NetEnt has forced itself into a dominant position when it comes to progressive jackpot slots, to the point where the developer is almost synonymous with the biggest wins in the industry. Outside of Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, their range of jackpot games is a pretty exclusive club at the top of the tree in their sector.
The latest news out of NetEnt indicates just why their jackpot slots are so highly regarded, as 321 jackpots were won and paid during 2017, worth a massive €78.3 million overall.
The portfolio of jackpot games incorporates all time greats including Mega Fortune, Mega Fortune Dreams, Hall of Gods and Arabian Nights, which between them give NetEnt’s partner casinos access to the largest suit of jackpots in the gaming world. They are a big attraction for those casinos, as they get all the benefits of offering some of the biggest prizes out there, without all too much administrative hard work given that the prize pools are managed centrally by NetEnt itself.
The outstanding year was helped along by a couple of players that left it rather late to scoop their jackpots. As reported right here in the news section, Mega Fortune Dreams paid out €3.3 million and then €3.5 million just before Christmas, and that contributed to an annual prize total on that game alone of €30.4 million. It is no surprise to see the game making up such a significant portion of the jackpot total – not only is it our favourite jackpot slot of all, but it seems that the sentiment is shared by others with the highest number of unique players and individual rounds played of the quartet.
Somewhat surprisingly, neither of the Mega Fortune slots were responsible for the largest single NetEnt jackpot payout of 2017. Instead, that accolade goes to Hall of Gods, which paid out €7.5 million to one lucky player back in June.
Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer at NetEnt, 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.
“Mega Fortune Dreams alone has paid out around €30 million, but we must not forget Mega Fortune, Arabian Nights and Hall of Gods, showing there’s more than one opportunity to win a life-changing amount of money with our pooled jackpots.
“Being able to offer players the chance to win big is what keeps them coming back, and we’re over the moon that we can repay their loyalty.”
We cannot see NetEnt’s status as the premier provider of online jackpot slots changing any time soon, and such massive returns over the course of the last year give us plenty of encouragement as we continue into 2018. The four slots in question not only benefit from giving players the chance to win genuinely life-changing amounts of cash, but also from being outstanding slot games in their own right, and they are every bit as fun to play as comparable slots, even with the jackpots taken out of the equation. You’ll find the games offered at some of the best casinos around right now, including LeoVegas, Casumo and Vera&John – and with the jackpots managed centrally, you won’t need to compromise on the available prize amounts no matter where you decide to play!