Microgaming Spring 2015 Update

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Microgaming has delivered a number of newsworthy stories this spring. From all of the headlines, the record-breaking €5.4 million [£3.88 million] jackpot at a Microgaming mobile casino steals the headlines. However, the igaming software developer also unveiled a couple of exciting new slot games to experience.

Mobile Player Wins £3.88m

News of the vast million-pound jackpot victory was first reported on 14 April, when Microgaming revealed that a user named Mark A scored the winnings from an online casino named Royal Vegas. By choosing a single payout, Mark A will be receiving close to £3.88 million. His alternative option would be to have received annual payouts over several years.

Million-pound windfalls almost always come from progressive jackpots at online casino sites. In this instance, that was again the case. Mark A was enjoying a session of Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive slot when he triggered the payout. Incredibly, Mark A only signed up with the casino seven days prior, proving that winners can be made in an instant.

The ever-increasing nature of progressive jackpots means that some player is guaranteed to win at some point. Microgaming head of casino John Quinn had felt like a landmark victory was close: ‘We’ve been watching the progressive ticker grow substantially over the last few weeks’.

Rabbit in the Hat Slot

Rabbit in the Hat is a slot game that will add a strong element of razzmatazz to the currently library of Microgaming slots. The developer’s brand new video slot is pretty much like the name suggests, with a magician starring in the game alongside a beautiful assistant.

Innovation is not on the cards for this slot, but it is still pretty good. Rabbit in the Hat has five reels and nine fixed paylines, with a maximum jackpot of 90,000 coins possible. Free spins can be retriggered up to 50, which can really help to save funds. There are four special hats in the slot, with each providing rewards.

Lucky Leprechaun Slot

Lucky Leprechaun is a slot that was unveiled in time for St Patrick’s Day, which is one of the annual dates that igaming developers often use as inspiration for new content. Irish-themed slots can appear tacky and become quickly dated. That is why it makes sense to create new versions, and now the Lucky Leprechaun slot is available at Microgaming casinos.

Five reels is once again the design preference – as it almost always is – with 20 paylines spread across the reels. Microgaming has also integrated scatter symbols and stacked wilds to heighten excitement levels. Of course, excitement will be highest in the two bound rounds.

Bonus game number one will kick into action when a scatter symbol, which is a coin, lands on the fifth reel – the result is five free spins and a 2x multiplier. Trail O’Fortune is the name of the second bonus game, which can be unlocked with three or more scatter symbols. Hope along the bonus trailer for a possible 1000x multiplier. Lucky Leprechaun and Rabbit in the Hat are now available at Guts Casino.

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