Throughout 2015 Microgaming hit the headlines for several different reasons. This award-winning online casino software provider released approximately 40 new games on mobile and on desktop and their famous Mega Moolah progressive jackpot pokie set a new Guinness World Record. Let’s start by taking a look at some of the headline games that arrived in 2015.
One of the major game releases was the new Bridesmaids pokie which arrived in August. Some of the other exciting titles from Microgaming included Titans of the Sun – Hyperion, Titans of the Sun – Theia, Hot as Hades and Bullseye. Microgaming also released Cricket Star, Golden Era, Rabbit in the Hat, Happy Holidays, Lucky Leprechaun, Rugby Star, Hound Hotel, Golden Princess, Serenity, Big Chef, Basketball Star, Pistoleras, Ariana, Gung Pow, Kitty Cabana and Stardust.
For its forward thinking work in Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology, Microgaming won the Digital Gaming Innovation award at the Global Gaming Awards 2015. Also at this same prestigious event, Microgaming picked up the Digital Product of the Year award for a pokie called Jurassic Park which arrived in casinos approximately one year earlier. The Jurassic Park online pokie was the first product of its kind to use Parallax Scrolling effects and was an instant hit with pokie enthusiasts.
The other big story in 2015 occurred when UK player Jonathon Heywood scooped £13,213,838.68 (approx. AU$27.6 million) from a progressive jackpot pokie called Mega Moolah. The lucky winner was playing at Betway Casino in September when he won and this record-breaking win was officially recognised in December 2015 by Guinness World Records for ‘Largest Jackpot Payout in an Online Slot Machine Game’.
“When news broke about Jon’s amazing jackpot win back in October, we were overjoyed – what an incredible and heart-warming story,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. He then went on to say, “We’ve achieved many industry records over the years, but to be officially awarded a Guinness World Records title is a special and proud moment for us all. It cements our position in providing the largest and most exciting progressive jackpot network in the industry. We can’t wait to hang the certificate in our office reception!”<
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