NetEnt popular progressive jackpot pokies paid out more than €78 million Jackpot prize in 2017 to online casino players. The company announced in January 2018 that a total of 321 jackpots were hit in 2017, culminating in €78.3 million prizes paid. NetEnt has four jackpot games that are offered globally, with the games coming together to create the largest online jackpots in the online gaming industry. Life-changing wins are created via these games and in 2017, player dreams came true.
Pokies that made players millionaires in 2017
The NetEnt pokies games that made players millionaires in 2017 were Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams, Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods. 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.
All the above pokies games 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.
1. Mega Fortune
Mega Fortune’s bonus round can see players take away with life-changing wins. 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.
Also 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.
2. Mega Fortune Dreams
Mega Fortune Dreams paid out a total of €30.4 million in 2017, significantly more than any other NetEnt pokies. 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 2017, 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 pokies game is a sequel to Mega Fortune, with enhanced graphics and many of the same features.
With luxurious theme 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 pokies has an RTP of 96.4% and a standard five-reel, three-row layout, with a total of 25 paylines.
3. Hall of Gods
In November 2017 a gamer at online Casumo Casino hit a £6.3 million progressive jackpot on the NetEnt’s Hall of Gods. This video pokies is responsible for NetEnt’s single biggest progressive jackpot payout of 2017as 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 2017 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. If you 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 pokies has a return to player rate (RTP) of 95.5%.
4. Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights take you back to 9th to 13th centuries when you play this NetEnt pokies progressive jackpot game. 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.
In a press release on the big wins, NetEnt Chief Product Officer, Henrik Fagerlund, commented: “Our games are continuing to pay out life-changing winnings to players and to be able to win them €78 million in 2017 makes us all very proud.”
Fagerlund stated further: “Mega Fortune Dreams alone has paid out around €30 million, but we must not forget Mega Fortune, Arabian Nights and Halls of Gods, showing there’s more than one opportunity to win a life-changing amount of money with our pooled jackpots.”