Microgaming to deploy Megaways ‘in a number of upcoming slots’


Microgaming has unveiled an agreement with online casino games studio Big Time Gaming that will see the software provider deploy the Megaways mechanic across a number of impending igaming releases.

Microgaming will work alongside its network of independent game studios to integrate Megaways into suitable new titles set for its platform. The first game to receive the Megaways treatment is Shamrock Holmes, which is earmarked for network-wide release in January 2021.

John Coleman, CEO at Microgaming, commented: “Megaways has had huge success and we’re excited to be integrating the mechanic into some of our future games. Big Time Gaming are proven innovators, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them and grow their presence on our platform.” 

BTG launched Megaways in 2016 with the goal of ramping up player engagement in slots through a dynamic, fast-paced gaming experience. The random reel modifier system enables any given spin to produce an ever-changing number of symbols across the reels, allowing players to experience a totally different game each time with hundreds of thousands of possible ways to win.

Nik Robinson, CEO at Big Time Gaming, added: “We’re on a mission to bring the Megaways revolution to a bigger audience, and they don’t come much bigger than Microgaming. 

“These guys were industry pioneers and today they remain one of the biggest forces in the gaming space. As ardent slots fans, we’re delighted to be contributing in a small way to the Microgaming story.”

This week, Microgaming has also voiced its support for Germany’s proposed online gaming regulations, and asserted commitment, “as a socially responsible business,” to providing players with a solution designed to prepare them for the new regime. 

Germany intends to implement an online slots licensing regime for commercial operators, introducing a raft of new measures designed to promote social responsibility and minimise gambling-related harm.

New directives include a five-second interval between reel spins, monthly deposit caps, and a maximum stake limit, while all online gaming products must be presented in the German language.