Microgaming Grand Slam of Slot TournamentBy: Rick Balding, Thursday July 2nd 2009
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Microgaming has raised the bar again. Microgaming has the distinction of creating the first online progressive jackpot millionaire. Now it is set to create the first online slot tournament millionaire.
In a press release from the Isle of Man on July 1 Microgaming has announced the 'Grand Slam of Slots' tournament. The term Grand Slam refers to the four most prestigious tennis tournaments, one of which is currently underway at Wimbledon. Therefore it is appropriate to label this most prestigious online slot tournament as a 'Grand Slam' event.
The qualifiers have begun on July 1 and will run through the summer till October 18. The final will be held over a nine day period from October 22 to November 2. A leader board will be provided for players to track their positions. There will be 16 qualifiers, each of them being a freeroll. Players will be allowed to rebuy for €10. Four of the most popular Microgaming online slots have been selected for the freeroll qualifiers. They are Avalon, Hitman, Thunderstruck and Tomb
The first place winner will receive a prize of €1million, with the other winners sharing the remainder of the €1.3 million prize pool. The second place winner will get €50,000 and the third place winner will get €25,000. The prize amounts will successively decrease thereafter. 200 players from the 251st to the 450th positions will receive €100 each. In addition there will be 32 special prizes of €1,000 each. Hence in all 482 players will receive prizes.
Microgaming expects about 9,000 players from all Microgaming online casinos to participate in this mega event. Microgaming's Casino Channel Lead, Mike Hebden said while announcing the tournament, "As a market leader, it is our aim to present new and unique offerings, and the 'Grand Slam of Slots' is a testament to Microgaming's customer-centric approach."
In conjunction with the 'Grand Slam of Slots', the Fortune Lounge Group of online casinos had released its own promotion called 'The Monster is Coming'. Fortune Lounge online casinos are powered by Microgaming. This promotion is for affiliates and players. Affiliates who rope in at least 20 new active casino players between July 1 and November 2 will be given the opportunity to participate in an exclusive affiliate tournament in November. The first prize in that tournament is a luxury car worth $30,000.
For its players the Fortune Lounge group is arranging 8 exclusive freerolls, 8 lucky draws and 3 car give aways. Prizes totaling to $415,000 will be given in these events. The prizes will include, in addition to the three cars, 120,000 casino credits in the freeroll tournaments and lucky draws and 1,500 tickets to the final of the 'Grand Slam of Slots'. Complete details of 'The Monster is Coming' are available on the web sites of Fortune Lounge online casinos like Royal Vegas, Platinum Play, 7Sultans and Vegas Palms.
This tournament is not only available for play in at Fortune Lounge online casino but all Microgaming casinos that support tournaments. Some of our favoirte Microgaming casinos and ones we'd recommend playing in this tournament at are as follows:
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