The last year was a pretty good one for progressive jackpots as we had quite a few slot-made millionaires in 2017. It seems that 2018 will be equally as good, at least if the first month is anything to go by. A lucky player will certainly have a very good new year after landing a massive €1.9 million progressive jackpot on Yggdrasil's Joker Millions slot spinning the reels on LeoVegas Casino.
Yggdrasil's Success Continues
Although they can be considered an up-and-coming company in the world of casino game developers, Yggdrasil continues to prove they belong in the big league. Their progressive jackpots, alongside their innovative titles, are a great testament to this.
This latest jackpot of €1,917,485 was paid by Joker Millions, a partner game of their better-known Empire Fortune slot. Before this, the last jackpot on Empire Fortune was won in November to the tune of €1.12 million. Additionally, Empire Fortune also paid the biggest progressive jackpot in the company's history back in July of 2017, awarding one very lucky player with a truly life-changing amount of €5.2 million.
According to Yggdrasil's CEO Fredrik Elmqvist, what sets their progressive slots apart from the rest is the innovative and entertaining game engine. Thanks to it, even thought a majority of players don't end up winning a jackpot, they still get to walk away happy and satisfied.
A Modern Fruit Machine
Joker Millions can best be described as a modern slot machine. Yggdrasil developed a game that features all the classic symbols like 7s, bells, lemons, plums, watermelons, and oranges, but set them inside a well-designed game with 25 paylines and some interesting features.
Joker symbols are what players want to see when spinning the reels. Landing at least one of them on each of the five reels triggers the jackpot re-spin, which continues as long as at least one joker lands anywhere on the board. If the board fills with jokers (all 15 of them), the progressive jackpot is awarded in full at its current value.