With Christmas just around the corner, we’re quite sure that one lucky player from Sweden is particularly chuffed at having recently decided to log into his Bethard.com online casino account. Before his Yggdrasil Gaming-developed Empire Fortune slot session was out, the player had managed to bank small fortune. In fact, the progressive jackpot slot’s major jackpot had dropped at a massive $2,543,389 win. And the size of the bet that triggered the stunning windfall? All of $4.51, and on a mobile device to boot!
Yggdrasil Gaming Limited, a subsidiary of Swedish operator Cherry AB, released an official press release on Thursday, confirming the big payout. The Empire Fortune (EF) video slot features 5 reels, 20 paylines and, of course, a progressive jackpot that grows in size every time any one of the EF slots across the Yggdrasil network are accessed.
Best of all is that the massive landfall had befallen the Bethard.com patron a mere 13 days after yet another slot by the developer paid out in a big way. It’s not even two weeks since a LeoVegas player struck gold to the value of $8,833,383 whilst playing the developer’s Joker Millions slot. Since its release back in 2015, Joker Millions has paid out in excess of $32 million in total prize money.
According to Yggdrasil Gaming CEO, Fredrik Elmqvist, the latest title to have paid out millions was released during October of 2016. The video slot includes a special bonus wheel feature that affords players the opportunity to win everything from random prizes to bonus payouts to life-altering jackpot wins.
Elmqvist described the experience of seeing two players win in excess of $11 million in a question of only two weeks’ time as absolutely mind-blowing. The CEO said that the magic of progressive jackpots was once again on full display for all to see. The greater the number of operators signing up, the quicker the jackpot grows. Yggdrasil’s chief finished off by saying that the expectation was that the next winner in line would be announced quite soon.
Over in Bethard.com’s court, the buzz in the air has not died down since the planetary win. Bethard’s Adam Vella describes the massive stroke of luck to have befallen the player as a real boost to the online casino’s brand value.