NetEnt, a top provider of premium online gaming solutions recently announced that one of their games ‘Mega Fortune Dreams’, a spin-off of their popular Mega Fortune slot, produced not one but two multimillionaires on the same day! The lucky players managed to cash in over €6.5 million between them.
The first, who is from Sweden and played the jackpot game slot at Unibet's online casino, won €4,084,430 while enjoying the progressive slot game online. The second player, who is based out of the UK, won €2,667,743 while playing on PokerStars Casino.
The Mega Fortune Dreams game is very popular among online players, offering a 5 reel, 3 row and 20 pay line experience. It is a video slot and includes a triple progressive jackpot Bonus Game. With this bonus round players can earn huge jackpot prizes, as proven by the two lucky winners on March 7th.
When the first win was announced, Chief Product Officer at NetEnt, Henrik Fagerlund spoke happily about it in a release:
“At NetEnt, this is what we do: thrilling entertainment. We’re delighted that Mega Fortune Dreams has created yet another multi-millionaire. The game is a real favorite and we hope 2018 continues to be a great year for more and more lucky players!”
Well, Fagerlund’s words rang true. It wasn’t long before he was once again commending a player for winning big after the second jackpot was announced:
“The jackpots just keep on dropping at the moment and two in one day is a record for us. The big and frequent wins are of course why players love NetEnt jackpot games so much. I would like to congratulate The Stars Group, and PokerStars Casino for what is their biggest ever online-win payout! Let’s hope this amazing start to 2018 continues. I look forward to seeing NetEnt’s popular jackpot games changing more lives!”
The fortuitous Brit who won with PokerStars Casino spoke about how shocked they were when they realised they were taking home a life-changing sum of money from an online slot game:
“I put my hand over [the screen] because I thought, ‘I’ve got no chance of winning this, I want it to be a surprise’. It spun. When I took my hand away and saw what happened… I almost passed out. No this can’t be real.”
It’s been a stellar first few months for NetEnt in 2018. Amidst their high profile payouts, the company has also been bolstering their portfolio of casinos with new releases and updates. In a recent press release the company unveiled Hotline, their newest video slot with a “unique multi-level bonus bet feature to attract several player groups”.
The 5 reel, 3 row game is packed with classics such as wild and expanding wild substitutions, re-spins and free spins and will provide players with a unique experience according to Fagerlund:
“The innovative Hotline Bonus Bet feature has the ability to give players extra options, which also has some cool new mechanics to make it standout from other slot games. With this game we wanted to provide operators with the ultimate player entertainment by bringing the popular 80’s retro look and feel to our players and I believe we’ve achieved that with the creation of Hotline and its great soundtrack.”
Alongside newer releases like Hotline, NetEnt are looking at things retroactively too. The company's initial entrance into the live dealer casino space in 2013 wasn’t as great as they might have anticipated but they now believe they can rectify what Fagerlund describes as an experience that was “a little bit flat”.
According to Gaming Intelligence, part of the issue was to do with blue-screen technology, which was hailed as the best means of allowing one dealer to service multiple operators. Rather than having a bunch of brand-specific tables, multiple clients could have their own individual branding displayed onto the background.
However, a new partnership with Mr Green sees NetEnt offering a completely new experience in this space with what they’ve dubbed “Live Beyond Live”. Live Beyond Live is a fully immersive 3D mobile-first live casino game which offers players an exclusive casino area on Mr Green’s platform, with a specific focus on VIP players.
Laszlo Keczer, head of NetEnt’s live productions, was extremely positive about the experience being offered to players:
“We guide players, we create a player journey, whereby providing information we allow players to make conscious choices, moving from one table to the other from one game to the other. We do this by showing them what’s happening in the background,”
It’s clear to see that NetEnt are keen on continuing to shake the ground they step on throughout 2018. Expect to hear even more positive news coming from the gaming behemoth throughout the remainder of the year.