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Online gambling only sprang into existence in 1994, which is the year that Microgaming was founded. This company has been at the forefront of online gaming software developer and since the very beginning of the online casino boom, and remains on the cutting edge today.
During the early days of the online gambling phenomena, most of the emphasis was on more traditional casino games such as video slots, roulette, and other games of chance. But even back then, there was a growing interest in poker.
This interest exploded when in 2003 a young man by the name of Chris Moneymaker (his actual name, not a pseudonym) won the World Series Of Poker main event. His only prior experience of poker playing had been through online casinos.
This was the catalyst which caused online poker playing to explode into the mainstream, with literally millions of players around the world flocking to online poker sites, whether for fun or with serious intent to win. Poker became so popular that when the James Bond film, “Casino Royale,” was released, the pivotal scenes between Bond and the villain Le Chifre were changed from an epic game of Baccarat to an epic game of Texas Hold’em poker.
Microgaming recognised the growing trend early on and launched a poker network called Prima Poker. Online casino licensees could join the network, offering their players with the ability to play poker against members of other websites in the network. The network poker concept ensures that there are always a large number of other players available to play with, and that the potential prize money for the tournaments is extremely large.
Microgaming later dropped the Prima Poker name, and simply re-branded their network “Microgaming Poker”, splitting it off into a subsidiary of the main company. The network offers some the most popular forms of online poker being played today. These include the ever popular Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 7 card stud, 5 card stud, Omaha Hi Lo, and 5 card draw.