Microgaming Gives Back to the Community
September 25, 2015
Microgaming was the first online casino software provider, and it remains the best. But it is not just their software that is making people happy. Microgaming created a trust, back in 2002, named the Microgaming Hospital Trust. Its objective was to provide funding for Isle of Man's Noble's Hospital. In 2009, the trust's name was changed to the Microgaming Health and Care Trust. The trust aims to assist charities based on Isle of Mann, as well as health and social projects. Over AU$1.7 million has been donated by Microgaming so far, with no other monetary input from outside the trust.
Microgaming's latest good Samaritan work has taken the Trust into the world of breast cancer detection. The Microgaming Health and Care Trust donated £16 million in August this year to the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group, to purchase a breast coil for Noble's Hospital on the island. This piece of equipment scans the breast during MRI scans using a strong magnetic field. The great thing about a breast coil is the accuracy in which it will help detect subtle cancers at a much earlier time. This will help young women with a family history of breast cancer in beginning treatment before a cancer really takes hold. Isle of Man is a tiny island between England and Ireland, and patients used to have to travel to Liverpool in England to receive MRIs with the breast coil. Now, they can have their tests done 'at home'. This takes away from travel time and other stresses associated with an already stressful process. It also means that they can continue their treatment at the same facility. Expected to open in 2016, the new breast care unit at the hospital, equipped with the new coil, will be there for every woman on the island to make use of at some stage.
The breast coil donation was only part of what Microgaming Health and Care Trust does for the Isle of Man health community. In the 13 years since its establishment, the Microgaming Health and Care Trust has donated to a range of Manx causes, including the children's ward at the hospital and the purchase of defibrillators for every golf course on the island.
As if being the home of the Health and Care Trust wasn't enough, Microgaming takes its charitable work seriously in other areas as well. The company's Play it Forward initiative sponsors sporting events and clubs on the Isle of Man. These include the island's basketball team, the Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon, and the swimming association among others. Microgaming also gives bursaries to local students, to assist them in studying at particular UK universities. So next time you play your favourite Microgaming pokie, or place your bet at the blackjack table of your preferred Microgaming online casino, think of all the good that this world class casino software provider is doing behind the scenes.