The birth of the online casino industry
But it was from humble beginnings that an online gaming empire grew. Terry (as he prefers to be known) started out in the software development industry as the only creative, alongside the very birth of the internet in the early 90s. With no idea of the extent of the impact the internet would have on the world, let alone the gaming industry, Terry, along with three of his fellow Durban-based ‘techno-geeks’, started to develop an online casino platform, and it was with astonishment that they watched the traffic skyrocket upon taking it live. In true start-up style, Derivco
was founded on an exhilarating fervour of long hours, terrifying uncertainty and the sheer joy of creating a thrilling new entertainment sector the world hadn’t seen before, and is now one of Microgaming’s
biggest and most important suppliers.