The NetEnt jackpot slots are hot, hot, hot as 5 million is paid out to two lucky gamblers in one weekend. Here is their story and the slot games that made it happen.
Two of the most popular NetEnt jackpots have made the news recently thanks to making two new multi-millionaires.
It’s the kind of big casino slot win that we all dream of in the middle of the night, and the same reason millions of us buy a lottery ticket from time to time.
Mega Fortune Dreams is by far the most popular of the slots, for good reasons, as it’s the one that pays out the biggest and the most.
But let’s not underestimate Arabian Nights, which is one of the oldest of the jackpot games by NetEnt and has managed to stick around (where others haven’t) because it’s so much fun.
How often can anyone say that they’ve won 4 million times your bet?
Well, one guy in Belgium who, on Sunday night, decided to dream of exotic Caribbean holidays.
He couldn’t get on a yacht, but he could open up Mega Fortune Dreams slot and see the sunset fall onto the ocean, with a bucket of champagne on ice.
He wasn’t betting much, €1 is all he needed to make all his dreams come true. Well, it won’t buy you the most expensive properties on earth, but enough to get change your life.
Mega Fortune Dreams is the sequel to the Mega Fortune slot – which for years held the Guinness World Book of Record for the biggest slot win until Microgaming’s Mega Moolah stole the crown.
Whilst the first was all about the French Riviera, this one is set in the hot Caribbean sun, but the games are fairly similar.
Both are 20 payline slot machines with wilds, scatters, and wheel of fortune click-me game that you spin to win cash amounts or the jackpot if you get to the innermost wheel.
The biggest difference with the Mega Fortune Dreams slot is the size of the mega jackpot, which goes in to the millions but hits more often than it’s older sister.
So it doesn’t go to 10 or 17 million. But hits at 4, 5, or 6 million often. As our friend in Belgium happily found out.
That said, it’s hit close to the seed of 1 million often enough to truly say that this is an unpredictable slot game.
Turns out, €1 is the magic number again, as on Tuesday it happened again.
This time, our big slot winner is a bit shyer and didn’t even want to release where in the world he lives. Because if you’d just won €1.4 million, you’d also be a little protective.
We do know it’s somewhere in Europe. So that’s something.
Our shy European can now afford to travel to any of the 21 most expensive destinations in the world: most in Europe funnily enough.
Where as Mega Fortune Dreams is all sophistication and class, the Arabian Nights slot game brings you back to basics.
This is one of the older jackpot games by this mobile slots manufacturer. It was part of a larger set, with the likes of Icy Wonders and Tiki Wonders out at around the same time.
Whilst those were decommissioned, Arabian Nights lived on. Mostly that’s thanks to its simple mechanics and easy wins.
The theme is a little dated, but it has a childish charm that makes you dream of 1001 nights.
The jackpot never climbs quite as high as the Mega Fortune games, but that’s ok. 1.4 million wins you a whole load of happiness.
It’s a bit of a chicken and egg scenario.
Any jackpot slot game can hit at any time, any place, but generally, they all have limits.
Like how the MegaJackpots slots from IGT tend to hit ‘around’ 800,000, or how Hall of Gods slot tends to hit around 5 or 6 million.
So the more they are played, the quicker the jackpot climbs, the quicker you get to the level where they are most likely to hit.
Hence the chicken and egg. When the big jackpot hits, people get excited, go and play the game, fill the pot quickly, the jackpot hits faster, and the whole things starts again.
So it’s not so much that they hit more often than the rest of the jackpot mobile slot games, but that they are popular enough that many people play, increasing the chance they will hit.
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Despite the fact that both these slots paid out at the ‘expected’ level, we’ve got plenty of big winner stories where someone won just as a game re-seeded, or they won one of the other jackpots in the game.
Don’t forget, Mega Fortune Dreams has 4 jackpots; and even if you don’t win a million, wouldn’t a few hundreds of thousand be perfectly good?
“We are proud to give players the chance to change their lives and enjoy such large pay-outs on our games, all from just one spin. We are sure there will be many more chances for big wins over the summer as we continue to offer games with sizeable jackpots and bonuses to our customers.” Henrik Fagerlund, NetEnt Chief Product Officer.
At the end of the day, any slot could be the one that makes you smile tomorrow, at any bet – not just that magical coincidental €1 from this week.
Our eye is on the original Mega Fortune, sitting at 2.5 million. It’s also worth checking out Divine Fortune game at a few casinos, as that’s a local jackpot and tends to have a good hit rate.Start Playing at GUTS »
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