The online casino industry has progressively gotten bigger over the years as more and more people have turned to online gaming as a means of entertainment. As a result, the payouts have gotten progressively bigger over the years including the world record win set in October of 2015.
Here is a look at the five biggest online casino wins ever at betting sites in Europe.
1. Mega Moolah – 17.879 Million Euros
Mega Moolah is recognized as one of the leading online casino gaming companies in the entire industry. It’s no surprise they are on the books for the largest payout in the history of the online casino gaming. In October of 2015, British soldier Jon Heywood set a new world record with a massive jackpot of 17,879,645 euros.
After risking his life fighting in the army and surviving missions in Afghanistan, Heywood earned a major reward with the substantial payday with a lucky spin on the Mega Moolah game. He risked just 25p to win the biggest prize in the history of online gaming. Most people are much higher than 25p for a betting unit, so you’d have to call that a good return on investment.
2. Mega Fortune – 17.861 Million Euros
While Mega Moolah owns the biggest payout in the history of online casino gaming, that distinction once belonged to Mega Fortune. It wouldn’t be a surprise if they delivered another record payout at some point in the near future. Just one year before Heywood’s record Mega Moolah payout, a Scandinavian player set a Guiness world record with a payout of 17,861,800 euros. They were playing an online game called Mega Fortune.
At the time, there was talk that there would never be a payout that big again. Just one year later, that perception clearly changed dramatically with the Mega Moolah payout.
3. Mega Fortune – 11.700 Million Euros
Mega Fortune’s second entry on this list happened back in 2011 when a Norwegian player won 11,700,000 euros playing the NetEnt game. The player who won this jackpot risked just 0.25 euro at the online casino in order to win that jackpot. That stood for three years as the world record before the next big Mega Fortune jackpot was hit.
4. Mega Moolah – 8.027 Million Euros
Mega Moolah’s 17 different progressive jackpot games through the online casino has another entry here. A player collected a 8,027,631 euro payout from December of 2012 on Butlers Bingo. A man named John Orchard won the massive payout after wagering just 30p on the bet.
5. Mega Moolah – 6.934 Million Euros
The 6,934,219 euro payout marks the biggest online casino win that was won by a player wagering on his mobile device. The win happened in April of 2015 at the Royal Vegas Casino. A man named Mark A. became an instant millionaire with just a single spin on Microgaming’s highest and most frequently paying progressive jackpot game.
On the record, this win still stands as the biggest single payout for an online casino game on a mobile device. The back and forth between Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune is destined to continue. It’s only a matter of time before another record payout shocks everybody in the online casino gaming world.
With a win like that, does one use a wire transfer or request a check? It would be a nervous couple of weeks waiting for the latter to arrive in the mail.