This has been a year for slots paying out some particularly generous jackpots. One of the latest slots to do so was International Gaming Technology’s Crown of Egypt. The slot is linked to software developer IGT’s interprovincial, omni-channel jackpot link known as Powerbucks.
Crown of Egypt paid out two impressive jackpots in July. The first went to a player who was playing on Espacejeux, which is run by the Loto-Québec, Société des casinos du Québec. That jackpot of CA$1 million was the largest the gaming website had ever paid out. However, that was not to be the biggest jackpot the slot paid out that month. Only a week later, another player won an even bigger jackpot at the same website. This time, Crown of Egypt paid out CA$1 222 069. The record set just days before had already been broken by the same slot.
Among the other slots that have paid out significant jackpots this year are Microgaming’s Mega Moolah and NetEnt’s Hall of Gods. The former has already paid out several huge jackpots. The first came in January, when the progressive jackpot slot paid out $6 million. That was followed by a CA$6.6 million jackpot in March, a CA$41 000 jackpot in April, and CA$1 599 224 and CA$1 818 747 jackpots only a couple of months later. Perhaps the most impressive of all the Mega Moolah jackpots to have been paid out this year was when a player won CA$3,722,530.12 while playing the slot’s mobile version. NetEnt’s Hall of Gods slot paid out a massive CA$7,525,932.97 jackpot earlier this year. The slot has now paid out more than €80 million since it was released.
Players who want to try get their hands on a Crown of Egypt jackpot will need to spin the slot’s 5 reels. There are 1024 ways to win, as well as bonus features. Among the symbols players can see on the reels are a Pharaoh, a Queen, gods such as Anubis and Ra, and traditional playing card symbols A, K, Q, J, and 10. The game logo appears as a Wild symbol that can substitute for other symbols, while a Pyramid symbol can activate the slot’s free spins round. The Crown of Egypt free spins round features better paying combinations, and the round can be reactivated a maximum of 130 times. Another special feature of the slot is the optional Multiway Xtra, which increases the number of winning ways. Players will have to double their bets to use the feature, but it does allow for symbols to form winning combinations by simply landing on adjacent reels.