Microgaming’s Fish Party has broken the developer’s previous record by paying out the largest prize pool to date. The lucky winners hit the jackpot and took home a whopping €317,849.78, or US$365,954.44, on Wednesday the 17th of October 2018. In their press release, the software development company reported that the happy event occurred just after midnight, and marked the biggest win in the network since the game was released back in 2016.
Fish Party is an innovative Progressive Jackpot game that forms part of the MPN (Microgaming Poker Network). It combines the thrill of the developers slot by the same name, and a No Limit Hold’em tournament, creating unique opportunities for players to win big.
At the start of every game the slots reels are spun to determine the tournament prize pool, and the action then kicks off as the cards are dealt and the players go head to head to see who can emerge victorious.
The massive pot is going to be split between three players who went in together, and the pool is being shared across multiple casinos, including Redkings and the Betsson Group. The winners all took part in the three-seater Sit & Go Tournament, which cost only €20 to join.
The biggest portion of the win, €158,924.89, or US$183,037.29, was claimed by a player at Redkings, as was the third biggest of €63,569.96, or US$73,218.29. The Betsson Group participant grabbed the second largest, €95,354.93, or US$109,823.61.
The Fish Party jackpot has been hit a total of 22 times since its release, and has thus far paid out €1.2 million, or US$1,381,902.00.
Alex Scott, the Microgaming MD, stated that the three-handed battle was thrilling, and extended his congratulations to the winners. He went on to say that his company was very proud of the big rewards Fish Party has so far been responsible for, and mentioned that the €2 million mark was not too far off. This is the third time since August this year that the jackpot has been triggered, and the ninth for 2018.
Microgaming has been hogging the headlines recently, with their Progressive Jackpot network, the biggest one in the iGaming industry, producing another winner on Friday the 28th of September 2018. A player enjoying Mega Moolah at Grand Mondial casino took home €18,915,872.81, or US$21 571 169,54, and entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest jackpot payout in an online slots game at the same time.