Microgaming slot games are always great fun to play, and have a history of being very rewarding too. Its progressive jackpot network is especially renowned for this, having paid out more that €716 million to date. Now one of its most regularly paying games, the progressive jackpot Mega Moolah, has outdone itself.
Records were smashed on 25 April 2017 when a player, who remains anonymous, won €8,012,153.35 in the mobile version of the very popular Mega Moolah game. The previous highest payout was €7,968,311.26, in August 2016, and what makes this latest windfall even more astounding is that a €6.6 million jackpot was paid out by the same game in March 2017. In other words, the jackpot jumped from €4.3 million to almost €8 million between 21 March and 25 April – little more than a month!
David Reynolds, Microgaming’s game publisher, has described the exponential climb as incredible, and said that seeing the mobile jackpot record be beaten is fantastic. He went on to extend Microgaming’s congratulations to the player. Marlon Van Der Goes, the chief commercial officer at Tipico, the casino where the jackpot was won, said the win was a great success story and that the casino was delighted one of their players had broken the winning record and walked away with such a payout.
How Mega Moolah Works
Mega Moolah is a safari-themed video slot game that perfectly shows off Microgaming’s trademark attention to detail and high quality. All symbols are related to the central idea, and the quirky illustrations and music help to keep the game light-hearted and entertaining. There are some great special features, and Mega Moolah is very rewarding even without the progressive jackpot. Of course, the fact that the possibility of the progressive jackpot is always there makes everything better.
Like all progressive jackpot games, Mega Moolah accumulates its incredible jackpot by taking a portion of bets that are placed by all players on the progressive jackpot network – in the case of Microgaming, a network that stretches around the world. This means that the amounts up for grabs with Mega Moolah are far greater than anything a standalone game could offer; in fact the minimum payout is 1 million of whatever the local currency is.
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is triggered randomly, and players are then taken to a new screen to play a side game. This involves spinning a bonus wheel to determine if the mini, minor, major or mega progressive jackpot will be awarded. That’s just what happened with the lucky player, when he landed on the mega bonus.
The game can trigger progressive jackpots with bets of any size; in the case of the most recent winner, he had put down just €6.25. As always with Microgaming’s progressive jackpots the cash will be paid in a single, awe-inspiring lump sum, rather than in annuities. Not a bad return for such a tiny investment!
Sign of the Mobile Times
The last 3 winners of the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot have all been playing from their mobile devices, which many industry insiders are saying is a good reflection of where digital gambling is going. The mobile industry has developed faster than the online industry, and the quality of the games on handsets is now equal to what is seen on desktops.
With the added convenience that mobile play brings, it’s not surprising that more and more players are turning to this platform to make sure they get in all their game action without missing a beta of their daily lives. It may be only a matter of time before the record for the biggest Mega Moolah payout of all, currently £13.2 million won by Jonathan Heywood in 2015, is surpassed by a mobile win.
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