In April, 2021, a unamed Belgian gambler set a new world record for the highest payout ever from a single spin of an online slot. Having invested €15 on Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolan – a five-reel, three-row progressive jackpot from Microgaming – at the Napoleon Sports & Casino, which is headquartered in Aalst, East Flanders, the anonymous player collected the eye-watering sum of €19.4 million, or £16.3 million, at the current exchange rate.
In so doing, John Doe beat the previous record, €17.9 million, or £13.2 million, set by British soldier Jon Heywood from Crewe, Cheshire in 2015. Coincidentally, Heywood also won his life-changing jackpot on Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah, but at Betway Casino; his story is chronicled elsewhere in these pages.
Slick graphics, trouble-free mechanics and an official Return to Player percentage of 92.02% make Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah a popular slot at online casinos worldwide. Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah incorporates four progressive,networked jackpots, namely Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, which start at £10, £100, £1,000 and £1 million, respectively, and can be won by spinning the Jackpot Bonus Reel. All told, the slot offers 243 ways to win, with stakes ranging from £0.20 to £50 a spin and has developed a reputation for yielding record-breaking jackpots on a regular basis.
Indeed, John Coleman, CEO of Microgaming, said, ‘We’re absolootly [sic] delighted to see Mega Moolah make history once again…’ For his part, the incredulous, but lucky, Belgian winner said, ‘At first, you can hardly believe it and I think it will take a long time to sink in completely. It was on my last spin that it happened.’
It’s designed to put you in the party mood as you go right into the heart of the craziest Miami Beach party. The background is made up of Miami Beach and symbols such as surfers, women in bikinis, stereos, and even flamingos. Plus, you’ll find plenty of palm trees, city skylines, and vibey music.
There are several surprises in store for the loyal players of Miami Beach’s 5-reel and 10-payline grid. You’ll be eyed by flamingos, winked at by ladies, surfed past by dudes, and hit by the jackpot when the tide is high.
Wild And Scatters
While playing Miami Beach, you can unlock a lot of features, which is quite unusual for Wazdan because they usually don’t bother with extras, opting to keep the games as classic and true to the originals as they can.
The two girlfriends are the wild symbol, and they move around the icons to make combinations possible. When it appears during your free spins, it will also expand across the reels, so you’ll get more rewards. When the scatter appears on any reel, it awards 10 free spins, with all winnings multiplied by 2.
The multiplier symbol is usually included here to indicate the end of a feature and returns you to the paytable, but that is not the case with Wazdan. The multiplier increases when the surfboard appears on the middle reels during the free spins. It’s too good to ignore because it’s also a combination feature. The scatter symbol is the most rewarding, If five of them appear anywhere on the reels, you’ll win 1000 coins. The card tiles are the lowest paying symbols.
It’s no secret that players love summer-themed slots for the same reasons they love summer vacations. Wazdan’s Miami Beach brings the summer vacation feeling to life, even when you’re stuck indoors during the winter or dreaming of them at work.