Play the King: Mega Moolah Progressive Slot

By Ben Hamill - January 08 2017

King of Progressive Slots

Mega Moolah Progressive Slot is the biggest and most lucrative of the many progressive jackpot slots online. It's an amazing achievement by the leading online casino game developer, Microgaming, because it's at once so much fun to plays and also offers at least one million dollars to the lucky winners. The jackpot in Mega Moolah always starts at $1,000,000 so you know that if you're destined to be the next lucky gamer, you'll become an instant millionaire!

A Million Dollars Begins with a Single Penny

How exactly does a progressive slot create such big jackpots? It all begins with the developer, in this case Microgaming. As the leading developer, Microgaming has a vast international network of casinos and players. They take a small amount of each wager made on Mega Moolah anywhere in the world and put that small number of pennies toward the jackpots. All progressive jackpot slots work in basically the same way but Mega Moolah has such a large following that it can begin at one million dollars and rise quickly into the many millions until a lucky spinner spins his or her way to fortune!

Randomness is a Virtue

You might think that a lot of time passes between wins in Mega Moolah Progressive Slot. Usually there is some time between jackpot wins but in November 2016 two lucky people won the jackpot! That's because the outcome of each spin is controlled by the Random Number Generator or RNG. That means that each spin is completely random. The two winners in November won much different jackpots; the second winner won far less because the new jackpot had not risen to the $11.5 million level won by lucky gamer #1.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As with all modern video slots, Mega Moolah has an exciting theme. In Mega Moolah's case you'll find yourself on an African safari replete with many animals of the African savannah. It's sunset on the Savannah. The animals will come out quietly, even shyly. See how many of the animals you actually know: Giraffe, Lion, Monkey, Zebra, Buffalo, and Ibis. Yes, that's right. I didn't know what an Ibis is either but it doesn't really matter. You may have guessed by now that I really like Mega Moolah. By the way, I don't always play for the big jackpot. To do so, you have to bet the maximum. Often, even usually, I play just for the fun of it!

You can play Mega Moolah on any instant play platform. It's compatible with all the major computer software. You can also download it to Windows. Mega Moolah is also accessible to many mobile devices. Being such a popular progressive slot, the "app" for Mega Moolah has been copied. So, Microgaming always recommends playing either at a Microgaming-certified casino or going directly to

Mega Moolah is a five reel jackpot slots game with 25 paylines. The lion is the wild symbol. He carries a 2x multiplier for all wins he helps create. The monkeys are the scatter symbol which sends you to the free spins bonus. The free spins can also be retriggered so let's hope that luck is with you! Even if you don't retrigger the free spins, you'll likely come away from those 15 spins a bit richer owing to the 3x multiplier for all wins in the bonus round.

There are actually four jackpots in Mega Moolah. The mini is a mere $10 payout. No biggie. The minor pays out $100. Again, no biggie. These can hardly qualify as a progressive jackpot slot. But the major jackpot is worth your effort. It pays out $10,000. Not millions but enough for a great vacation! Then there's the maxi jackpot worth at least a cool one million dollars! Now we're talking jackpot slots! By the way, the average maxi jackpot win comes to about $3,000,000. That means that people win the big progressive jackpots pretty darn often!

It's also fun just to play for a while hoping to get to the progressive slot wheel. The Random Number Generator works overtime here sending gamers from all over the world to the jackpot wheel. Once there you spin the wheel and win the jackpot you land on. It's easier to win the $10 jackpot than the millions of dollars jackpot but did you think otherwise? Remember, Mega Moolah has been popular for a very long time in online progressive slot years because it's so much fun to play!

Mega Moolah is so popular that it has spawned some spin-offs if you can allow a weak pun. The spin-offs are Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, and Mega Moolah Summertime. Each has its own unique brand of entertainment value.

The graphics in Mega Moolah are also great. The slots game works extremely well on mobile as well as on PC screens. The animation is cute and clever. Some say that the overall impression of Mega Moolah is of a childish progressive slots pastime. I think they're absolutely right! And I sincerely believe that its child-like ambience is one of the many draws that Mega Moolah Progressive Slot has on people. We all like to be a little childish once in a while or even every day for a little bit of time. That's where mobile comes in really handy. When work or traffic have you stressed, a few spins of Mega Moolah may refresh your spirits far beyond what you might think possible!