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Mega Fortune is a NetEnt powered video slot that has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and a ‘mega’ progressive jackpot that is never below €1,000,000. For months this progressive jackpot has been climbing until it was finally won by one extremely lucky player on Sunday 20th January 2013.

The winner was a player from Helsinki, Finland, who was playing in a secure online casino called ‘Play Among Friends’, which only accepts players from Finland, however this progressive jackpot slot can actually be found in more than 40 online casinos that use Net Entertainment software. Like most other NetEnt slots, no download is required to play on this game.

The name of this winner has still yet-to-be-released to the public and the player will probably wish to remain anonymous. What we do know is that the exact amount that he won was €17,861,813. This prize smashed the previous online progressive jackpot world record of €11.7, which strangely enough was also won from this very same online slot machine. As recently as February 2012, one other lucky player also managed to win a huge sum of €5.3 million from the Mega Fortune slot, making this one of the luckiest slots available online today.

The head of press and public relations for the Play Among Friends Casino (PAF), Anders Sims spoke about this epic win, “This win is completely off the charts for these kinds of games. The whole gaming world has been holding its breath during this fall and winter, while the jackpot has just kept on growing. As this jackpot was pooled, which means that it is shared by several gaming companies, we are naturally very happy about the fact that the jackpot was again won by one of our customers. Paf players seem to have an incredibly good flow at the moment.”

This NetEnt slot machine has now paid out more than €26 million and the current jackpot has already climbed back to more than €2,196,866+ since it was reset to original seed amount. This prize will continue to grow again until some other lucky player wins the jackpot, but who knows if it will reach anywhere near €17.8 million again.

Per Eriksson is the Chief Executive Officer for NetEnt and he also released a statement about this record-breaking win, “"This is our second world record jackpot in online gaming. The large liquidity within the slots with progressive jackpots enables the rapid growth of these jackpots, which is great news for the operators. We want to congratulate the winner of this record jackpot and hope to turn many more players into millionaires in the future.”

This win just goes to show that anyone can win a progressive jackpot at any time. The lucky 40-year-old player from Helsinki was only playing with €0.25 per spin when his luck came in, so it also means that you don’t always have to bet big to win the massive prize pools.

Playtech is one of the world's leading online casino software providers and over the past few years, their innovative product has won numerous industry awards. Playtech's fantastic catalogue of games can be accessed via several different gaming platforms, which include an instant flash platform, a downloadable platform and a mobile platform.

Playtech software is fully licensed in Gibraltar and their state of the art gaming suite can now be found in more than 240 trustworthy gambling portals.

Throughout the year, Playtech continues to develop and release new gaming content for their loyal players to enjoy. Over the past few weeks, players have been treated to several brand new games which included titles such as Ghost Rider, Cowboys and Aliens, Thor, Ghosts of Christmas and Marilyn Monroe.

These recently released online slot machines have a variety of different game themes which means that they generally appeal to a variety of different players. They all have five reels and either 20 or 25 winning paylines, plus most of them also have free spins bonus rounds where huge prizes can be won.

The latest video slot is called Samba Brazil and at the time of writing, this game is still not yet available at any Playtech-powered casinos. They plan to release Samba Brazil over the coming weeks at secure portals such as Betfred Casino, which is a popular UK online casino.

Samba Brazil has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and if you hadn't already guessed by the title of the game, this one has a Brazilian carnival theme and it features plenty of lively samba music. You will also notice plenty of vibrant and colourful dancers while playing on this slot.

Keep an eye out for the 'Body Symbols' or the 'Dancer's Face Symbols'. When they appear stacked on the centre reels (reels 2, 3 and 4), they will automatically transform into Expanding Wilds. This means that they will stretch from the top of the reel down to the bottom of the reel to hopefully create additional line wins. You will instantly be awarded 5000X times your bet if five of these symbols happen to appear along one of the active paylines.

The main attraction on this slot is the Samba Music Bonus Round, which is triggered when three or more of the Scatter Symbols appear in view. To win prizes in this simple bonus round, all you have to do is continue selecting Maracas to reveal not only cash prizes but also Free Spins and Multipliers. Free Spins can be retriggered.

Samba Brazil should appeal to both men and women and as soon as it released it will be available in both the free play demo mode and in the real cash mode.

Casino Rewards is an online casino group that is currently comprised of 17 online casino partners such as Casino Action, Blackjack Ballroom asino, Grand Mondial Casino, Golden Reef Casino and Vegas Slot Casino, plus various other trusted online casinos. Casino Rewards releases a weekly newsletter and a periodical newsletter for both players and operators.

These newsletters contain all sorts of information about their partner casinos, which generally includes winner's stories, details of the latest game releases and info about current promotional offers, plus other relevant online casino information. All of the online casinos that operate under the Casino Rewards group are powered by Microgaming software and they are licensed in either Kahnawake or Denmark.

The ones that are licensed in Denmark are for Danish players only. The other secure portals are for a global audience and therefore the sites can be viewed n multiple different languages such as French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Austrian. All 17 Casino Rewards gambling portals are eCOGRA-approved.

One recent winner that is well worth a mention because of how much he won was player A.D who hit the massive Mega Moolah progressive jackpot which at the time was worth €3.8 Million. He scooped this prize from just a €0.50c bet. This player was then flown out to Australia to pick up his massive winning cheque.

