Over €150 Million in Microgaming Progressive Wins in 2018

Over €150 Million in Microgaming Progressive Wins in 2018 ( Click to Enlarge )

Online casino software giant Microgaming hit players with more than €150 million in progressive jackpot payouts throughout 2018. This included breaking a world record and making 10 different people into instant millionaires.

Nine Figures of Progressive Payouts

Microgaming is well-known for their line of progressive titles. Their Mega Moolah slot is a great example of this as their premier progressive jackpot slot, and they have several other titles that share the same set of pooled jackpots.

The network of slots and other games with progressives that they have to offer have made tons of people into millionaires over the years, but 2018 was their biggest year yet. This is because they managed to pay out more than €150 million in wins with all of their progressive jackpot triggers combined.

How to Dominate World Records

Speaking of the Mega Moolah progressive slot, it has held the world record for quite some time for the largest online jackpot ever scored. That record was broken this year, but to the surprise of not that many people, it was broken by itself. On September 28, 2018, a lucky player was able to bring down a win worth €18,915,872.81 to beat out the previous record of €17,879,645.12.

What set this win apart from all of the other records that Microgaming has broken is that this payout came from a win on a mobile device. That simultaneously makes it the largest online payout ever won via mobile, which is a record worth noting in and of itself. It’s also a sign that mobile slots have “arrived” in the sense that they are seen as being just as popular as the computer-based versions.

Making Several Millionaires

In addition to the massive eight-figure payout noted above, Microgaming was able to turn nine other players into millionaires last year as well. These nine winners combined for a little over €40 million in payouts. When that’s paired with the record-breaking win above, that’s €60 million given out to ten players total, which leaves more than €90 million in payouts awarded to all of the other progressive winners that they had throughout the year.

What Makes Microgaming’s Jackpot Games So Attractive?

One of the keys to why this software developer has the most popular portfolio of progressive titles in the world is that they have such a wide array of games with different looks and feels. This allows players to get in on the action with pretty much any type of experience they want without having to force themselves into a box, so to speak, that doesn’t fit what they’re looking for.

Microgaming has several different games that are guaranteed to pay out at least seven figures for the top win. Along with that, there are a number of games they have with jackpots in the five-figure and six-figure ranges all the time, and that includes a lot of slots as well as some of their table games. The whole idea is to be able to truly offer all players something that’s a good fit.

Continuing to Dominate in 2019

In a twist that almost sounds ridiculous, it took less than two days for Microgaming to make a millionaire with one of their progressives in the new year. On January 2, 2019, their Major Millions progressive title paid out €1,162,021.24 to a lucky player at 32Red Casino, and they’ve managed to pay out a number of smaller wins in the meantime.

It’s clear to see that there’s no sign of Microgaming’s massive jackpot wins slowing down anytime soon. In fact, they have paid out about €980 million total with their progressive titles, and everything is looking like this will be the year that they break the €1 billion mark.