Record Breaking Jackpot takes Online Casinos Closer to Traditional Casinos
Finally, the record breaking Mega Moolah jackpot was won. It took some time but for one lucky gambler it was worth the wait. How much? €18,910,668.01! New Guinness record for the biggest win in online casinos.
Online Casinos are Catching Up
Besides all the fuss, there is one important thing we can learn from this huge win (not that we didn’t already know that). Online casinos, or should we say online gambling, is catching up with the traditional land based casinos. This is an ongoing trend that started at 1996, but sometimes you need those high profile events to see how fast things change.
In the past many said that online casinos will never be as big and popular as the venues of Vegas, Atlantic City or Maccau. But things change and online gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry. And the size of the jackpots won is a good indication for that.
By current rates, the latest win was worth almost 22,000,000 dollars. That makes it the 4th biggest casino win in the history of gambling. Online and offline. The only jackpots to beat it are:
- $27.5 million jackpot on Megabucks in 1998.
- $34.9 million on Megabucks at Desert Inn in 2000.
- $39,710,826 again on Megabucks in 2003.
That means that the online jackpot won is bigger than any brick and mortar casino win in the past 15 years! That’s huge! Considering that the previous world record was set on Mega Moolah in 2015, only 3 years ago, it’s reasonable to expect that it’s just a matter of time till online progressive jackpots will climb within the TOP 3.
Below you can find an interview with, Jon Heywood, the now-discrowned record holder:
by Betway Insider
For USA Players
Unfortunately, Mega Moolah is not available to United States residents. If you are looking for USA progressive slots, we would recommend Ignition, Slots LV or Cafe casinos. They offer a nice rage of jackpots, not the size of Mega Moolah but still nice 7-figure range.
We would also advise avoiding RTG chain progressive jackpots – somehow those never hit. The three casinos mentioned above are an exception as they run on a separate chain.
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