Published by CasinoTopsOnline on February 22, 2016 IN Industry News

PKR and Microgaming team upIt could be said that the history of online gambling starts with Microgaming. As one of the largest and most popular software development companies in the world, Microgaming claims to have started the very first online casino in 1994. 

Since that humble and exciting beginning, more than 800 casino games have been created by the software developer. Their portfolio continues to grow each month as Microgaming keeps customers guessing what will be next with a brand new release.

PKR and Microgaming team up 

An Alderney based website in the UK, PKR, has recently teamed up with Microgaming in what looks to be an exciting development. PKR allows players the opportunity to play casino games such as poker in a virtual world using 3D graphics. The graphics used give players a character that interacts, has multiple expressions and even incorporates body language.

The recent agreement will see PKR joining the Microgaming Poker Network as well as using Microgaming games to relaunch the PKR brand. PKR will be the first company to join the MPN while still maintaining its own software thanks to the Babelfish API technology.

Chris Welch, PKR Chief Executive Officer commented on the partnership saying, “With our software and community allied to Microgaming’s advanced products, poker liquidity and proven track record, this is the perfect match. The newly created PKR Vegas - instant-play, HTML5 and Flash games available in browser – takes the UK operator in a bold new direction.”

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, also commented, “When we launched Babelfish in 2014 we felt it was something special; we’re now seeing the fruits of our labour with PKR able to join the growing MPN whilst retaining its unique software.”