17th January 2012
OVER £3 MILLION WON ON PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS BY TWO LUCKY PLAYERS IN JUST ONE WEEK
ISLE OF MAN - Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, is pleased to announce that not one but two lucky players have both won life-changing cash sums through the Microgaming powered Progressive Jackpot Network and all in the space of one week.
The first winner was from Britain, and registered an account with Platinum Play Online Casino, powered by Microgaming, on 28th December 2011; she won an astonishing £1.97million ten days later! The jackpot is the biggest progressive win at Platinum Play Online Casino to date and the elated player could not believe her luck. She plans to use her winnings to fund a holiday in Las Vegas and China or Nepal, as well as donating a portion to animal charities and take an early retirement.
The second winner was a player from Spin Palace Casino who won over £1.3m on the Microgaming powered Major Millions Progressive Jackpot, less than 3 days after opening his account. He won this equally staggering sum within a week after the previous winner won her jackpot.
The players will benefit from receiving the amounts in full so will be able to enjoy their winnings immediately as the Microgaming powered Progressive Jackpot Network pays out cash wins in a lump sum. This is extremely rare in the industry as other providers typically pay out by means of an annuity.
The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network has paid out over €320m since it began in 1999 and the total across all jackpots currently stands at 3.3million*.
Notes to editors
* Winning amount shown on the progressive ticker is paid out in the currency in which the winner has played the game. Therefore, if played in the UK the winning amount would be paid in sterling; however if in Sweden, this would be paid in krona.
For further information please contact:
Adam Harwood / Nithiya Gnanathas
020 7490 8828
AdamH@lansons.com / NithiyaG@lansons.com
About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since Microgaming developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions to over 160 market-leading gaming sites, worldwide. This unrivalled technology company offers over 600 unique game titles and more than 1,000 game variants, in 24 languages, across online, land-based, and mobile platforms. Its renowned dedication to innovation provides the foundation to consistently deliver award-winning Casino, Poker, Bingo, Live, Progressives and Network Gaming software, as well as managed services, to a global audience. Microgaming content is also available through QuickFire, offering a supremely versatile, unique gaming experience for operators and players.
Microgaming provides the software for the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €320million in total. Its software also created the world’s first online slot tournament millionaire and one of the largest online jackpot wins in history, at a staggering €6.37m. As a founding member of eCOGRA and IGC, Microgaming is at the forefront of initiatives that set the highest standards in the gaming industry, most notably in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.
Microgaming’s technology powers regulated poker solutions in Italy, France and Estonia and casino in Italy, as well as the industry’s only true Sportsbook Poker Network.