Can I play Mega Moolah from Sweden?
From the 1st January 2019, Sweden relaxed the laws in place surrounding gambling and in doing so broke up its old monopolies making it easier for its inhabitants to enjoy many different forms of gambling, including of course, Mega Moolah.
This re-regulation of the market has meant that online companies can now once again offer a number of games and opportunities to Swedish gamblers and over the first few days of January, a number of companies were granted licenses to offer their products in online casinos across Sweden, one of these was the Mega Moolah slot developers, Microgaming.
Speaking about the move, Microgaming's chief operating officer Andrew Clucas remarked:
"This move continues our strategic expansion in key regulated markets, working closely with regulators and supporting operators as they grow their offering with our diverse portfolio of content built with player protection in mind."
The re-regulation of the Swedish gaming market was long overdue as the previously regulations had created monopolies and which had seen a number of unlicensed companies exploiting Swedish players. This new move has provided a solid framework for what is and is not acceptable in the Swedish online gaming market, with much clearer guidelines that have opened the market while closing loopholes.
What does Microgaming acquiring a license in Sweden mean?
Now that Microgaming have been given the thumbs up by the new official gambling regulator in Sweden, the Spelinspektionen (formerly Lotterinspektionen), this means that the company across its partner casinos, can offer its full range of games to Swedish customers and of course, that includes all of its most popular slots.
Perhaps no game will be more popular for Swedish players to play than Mega Moolah. The progressive jackpot game has paid out approaching 50 winners since it was first released back in 2007, each of whom has become a millionaire (in many cases, multi-millionaire) in their chosen currency.
Indeed, back in September 2018, the slot once again smashed the World Record for the largest ever win on an online slot game, when it paid out a jackpot prize of over €18.9 million to one player, who wished to keep their personal details private.
That record eclipsed the previous best that was set in October 2015 when a British-based player Jon Heywood landed a £13.2 million plus Mega Moolah jackpot prize, which just eclipsed the previous record, which up until that point had been held by a different game.
With the new regulation that has come into effect on the 1st January 2019, it is unsurprising that many Swedes have taken the opportunity to deposit their cash into a casino and try out some of Microgaming's most celebrated offerings and top of that list is undoubtedly Mega Moolah.
Why are Swedes playing Mega Moolah?
Of course, you will already know that Mega Moolah is a World Record-smashing slot game, but it has added appeal at the moment as the jackpot smashed through the 16 million barrier recently and just eclipsed the 17 million British pound barrier.
As such, this will certainly attract many Swedish players to give the game a try and to perhaps become the first official winner of the Mega Moolah jackpot from that country (although, an anonymous winner could have landed the prize from Sweden, but have elected to keep their details anonymous).
Given that the jackpot is now the second highest amount it has ever been since the release of the game, this has seen players from all over the world playing the game in the hope of trying to be the next lucky winner of the Mega jackpot and of course, now that Sweden is open for business, it is fair to assume that for the first time, a lot of these customers trying their luck are Swedish Mega Moolah players.
Indeed, it could even be the case that the first ever Swedish winner of the Mega Moolah slot could set a new World Record win and make internet history!
What other games can Swedish players now play from Microgaming?
There's no doubt that Swedish slot players will love Mega Moolah and all that it has to offer them, but it would be wrong to think that Microgaming have acquired this license simply to promote their massive progressive jackpot slot alone. The company has a massive portfolio of slot games and among their extensive number of titles are a huge number of classic games to play.
In addition to Mega Moolah, new Swedish players can also play a number of other progressive jackpot games including Major Millions (where the jackpot is now approaching the 1 million mark), King Cashalot (which has a jackpot prize of over 628,000 and rising) and Treasure Nile.
In addition to progressive slot games, Microgaming also offers a number of other progressive titles including Video Poker games SupaJax, Poker Ride and Jackpot Deuces as well as Caribbean Draw Poker, Cyberstud Poker and Roulette Royale, which has a jackpot prize currently approaching the 300,000 mark.
However it is not just progressive jackpot games that Microgaming has in its back catalogue. The company is famous for developing some of the most exciting, innovative and popular slot games in recent years and is responsible for developing some of the key technology that makes slots so popular today, including the 243 Ways to Win and 1024 Ways to Win slot games.
Some of the fantastic and now classic Microgaming slots Swedish players can now enjoy include all of the following:
- Game of Thrones
- Thunderstruck II
- Immortal Romance
- Lost Vegas
- Terminator 2
- Jurassic World
- Playboy Gold
Furthermore, the company also offers and extensive range of new games every year with new releases almost every month, some of the latest and most technologically advanced slots include:
- The Great Albini
- Book of Oz
- Showdown Saloon
- Action Ops Snow & Sable
- Icy Gems
- Astro Legends Lyra and Erion
- Crystal Rift
- Reel Talent
- Lucha Legends
- Romanov Riches
- Cash of Kingdoms
- Wicked Tales Dark Red
- Exotic Cats
- Robin of Sherwood
In addition to slots, Microgaming also has an extensive range of other casino games including several different versions of the following games to play:
- Three Card Rummy
With so many exciting games to play alongside the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot, Swedish players will undoubtedly be thrilled that the Microgaming catalogue is now available to play in their country and it promises to be an exciting 2019 and beyond for Swedish slot players.
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