The iconic Mega Moolah has a "little brother" to it: The WowPot. After the huge success of the progressive jackpot, game provider Microgaming thought it was time for a breath of fresh air. In this article, you'll read all you need to know about the WowPot jackpot. Will the WowPot be as popular as its predecessor?
The progressive jackpot revolution
To date, Microgaming has paid out over a billion euros in jackpots. Playtech (DC Superheroes Jackpots) and Netent (Mega Fortune), among others, have a lot to learn from this. Back in 1998 Microgaming made its revolutionary debut with the very first progressive jackpot slot machine. Cash Splash, a 3-reel slot game, had a minimum value of $6,000 and was triggered regularly.
The real success came only in 2006 with the introduction of Mega Moolah. In casino land, this video slot is known as The Millionaire Maker. Mega Moolah has several records to its name, but the one from 2015 takes the crown. Then a British player won a whopping €17.8 million. Microgaming has released several variants of Mega Moolah in recent years to continue to surprise die-hard fans. Despite the expansion of the Mega Moolah series, the provider apparently thought it was time for a brand new success number, reported aolbroadband.in.
The introduction of the WowPot
In February 2020, Microgaming launched the brand new WowPot jackpot. This progressive jackpot is separate from the Mega Moolah and has an unlimited cash value. Like the original Millionaire Maker, the WowPot contains four jackpots:
- Mini - starts at €10.00.
- Minor - starts at €100,00.
- Major - starts at €50,000.
- WowPot - starts at €2,000,000.
Want to know exactly how such a progressive jackpot network works? Then read this article about progressive jackpot slots.
For the first WowPot creation, Wheel of Wishes, Microgaming enlisted the help of Alchemy Gaming. One of the small studios that pulls beautiful games out of their top hat exclusively for Micrograming. Wheel of Wishes is a 5x3 slot with a thousand-and-one night theme where everything revolves around the magic wheel. If the wheel is pulled out of the barn, there is a good chance that you will soon be a millionaire. After Wheel of Wishes, even more, games connected to the WowPot jackpot network followed.
The WowPot games from Microgaming
WowPot slots, like Mega Moolah, have no overarching theme. Each slot within this jackpot network is set in a completely different world: from ancient Egypt to a fantasy world with scantily clad witches. One title includes Book of Atem, Sherlock & Moriarty, Sisters of Oz, and Queen of Alexandria.
The nice thing is that you can play all these WowPot games just for free. You won't win the jackpot, but you can check out which video slot suits you best in an accessible way. And once you've tried it out, you can go for real.
Gambler wins €17 million on WowPot slot
Since its launch, WowPot has been rapidly creating new millionaires. On April 14, 2021, the mega sum of €17,529,047.11 fell. A British player at 32Red Casino won this cash prize with a bet of just £0.80 on the Book of Atem: WowPot slot. Less than a week later, the progressive WowPot jackpot fell again. This time a Belgian player of the Sherlock & Moriarty WowPot video slot was the lucky one. The gambler was able to add over 2 million euros to his bank balance.
The WowPot website has a real-time overview of the highest winnings.