Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel: How many spins do I need to play to trigger it?

One of the most popular aspects of playing any slot games is that great moment when you hit the spin button and trigger one of the key bonus features of the slot.

With the famous Mega Moolah slot, there are actually two different bonus games that you can trigger. The first of these is the in game Free Spins bonus, which is triggered by landing three or more Scatter symbols across the reels. Triggering Free Spins is a good way to earn some sizeable cash prizes in the game itself.

However, in order to land a shot at one of the four Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prizes, including the massive Mega Jackpot prize, you need to trigger the Mega Moolah Bonus game. This is a randomly triggered bonus, which can trigger on any spin regardless of whether it is a winner or not.

What is the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel?

When you do trigger the Mega Moolah Bonus game you are taken to a completely different screen to the usual Mega Moolah game. Instead of five reels, you are presented with a "big wheel", which is divided up into different segments that are one of four different colours. Each of the colours corresponds to one of the four Mega Moolah progressive jackpots, the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega.

Of course, there are more Mini and Minor spaces on the wheel than Major or Mega (of which there is just one). And the good news is, if you trigger the Jackpot Bonus Wheel then you will win one of those four progressive jackpot prizes depending on what colour segment you land when spinning the wheel.

Once the wheel is spun, you then watch as it comes to rest in one of the four coloured segments. When it does, you win the progressive prize corresponding to your segment. Usually this is the Mini or Minor prize, but occasionally you'll get a Major win and every so often, the Mega jackpot is landed and one lucky player wins a massive amount of money.

So landing the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel game is the 'Holy Grail' for Mega Moolah players but there is no secret as to how the bonus game is triggered.

How the Mega Moolah Bonus Game is triggered?

As we have stated previously, the Mega Moolah Bonus Wheel that offers you access to winning one of the four progressive jackpot prizes, is triggered entirely at random on any spin of the slot.

The process is a simple one in that you click to spin the reels and then the Random Number Generator that is the heart of the Mega Moolah slot, will fire up and the outcome of your spin will be decided. The outcome of your spin not only decides what is shown on the reels, but also whether your spin does or does not trigger the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel game.

It really is that simple, but where the confusion and question marks over the Mega Moolah bonus game lies, is in just how often you can reasonably expect to trigger the Jackpot Bonus Wheel based on the number of spins you play on the slot.

How many spins does this usually take to occur?

When a player plays a typical slot game, they can usually read a review which will state that it will take X number of spins on average, to trigger the bonus game. I feel this is an incorrect thing to say as any game that has a random element built into it (which almost all slot bonus features have), it is entirely down to chance as to how often and when the bonus will trigger.

When reviewing a slot, a reviewer may play through a hundred or so spins, some may play through thousands, but even so, this is still a tiny percentage of spins on a game that is designed for millions or billions of possible combinations. As such, when a reviewer says it takes "on average 200 spins" to trigger a bonus, I always take that with a pinch of salt.

Unfortunately, many slot players feel that this is how slot games are developed and that there is a function whereby the machine will count up the number of non-triggering spins a player has and then on the 200th spin, or thereabouts, will award them a shot at the bonus game.

That is a fallacy. That is not what happens at all, as any slot gamer who has played slots over a period of time will tell you.

The random nature of these bonuses mean that you can go through 1000 spins and never trigger a bonus. Then on another session, you can trigger the bonus on your second spin and then again on your 5th spin following that. The nature of a random bonus is that it is entirely random.

That is the point with the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel game, the triggering mechanism is entirely random. The game does not know how often it has been since your last trigger of the bonus game, or if you have ever triggered the bonus before. It doesn't know how much you've spent or that you feel you deserve a shot at the jackpot prize as you've been a loyal and long-serving customer.

So the fact of the matter is, you could play the Mega Moolah slot and trigger the Jackpot Bonus Wheel twice in ten spins. Or you could play through 100 spins and never see the Jackpot Bonus Wheel. There is no rhyme or reason, no secret triggering method, it is an entirely random process.

That is not to say you cannot increase your chances of triggering the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel game. There are two ways you can do this.

The two ways to increase your chances of triggering the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel

There are two simple ways you can increase your chances of triggering the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel and these are the following:

  1. Bet More on Each Spin

One of the most exciting aspects of the Mega Moolah slot is that the more you bet per spin, then the greater your chances of triggering the Jackpot Bonus increase. The increase is proportional to your bet. So if you play 0.25 per spin on Mega Moolah, the minimum bet, then you have less chance of triggering the bonus than you do compared to someone playing at 2.50 per spin. This is only fair to all players.

It is important to note though that even betting more on each spin is still no guarantee that you WILL trigger the bonus feature in your session. All you do is give yourself more chance of doing so, which over a longer period of time, should give you more opportunities to play the bonus game. However, as with any random number generator, this is not guaranteed. It is therefore up to the player to decide whether the extra cost per spin is worth it for them on the slot.

It is also worth noting that some of the biggest wins on Mega Moolah have come from players playing for just 0.25 or 0.50 per spin or similar. Some winners have also bet near the maximum amount of 6.25.

  1. Play More Spins

The second way to give yourself more chances of triggering the bonus game is simply to play more spins on the slot. The more spins you play at the higher the stake, then the more chance you have of triggering the Jackpot Bonus game. However, you should still of course adhere to a responsible approach to gambling and only bet what you can afford to lose.

Finally, one thing to always keep in mind when playing the Mega Moolah slot is that in order for Microgaming to offer such large jackpots, they need to be sure that there game is not going to trigger that often. In order for the progressive to grow, it needs to spend a high proportion of time being added to by players spinning and not winning the jackpot.

As such, compared to other bonus features on other slot games, the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel game is much more difficult to trigger and even if you do trigger it, you still stand much more chance of winning one of the two smaller value jackpots, than either of the big two. This isn't a fault in the game, it HAS to be designed this way in order for the game to generate those massive jackpot prizes that every player loves to try and win.

The nature of randomness and the design of Mega Moolah means that there is no real indicator of how many spins it will take you to trigger the Jackpot Bonus game. You could trigger it after 10 spins, after 1,000 spins, after 10,000 spins or 1,000,000 spins. Or you may never trigger it. You could also trigger it five times in 100 spins if you are super lucky.

However, to win that big jackpot you only need to trigger it once and then get lucky on that spin of the wheel and if you do, your win could change your life forever and it is this which makes Mega Moolah such a hugely appealing slot to so many players all around the world.

Why not give it a try today. See the latest Mega Moolah offers.

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