Online Gambling History: 10 Year Anniversary

Published June 7, 2008 by OCR Editor

Online Gambling History: 10 Year Anniversary

The online casino industry has celebrated a historical date, as this week 10 years ago Microgaming and Intertops joined in partnership.

The online casino industry dates back to the mid 1990's, when gambling sites first surfaced on the web. This week we had reason to look back at those days long gone, and notice some interesting trends.

Happy 10th birthday
Online casino software provider Microgaming and online casino site Intertops have celebrated 10 years of partnership this year.

The anniversary was not kept to the companies' owners alone. Rather it was shared with two fortunate players who were flown around the world to the various casino capitals - Las Vegas and Monte Carlo - all expenses paid.

Deja vu all over again
The 2008 birthday party shows a lot has changed in the business, and yet not much has changed after all. Or to quote Yogi Berra, it is "deja vu all over again."

"Back in 1998, when we were preparing to launch one of the world's very first online casinos, Microgaming was about the only game in town," said Michl Posch of Intertops.

A look around, 10 years later, shows that Microgaming has kept its top standing in the industry. Today Microgaming provides over 300 casino games in various formats - downloadable, Flash and mobile - to Intertops and other casinos.

Addressing the anniversary, Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming said: "We are extremely proud of our relationship with Intertops.com."

Party goes on
The anniversary celebration is not a one day event, however. The two gaming industry pioneers promise a series of promotions throughout 2008.

See also

Casino Promotions and Gambling Trends

UK Gambling Commission Focuses Even More on Money Laundering Prevention


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