Microgaming has reached yet another milestone in its illustrious career. The service provider is commemorating 20 years of operation on the Isle of Man.
Since its arrival on the island in April 2001, the company has invested in expanding its gaming portfolio and hiring new employees. The business has also worked to improve its corporate social responsibility by donating over £3.5 million to local programmes, including £875,000 going to healthcare projects.
Microgaming’s CSR initiative, PlayItForward, was launched in 2014 and has since helped a range of worthwhile causes and activities focused on the following priorities: People, Location, and Planet. The team is also committed to charitable causes, having volunteered for more than 3,000 hours.
The Douglas-based company is also known for supporting long-running activities that have drawn large crowds over the years. The Microgaming Lighthouses Challenge and the Microgaming Douglas Soapbox Race, both of which draw hundreds of spectators each year, are part of it.
The Microgaming PlayItForward programme supported 24 gifted Isle of Man students with a bursary to cover their living expenses. It currently offers substantial financial assistance to ten young people.
The Microgaming team on the Isle of Man currently numbers over 180 people who work on a variety of projects. The business has relocated to new offices and has increased its workforce. Its offices are housed in an environmentally friendly structure that meets stringent requirements and has a high BREEAM rating.
Microgaming earned ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management scheme in 2020, demonstrating its contribution to sustainability.
Microgaming CEO John Coleman commented on the new achievement: “We’ve come a long way since putting down roots here in 2001. What began as a handful of people all those years ago has flourished into a diverse, talented and passionate team, and I’m proud of the success and growth we have achieved together.”
He added: “I’m also proud of our collective commitment to supporting the island’s community, and that the local community has engaged so actively with the various events we support.”