Daily News: Mega Moolah Jackpot, tighter licensing in Curacao and free live dealer games in Netent
Jackpot over €3 million was won in Mega Moolah slot
The most famous slot with a jackpot from the company Microgaming Mega Moolah which has had the fame of the "creator of millionaires" for a long period brought a win with a seven-digit amount to a lucky winner from the UK. The player who won the progressive jackpot played at the Genesis online casino.
The Mega Moolah video slot with a cumulative jackpot brought a record prize amount — €325,2353.70 (£ 2772916.45) to one of the Genesis Casino users.
A player from the UK who wished not to reveal his name in the media won a cash prize on November 8, last year. He managed to become the owner of a seven-digit sum having made a bet of 7.25€ (6.25£).
A prize of €325,233,370.70 went to the player of the Genesis Casino, and, like other payments under the Microgaming accumulative jackpot system, the winner will be paid the amount with a single transaction, and not by parts.
At the end of 2019, the Mega Moolah jackpot video slot celebrated its 13th anniversary since the record holder slot became available to the public in 2006. Throughout the past year, the accumulative system of Microgaming jackpots paid winners over €121 million (each win was paid in the currency the user played with) in jackpots worth more than €1.7 million. Over 10 lucky people took home seven- or eight-digit jackpots during 2019 with a total amount of about €50 million. Over 570 players from various casinos have won the jackpot of €10,000 or more.
All gamblers should try their luck in Mega Moolah slot because it’s the “creator of millionaires” who most often gives the biggest wins in the online gambling industry.
Curacao authorities want to make licensing of online casinos tough
The government of Curacao intends to tighten the legislative regulation of gambling. This was stated by Minister of Finance Kenneth Geysbertha. The official said that gambling had great potential for growth which could become a solid backbone for the local economy.
According to the head of the Ministry of Finance in Curacao, the gambling industry needs additional control. Such a statement may mean that the authorities intend to regulate the profitable sphere independently in order to generate additional income and increase the value of the license.
The gaming sector of Curacao has been operating for over 25 years. Four organizations which have master licenses from the state issue permits: Curacao eGaming, Antillephone, Gaming Curacao and e-Management N.V. Nowadays, the license from Curacao is one of the most common in Russian-language online casinos, since regulators don't impose special requirements on operators and have almost no control over their work after issuing a permit.
NetEnt offers gamblers to play games with live dealers for free
NetEnt has provided gamblers with the opportunity to play live games for free, without registration. The first full-fledged demo games in the Live Casino format have already appeared in the provider's catalog.
On the official website of the developer, the Live Casino section contains 8 titles: 4 versions of roulette and blackjack each. To start playing, the user just needs to enter a name after which he or she is given the opportunity to bet free credits. The player will get the same interface and functionality as ordinary users of Live Casino. Moreover, newcomers who play for free may have real players as opponents, and the dealer doesn't distinguish customers.
The opportunity to play roulette or blackjack with a live dealer in an online casino for free is a unique offer on the market. Up to this point, in the case of Live Casino projects, players can afford themselves just the opportunity to join the video broadcast and watch the game from the outside. In order to test the new format, the player needed to register at the casino and replenish the account.
NetEnt is one of the leaders in the gambling industry. The company produces various types of gambling for online casinos including slot machines, roulettes, blackjack, poker and many others. For the first time, free demos of these games appeared on the developer's website in 2018 as part of an affiliate program development. At the end of 2019, games in the Live Casino format showed the highest growth dynamics. After the publication of the annual report, the company's CEO Teresa Hillman said that in 2020 the company planned to focus on the releasing games with live dealers.