- Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams, Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods have paid out some eye watering sums through 2017
- Here is a look at the largest cash prizes online casinos have paid out so far
NetEnt has announced how much its top four progressive slots have paid out to very lucky winners in 2017.
With just over a week before the year ends, the developer’s top slots have collectively paid out just over €78.3 million.
The Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Henrik Fagerlund, said the developer is ‘very proud’ that its games continue to pay out life-changing cash prizes.
NetEnt’s highest paying progressives
There are four progressives in total that have contributed to this huge sum.
These are: Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams, Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods – they’re all accumulative jackpots, having players from all over the world contribute to their ever-increasing prize pools.
These progressives offer the chance to win some of the online gambling industry’s largest possible cash prizes, so it’s no surprise that they’re all very popular indeed.
Here’s some more information about NetEnt’s highest paying progressive jackpots of 2017.
Mega Fortune is well known for its huge payouts: it currently holds the record for the single largest progressive jackpot payout, awarding a staggering win of €17.8 million to a very lucky player back in 2013.
It’s also responsible for some other huge payouts, with €11.7 million won in 2013 and €8.5 million in 2015. Its rather appropriate theme is luxury, with symbols including limousines, wads of cash and yachts.
It has 25 paylines altogether and an RTP of 96.6%. Land three bonus wheel symbols and you’ll get to spin the wheel of fortune to win one of three progressive jackpots or a set amount of bonus money – the highest amount you can win is 7,500 coins.
As well as this, there’s a free spins feature triggered by landing three or more champagne scatter symbols where you can win multipliers of up to 5x. Match five wild yacht symbols for a payout of 10,000 coins.
Mega Fortune Dreams
This progressive jackpot paid out a total of €30.4 million in 2017, significantly more than any other NetEnt slot.
It’s also the most popular both in terms of how many rounds have been played and how many unique players have given it a go.
Earlier in December, two lucky players scooped very impressive wins of €3.3 million and €3.5 million on this progressive while playing on their mobile devices.
As its name suggests, this video slot is a sequel to Mega Fortune, with enhanced graphics and many of the same features.
Just like its predecessor, the theme is luxury: it’s set on a large yacht somewhere out at sea and symbols include things like designer handbags, gold glasses of champagne and expensive watches.
There are three progressive jackpots and they can be won by spinning a wheel of fortune launched by landing the bonus symbol.
The slot has an RTP of 96.4% and a standard five-reel, three-row layout, with a total of 25 paylines.
Hall of Gods
This video slot is responsible for NetEnt’s single biggest progressive jackpot payout of 2017: back in June one very lucky player landed a win of no less than €7.5 million.
Since 2012, it’s awarded a total of six payouts between the values of €7.3 million and €7.8 million, including this year’s win.
Hall of Gods is themed after various gods and goddesses of Norse mythology and has no fewer than three different progressive jackpots: the mini, the midi and the mega.
To win one of these, you need to play at the maximum stake with a maximum of 20 paylines betted on.
Land three bonus symbols in a winning combination and you’ll get taken to the bonus round. Smash 15 symbols with Thor’s hammer and match three cash amounts or three jackpot symbols to win.
Bets range from €0.20 to €50 per spin and the slot has a return to player rate (RTP) of 95.5%.
Thought it hasn’t paid out as much as the other progressive jackpots this year, Arabian Nights is certainly not to be overlooked.
The highest amount it’s paid out is €8.5 million, which was won back in 2012. At some casinos, it’s a local progressive, meaning only people at that particular casino or chain of casinos contribute to the jackpot; at others, it’s a pooled progressive, meaning people from all over the world contribute.
For the largest jackpot, play at a casino where it’s a pooled progressive.
Themed after hot desert nights in the medieval Islamic world, it has 5 reels and 10 paylines, with an RTP of 95.2%. Aladdin’s lamp is the scatter symbol and activates the free spins round when three or more land on the reels.
During free spins, all non-jackpot wins are trebled.
An Arabic man serves as the wild symbol and should you land five of them, you’ll win the top jackpot of 10,000 coins or if you’re playing at the maximum stake, you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
Where to play
All of NetEnt’s flagship games are available at online casinos powered by the developer, such as bgo Casino. The site fronted by Verne Troyer are currently offering players 50 Fair Spins for new players.
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