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Absolootly Massive! Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Hit for a Record-breaking €19.4 Million

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Absolootly Massive! Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Hit for a Record-breaking €19.4 Million
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Microgaming’s iconic Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has set a new payout record with an incredible €19,430,723.60 win on Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah.

Struck by a player in Belgium at Napoleon Sports & Casino on 27 April 2021, the eight-figure sum marks the largest ever jackpot win on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, which holds the record for the world’s largest payout in an online slot machine – a record which it has now beaten for a second time with this latest win.

The €19.4 million win comes hot on the heels of two top-tier jackpots triggered on Microgaming’s WowPot jackpot, which paid out a huge €17,529,047.11 and €2,025,388.75 on 14 April and 19 April respectively. As with all wins on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, the winner will receive their prize as a lump sum.

Developed exclusively for Microgaming by Triple Edge Studios, Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah takes players down the rabbit hole in search of gold coins and big wins, serving up a magical gameplay experience infused with vibrant artwork and wonderful win potential.

Launched in May 2020, this whimsical progressive jackpot slot is just one in a series of new titles to feature the iconic Mega Moolah. The game has now conjured up more than 500,000 wins and over €46 million in prizes across all jackpot tiers.

Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network remains an industry stalwart, having paid out more than €1.3 billion across all jackpots, tiers and games to date.

“We’re absolootly delighted to see Mega Moolah make history once again with its latest record-breaking win, and what an incredible win it is – €19.4 million! That’s the largest jackpot payout in an online slot of all time. Congrats to the player, and well done to Napoleon Sports & Casino on their second Mega jackpot win on our network in as many weeks,” John Coleman, CEO of Microgaming, said.

“This is a historic day for Napoleon Sports & Casino. We are completely over the moon. The winner of the Mega Moolah jackpot read about our player winning €2 million+ with the WowPot and pursued his own dreams and luck on the other Microgaming jackpot-giant Mega Moolah. It almost feels like our site has become ‘the home of the jackpot’. This record breaking jackpot is the absolute highlight of the amazing partnership we have with Microgaming,” Tim De Borle, CEO of Napoleon Sports & Casino, said.

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Kindred Reports Decline in Revenue from Harmful Gambling in Q3

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Kindred Group has reported that the share of revenue from harmful gambling decreased to 3.3% in the third quarter of 2021.

Kindred is committed to transform gambling by being a trusted source of entertainment that contributes positively to society. Therefore, Kindred has set an ambition to reach zero per cent of revenue from harmful gambling by the end of 2023 and to report this on a quarterly basis. The purpose is to be transparent, contribute to a fact-based dialogue about harmful gambling, and raise awareness of the Group’s sustainability work. For the third quarter of 2021, the share of revenue from harmful gambling decreased to 3.3% from 4.3% in Q2 2021.

“We are pleased to see that the percentage of revenue coming from harmful gambling has decreased. Whilst we welcome this decrease, we do understand that we still have to work hard to further decrease this number. In line with our roadmap, our operational teams have worked to implement more proactive customer interactions, and this has resulted in an increase in the use of control tools to help customers stay in control,” Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Kindred Group, said.

“We have also taken a more cautious approach towards the younger demographic, since this group is at a higher risk financially and is more prone to addiction. Therefore, we have set up tailored approaches to de-risk customers that are between 18-24 and we can already see the benefits from this action,” Tjärnström added.

On October 11, Kindred’s Head of Responsible Gambling and Research, Maris Catania, together with her PhD tutor, Professor Mark Griffiths, published a peer-reviewed research paper that examines the application of DSM-5 criteria for gambling disorder to actual online gambling behaviour. This notion and approach are the basis for the ideology behind Kindred’s behavioural monitoring system.

Kindred announced it will continue to work on publishing more research to increase the transparency of information through empirical studies.

“To limit harmful gambling, the behaviour has to be identified in the first place. Our research provides Kindred with actual examples of the types of behaviour engaged in by problem gamblers, which could be used by the player protection team to identify potential markers of harm,” said Professor Mark D Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University.

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SYNOT Games Enters Croatia with Novomatic’s Admiral Casino

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SYNOT Games has launched its entire slots offering with Admiral Casino, a leading gaming brand under the Novomatic Group.

The Croatian operator will have access to SYNOT’s ever-expanding portfolio of online slots, including player-favourites such as Respin Joker, Book of Secrets as well as recently released titles such as Wild Blooms, Joker 40, Alchemist’s Gold.

“Our partnership with Admiral Online Casino is a crucial step towards growing in regulated markets. We believe that a well-balanced mixture of graphics, sound, math and functionality creates a seamless player experience. Combined with the newest technology, current trends and market preferences, we aim to keep Admiral’s players entertained,” Dagmar Cvrcková, Sales manager at SYNOT Games, said.

“We feel extremely confident about including SYNOT Games’ portfolio in our online content library. Their games will be an asset with a high potential of becoming our players’ favorite titles. And that is a surefire way towards a successful partnership,” Žarko Žuvela, Head of Admiral Online Casino, said.

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Mansion Group Launches Online Casino Brand in Spain

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Online gaming operator Mansion has launched its MansionCasino brand in Spain.

The new online offering is licensed by Spanish gambling regulator Dirreción General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) and adds to the operator’s existing casino brands Casino.com and Slots Heaven, as well as its MansionBet sportsbook.

The new site provides Spanish players with a wide range of online slots as well as live dealer casino games from suppliers Evolution and Playtech.

“We are thrilled to introduce our MansionCasino brand in Spain, and continue to provide award-winning customer support with a dedicated Spanish customer support team based in our new Spanish office,” said Mansion CMO David Murphy.

“This, along with our heritage and expertise, will allow us to deliver a best-in-class experience for players, in a safe environment, whilst growing our casino brand within the market.”

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