Tuesday December 6,2011 : IT'S OFFICIAL – NETENT'S BIG WIN IS A GUINNESS RECORD (Update)
Euro 11.7 million won by 20-year-old student recognised by world famous record book
A Euro 11.7 million prize won on Net Entertainment’s progressive jackpot slot, Mega Fortune on the Betsson.com internet gambling website, has been officially recognised as the largest jackpot payout ever in an online slots game by Guinness World Records.
The massive jackpot was hit by a 20-year old Norwegian man on September 24, 2011, with Net Entertainment and Betsson.com named as co-owners of the landmark payout record when it was confirmed by Guinness World Records in early November.
Mega Fortune is a progressive jackpot slot which is part of Net Entertainment’s jackpot network, pooling the liquidity of players from several of Europe’s largest online casinos. Since its launch in 2008, Mega Fortune has become one of the most popular games in Net Entertainment’s portfolio.
]During the last year alone the progressive slot has paid out over Euro 26 million to players around the world, including a Euro 5.3 million jackpot won in February this year.
The head of Betsson.com, Huw Thomas, commented, “It’s great for Betsson.com to be part of the record books but even better to be acknowledged for such a huge payout. It’s a tremendous accolade for the site and we’re proud to be an official Guinness World Record Holder.”