There’s a new world record online slots win – and we almost missed it!
Did you know that the Guinness Book of World Records has officially crowned a new record-setting online slots jackpot win? Here at CasinoPlay.com we pride ourselves on knowing everything that’s happening in the world of online gambling but this shocker almost slipped right past us – €19.4 MILLION!
This insane win surpasses the previous record of €17.8 million set all the way back in 2015 by quite a significant amount of moolah, apt seeing as the win was on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah: Absolootly Mad online slot.
We hang our heads in embarrassment to report that this actually happened in April 2021 – although, to be fair, the news was kept quite low-key until everything was officially verified.
The winner has chosen to keep his name secret (good move if you want to avoid every casual acquaintance and person you met in a pub calling you up looking for a handout) but what we do know is that he is a player from Belgium.
According to official sources, the Belgian player chose to play at Napoleon Casino after hearing about another big win at the casino the previous week – on another Microgaming online slot, this time Sherlock & Moriarty.
What’s even more amazing is that his original stake was a mere €15!
It seems incredible, but it’s true: 2021 was a peach of a year for international online gamblers playing on Microgaming’s slots. 14 April 2021 saw a player walk away with €17,529,037.11 playing Book of Atem. 19 April 2021 was the €2,025,388.75 win on Sherlock & Moriarty. And then the month closed with the world record €19,430,723.60 on 27 April 2021.
And, if you’re wondering about all these Microgaming wins, just remember that Microgaming is possibly the world record holder for massive jackpot payouts. It’s estimated that Microgaming have paid out in excess of €1.3 BILLION in jackpot winnings over the years.
With the Belgian taking #1 on the all-time biggest online slots wins, our lucky Brit soldier from 2015 falls into second place – and leaves the list looking like this (for now!):
€19,430,723.60 – April 2021 – unnamed Belgian player – Mega Moolah: Absolootly Mad – Microgaming
€17,879,645.12 – October 2015 – John Haywood, UK – Mega Moolah – Microgaming
€17,861,800 – January 2013 – unnamed Finnish man – Mega Fortune – NetEnt
€17,529,037.11 – April 2021 – details unknown – Mega Moolah – Microgaming
€18,915, 721 – this win is a bit controversial as it has not yet been verified even though it apparently took place on 28 September 2018! No details on the name of the player or where they were playing have been release. All we know is that there was a supposedly world-beating (at the time) win of €18.5 million on a – wait for it, wait for it – Mega Moolah slot. If this information is actually true it would place this win as the second biggest ever in online slots history BUT, seeing as we cannot find verification, it is added as a maybe and John Haywood keeps his runner-up spot.
For years the race to be named the online slot who has made the most multi-millionaires was closely contested between Mega Moolah (and all its spin-offs) from Microgaming and Mega Fortune from NetEnt. Hall of Gods from NetEnt, and the Dark Knight from Microgaming had a fair few big wins to put them on the top 10 biggest slot wins lists but the two big players were always Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune.
These latest big wins on online slots games hav pushed Mega Moolah right to the uncontested top of the heap. In fact, the latest top 10 all-time biggest online slots wins list features SEVEN Mega Moolah wins and three Mega Fortune wins.
Proving once and for all that Microgaming and NetEnt are the providers, and Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune are the games, that offer the mega chances to get the moolah, and the mega wins to set up your fortune!
First of all: this is just INCREDIBLE luck! Most online casino games and land-based casino games rely on luck and chance more than skill, the right place and time rather than a pre-planned strategy to win, but online slots wins are even more at the whim of Lady Luck than any other game.
Play responsibly, play for fun, play when you have a little extra cash that you can afford to lose rather than relying on or hoping for a casino win to make your fortune.
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