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Let the Fantasy Begin; Microgaming’s the Phantom of the Opera™ Online Slot Live Today

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MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming presents its latest branded title, The Phantom of the Opera™ online slot, delivering innovative features accompanied by the timeless musical score.

Microgaming’s The Phantom of the Opera™ online slot is based on the successful film adaptation released in 2004 that grossed over $154 million worldwide. The 243 ways, 5×3 reel game features the musical’s world renowned scores and the film’s iconic characters, which act as high-paying symbols that can be double stacked during play. The game’s low symbols are themed specifically to the brand.

Feature rich, the game comprises a number of bonuses, all of which pay homage to the storyline – two of these are found in the base game. First of all, The Letter Bonus, which symbolises the letters that The Phantom sends to the new owners of the theatre to issue his demands, awards a random cash prize when landing on reel five.

The Chandelier Bonus represents a famous scene from the story where The Phantom cuts down the chandelier in anger. During this randomly triggered base game feature, the scene darkens, the music changes and The Phantom laughs as the chandelier falls onto the screen, turning two or three reels wild.

Three or more scatter symbols trigger the feature selection where players can pick one of three bonuses or the ‘Choose For Me’ option, where a player will be awarded one of the features at random. The three bonus features in the game are the Masquerade Bonus, Music of the Night and All I Ask of You – each representing a key scene and musical score.

The Masquerade bonus is a three-tier pick feature experience where players can be awarded cash prizes, additional picks, or a level-up to progress to the next tier. The higher the tier, the higher the cash values available, and the music changes as players journey through each level. Once a player runs out of picks, their bonus round ends.

10 free spins are awarded in the Music of the Night feature, during which players may encounter a variety of gameplay enhancers, including random wilds, wild reels, multipliers and extra spins. Multiples of these random events can occur at the same time, adding more excitement to the game.

Finally, All I Ask of You awards 10 free spins with a unique wild mechanic, Dancing Wilds™. Christine and Raoul both feature as wilds and move randomly between every spin in time to the music. When landing in specific ways, they can generate standard wilds, a single wild reel, adjacent wild reels, a 2×2 wild block and a 3x multiplier.

“The Phantom of the Opera™ is a mesmeric game, combining a new game mechanic with visually stunning artwork and a musical score that is legendary. There has been much hype about the slot since we unveiled our plans at ICE in February and I’m delighted that the stage is now set and it is ready to launch with our vast operator base. Our incredibly talented game studio have truly realised the brand.

“Working with The Really Useful Group to bring this game to market has been a pleasure; we are excited to see how the game performs in the coming months.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

Microgaming announced the signing of the licensing agreement with The Really Useful Group to make an online slot based on the 2004 movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera™, back in February at ICE 2017. The software company stunned attendees with an aptly themed bar and opera singers performing the title track ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at intervals throughout the day.

The Phantom of the Opera™ stage musical is one of the most successful pieces of entertainment of all time. It has been played to over 140 million people in 35 countries in 166 cities around the world, grossing an estimated $6 billion. It opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London in 1986. Now in its 31st year, and having won 70 major theatre awards, The Phantom of the Opera™ continues to mesmerise audiences at the very same theatre in the West End.

Available to Microgaming and Quickfire operators, The Phantom of the Opera™ online slot goes live Wednesday 1 November 2017.

https://www.microgaming.co.uk/our-news/2017/11/let-the-fantasy-begin-microgaming-the-phantom-of-the-opera-live-today

Microgaming’s Millionaire Maker Mega Moolah Strikes Again

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MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Another Mega Moolah jackpot has been won, just six days after the progressive was hit for the second largest payout of the year!

The jackpot was hit on a mobile device on Sunday 1 October 2017 by a UK player on Betway, this time awarding a £1,448,116.31 pay day. As with all wins on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, the winner will receive the prize as a lump sum.

This win marks another Betway player to become an instant millionaire on the progressive slot, one of the most notable being in 2015 when Microgaming was awarded a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’ after a record-breaking £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) prize was won on Betway’s website.

“Almost two years to the day that we were celebrating our ‘World Record’ Mega Moolah winner, another Betway customer has joined the millionaire’s club. We send our warmest congratulations to him!” Anthony Werkman, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway

“Two hits and another instant millionaire made by Mega Moolah in less than a week! Congratulations to Betway and their player on this mega win.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

https://www.microgaming.co.uk/our-news/2017/10/microgaming-millionaire-maker-mega-moolah-strikes-again

Microgaming Adds Moby Dick Online Slot™

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MicrogamingSet sail on the adventure of a lifetime to hunt the legendary great white whale with the Moby Dick online slot™, a five-reel, 25 fixed payline video slot created by Rabcat, exclusive to Microgaming and Quickfire. Players can now join Captain Ahab in this exciting online slot where vibrant artwork meets an atmospheric aquatic soundtrack to immerse players into an epic voyage to thrilling rewards.

The slot includes a Win Freezing feature where players can receive a bonus spin for every winning spin. During bonus spins all winning symbols will be held and all other symbols will spin again giving players the chance to collect higher rewards.

Up to 20 free spins can be won by getting four or more scatter symbols, and the Gamble Game feature gives players the opportunity to double their gold. Players have up to five chances to choose between the copper and the silver cup in the Gamble Game, and if a tea bag emerges from the chosen cup, player winnings are doubled!

Moby Dick online slot™ goes live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Wednesday 18 October.

“Rabcat’s Moby Dick online slot™ is graphically rich with highly detailed artwork. The game’s features with both free spins and the Win Freezing element make for a highly entertaining slot.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

https://www.microgaming.co.uk/our-news/2017/10/microgaming-adds-two-new-treats-this-october

Another Millionaire Made on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah; 5th Largest Microgaming Payout

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MicrogamingISLE OF MAN – Microgaming’s progressive online slot Mega Moolah has made another millionaire!

The mega progressive was hit on Monday 25 September 2017 by a Unibet player, providing a life-changing €7,742,015.53 pay day! It is the second largest prize to be won on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network this year, following the €8 million mobile jackpot hit in April. As with all wins on the network, the player will receive the prize as a lump sum.

“We are absolutely delighted to hear that one of our customers has managed to win the jackpot on our main Unibet brand. We at Kindred Group strive every day to deliver a safe and entertaining experience for our players across all our brands, and when one of them wins in this way, it of course makes the hard work worth while.” Cristiano Blanco, Head of Casino at Unibet

“This is our fifth largest jackpot win to date! Many congratulations to our Quickfire operator Unibet and their lucky player on this amazing win.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

Both Microgaming and Quickfire operators have access to Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, which is the biggest in the industry, having paid out over €783 million to date.

https://www.microgaming.co.uk/our-news/2017/10/another-millionaire-made-on-mega-moolah