How to win big on Mega Moolah
If you take a look at most of the information on the Mega Moolah slot, it is easy to assume that the only way you can win a large amount of money is by triggering the Mega progressive jackpot prize when playing the game. However, that is not the only way that you could win a large amount of money playing Mega Moolah.
In truth, there's lots of ways you can win big on Mega Moolah and some of them don't even require you to access the Jackpot Bonus Game, the gateway to a shot at landing that massive Mega progressive jackpot pay out.
In this article, we are going to look at the different ways to win big playing Mega Moolah, not just in terms of the biggest pay outs on the game, but also in terms of how you can strategize how you play to try and give you the best chance possible of landing the top prize.
So let's learn a little more about how you can land some sizeable wins, including of course the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot.
- Bet more per spin to win more
Like almost every slot game, the size of your initial bet will determine how much you win when you land a win in the base game. One way to improve the size of your wins when playing Mega Moolah is to bet more on each spin.
As with many slots, the amount you win on a typical spin of the slot is stated in coin value and you can set the coin value of your spin from as little as 0.01, but you can increase the coin value up to 0.25 per spin.
What is the difference, well assuming you want to play all 25-lines on the slot, if you wager 0.01 per line, then your standard bet is 0.25 per spin. However, if you ramp up the value of your bet to a 0.25 coin, then this equates to a standard bet of 6.25 per spin.
That sounds a lot but with it also comes a chance of bigger value prizes. For example, if you hit a win of say 5 of the lower value King symbols on Mega Moolah then you win 100 coins. For a 0.25 spin that equates to a win of 1.00. However, for a 6.25 spin, that win equates to 25.00.
Now going to the upper end of the symbols, if you land five elephant symbols at an 0.01-coin value, then this means you would win 7.50 for your 0.25 spin, however for a 0.25 (6.25 per spin) wager, the value of your win increases proportionally to 187.50.
Of course, you need to have the financial means to bet more per spin in order to to do this and that is determined by your own financial circumstances and how much you can afford to lose, but for players who have a substantial bankroll available to them, this is always an option.
And of course, the other bonus that comes your way when betting more per spin on the Mega Moolah slot is that your chances of landing the Jackpot Bonus Game increase in proportion the more you wager on each spin, thus giving you more chance of a shot at triggering the big money progressive element of the game.
- Let the Lion Wild Roar for you
One of the most overlooked aspects of Mega Moolah is just how much you can win in the base game without even triggering Free Spins or the Jackpot Bonus game.
We have already mentioned that the 750 coin win by landing five elephants across the reels is the biggest standard symbol win in the Mega Moolah base game, but that win is dwarfed by the win available if you can hit five of the Lion Wilds across the reels.
The Lion Wild acts as a substitute for other symbols, so it is very useful in the game for triggering wins and furthermore, it also adds a 2x multiplier to standard wins, so if you landed four elephants plus a Lion Wild to complete a 5-symbol pay out, then you would win 1,500 coins instead of the standard 750 coin win.
However, the big money wins in the base game come from landing four or five of the Lion Wilds across the reels. A four-symbol win triggers a 1,500-coin prize but land the magical 5-symbol win and you trigger a 15,000-coin pay out. Playing at the maximum bet of 0.25 per coin, that equates to a 3,750.00 win in your chosen currency.
This applies only to the base game of course as when you manage to hit winning lines after triggering the Free Spins bonus round, then the size of the possible jackpots you could win increases hugely.
- Scatter wins and Free Spins
To trigger Free Spins in Mega Moolah, you need to land three or more of the Monkey Scatter symbol anywhere across the reels. The good news is that by simply landing two or more Scatters, you win a prize. These range in value depending on the number of Scatter symbols landed:
- 2 Scatters - 2x your total bet win.
- 3 Scatters - 3x your total bet win.
- 4 Scatters - 20x your total bet win.
- 5 Scatters - 100x your total bet win.
As you can see, a 5-Scatter prize is not inconsiderable, especially if you are playing for 6.25 per spin as that equates to a win of 625.00 before you even trigger Free Spins.
You only trigger the Free Spins bonus game by landing three or more Scatters and regardless of the number of Scatters landed in the triggering spin, you always receive 15 Free Spins, though you can trigger additional Free Spins by landing three or more Scatters on the reels during your Free Spins bonus.
At first, your Free Spins game seems to be the same as the base game but during Free Spins all wins are subject to a 3x multiplier, which means all the standard prizes in the base game are worth 3x the stated amount in Free Spins, so your 750-coin win for five elephant symbols, would pay 2,250 coins in Free Spins.
By using the multiplier that is still available on the Lion Wild symbol, and the 3x multiplier that you receive in Free Spins, it is possible to win up to 225,000 coins in the Free Spins bonus game if you are lucky enough.
Now playing at 0.25 per coin, per spin, that would equate to a win of 56,250.00 in your chosen currency, which is a very large jackpot prize in its own right.
However, remember too, that all your Free Spins wins will be totted up so even if you don't land one single big prize, you can win several lower to medium value wins which when combined, will result in a sizeable Free Spins win, especially if you are lucky enough to trigger the Free Spins bonus game once again by landing three or more Scatters on a Free Spin.
- Jackpot Bonus Game
You'll have noted that we have already showed you three ways to win big money on Mega Moolah without even mentioning the Jackpot Bonus Wheel game but of course this is the way that you could win that staggering million-plus guaranteed Mega Jackpot prize, as well as the not inconsiderable Major Jackpot prize too.
The thing to remember with the Jackpot Bonus game is that it is triggered entirely at random. There is nothing you can do (other than play more spins and bet more on each spin) to increase your chances of landing the bonus. There's no hidden trigger in the game that will access the bonus feature, it is simply down to your spin and the whims of fortune.
However, when you do land the Bonus game the great news is that you are guaranteed to win one of the four progressive jackpot prizes available on Mega Moolah. These are (in size order from lowest to highest) the Mini, Minor, Major or Mega progressive jackpots.
The vast majority of triggers of the Jackpot Bonus game will see the player triggering it landing the Mini or Minor prizes, which are small value wins. A far smaller number will win the Major jackpot and this is certainly a prize worth winning as it often runs into many tens of thousands in your chosen currency.
Of course, the big prize is the Mega progressive jackpot and this is awarded least-frequently of all, but when it is, it guarantees the player will become an instant millionaire in their chosen currency and often, they will earn considerably more than a single million (one recent player landed a jackpot prize of 20 million in Canadian dollars, and another won a prize of 18.9 million Euro).
So while many people play Mega Moolah for a chance to land that jackpot of a lifetime, there are many other ways you can win big on Mega Moolah that don't require quite as much good fortune o be on your side.
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