Microgaming To Create First Ever Slot Tournament Millionaire


Microgaming to Create First Ever Slot Tournament Millionaire

1st July 2009

ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming, the world's largest provider of online gaming software, today announced the new 'Grand Slam of Slots' tournament which is set to create the first ever online slot tournament millionaire.

Over the summer months, players from participating Microgaming casinos will battle it out to secure a place in the final. The tournament winner will receive a record-breaking €1m and hundreds of other huge cash prizes will be up for grabs.

The final will run over a nine-day period from 5pm GMT on Thursday 22nd October until 10pm GMT on Monday 2nd November 2009. Players will be able to keep track of their progress via the tournament leader board and the top scoring player will win the life changing €1m first prize.

Microgaming's Casino Channel Lead, Mike Hebden says: "Microgaming is set to become part of online gaming history again, by creating the first ever online slot tournament millionaire. Approximately 9,000 players will take part in the final, all competing for a piece of the massive €1.3 million prize pool. This raises the bar and sets a new standard for online slot tournaments.

"As a market leader, it is our aim to present new and unique offerings, and the 'Grand Slam of Slots' is a testament to Microgaming's customer-centric approach."

The 'Grand Slam of Slots' satellite tournaments will be available through participating Microgaming Casinos from 1st July 2009 through to the final event in October.

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 powers 120 of the world's most profitable casino sites. The company's front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games - over 400 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming. The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network is the world's largest progressive and has paid out a record $280m, to over 7,200 lucky winners, creating over 14 millionaires.

Microgaming software powers one of the world's leading poker networks with over 40 card rooms, as well as market-leading Bingo software. 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. The company is also a co-founding member of the IGC, which aims to advance the common interest of the gaming industry.

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