172 million is how much the current Mega Moolah jackpot is in Swedish krona!
Until recently, gambling in Sweden was somewhat problematical with outdated laws, monopolies and a thriving grey market. Now top quality companies, like Microgaming, have acquired licenses to offer their products to Swedish players.
The upshot of this is that Sweden can now join many other countries in the world playing some of the best online games and slots available today safely and secure in the knowledge that only the companies that have strong ethics and excellent customer services, as well as software which offers players a safe and fair gaming experience, are licensed to do so.
For example, right now Swedish players can claim a bonus of up to 40,000kr to play for the Mega Moolah jackpot, which at time of writing is 172 million krona (and counting)!
As we have stated previously, one of the companies that were granted a license to offer their products to Swedish customers was Microgaming and it just so happens that at the end of 2018 and into this year, the progressive jackpot available on the massively popular Microgaming slot Mega Moolah, had started to grow into a monster.
2017 + 2018 - A record-busting two years for Mega Moolah
Since the Mega Moolah was released it has produced tens of winners of its Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize. In the early years, the number of winners in each year and the size of the jackpot was generally smaller than it is now. Several years saw just one winner, while those that saw multiple winners generally saw just 2, 3 or 4 triggers of the jackpot prize.
Bearing in mind that the minimum jackpot prize for the slot is 1 million in your chosen currency and that it can grow well beyond that amount, it is still a huge amount of money to be won, especially when you consider the minimum bet is just 0.25.
2015 was the turning point for Mega Moolah with Jon Heywood's Guinness World Record jackpot. Heading into 2017, the most number of times a jackpot had been won in a single year was six (back in 2014) but that record was smashed in the 12 months of 2017. That's because the jackpot was triggered a total of 13 times in that period, including twice on the same day (May 22nd 2017). It was a record-breaking year with over 55 million paid out in various currencies to lucky winners.
2018 dawned and for the first four months of the year things continued in a similar way, we saw jackpot winners in January, February, March and two in April, nobody won in May but another winner landed a big prize in June. Six winners in six months seemed to suggest 2018 would be very much like 2017.
However, it was three months after the winner in June landed the next progressive jackpot win and this one was special. That's because by the 28th September 2018, the jackpot had risen to a massive 18.9 million. It was won, at 5pm, by an anonymous player who landed a World Record beating win of €18,910,668. This is currently the largest ever online slot progressive jackpot pay out in history and one of the biggest ever slot wins both online and in land-based casinos.
Since that win in September 2018, the jackpot has continued to grow. By the end of November, it has crashed through the 10 million barrier and in December 2018, it continued to rise growing to just shy of 15 million by the end of the year.
On the 1st January 2019, as Swedish Mega Moolah players could finally join in the fun, the jackpot prize topped 15 million and it reached 16 million on 10th January 2018. Now just a few days later, we are close to smashing through the 17 million barrier.
Note that we're writing about British pounds here. Multiply that by 10x to get the krona jackpot! That's right, the jackpot in Swedish krona is well over 170 million!
Is there hope for a Swedish winner?
The good news for Swedish Mega Moolah fans and players is that the chances of a winner coming from Sweden is much higher now than it has been in the past, thanks to this new regulation of the gaming industry and the fact that Microgaming is one of the first companies to acquire a license to operate legally within the country.
This means that yes, it is entirely possible that the next Mega Moolah winner could well be Swedish.
Let's look at two possible scenarios:
If a Swedish player was to win the Mega Moolah jackpot at the current level of 17.2 million British pounds but they played the game in krona, then a 17.2 million prize would equate to a mouth-watering 172 million Swedish Krona.
However, if the jackpot is to increase to a brand-new World Record amount, let's say of 19.5 million GBP then that win would amount to just under 200 million SEK.
Do you want to win around 200 million krona and make internet history? YES YOU DO!
So if you are from Sweden, we wish you "Lycka till" when playing Mega Moolah and hopefully, we can add your win to the Mega Moolah roll of honour.
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