The Isle of Man has been the home of Microgaming for well over a decade, and they have been growing for the nearly 20 years that they have been in operation. Along these lines, it's not all that surprising that they are needing to expand to even more office space soon. They're going to be doing so through the use of a skywalk that will connect the building they are currently in and the new building that will house some of their expanded offices.
The new building isn't expected to be ready until 2017, but the growth that's being anticipated between now and then for Microgaming will mean that the extra space will be more than welcomed by the time it's ready. The office space itself is built around taking care of their employees and providing a great place to work, and these are key ideas considering the fact that they have almost 200 employees on the Isle of Man. It's also important because they have to protect their top position in the online casino software industry.
This is pretty important for a few reasons. First, it shows that Microgaming is continuing to grow after such a long time in the industry. They have outlasted a majority of the software companies that were around since before the year 2000. Not only have they survived, but they have thrived, and they are frequently referred to as the top casino software developer running today. To have this level of dominance after offering the very first casino software in the mid-1990s is pretty incredible to say the least.
Second, it's very indicative of the fact that Microgaming is staying in the game and making the necessary adjustments to maintain their position in the face of the paradigm shifts that have been happening in the software sector of this industry. Other software companies like NetEnt and BetSoft have been nipping at their heels with higher quality games, and Microgaming has responded with some of their best work ever, which includes several high-quality games that have picked up numerous awards over the past 18 months. They obviously expect this trend to continue into 2017 with the new building's expected time of opening.