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Megabucks is the most famous slot machines in the world today. Created by International Game Technology (IGT), this progressive slot can be found in casinos throughout Las Vegas and Nevada. Several smaller versions of Megabucks are offered in other jurisdiction too. It can be easily found in casinos in Macau also. Megabucks is certainly the largest casino jackpot in the world and are also the first slot to link machines from different casinos to generate the largest possible reward. At one time, Megabucks slots held 8 of the top 10 biggest slot machine jackpots in the history of Las Vegas. Although the top 10 jackpots change every year, most of the huge payouts come from Megabucks slots in Nevada and Las Vegas.
How to play
Megabucks is a 3-reel, $1-per-coin slots game which has simple set-up. You need to bet 3 coins to activate the top payout, i.e. you need to make a $3 bet to qualify for the progressive. When the progressive hits, the slot automatically resets to $10 million. It can produce life-changing amounts anytime you step up to these machines. The game also comes in 5 reel format, though these are increasingly harder to find in Las Vegas. The first Megabucks slot machines were placed in Las Vegas casinos in the mid-1990s. The first progressive jackpot was hit on October 18, 1995, at the Gold Coast Casino. Over the years, Megabucks slot has had 46 progressive wins.
Where to play
There are a total of 99 different casinos in Nevada which have a Megabucks slot machine, i.e., –
• 67 in Las Vegas
• 10 each in Henderson and Laughlin
• 03 each in Primm and Mesquite
• 05 in North Las Vegas
• 01 in Jean
All these 99 casinos are linked to each other
Online version
IGT now has an online version of Megabucks slots.This is a 5-reel, 60-pay line gaming machine which can be found at most online and mobile casinos which use IGT software. Like the land-based version, it has a progressive jackpot. To scoop the online version Megabucks jackpot, you will have to place a 5-coin bet. The max bet on the game is 300 credits, which translates to $3 per spin for the penny players.
Now as the land-based version is a 3-reel game and online-version is a 5-reel game, both the versions have much different game mechanics. The online version jackpots are not as large. Still, online Megabucks slots are some of the best internet jackpots.