Mega Moolah Online Casino Progressive Win DetailsBy: Adam Baker, Saturday May 16th 2009
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A week ago Microgaming's flagship progressive jackpot Mega Moolah was hit for over 6 million credits. That was all that was known then. Now Microgaming has revealed the details of that hit in a press release from its headquarters in the Isle of Man.
The lucky winner is Georgios M, a small business owner from Greece. His immediate reaction was a brief "I could not believe it." As of now it is not known what he will do with the jackpot prize. The enormity of the win will take some time to register. But one thing is for sure. Georgios' life will never be the same again. Georgios was wagering in Euros and therefore his prize money stands at €6,374,434. This amounts to approximately $8.69 million. This is not only the largest Mega Moolah payout and not only the largest Microgaming payout but the largest single payout in the history of online gaming.
The Mega Moolah jackpot was hit at River Belle online casino. River Belle is the leading brand of the Belle Rock Entertainment group. The Chairman Tim Johnson congratulated the winner and said, "We at Belle Rock Entertainment take the utmost pleasure in seeing our players win life changing jackpots. It is an amazing accomplishment that for a single bet of €5 a valued long time River Belle player walked away with the largest online jackpots ever won. Well done and enjoy your winnings Georgios." River Belle Casino has already put out this news on its visitor's lobby and why not. There is a smiling face of Georgios framed by the Mega Moolah wheel. The white band that resulted in the full progressive jackpot payout can be seen in the upper left corner. The Giraffe, one of the symbols on the reels of Mega Moolah has also been shown. River Belle Casino is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and certified as "Safe & Fair" by eCOGRA.
Microgaming's CEO Roger Raatgever also congratulated Georgios. He said "It is truly exciting that Microgaming has broken yet another record with the latest win on Mega Moolah. We are continually expanding our portfolio of casino games to provide the highest level of entertainment to consumers but nothing tops the story of this winner, congratulations to him." There was another significant announcement in the press release. This was Microgaming's commitment that the entire publicized amount will be paid in full and in a single cash payout to the winner. This commitment has to seen in connection with the sad story of Sylvia P broken by Casinomeister. Sylvia had to settle for half her due winnings of over $4 million on Playtech's progressive jackpot Beach Life. This was because the casino where the hit was recorded had a policy of paying out a maximum of $9,000 per month. Therefore in order to get an immediate one-time payout she had to forgo half her amount. Georgios must feel blessed that he is not in Sylvia's shoes.
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