Mega Moolah: A Pokies Success Story

Deanna Hammes - 22-01-2019

Mega MoolahIn 1994, award-winning software developer Microgaming launched the world’s very first online casino, and in December 2006, Mega Moolah, the brand’s flagship progressive pokie went live. Judging by everything that has happened since, it may just have well have been a second moon-landing, with everything that was about to follow being every bit as exciting as man’s first steps in outer space.

Over the years, the company has been responsible for the development of many exciting games, as well as a full-fledged Poker network. Social responsibility sponsorships has made a difference in the lives of many, and the company’s annual soap-box race is a highlight on the annual Isle of Man social calendar. But its largest success story to date is one of the most legendary progressive jackpot pokies of all time. We’re referring of course to the aforementioned Mega Moolah!

A New Record

In 2015 the pokie, having done what it does best, awarded the largest payout ever awarded by an online casino game, and on this occasion, the win was noted in the Guinness World Book of Records. Little did anyone realise at the time, that in 2018, Mega Moolah would do a one up on the record-win, and pay out an enormous amount of money that is almost impossible to dream up by mere mortals. The lucky number? A whopping €18,915,872.81.

Now that’s a record win for size, if ever there was one! And best of all, the lucky player was going at it on a mobile device.

A Year To Remember

But apart from 2018’s record-defying win, Mega Moolah made sure to spread the happiness for good measure throughout the year. The very first win for 2018 was won by one of Zodiac Casino’s patrons. On 14 January of the same year, the game paid out a very sweet €2,424,117.20. Now that was one player who had no typical post-Christmas money woes to complain about!

Then on February, it happened again. The lucky number this time round? A red-hot €4,769,344.11. Shortly after that, on the 8th of March, €4,365,843.63 was paid out by Captain Cook’s Casino when Mega Moolah smiled upon the fate of its players for the third time that year.

More wins followed, and by the time 2018 drew to a close, everyone’s favourite progressive jackpot pokies.