November 26th, 2010
By Samantha Williams
There are quite literally hundreds, if not thousands of super casino online games, and a whole host of software developers constantly bringing new games onto the market. Every possible game you can find in a land casino and more, are available online. There is blackjack and a ton of variables, roulette, craps, poker and loads of variables of this game too; baccarat is popular in the list of casino online games you can play and you will find mahjong, backgammon, keno, pai gow, sic bo, pachinko, video poker, scratch cards, pull tabs, and many different slots.
Slots may be the most popularly played online casino games, they offer a multitude of choices and so many huge prizes that it is hard to know what to play where. Slots games come in themes across the board and range from the classic three reel, one pay line pub fruitie to games such as Lord of the Rings which is a new Microgaming classic using state-of-the-art technology.
The prizes in slots games alone are way up in the millions as these online casino games most prominently feature what we call a progressive jackpot prize. Each software developer also provides a series of slots with PJP prizes and these games are often pre-seeded with a specific amount of money. Take for instance the Mega Moolah, this game is produced by Microgaming, it is a Lion King themed game and the PJP is seeded with $1 million. Essentially this means if a player hits the progressive prize, they will win no less than a million of whatever currency they happen to be playing in, usually the US$, and the machine re-sets and re-seeds with the same prize fund again.
At the time of writing the Mega Moolah prize fund stands at $2 039 562.30! Not only does this game feature the largest pre-seeded prize, it is also the first 4-tiered version of Microgamings’ casino online games. It really is something special and features 5 reels and 25 pay lines with a multitude of different ways to win and win big.
One player from Finland placed a $0.50 wager on this game and won $5,556,753.68, and now there is an elite community of millionaire online slots winners. This was the thirteenth of Microgamings’ million winners, so 13 is obviously only unlucky for some!
There is no limit to how high the prize in the Mega Moolah slots can go. So there is no ceiling at which it is set. This particular payout was one of the largest the casino online games industry has ever seen and as these games are more and more popularly played, we never know what we may see happening next. There are some exciting times ahead of us in this industry.Post at 5:17 pm UTC by Samantha Williams