Net Entertainment, the B2B casino games and systems supplier, has now paid out a staggering total of 30 million euro in prizes over the course of 2014. Following on from the headline grabbing win of 7.4 million euro a Betsson casino player won in June of this year, the company recently announced that a player on another of their clients, LeoVegas casino, had won a 2.5 million euro jackpot.
The man, in his mid-twenties and who has requested to remain anonymous, is one of the first video slots players to win a major jackpot whilst playing on a mobile device. He is however neither the only nor the biggest mobile jackpot winner. Mega Fortune Touch (the game’s mobile version) had a 17.8 million euro jackpot winner in January 2013. With mobile versions of online casinos becoming more popular as games are built specially to play well on mobile devices, it can be expected that in future years it will be as common to win a jackpot on a mobile device as on a desktop.
The Mega Fortune game is what is known as a progressive jackpot slot game. This means that the game pools liquidity from all of the casinos which host the game meaning the big jackpots when hit are huge. Since the game was launched in 2008 a number of stunning jackpots have been won thanks to the large group of major European casinos feeding in to the jackpot fund.
Net Entertainment’s chief product officer Simon Hammon commented that the company was particularly pleased that the latest jackpot was won by someone playing on the game’s mobile version:
“Players can now become millionaires, even while on the bus or taking a walk in the park. Congratulations to Leo Vegas and the player on this epic win.”
The online casino industry has seen mobile uptake grow exponentially over the past couple of years and that trend is expected to continue for some time yet. As such, forward thinking suppliers of the games that casinos offer, like Net Entertainment, now make all or the vast majority of their games according to ‘responsive’ design principles. This means that they automatically adjust to the size and the resolution of the device they are being accessed from to provide a good user experience whether the same game is being played on an telephone, tablet or desktop computer.