Mega Moolah Slot Review

We’re going to continue with our reviews of slot games that you can play at one or more of our affiliated casinos, although we are going to tweak the format slightly to make it slightly more structured and easier to follow.

We are going to begin with arguably the slot game that has attracted more attention and column inches online and in the press than any other, that being Microgaming’s progressive jackpot slot Mega Moolah.

Where can I play Mega Moolah?

Available to play now at bet365 Games and also at Leo Vegas, this popular slot features a whole host of top features, including a massive progressive jackpot of at least 1,000,000 and which can grow far in excess of that (the largest ever payout in numeric terms being a jackpot win of over 21 million).

You can play Mega Moolah now at one of bet365’s popular casino sites. You can sign up with bet365 if you are not a member through the latest bet365 New Player Bonus which will get you playing on the site quickly and easily and with a little extra in your account.

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Key Information for Mega Moolah

  • Developed By – Microgaming
  • Mobile? – Yes
  • Number of Reels – 5
  • Number of Pay Lines – 25
  • Minimum Bet – 0.25
  • Maximum Bet – 6.25
  • Free Spins Bonus – Yes
  • Other Bonuses – Yes
  • Standard Jackpot – 225,000 coins
  • Progressive – Yes (Four Progressive Jackpots, Mini, Minor, Major and Mega)
  • Volatility – Medium to High

You can also win the Mega Moolah jackpot playing a number of other games each of which is tied in to the same jackpot prize fund, although these games are not always available at all casinos. These additional games are Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive and Mega Moolah Summertime. Each of these games is very different to the original Mega Moolah slot and is based on a different theme with its own cash prizes and jackpots.

Theme and Presentation

The original Mega Moolah slot is based on an African Safari theme and it is nicely presented with an African soundtrack and animated introduction to the game. The symbols on the reels include the playing card symbols (which are the lowest value) and a number of animal symbols (which are higher value).

The presentation is a little basic for a modern slot, but it is not really the presentation which is so appealing to players, but the fact that the slot offers some sizeable cash prizes, both as a standalone game and also as part of the massive Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize fund.


  • Low Value – 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace
  • Higher Value – Zebra, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant
  • Wild – Lion
  • Scatter – Witchdoctor Monkey

Wild Symbol

The Lion is the in game Wild symbol and it is easy to tell when it lands on the reels as part of a winning line as you will hear a familiar roar sound out in the game. You can land multiple Wilds across the reels to land bigger value wins on a single line and also to facilitate multiple wins across different pay lines.

When the Lion symbol is part of a win, then it will double the value of that win thanks to a 2x multiplier as standard.

The Lion is also the biggest value symbol in the game as if you can land five across the reels on a single pay line, you can win up to 75,000 in the base game.

Free Spins Bonus

If you land three of the witchdoctor monkey Scatter symbols then you will trigger the Free Spins bonus game. Here you receive 15 Free Spins and during the bonus feature all wins come with a 3x multiplier attached which increases the value of all wins, including the jackpot prize of 225,000 coins.  You will also win a small amount based on how many Scatters you win ranging from 2x your bet, up to 100x your bet.

You can retrigger the Free Spins bonus game by landing three or more Scatters during your bonus spins and if you do, you will receive an additional 15 Free Spins.

Other Bonus Features & Information

The other bonus feature of the Mega Moolah slot is of course the progressive jackpot bonus game and this is a very simple feature which can be triggered on any qualifying spin on the Mega Moolah slot (which is any spin that has all 25 pay lines in play). The minimum bet to earn a chance at landing the Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus is 0.25.

The Jackpot game can be triggered on any qualifying spin and is entirely random, although the more you wager on your spin, the more chance you have of triggering the bonus game.

If you are lucky enough to trigger the jackpot bonus, then you simply spin the wheel and the sector that the pointer lands on will award you one of the four jackpot prizes. There are, of course, more Mini and Minor jackpot sectors on the wheel compared to Major or Mega slots which means that the smaller of the four jackpot tend to be awarded far more frequently.

However, if you land the Major jackpot you are usually looking at winning a prize measured in tens of thousands, occasionally a little more. If you land the Mega prize though then you will win a life-changing sum of money which can be at least 1,000,000 and which is often considerably more.

A number of people have won some massive prizes on the Mega Moolah slot. Jonathan Heywood, from Crewe in the UK won a prize of over £13.2 million back in October 2015 setting the record at the time for the largest ever online slot game jackpot ever won. Since then we have seen two large wins in different currencies. One player won a prize of around €18.9 million in September 2018 with another landing a CA$20 million plus win in January 2019.


Editor's Review

Mega Moolah is one of the best slot games in the world today. It’s huge progressive jackpot attracts so many players every week that it grows quickly, even when it has just been won, but particularly when the prize rises to a larger amount. The game itself is fun and rewarding and although it now looks a little dated, it is still fantastically playable.

Where can I play?Leo Vegas, Bet365
Number of paylines:25
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Microgaming