Slot machines are played by millions of people all around the world. They are played in Las Vegas as well as on social networks, in pubs or in casinos, and through numerous online gaming portals all around the internet. Some play them for fun, others with big wins in mind. I don’t know what this week’s luckiest player was seeking when he (or she) started to play with Microgaming’s progressive slot, but wealth is the thing he (or she) found in the form of a massive jackpot win worth over $13 million. You can read more about him (or her) among the latest casino news online in the next few days.
Online Slot Machine Creates Instant Millionaire
The Mega Jackpot, that’s linked to several progressive slots at the Euro Palace casino, is maintained by Isle of Man based solutions provider Microgaming. It is one of the most generous progressive jackpots, with over half a billion in winnings paid out until today. The games that give Euro Palace players the chance to win the jackpot are Mega Moolah (in several versions) and The Dark Knight, each in a visually rich and entertaining manner. And the jackpot is worth playing for. The last time it was hit this April, at the Royal Vegas – Euro Palace’s sister operation – the lucky player took home over $7 million. By today the amount almost doubled, reaching an eight figure sum – and now it was claimed by a lucky player.
The Mega Moolah slot machine was released in November 2006, along with its famous pooled progressive jackpot. Pooled, because the amount up for grabs is composed of the contributions of each slot machine linked to the progressive network. In case of the Mega Jackpot there are hundreds of slots networked to contribute to a single pool, which – as you can see – can lead to the generation of a massive win. The slot machine comes with four jackpot tiers. The Mini is the smallest, with a minimum amount of $10 to be won (obviously this is the easiest to hit). The next tier is the Minor, seeding at $100, followed by the Major jackpot with a minimum amount of $10,000. The Mega Jackpot is the largest of them all. Whenever it’s won, the counter resets to $1 million – meaning that this is the smallest amount a player can win on it. And that’s something.
This week’s progressive jackpot win is the second largest ever recorded in an online gaming portal. The biggest one ever – a win that was a Guinness World Records – was hit by 41 year old Finnish player at a local online gaming venue in 2013. Playing just 25 cents, the player was favored by luck – the amount he took home was the EURO equivalent of $21 million.