Three other notable winners from this week (January 12th+) included player P.G who won a tidy sum of €40,000 when playing on a Video Poker game called Jacks or Better at Golden Tiger Casino. Player M.R won CA$34,297 while playing on Hellboy at Casino Classic and the other big winner was player U.S who won €41,958 from a game called Mega Moolah Isis at Yukon Gold Casino.

One of the current Casino Rewards promotional offers is the Battlestar Galactica promo. All you have to do is play on this slot in the real cash mode this weekend and 10 lucky players will be randomly selected to receive $/€/£100 per day. This sci-fi slot was launched as recently as December 2012 and it has already paid out 'big' to 11 lucky players.

Another brand new game (amongst other recently released video slots) that you can play now is a luxury themed video slot called 'The Finer Reels of Life'. This is an action and feature packed slot that has a top jackpot prize which is basically worth 7,000x times your stake. Play on this game this week and the top 5 players who spend the most on this slot will each receive $/€/£100 in their Casino Rewards account.

This article contains just some of the latest gossip from Casino Rewards. When you sign up to any of the secure Casino Rewards sites, you will be able to subscribe to their weekly/monthly online newsletters and have them sent directly to your email inbox.

Gaming Club Mobile Casino is a secure online mobile casino that is fully licensed in Malta. Owned and operated by Referback Limited, this trusted new platform is powered by leading Spin3 and Microgaming software. Players are not necessarily required to download any software in order to play any of the mobile casino games here.

When you register an account for the first time with Gaming Club Mobile Casino, you will receive a generous $100 welcome bonus. Basically, you can double up on your first ever deposit that you make into your new mobile casino account. Unfortunately there are still very few deposit and withdrawal options available, but more options should become available over the coming months. The main deposit and withdrawal methods (at the time of writing) include Visa and MasterCard.

Registering is easy. When you are on the landing page of Gaming Club Mobile Casino, simply enter your country from the dropdown box and then enter your mobile number. All you have to do then is follow the instructions that are sent to you. Most Symbian mobile phones can gain access to this cutting edge mobile casino, plus all other devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

Once you have registered and gained access to the mobile casino, you will be able to try out different game categories such as Table Games, Card Games, Slots and Progressive Jackpot Games. Look out for Mobile Blackjack and Mobile Roulette, as well as epic titles like Tomb Raider, Thunderstruck, Major Millions and Mermaid Millions.

Other games include Dragon Fortune, Jacks or Better (Video Poker), Mega Moolah and Royal Derby. This platform offers a relaxing and casual gaming environment, which is protected by the latest security encryption technology. You can play 24/7, no matter where you are and you can play on the games in the real cash mode or just for fun in the free play mode.

Gaming Club Casino has become one of the most trusted names within the online gambling industry. This trusted gambling portal has the eCOGRA ‘Safe and Fair’ seal of approval and they generally process superfast cash-outs (withdrawals).

If you enjoy playing at this fantastic online casino and mobile casino, you may also want to check out other similar sites which are operated by the same company such as JackpotCity Casino, River Belle Online Casino, JackpotCity Mobile Casino, Casino Epoca and Lucky Nugget Online Casino, to mention just a few.

Circus Casino is a popular UK online casino that uses downloadable and non-downloadable Playtech software. This section takes a look at some of their latest ‘big’ winners, which is basically a list of five UK registered members that have won substantial sums of money. Unfortunately, this reliable online casino is inaccessible to US, Australian and Canadian players.

The first player to mention was player DM from Sussex. This lucky player was playing on Blackjack when he/she won £4,425 (approximately $7,211). This Vegas-style card game is possibly the most popular off all cards games here at Circus Casino.

Another player who won a similar amount, £4,554 (approximately $7,421), while playing on exactly the same game was player JB from Sheffield. However, winning almost three times as much as these two players was player BP from London.

This player was playing on a Russian folklore themed video slot when he/she won £12,944 (approximately $21,103). From Russia with Love is an action and feature packed slot that has 5 reels and 20 winning paylines. It has a bonus round, a free spins bonus game, scatters, wilds and a gamble feature.

Winning almost three times as much as this was player YF from Manchester who managed to net a cool £35,639 (approximately $58,101). This lucky player won this epic amount from one of Playtech’s branded Multi-Level Progressive Jackpot games called Blade.

Blade is based on the blockbuster movie of the same, which has a vampire theme and it features the main character, Blade, who is played by Wesley Snipes. This slot has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and in addition to ‘regular’ wilds, there are also ‘split’ wild symbols, scatter symbols and a free spins bonus game.

The last notable winner was player AK, who is also from London. This player won a monster £49,601 (approximately $80,816) from another popular Progressive Jackpot slot called Beach Life, however this one isn’t connected to the Marvel™ multi-level progressive jackpot network of games, it is one of the ‘Spin-A-Win’ progressive jackpot games.

Beach Life is one of those video slots that is well known within the online community of slot enthusiasts. In February 2012, a lucky Scottish player won a UK record-breaking £5.1 million (approximately $8.3M) from this game. Beach Life has a beach/summer theme with 5 reels and 20 winning paylines.

The current progressive jackpot for Blade is £251,075.61 (and climbing) and the progressive jackpot for Beach Life is currently worth £674,730.01 (and climbing). These two progressive jackpot games are available in the real cash mode only and they can both be found at various secure Playtech-powered online casinos.