10 key questions many people want answered about Mega Moolah
Mega Moolah is a massively popular slot game with fans and the reason for that is pretty obvious. There are not too many other ways you can wager as little as 0.25 and stand a chance each time of winning a prize that could be worth multiple millions in your chosen currency.
However, there are a regular supply if new players who each month are trying Mega Moolah for the first time and they can come to the game completely unaware of how it operates, how the game plays, what the progressive jackpots are and even how they can be won.
In this article, we are going to focus on the smaller questions these new players may have about Mega Moolah. Questions which are not really big enough to answer in a single article to themselves, but which require a shorter explanation that is no less important to the player.
So without any further ado, here's ten key questions and ten simple answers that people often want answering about the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot.
- How do I play Mega Moolah?
The best value way to play Mega Moolah is to sign up at a reputable online casino, especially one that offers a promotion for new customers that you can use on the slot. Casinos such as Jackpot City Casino and Grand Mondial Casino are a great place to start as for a small deposit, you can receive bonus cash to use playing the Mega Moolah slot for real.
Once you are signed up you can play Mega Moolah in three ways, via instant play in a browser, via a client download for your host casino which will offer you access on a laptop or desktop PC, or you can also play via a mobile device using your chosen casino's software, or using your browser.
All you need to do is make sure you have some funds deposited into your account and you can be playing Mega Moolah in no time at all.
- What slot games can I play on to try and win the Mega Moolah jackpot?
Many people assume you can win the Mega Moolah progressive only by playing Mega Moolah. However there are three other slot themes, Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime and Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive that each offer a different slot game, but which is still tied in to the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize.
You can play any of those three games or the original Mega Moolah slot and your chances of winning the progressive jackpot prizes in the game are still the same no matter which game you elect to play.
- How big is the Mega Moolah jackpot?
First of all, there is not one Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize, there are four. The Mega Jackpot is the big money prize that is seeded at a minimum amount of 1,000,000 and which can grow far higher than that over time. The other three jackpots, Mini, Minor and Major, all offer varying amounts to be won from just a few pounds, to tens of thousands.
However, when people refer to the Mega Moolah jackpot, they are usually referring to the Mega Jackpot the vast majority of the time, although the Major jackpot is still a considerable amount of money if you are fortunate enough to win that.
- What are my chances of winning the Mega Moolah top jackpot prize?
All we know is that every players chances of winning the top progressive jackpot prize on Mega Moolah are pretty slim. It has to be that way in order for the progressive to grow in size. However, the jackpot is one of the most regularly won progressives and it is also a game that generates a huge amount of income, given how popular it is with players.
You can increase your chances of triggering the Jackpot Bonus Game, which we will explore more about later in this article, by either having more spins of the game, or by increasing the amount of your bet on the slot. Your chances of triggering the bonus feature increase with the more you bet per spin over the minimum qualifying bet of 0.25 per spin.
So for example, if you bet 0.50 instead of 0.25 per spin, you'd have twice as much chance of triggering the Jackpot Bonus game as you would wagering the smaller amount.
- How is the Jackpot Bonus Game in Mega Moolah triggered?
This is a very simple question to answer and the easy answer is that the Jackpot Bonus game is triggered entirely at random on potentially any qualifying spin. To qualify, your spin must be at the minimum bet level to qualify for a progressive jackpot prize (which is 0.25 per spin).
Each and every spin, anywhere in the world, provided it meets the minimum bet requirement has a chance of triggering the bonus game, however seeing as this trigger is random, it can be a long time before any player triggers the bonus.
- Can I win the Mega Jackpot prize on Mega Moolah using a casino bonus?
Yes, if you sign up with an offer, such as the 100 spins on Mega Moolah at Captain Cook's Casino, then your spins that you can play through with the bonus cash as part of those offers, count as full, real spins on Mega Moolah. This means that if you play through your bonus and are fortunate enough to land that massive jackpot prize, then the prize will be yours in full.
Indeed, as you can see on MegaMoolah.com, there are a number of examples where players have signed up, or have otherwise received another bonus from a casino, and this has led them to play Mega Moolah with that bonus and they have ended up winning the top jackpot prize.
- What happens in the Jackpot Wheel Bonus Round?
If you trigger the Jackpot Wheel game on a qualifying spin, you are taken to a second screen in the game. This displays the Jackpot Wheel and on the reel are different sectors. The sectors have different colours and icons displayed in them. The majority of sectors are linked to either the Mini or Minor jackpot. There are three sectors for the Major jackpot and just one for the Mega.
All you do for this spin (which is, of course, free) is click the spin button to set the wheel in motion. When the wheel comes to a halt, the sector that the pointer is pointing to is the jackpot prize you will win.
It is important to note that the chances of winning the jackpot prizes are not as it appears on the wheel. The wheel is simply the way the slot shows the results to players. The spin is actually determined by a random number generator, not the wheel itself.
- How much can I win playing Mega Moolah without landing the progressive prizes?
What makes Mega Moolah so popular, particularly the original game is that you can still win some very large prizes playing the slot, even if you don't land a shot at the jackpot.
In the original Mega Moolah game, the largest prize you can win in the base game is 75,000 coins, which can translate into a large amount of money (it is at least 7,500 even if you play for the minimum bet). During the Free Spins bonus game, the amount you could win increases to 225,000 coins, which is an even larger amount and is what makes the original game so appealing.
The top amounts you can win in the other Mega Moolah slots, Isis, Summertime and 5-Reel Drive is 10,000 coins, and again, this is a considerable amount of money compared to the standard bet you make (which will be 25 coins).
- Does the slot have to generate a certain amount of money before it pays out?
No. Mega Moolah is a completely legitimate Random Number Generator (RNG) slot game in that it does not require any amount of money to be wagered on it before it will authorise a pay out. Pay outs can happen at any time, on any spin regardless of how short or long the time is since the last big jackpot payout on the slot.
This is easy to see when you look at the distribution of the winners. There are months in between some winning players landing their prizes, but we have also had winners just days apart and on two occasions, the Mega Moolah has been won twice on the same day.
- If I win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot, will I get all the money?
If you are fortunate enough to trigger a massive jackpot win on Mega Moolah then your casino will contact you to verify your win. This can take a couple of hours but once your win is verified then the casino will arrange with you the processes for receiving your winnings.
Microgaming have stipulated that all Mega Moolah top progressive jackpot winners will be paid out in full, in the currency they played the game and relatively expediently.
What you do have to look for is the tax issue in your country. In some countries, such as New Zealand or the UK, winnings such as a Mega Moolah win are not taxed and you can keep all the cash. In some other countries, you may need to pay tax on your winnings. Your casino will be able to advise you on this.
Other than that, yes if you hit the top progressive prize, then the stated amount of money, in the currency you played in, will absolutely be yours to keep in full.
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