6 things you should know before playing the Mega Moolah jackpot slot

If you have been watching the latest news regarding slot gaming then no doubt you will be aware that recently the Mega Moolah slot paid out not only the highest ever cash prize for a win on an online slot game, but that it also recently paid out its first ever 20 million prize to one lucky winner just a couple of days ago on 30 January 2019.

Of course, news of these massive wins travels quickly and no doubt will have seen a number of people, perhaps new to online slot gaming and in particular progressive slots, who want to try their hand on the game.

Now there's plenty of great articles on this site which can explain the nuances, rules, pay outs, bonus features and of course, progressive jackpots available on the most popular progressive, but what we are going to do is bring the key points of these together and reveal six things you should know before you play Mega Moolah.

So let's begin with the first and perhaps most important, getting started in the first place.

  1. You can find 'New Player Bonuses' compatible with Mega Moolah at some casinos

Although you won't ever find no-deposit free spins on the Mega Moolah slot (simply because every single spin contributes a small amount to the jackpot pool), some popular casinos do offer deposit bonuses that sort of offer you a similar thing. Essentially these offers see players make a small deposit (such as 1.00 or 5.00 or 10.00 in USD, EUR or GBP,) and for that you will receive a bonus cash amount (20.00, 25.00 or 37.50) alongside your deposit.

You can then use your deposited cash along with the bonus cash to play through spins on the Mega Moolah slot. For example, a deposit of just 1.00 will earn you 20.00 free cash, which means that at 0.25 per spin on the Mega Moolah you will get 80 spins on the house for free.

A few other examples: Deposit a fiver and get 25.00 worth of 0.25 spins (that's 100 spins on the house); deposit a tenner and get 37.50 worth of 0.25 spins (that's 150 spins on the house).

All of the above-mentioned offers are available in the United Kingdom. Similar offers are available from outside the UK also, such as 120 spins for 10 Euros, and the 200 spins for NZ$20 offers.

As a new customer, this is a great way for you to pay a small amount, but receive a chunk of spins to play on one of the most popular and highest-paying slot games in the world. Furthermore, players that have taken up similar bonuses have indeed won the top prize.

  1. To stand a chance of winning the progressive jackpot prize you must bet at least 0.25 per spin.

Mega Moolah is a slot which allows you to select how many of the 25 pay lines available you want to play per spin. However, in order to stand a chance of winning the progressive jackpot, you need to play one coin on all of the available 25 lines to be in with a chance of triggering the Jackpot Bonus Game.

The minimum bet on the slot therefore is 0.25 per spin, which is a very small price to pay to play for such a large progressive jackpot fund and indeed, this is part of the reason why Mega Moolah remains so popular with players.

If you decide to play all 25 lines and bet more per spin (say 0.50), then your chances of triggering the Jackpot Bonus Game, the key to landing the Mega Moolah progressive jackpots, increase in proportion. Indeed the more you bet, the more chance you have of triggering the jackpot bonus game.

  1. Mega Moolah has FOUR progressive jackpots, not just one.

It is tempting to think that the Mega Moolah slot has just one progressive jackpot prize as this is what most people always talk about, but that is not the case. The Mega Moolah slot actually has four different progressive jackpot prizes available.

  • Mini - Which is the smallest progressive jackpot, usually worth less than 10.00 and which pays out very frequently, usually every few seconds.
  • Minor - This is a slightly larger progressive jackpot prize which is usually worth between 10.00 and 100.00. This jackpot also pays out frequently, several times a day usually.
  • Major - This is the first of the two big progressive jackpot prizes and this prize is usually worth tens of thousands. It is won, typically once or twice per day, sometimes more often, sometimes less often.
  • Mega - This is the biggest and most sought-after progressive jackpot with a minimum seed amount of 1,000,000. This is the jackpot that most people refer to as THE Mega Moolah progressive jackpot (and indeed, it is what gives the slot its name).

All four of these jackpots can be won with a single spin of the Jackpot Bonus Wheel, which brings us neatly onto point four.

  1. The Jackpot Bonus Game is randomly triggered at any time, on any spin

The only thing that influences your chances of triggering the Jackpot Bonus Wheel game in the Mega Moolah base game is the size of your bet and how many spins you play. That is because the Jackpot Bonus is triggered entirely at random on any qualifying spin for any player.

It should also be noted here that it is not easy to trigger this bonus and usually you do require a large amount of luck to trigger it. You may trigger it within a few spins of starting playing, or you may play through a session and get nothing.

However, it is true that triggering this wheel will see you win one of the four progressive jackpot prizes on Mega Moolah, but the chances are much more likely that this will be the Mini or Minor prizes, rather than the Major or Mega, which brings us neatly onto point five.

  1. The sectors on the Jackpot Bonus Wheel are not indicative of your actual chances of winning each of the progressive jackpots

When you trigger the Jackpot Bonus, you will see the Jackpot Bonus Wheel and at first glance it looks like your chances of hitting the Mega top progressive prize are relatively good, but it is important to note here that the wheel you see on screen is not an indicator of your actual chances of landing the prizes.

Instead, the wheel is just the vehicle the game uses to display the outcome of your Jackpot Bonus Wheel spin.

In truth, your chances of winning the Mega Moolah top progressive prizes, the Mega and Major, are much smaller than shown on the wheel. Similarly, your chances of winning the Mini and Minor prizes are much greater. This is why these prizes are awarded far more frequently.

So while your chances of landing that Mega jackpot prize remain small, you still at least have a chance of doing so and there are almost 50 winners in the world today who have been in that position and seen their luck hold out to land them that massive top prize.

  1. Don't neglect the base game as there are some sizeable prizes available there too.

One of the biggest mistakes people make when playing Mega Moolah is to feel that if they don't trigger the Jackpot Bonus Wheel game, then their time spent playing the slot was wasted. Like any other slot, you can win some great cash prizes playing the Mega Moolah game without once triggering the jackpot bonus feature.

The top prize playing Mega Moolah is around 225,000 coins, which if you are playing for say a coin value of 0.10 per spin, equates to around 22,500 in your chosen currency. That is more than you will on many other slot games.

Sure Mega Moolah has the attraction of the big progressive jackpots, but there are some healthy prizes available too in the base game and if you play shrewdly and get a bit of luck, you can still bank a profit from playing the base game without ever once triggering the jackpot features.

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