”

REEL GEMS is the latest five-reel slot to join Microgaming’s portfolio of Bingo Side Games. The jewel-laden game features 243 Ways to Win and showcases Microgaming’s new re-spin feature. Reel Gems is focused on the glittering theme of precious gems and offers diverse winning opportunities through a mix of Wild, Scatter, Multiplier and retriggering Free Spins.

When 3, 4 or 5 Diamond Ring symbols appear on the reels it will activate 15 retriggering Free Spins, which triple all wins, with the opportunity of up to 120,000 coins on this feature alone. Rewards can be reaped by using the glistening Reel Gem logo as a substitute for other symbols, delivering up to 40,000 coins in return.

MAGNIFICENT 777’S is an AWP style game with three reels, holds and nudges. The game’s symbols are a mix of coloured seven’s and stars, and wins are awarded when three of a kind  symbols appear on the win-line. Red Sevens are worth up to 200 times the original bet, Blue Sevens are worth up to 10 times and any mix of Red and Blue Sevens are worth up to double the original bet.

When a coloured star appears on the middle reel’s win line, a random number of winning spins are awarded, with the value of each added to the balance at the end of each spin. A Bronze Star pays out lower end total, a Silver Star pays out middle range total wins, with an odd chance of paying a high total win and a Gold Stars pays out high end total wins. The reel band also has ‘dash’ symbols that do not produce a three of a kind win, but they will break up potential wins.

PHAROAH’S GEMS is the second game in November’s double bill of gem themed Side Games and takes the form of a three-in-one instant win card. Big prizes are the aim of the game and players have three chances to win in the pharaoh’s tomb, with the opportunity to take home up to 7500 times their original stake.

The game’s theme is the grandeur and opulence of Ancient Egypt, as players are challenged to search for the treasures of the pharaohs. With three games on offer, discovering a win in the treasure chest in game 1, matching a gem to the winning symbol in game 2, or revealing a prize from the Nefertiti statue in game 3, all lead the player to riches.

GERMINATOR is a highly infectious slot style game where a host of colourful germs act as the symbols. The aim is to match three or more similar germs in a horizontal or vertical line to win. When a row of germs are involved in a winning line they are “cured”, allowing the germs above to cascade down and fill the gap, offering players the chance of even more wins.

If three or more bonus pills appear on the grid at the end of the game, the Medi-Bonus will trigger, allowing players to remove an entire strain of germs from the screen. The maximum jackpot for a single winning line is 360 coins, but players can benefit from an infinite number of cascades, greatly increasing their win potential.

About Microgaming (
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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