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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“Hot as Hades” – Scorching New 3D Slot from Microgaming

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Friday 3 July 2015 11:26 am

Hot as Hades, a 5 x 3 reel, 20 line slot, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the popular Greek mythology theme. Hades, with his flaming hair and cheeky grin, takes centre stage as he embarks on an adventure to Mount Olympus with his three-headed sidekick, Cerberus.

Hades presents players with plenty of winning opportunities, including the super mode free spins feature, triggered at random in the base game. Five free spins are delivered with three held wilds at a 2x multiplier.

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Three or more scatter symbols trigger the Quest for the Crystal Helm, a pick-bonus trail offering wins of up to 100,000 coins. During the five-level bonus feature, Hades must outsmart Medusa, Poseidon and Zeus to uncover the Crystal Helm.

Hades’ journey to each destination takes the form of a mini-film. Featuring 3D graphics and cutting-edge animations, the slot showcases Microgaming’s dedication to push the boundaries in game creation. And the game’s soundtrack and varying orchestral scores during the bonus rounds, adds depth to the game and brings the characters to life.

Hot as Hades launches to operators 8th July on the download, Flash and Quickfire platforms.

Mike Hebden, Head of Casino Games at Microgaming, comments: "We’re very proud of our Hot as Hades slot. We’ve combined a popular theme, the highest quality design work and a perfectly balanced slot engine to create what we believe is a flagship game. After months of hard work, we’re incredibly excited for the game’s launch and we hope our operators’ players enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoyed creating it!"

Also launching on the same day is Chainmail HD. The game has been updated to HD quality and had added-features, such as free games and achievements to enhance the players’ experience. In addition, new mobile games for July are Party Island and Supe It Up.

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Eight Exciting New Games at Online Casino Tropez

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Tuesday 10 January 2012 12:33 pm

Casino Tropez is pleased to announce the release of eight new casino games. All eight games are Playtech originals, each with an exciting twist on traditional casino games, guaranteeing players endless entertainment in their quest for real money prizes.

The new online games now available at Casino Tropez are:

Fishing with Buddies – The ultimate multiplayer slot game with animated 3D avatars and a two stage bonus round.

The Mummy – Based on the blockbuster movie of the same name, this exciting slot game has players winning more game features as they play (in addition to jackpots).

Medusa’s Gaze – A video slot game that only the truly adventurous dare play Medusa’s Gaze offers players a mesmerizing journey with every spin.

Desert Treasure II – Now the original Desert Treasure slot game is bigger and better than ever with three bonus stages, free games and a X2 multiplier.

Wheel of Light – A thrilling arcade game based on the 80s television show of the same name, players are sure to love the endless betting options and whirling wheel.

Video Roulette – This new Casino Tropez online roulette game has a unique video delivery engine for the most realistic online roulette experience.

Irish Luck Scratch – Players can win up to £1,000 when they pick a pot and uncover the leprechaun within.

A Night Out Scratch – For a wild time online, players simply need to find three of a kind.

To download casino games, including all new games, players simply have to go to the Casino Tropez website where they can do so, free of charge.

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Live Slots tournament at Online Europa Casino

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Tuesday 9 February 2010 2:53 pm

Europa Casino is now running a 24 hour Live Slot Tournament – every Wednesday!

Europa Casino is pleased to announce that it is now running a weekly live slots tournament for all its members to enjoy. A must for all Slots fans, every Wednesday the 24 hour tournament will run and all competitors will have the chance to win free bonus cash.

Members simply need to play their favourite slots to be automatically entered into the free tournament. The top twenty players in the tournament will win $50 to play with on all games at the online casino.

As the tournament is live, Europa Casino members have the opportunity to track their tournament position throughout the day, so they can constantly see how close they are to winningfree bonus money as well as how their competition rivals are doing.

There’s a wide variety of slots available at the online casino, so there is a little something for everyone’s taste during the live tournament. Europa Casino offers its members a total of 52 different slot machines, 9 of which include a progressive jackpot. On these slot machines players have the opportunity to win $millions with just one spin of the reels. Beach Life progressive slot machine recently had an astounding $4.1m jackpot total – which was won by one lucky online player!

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32Red Online Casino launches 1.3 million Grand Slam of Slots Tournament

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Saturday 11 July 2009 5:25 am

32Red Online Casino is offering its biggest ever slots tournament worth €1.3 million in the Grand Slam of Slots

32Red, the award-winning online casino, has announced that it will be running its biggest ever online slots tournament this summer. The Grand Slam of Slots boasts a total prize pool of €1.3 million and a top prize of €1,000,000.

Slot tournaments first came to online casinos in 2008 as an entirely new way of playing online slots and have been popular ever since. Players join a tournament based on one of three online slot games which are available and play the slots as normal. However, instead of cash being awarded from certain combinations on the reels, players receive the equivalent payouts in points instead. The sum of these points establishes their position on a leader board which, when the slot tournament is finished, determines the amount of the prizepool the player receives. The higher up the leaderboard players finish the greater the prize. In this case, players in the Grand Slam of Slots battle for €1.3 million and can win €1 million for finishing in the top position.

Head of Marketing for 32Red, Mark Quayle, said, “The Grand Slam of Slots is one of the biggest gaming events we’ve ever been part of and is a great chance for players to experience these great games, the amazing Tomb Raider* online slot and become the first slot tournament millionaire in the process.”

He added, “There are 481 winning places in addition to the massive €1,000,000 top spot, where players can win runner-up prizes worth up to €50,000. That means a ticket to the Grand Slam of Slots has a 20% chance of being a winner. In true 32Red style we’ve added 32 €1,000 bonus prizes that will keep the tournament exciting and competitive throughout the leaderboard and not just at the top. Players can even pickup a €1,000 prize in 8328th place.”

Tickets to Grand Slam of Slots are not available to buy; instead 32Red Casino will be offering competitions, leaderboards and more to allow players to secure their seat. The final will take place over 9 days between Friday the 23rd October and Monday November 2nd which allows for an unlimited number of rebuys. Quayle pointed out, “Rebuys are going to be pivotal to anyone serious about hitting one of the bigger prizes. The opportunity for more credit and time will boost leaderboard scores and could be the difference between finishing below the payment threshold or in the money. For those wanting to practice their slot tournament skills, 32Red runs daily tournaments and even free slot tournaments from inside their online casino.”

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