When’s a record not a record? When there is an exchange rate involved!
The largest jackpot pay-out from an online slot machine game is €17,879,645 which was won by soldier Jon Heywood. But as the Betway Casino player was a UK resident he took his winnings in sterling, banking his exceptionally large cheque in British pounds, £13,213,838 in total.
The Mega Moolah slot jackpot is set to surpass €14 million tonight and with Brexit inducing a weaker exchange rate for the British (it has slid a long way since October 2015), only another €535,000 is needed to push the most desirable prize in online casinos above and beyond the equivalent of £13.21 million.
If the Mega Moolah slot, which can be played at Unibet and Royal Panda online casinos, does drop its booty at a sum under €17,879,645 but above £13,213,838 Guinness World Records will have to decide if it’s a record breaker or not. That will be a headache for their officials albeit one suspects the lucky jackpot recipient will care little about their bonanza being listed in the record books or not.
€903 million and counting
Talking about online casinos most popular slot John Coleman, Microgaming chief executive, said: “Mega Moolah is a Microgaming classic. It’s a millionaire maker, a record-breaker and has been awarding life-changing wins since its release in 2006.
“We are proud to host the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry and this is a particularly exciting time for our operators and their players.
“The jackpot is growing daily and it is only a matter of time before the mega jackpot is hit. To date Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, which is the largest in the industry, has paid out more than €903 million. Recent wins on the network include the £1,515,371.53 jackpot hit on Major Millions 5 Reel on August 22nd.”
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