Microgaming’s mega moolah breaks world record! £13.2 million won by a UK Betway player

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Sunday 11 October 2015 10:06 am

Microgaming announces a record-breaking jackpot win on its millionaire-maker slot, Mega Moolah.

Known for its massive pay-outs, and life-changing wins, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has created another instant millionaire, but this time it’s larger than ever before.

On October 7th 2015, just after midnight, UK Betway player Jonathon Heywood hit the mega jackpot, winning £13,213,838.68. Using the exchange rate on the day of the win, this is the equivalent of €17,879,645.12*, making it the largest ever online slot win. As with all Microgaming’s progressive jackpot wins, the astonishing amount will be paid out to the player in a lump sum.

Jonathon, a 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire, couldn’t believe his luck when the life-changing figure splashed up on his screen. But he still managed to make it in to work just hours later!

The lucky winner, Jonathon Heywood, commented: "It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account".

Betway’s spokesman, Alan Alger, added: "We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win".

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented: "We have the longest-standing progressive jackpot network, having launched the first internet progressive jackpot in 1998, as well as the biggest, having paid out over half a billion euros to date. Our progressive jackpot network has set many records since its inception, but I’m absolutely overjoyed to say that our software has generated the world’s largest ever online jackpot win. Many congratulations to Jonathon on this life-changing and historic win!"

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Microgaming’s Biggest Ever Mobile Win – €5,375,695.08 – From a Single Spin!

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Wednesday 15 April 2015 1:12 pm

Microgaming confirms its Mega Moolah progressive slot has been hit at a mountainous €5,375,695.08!

The life-changing jackpot was won on 9th April 2015 by Royal Vegas player, Mark A, spinning on his mobile phone. The player will take home a total of €5,375,695.08, receiving a single cash payout in full rather than an annuity, so Mark A has become an instant millionaire.

John Quinn, Head of Casino at Microgaming, comments: "We’ve been watching the progressive ticker grow substantially over the last few weeks; anticipation was building as to when it was going to strike! Once again the jackpot was hit via a mobile device; it really is a sign of today’s industry and how prevalent mobile is! Congratulations to Mark A on becoming one of the biggest jackpot winners in Microgaming’s history."

Spokesperson for Royal Vegas, adds: "Mark A had only been a player with us for 7 days; I don’t think you could ask for a better start to playing at Royal Vegas! One of our senior VIP executive hosts had the pleasure of phoning Mark to confirm the win and to congratulate him; to say he was elated is an understatement. Everyone here at Royal Vegas would like to congratulate Mark on this mammoth and historic win."

Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network is the largest in the industry; to date it has paid out over €487 million.

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Online Slot Game Hall of Gods Pays Out 6.7 Million Euros

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Thursday 25 April 2013 10:45 am

Hall of Gods™, the popular online slot game from Net Entertainment, on April 20 paid out yet another life-changing online jackpot, the fourth million euro win in recent years for Hall of Gods™. This time the jackpot amounted to 6.7 MEUR and the lucky Swedish winner, a man in his sixties from the town of Norrköping, staked 2 EUR in the game Hall Of Gods™ at the Malta-based operator Betsson.

This Betsson-jackpot is the third biggest in their history, one being the 2011 Guinness World Record Jackpot of 11.7 MEUR from Net Entertainment’s video slot Mega Fortune™. The next largest was landed last summer when a man from Linköping won 3.12 MEUR in Mega Fortune™ with a 2 EUR stake.

Hall of Gods™ is a progressive jackpot and part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, where the liquidity from players from many of the most popular European online casinos is pooled. In Hall of Gods™ players come face-to-face with Norse mythology in a 5-reel Triple Jackpot featuring the Midgard Serpent in the expanding wild, and Odin’s ravens on the scatter symbol. The bonus game features Thor’s hammer which players can use to break shields and match three to win one of the three jackpots or a variable coin amount.

Although this latest win didn’t break January’s World Record Jackpot of 17.8 MEUR from Net Entertainment’s video slot, Mega Fortune™ it is another huge return for the winner.

