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Jackpot Story - this time it's Yggdrasil!

2017-07-24 08:43:27

In early July, a Norwegian player won close to €5.2 million on a progressive jackpot slot machine. The slots enthusiast hit the jackpot on Yggdrasil's progressive jackpot slot Empire Fortune. The player had been a member of Betsson's NorgesAutomaten site for nine years when he hit the jackpot while playing the slot on his mobile device. "We’re very excited to see one of our players hit our biggest ever jackpot," commented Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil Gaming.

About the game that wrote this jackpot story


"Jackpot titles are always popular, but what makes Yggdrasil’s progressive jackpot slots so successful is the engaging base game that keeps customers happy. Our market-leading slots, including Empire Fortune, are enjoyed by an ever-growing number of players and operators, and as we expand our customer base, it won’t be long before another lucky player hits the big one," Elmqvist commented further.

Empire Fortune is a relatively new slot machine. The game was launched in 2015 and its popularity has been growing continuously as a result of some bountiful jackpot wins, including one that amounted to €3.3 million. Empire Fortune's new record jackpot, won this month, is bound to attract even greater numbers of players to the slot, which in turn will result in jackpots building up faster than ever before.

The Yggdrasil slot shares a progressive jackpot with Joker Millions and comes with three separate jackpots. Once players are redirected to the bonus game in Empire Fortune, a 3D wheel of fortune appears. Aside from three jackpots, the wheel also provides players with the chance to win free spins, coin wins and a mystery prize. Another quirky feature in Empire Fortune is its fireworks feature. It's in the name: rockets are shot in direction of the wheel and players receive prizes depending on where the rocket lands.

Yggdrasil: the company behind this jackpot story


Yggdrasil is a games development company based in Malta. The company was first licensed in 2013 and has created an array of popular online games, including video slots, classic slots, scratch card games, instant lottery games and many other games. The company focuses heavily on mobile technology. Thus, it is unsurprising that this latest jackpot story unfolded on a mobile device.

In its four years in the gaming business, Yggdrasil has won many prestigious awards. It all began in 2015 when the company won the prize for being "Software's Rising Star" at the EGR B2B awards. The year after, at the very same event, the company won the prize as "Slot Provider of the Year" - a prize they won again in 2017. The International Gaming Awards found Yggdrasil to be the "Innovator of the Year" in 2017 and the "Gaming Software Supplier of the Year" in 2016.

Considering all this, the huge Jackpot win this month was to be expected. Yggdrasil is becoming bigger and bolder, and with this - we are sure - there are many more jackpot stories to come.