3 Aug

LeoVegas pays €4.6mm Slots Jackpot 1 Week after UKGC Grants License

New online casinos pop up all the time, but as cautious individuals, most players bide their time before jumping into what may or may not be a legitimate gaming website. LeoVegas has actually been around for awhile, but having received an esteemed license from the UK Gambling Commission, it’s now available on a much wider scale. That was great news for one Swedish online slots fan who cashed out for €4.6 million just 6 days after the license was granted.

Hailing from Gothenburg, a woman by the name of Anita was logged into LeoVegas via her mobile device on July 29. She was playing a favorite among the Net Entertainment line-up of progressive jackpot slots known as Mega Fortune Dreams. To her immense surprise, the reels fell into perfect alignment, releasing the life-altering jackpot.

The progressive on Mega Fortune Dreams had been building for the last 7 months prior to Anita’s triumphant spin. The last time it was hit, another lucky player walked away with a record-breaking jackpot for LeoVegas, scooping €5.7 million on the same Touch Mobile version of the software back in January of this year.

None could have been more ecstatic about the staggering win than Anita herself, but the heads of Net Entertainment were nearly as enthusiastic about the second 7-figure payout on the popular online slot in 2015.

LeoVegasSimon Hammon is the Chief Product Officer for the leading software development company. “This year has been golden for players of NetEnt’s pooled games, and the winners keep on coming. Plus, with our mobile content, more of our large jackpots are being won on the move,” said Hammon.

“This is another great win on LeoVegas.com and we are thrilled to see yet another player winning one of our large jackpots,” Hammon concluded.

Regional Expansion via UK License for LeoVegas

Originally established under a Maltese in 2010, LeoVegas spread its proverbial wings in July when the UKGC approved the online casino’s application for an operator’s license. The new license has allowed LeoVegas to expand further throughout Europe and Australia. As the brand’s masculine feline mascot implies, LeoVegas is quickly becoming The King of Mobile Casino as a ramped promotional campaign draws countless new players.

“It is gratifying that LeoVegas has received a license in the UK,” said Johan Styren, Chief Executive Officer of LeoVegas in confirming the operator’s approval from the UKGC.

“The UK is one of the key markets for us so it is natural for LeoVegas, as one of the leading online and mobile gaming companies in Europe, to operate under a local license in the UK market,” Styren continued. “We have made a clear footprint as the King of Mobile Casino, and with the operator license now in place, we will keep investing in the market.”

Interestingly enough, LeoVegas began its marketing campaign back in February, long before its application was approved. But being an esteemed operator who’s always played by the white-label book, there was surely no doubt that the license would be forthcoming.