Online gaming software supplier Microgaming has released a native mobile casino app on the Windows Phone Store, with Digimedia’s JackpotCity the first operator to launch the app.

The app has been developed for any device running on Windows Phone 8.0 or Windows Phone 8.1, and features over 35 Microgaming games, including online slots, progressives, table games and video poker.

John Quinn, head of casino at Microgaming, commented: “We follow mobile developments very closely and recent statistics show that the Windows Phone market share is increasing significantly across many European countries.”

The app will be regularly updated with new games and features to enhance its performance, the company added, and also to ensure compatibility with new Windows operating systems such as Windows 10.

The app is live with Microgaming-powered operator JackpotCity, and will be rolled out to additional operators in 2015.

“This app, created by Microgaming, is the perfect gaming stage for our players with Windows Phones,” said a spokerperson for JackpotCity Casino. “It is feature rich, with a plethora of Microgaming’s first-class games, whilst also being incredibly user-friendly and reliable. It offers a first-rate gaming experience.

“What’s more, apps such as these play an integral role in an online casino strategy, particularly in terms of retention and customer loyalty; it puts us in a great position to take full advantage of the thriving mobile gaming industry.”