2019 has been a heck of a year for the online casino world; full of innovations, exciting new releases and, of course, headline making wins. So, join us as we take a look back at some of the year’s record breaking wins, welcoming in the new decade with a spark of excitement.
We kick things off with the young upstart of the online casino world - Yggdrasil Gaming. Their almost five year old progressive jackpot slot game, Joker Millions, has caused huge waves throughout the industry and slot players alike with bright slick design and monumental jackpots. Last Easter saw Betsson Casino pay out a massive €3.1 million (approximately £2.6 Million) to one fortunate winner, who hit the jackpot on a stake of €1.25 (approximately £1).
Yggdrasil Gaming is considered a relatively new kid on the block, having only started operation back in 2013. However, that hasn’t stopped them from becoming an absolute industry powerhouse, becoming highly sought after favourites by both players and big name casinos. Joker Millions has become their flagship progressive jackpot slot game, having reached the headlines several times with its significant history of payouts. All of this achieved with relatively simple mechanics and conventional design of 5 reels by 3 rows of 25 paylines with symbols such as lemons, cherries and jokers, paying homage to the older classic slots. You can read more about Yggdrasil Gaming and its vast array of popular slot games from our ‘Games’ section.
NetEnt is a name that is well known to anybody who has even spent a modicum of time at an online casino. Hugely popular due to its huge range of slot and table games, as well as being a regular feature of the vast majority of online casino promotions. NetEnt has extended itself to almost every facet possible within the realms of online casinos, including progressive jackpots with its incredibly popular games Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams. Out of the two, Mega Fortune Dreams stands on top with its 3 available progressive jackpots making regular appearances amongst industry headlines.
The big Mega Fortune Dreams headline of 2019 happened in March to a 65 year young lady, who had hopped over to the progressive slot after playing a few rounds on another slot. Her first stake on Mega Fortune Dreams coincidentally happened to garner her an unbelievable payout of approximately £3.6 million, which was won with a stake of around £3.50, once again at Betsson Casino. It is also worth pointing out that this win came merely a few weeks after another massive payout on Mega Fortune Dreams of approximately £2.55 million.
Mega Fortune Dreams has consistently been one of the top ranking progressive slot games across the online casino industry, having made itself notable for consistently high payouts wrapped up in a sleek, elegant and luxurious design. Featuring 5 reels consisting of 20 paylines consisting of symbols representing the finer things in life, such as champagne and jewelry. Along with 3 separate progressive jackpots, Mega Fortune Dreams also offers 3 separate bonus rounds that allows the potential to win larger amounts, even without having to aim for the exceedingly limited chances of hitting those big jackpots. Again, you can find more information about this notable provider and its catalogues from our ‘Games’ section.
Often going head to head with its main competitor NetEnt, Microgaming can certainly stand high with knowing it is the king of the progressive jackpots and has been for quite some time now. Currently holding the Guinness World Record record for the highest jackpot payout ever, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah managed to achieve this feat all the way back in 2015 with a staggering amount of approximately £15 million. To this day the record still stands, however that doesn’t mean that the top ranking progressive slot still can’t break new records, having done so by paying out the highest win of 2019 with an equally extraordinary sum of £9.7 million achieved at Luxury Casino on the 5th of March. To make this story even more impressive, the jackpot was landed again by another player on the following day with a payout of a further £1.8 million.
With 5 reels consisting of 25 paylines and simple and cartoony designs of savannah wildlife, Mega Moolah may not exactly be a game that immediately catches the eyes. That is, until one sees that it is constantly at the top of progressive jackpot rankings, being essentially crowned king of the progressives. If one is fortunate enough to get into the wheel of fortune style jackpot round, there are 4 different levels of jackpot up for grabs; Mini, Minor, Major and Mega. Expect this Microgaming slot to reach further heights and to continue being a headline mainstay throughout the year of 2020.