Microgaming Enters Guinness Records with Progressive Jackpot PayoutPublished December 18, 2015 by Lee R
Progressive jackpot levels only promise to grow, as Microgaming's Mega Moolah makes it to the Guinness Records.
Microgaming is now the author of the largest payout ever in an online slot machine game.
Guinness World Records has officially awarded the title to the slots and games provider after the October 6th payout from Microgaming’s Mega Moolah to one lucky UK player. The mega jackpot changed Cheshire soldier Jon Heywood's life forever with a £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) instant payout on a 25p bet, off of a jackpot that started at one million. The popular new progressive jackpots continue to grow until they pay out.
The awarding of the World Record to Microgaming constituted an exhaustingly thorough process, requiring a review of evidence submitted by both Betway and Microgaming, as well as ratification from eCOGRA for Guinness to confirm and officially reward the world record. The award is shared by Microgaming, the host gaming operator Betway, and jackpot winner Jon.
Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever was effusive in his enthusiasm, stating that the company was overjoyed when word of the jackpot win came out in October, stating that his company was “overjoyed” by the “incredible and heart-warming story.” Raatgever further pointed out that the achievement was a credit to the company's jackpot system network which he called the “largest and most exciting” in the industry. Raatgever concluded by saying, “We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!”
More Record Payouts?
From the looks of things, Microgaming should enjoy it while it lasts, because with progressive jackpots only getting larger as they grow and covering more games. In fact, this jackpot broke a record that had stood for only two years, a 2013 Mega Fortune award for €18,000 less. The record is sure to be challenged on an ongoing basis in the coming months and years. Who knows, maybe Microgaming will break its own record soon enough.