For many gamblers, the appeal of online casino sites is the chance of winning a huge progressive jackpot. In this article, you will find information on some of the games that offer the largest progressive jackpots online right now. They come from four of the main game developers for the online casino industry, NetEntertainment (NetEnt), IGT, Playtech and Microgaming, and are thus available in a long row of different casinos online.
Mega Fortune & Mega Fortune Dreams
Mega Fortune is a slot machine from Swedish game developer NetEntertainment (NetEnt). It was released back in 2009 and soon became famous for its three progressive jackpots.
The largest progressive jackpot paid out by Mega Fortune so far was won by a Finnish player in Paf Casino in January 2013. It consisted of €17 861 813. This is the largest progressive jackpot ever paid out from an online casino and it was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.
The theme for Mega Forune is a life of luxury, and the five reels are adorned with cigars, champagne, fancy cars, yachts and similar.
Non of the three progressive Mega Fortune jackpots can be won in the base game; you must first proceed from the base game to the bonus round. There, you will spin the wheel and see if you win an ordinary prize or a progressive jackpot.
The most famous of the three progressive Mega Fortune jackpots is the Mega Jackpot. It starts at €250 000 and is set to rarely pay out. When it pays out, it typically consists of several million euro. This is a pooled jackpot, i.e. it is fed jointly by players in a long row of different online casinos.
In 2014, NetEnt launched Mega Fortune Dreams – a sequel to the popular Mega Fortune. Mega Fortune Dreams features the same type of luxury theme, but with updated graphics and modern functions.
Mega Moolah is an animal-themed slot machine from Microgaming. It sports four different progressive jackpots, including the famous Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot. This is a pooled jackpot, which means that it is fed by players in a multitude of different online casinos. As if this wasn’t enough, the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot isn’t just fed by Mega Moolah players, it is also fed by punters betting on four other slot machines: Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive and The Dark Knight. Your chance of winning the Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot is the same regardless of which of the five slots you elect to wager on.
- Mega Moolah is about African animals.
- Mega Moolah Isis is about ancient Egyptians.
- Mega Moolah Summertime is about beach life.
- Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive is about truckers in the United States.
- The Dark Knight is about Batman.
The largest Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot so far was won by a British player back in 2012. This progressive jackpot, paid out by a slot machine found at the Butlers Bingo gambling site, amounted to £5 882 594.
Hall of Gods
Hall of Gods is a slot machine from NetEntertainment (NetEnt) with several progressive jackpots. The most famous of these jackpot is the pooled Hall of Gods Mega Jackpot. In April 2015, it paid out €7 820 888 to a player in Betsson Casino. This was the result of the jackpot building up for 28 weeks.
Other examples of big Hall of Gods Mega Jackpot wins:
- €7 673 975 to a Swedish player in Unibet Casino on February 8, 2012.
- €7 361 478 to a Norwegian player in Betsson Casino on October 23, 2012.
- €7 361 240 to a Swedish player in Betsson Casino on May 28, 2014.
- €6 739 821 to a Swedish player in Betsson Casino on April 20, 2013.
- €6 413 593 to a British players in BetVictor Casino on October 27, 2013.
Playing this NetEnt slot is like being whisked away to one of the adventures from One Thousand and One Nights. The reels are adorned with Bedouin tents, dromedaries, fez hats, oil lamps, pointy shoes, and more. The most powerful symbol is the turban wearing man – he is a wild symbol, a multiplier and the key to the progressive jackpot.
Arabian Nights is one of the oldest progressive jackpot games in the NetEnt portfolio, and this shows when it comes to graphics, animations and features. It is a simple slot without any bonus round or advanced settings.
To have a chance of winning the progressive jackpot, you must be wagering the max bet. All paylines must be active, because the progressive jackpot can only be won on the final payline.
When an online casino elects to bring Arabian Nights into their game selection, they are given two options:
- Join the pooled progressive jackpot for Arabian Nights.
- Have a unique progressive jackpot instead, that is only fed by players in this specific casino.
Examples of casinon that has elected to have their own private progressive jackpot for Arabian Nights are Paf, Unibet and Betsson. These three casinos also top the list when it comes to big Arabian Nights progressive jackpot payouts.
- In November 2012, a Finnish player in Paf Casino won €8 635 872 playing Arabian Nights.
- In March 2010, a Norwegian player in Betsson Casino won €4 865 159 playing Arabian Nights in Betsson Casino.
- In December 2013, a Swedish player in Unibet Casino won €4 159 181 playing Arabian Nights in Unibet Casino.
Beach Life is a progressive jackpot slot from Playtech. The theme for this slot is a relaxing day on the beach with sun, fun and lots of of ice cream. It is a rather simple slot that had been around for a long time. The largest payout so far took place in February 2012, when a British punter won $8 211 861 in BetFred Casino.
Other examples of big progressive jackpots payed out by Beach Life:
- $4 801 527 to a South African gambler in African Palace Casino in July, 2007.
- $4 248 570 to a gambler named Luigi C in Europa Casino in December, 2009.
- $4 188 719 to a Canadian gambler in Joyland Casino in August, 2008.
Gold Rally is another slot from Playtech that has become famous for its huge progressive jackpot. The largest payout so far took place in November 2013, when a lucky gambler received $6 347 118.
The theme for this slot is a gold mine. Gold Rally is a very simple slot with only three reels and eight paylines. If you like old-fashioned slots with a retro vibe, but still want to have a chance of winning a huge prize, then Gold Rally is definitely something for you.
The largest pooled progressive jackpot from IGT is fed jointly by three different slot machines: MegaJackpots Cleopatra, MegaJackpots Cluedo and MegaJackpots Monopoly. If you win the progressive jackpot, the money is paid out in installments over 20 years. You can elect to get a reduced lump sum instead, if you prefer to get your money right away instead of receiving yearly payouts.
MegaJackpots Cluedo and MegaJackpots Monopoly are both based on popular board games, while MegaJackpots Cleopatra focuses on Queen Cleopatra and her life in Egypt. Cleopatra and Cluedo are 20-payline slots, while Monopoly only has nine paylines.
To win the progressive jackpot, you must get make a max bet and then get five MegaJackpots symbols on the center payline.
The five largest payouts so far:
|$3 287 890 on September 20, 2013|
|$2 719 166 on January 14, 2014|
|$1 907 109 on March 23, 2015|
|$1 370 921 on May 12, 2015|
|$1 253 969 on June 13, 2015|