"Announcing yet another million euro winner so soon after the World Record Jackpot in January is a great testament to our games and continues our history of creating millionaires from our popular progressive video slots. Net Entertainment’s ability to offer high liquidity in our progressive slots sets us out from the crowd and helps player acquisition for operators through the ability to quickly build up jackpots. Net Entertainment would like to wish the winner all the best and congratulate Betsson for another life-changing win." comments Per Eriksson, President and CEO of Net Entertainment.

Net Entertainment’s progressive jackpot portfolios consist of Arabian Nights™, Mega Fortune™ and Halls of Gods™ video slots, all part of the Net Entertainment jackpot network, pooling the liquidity of players from several of Europe’s largest online casinos.

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Net Entertainment’s Mega Fortune™ Pays out a World Record €11.7 Million Jackpot

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Wednesday 28 September 2011 8:28 am

Net Entertainment congratulates the lucky 20-year old Norwegian who has won the world record breaking €11,7 million on Net Entertainment’s progressive jackpot slot, Mega Fortune™. The highest ever jackpot in the history of online gaming was won early Saturday morning on September 24, and the fortunate winner was at the time playing at Betsson Casino.

"It is my pleasure to congratulate yet another multi millionaire, and it is fantastic to acknowledge that Mega Fortune™ hits a world record in the online jackpot history. €11.7 million is truly life changing, and we can only take our hat off for the lucky winner" said Björn Krantz, Acting President and CEO at Net Entertainment. "We recognize a huge player interest in Mega Fortune™ and it is delightful to see how quickly these progressive jackpots can accumulate to such high payout levels. Our focus on portfolio and operational excellence stays firm and our commitment to provide our licensees with the most exciting games and thereby maximizing player experience is on top of our agenda".

Mega Fortune™ is a progressive jackpot slot which is part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, pooling the liquidity of players from several of Europe’s largest online casinos. During the last year Mega Fortune™ has paid out over €26 million to lucky players around the world.

Henrik Persson, CEO of Betsson Malta Ltd, also expressed great satisfaction to the news. He said, "Large jackpots are imperative for driving traffic and Net Entertainments progressive jackpot Mega Fortune™ truly delivers, and is probably the most exciting progressive jackpot game on the online gaming market today."

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61-Year-Old Rural Indiana Woman Hits One Of Bodog Casino’s Biggest Jackpots

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Friday 14 May 2010 4:20 am

Linda W., 61, of rural Indiana has done the unthinkable, hitting one of the biggest progressive jackpots in the history of the Bodog Online Casino! After a long day of running a landscaping business she owns with her husband she returned home to kick back, relax and play her favorite game in the Bodog Casino – Jackpot Piñatas. With just $52 left to play with, the magic happened. She won her way into the game’s bonus round where she earned ten free spins, and on only her second free spin the reels came to rest showing five bulls in a row, triggering the game’s progressive jackpot and earning Linda an incredible $634,000!

Just weeks before her staggering $634,000 progressive jackpot win, Linda’s husband told her "people just don’t win those huge progressive jackpots." Sure enough, she proved him wrong. She admits to having won smaller amounts playing Jackpot Piñatas in the past, but nothing more than a few thousand dollars. "I like it because it’s bright and it’s just fun," she said when asked what it was that continued to draw her back to Jackpot Piñatas slots, adding "It’s my favorite game."

For most couples in their 60’s, hitting a $634,000 jackpot would lead to a very quick and comfortable re-tirement, but that’s not in the cards for Linda and her husband. Self-professed workaholics, the couple plans to pay off their bills, invest in new equipment for their landscaping business and, best of all, help their friends and family. "I’m more of a giver than a taker," said Linda. "I’ve got a friend I want to help, I have one grandchild going to college I want to help, and my husband needs to have surgery."

Though Jackpot Piñatas is Linda’s favorite slot, it’s not the only one she’s played. She’s tried three reel classics like Triple 7 Inferno and Bank On It!, as well as video slots like Fruit Frenzy, Honey to the Bee, Paradise Dreams and Rain Dance, but she always goes back to her favorite – Jackpot Piñatas.

With more than $1.5 Million in progressive jackpots up for grabs and the release of two all-new games – Casino Hold’em and Freaky Wild West slots – Bodog Casino is the premier online casino destination. To experience all that the Bodog Casino has to offer, visit Bodog Casino today!

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