Jon Heywood with the win that made him
a millionaire and Microgaming a
Guinness World Record Holder
It’s official! The Guinness Book of World Records has added software giant Microgaming to its list of record holders for awarding the world’s largest jackpot payout in an online slot.
This accolade comes after UK player Jon Heywood hit the Mega Moolah Slot Jackpot which stood at a massive £13,213,838.68 (€17,879,645.12) off a simple 25p wager. In Microgaming style, Heywood received the multi-million pound payout in a single lump sum, changing his life forever.
The win took place at Betway Online Casino and once the approval process with proof of the win being submitted by both Betway and Microgaming was complete and ratified by industry watchdog eCogra, Guinness World Record added the software giant to its list of recipients. Of course, Microgaming is sharing the achievement with both Betway Casino and the winner, Jon Heywood.
The win has been confirmed by a Guinness World Record spokesperson and CEO of Microgaming Roger Raatgever commented that not only was the company overjoyed at hearing about Heywood’s win, but also about the fact that the money would go to help Heywood’s father who is in serious need of medical care, requiring an organ transplant.
Now in addition to the heart-warming story, the company has achieved yet another award in its long list of accolades, and receiving a Guinness World Record title is a special and proud moment for Microgaming. Raatgever added that the record cemented the company’s position in providing the largest and most excising progressive jackpot network online, and that the staff at Microgaming couldn’t wait to hand the certificate in their office reception.
Not only is the Guinness World Record acknowledgement a great achievement for Microgaming, it is also a good sign for the online casino industry as a whole, which has come from obscurity and is now being recognised by the world as a legitimate form of entertainment in just two decades.