Industry Awaits First Ever Online Slot Tournament Millionaire as Grand Slam of Slots Final Begins
For immediate release, Thursday 22 October 2009 — ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com) is pleased to announce that the hugely anticipated grand finale of the Grand Slam of Slots online tournament, powered by Microgaming begins today. The tournament will run for nine days, ending on 2nd November, at which point the first online slots tournament millionaire will be announced.
Microgaming made history earlier this year, when the Mega Moolah Progessive Jackpot powered by Microgaming created the largest ever online slot millionaire with a staggering win of €6.37m; which was paid in a single payout. It is set to make history again with the Grand Slam of Slots online tournament. The prize pool for the tournament is an impressive €1.3 million, with €1 million going to the winner and €50,000 to second place. The remaining 480 players will pocket between €100 and €25,000, offering players a strong chance of cashing out with significantly more than the price of the final buy-in.
Mike Hebden, Casino Channel Lead, Microgaming said: “Microgaming has always been at the forefront of gaming innovation and we are delighted to be the power behind the biggest ever online slot tournament in history which will create the first online tournament slot millionaire.”
The Grand Slam of Slots will be played on the ever popular Lara Croft Tomb Raider game. Players will get 9000 starting credits and one hour in which to accrue the most winnings, with unlimited re-buys allowed at €20 each.
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About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.
The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 400 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming. Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €250million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.
As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection. Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.
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