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Microgaming celebrates 20 years on the Isle of Man |

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Gaming software company Microgaming is celebrating 20 years in the Isle of Man this month.

The company has grown from just five employees at the start to more than 180 people.

And the Island team is now made up of industry professionals in a variety of functions.

To accommodate its expanding workforce and strengthen its commitment to the island, the company moved to purpose-built offices next to its old headquarters on Circular Road in 2017.

Microgaming Managing Director John Coleman said: “We have come a long way since our establishment here in 2001.” What started as a handful of people all these years ago has grown into a diverse, talented and passionate team, and I am proud of the success and growth we have achieved together.

“I am also proud of our collective commitment to support the island community and the fact that the local community has been so actively engaged in the various events that we support.”

Since arriving on the island in April 2001, the online gaming content provider has invested heavily in growing its talented workforce, into a new state-of-the-art head office and into the community.

The company said that over the past two decades Microgaming has placed great emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving something back to the island it calls home, contributing over 3, £ 5million to local community initiatives, including £ 875,000 for health projects.

In 2014, the company launched its global CSR program, Microgaming PlayItForward, which has since supported hundreds of worthy causes and events under the three pillars of People, Place and Planet.

A spokesperson said that Microgaming’s own employees run the PlayItForward program, from nominating supporting causes each month to active involvement, collectively giving more than 3,000 volunteer hours.

The long-running Microgaming sponsored events have been well supported and attended by the local community over the years, with the Microgaming Lighthouses Challenge and the Microgaming Douglas Soapbox Race respectively attracting hundreds of entries and spectators each year.

Microgaming PlayItForward has also helped fund the living costs of 24 gifted Isle of Man students attending university through its scholarship, with 10 young people currently receiving financial aid.

Designed to support the company’s environmental goals, the five-story office remains the only private space on the island with an “excellent” rating from BREEAM, the world’s leading method for assessing the sustainability of buildings.

Microgaming also achieved ISO 14001 environmental management system certification in 2020, further formalizing its commitment to sustainability.


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