Player scoops huge €5.1m jackpot on Yggdrasil’s Empire Fortune

Player scoops huge €5.1m jackpot on Yggdrasil’s Empire Fortune

7th July, 2017 – One of Yggdrasil’s lucky players is set for a special summer after winning €5,197,198 on its global progressive jackpot slot Empire Fortune.

The fortunate Norwegian player hit the life-changing win on Betsson’s NorgesAutomaten gaming site on Tuesday evening while playing on a mobile device.

Player scoops huge €5.1m jackpot on Yggdrasil’s Empire FortuneThe massive pay-out is the jackpot pool’s record, smashing the €3.3m win paid out over Christmas last year, with other significant sums paid out since going live in 2015.

Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “We’re very excited to see one of our players hit our biggest ever jackpot, and I hope he treats himself to an extended summer holiday. 

“Jackpot titles are always popular, but what makes Yggdrasil’s progressive jackpot slots so successful is the engaging base game that keeps customers happy, even though they can’t all walk away with a life-changing prize. 

“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.” 

Alexis Wicen, Managing Director of NorgesAutomaten, said: “We are always looking to have the best games and biggest jackpots on our site and it’s always a pleasure to see one of our loyal players win such a huge amount.

“This is the highest ever win recorded on NorgesAutomaten and it is great to see a customer who registered over nine years ago take it home!”

Empire Fortune shares a progressive jackpot with another popular Yggdrasil title, Joker Millions. Unlike most progressive jackpot slots, has an engaging base game improving playability for all users.

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About Yggdrasil Gaming

Yggdrasil Gaming is a provider of superior online and mobile casino games. It has emerged as one of the industry’s most respected and acclaimed suppliers and provides games for some of the world’s biggest operators, including: bet365, Betsson Group,, Cherry, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Casumo and Unibet.

The company is headquartered in Malta, with a major development office in Krakow, Poland and regional offices in Stockholm and Gibraltar. The firm holds licences in Malta, Romania, Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.

Yggdrasil’s slots are renowned for their outstanding graphics and gameplay and many have become global hits. They are integrated via the industry-changing iSENSE 2.0 HTML client framework which allows for simultaneous launches on desktop and mobile, and is supported by BOOST™, a collection of promotional tools focused on engagement and retention via concepts such as Missions, Super Free Spins™ and Cash Race, and BRAG, an industry-first concept which allows for the promotion of games via social channels.

iSENSE 2.0+, launched in April 2017, includes a number of industry-leading features, including retina support for crisper visuals, a new minimalistic mobile UI with a sleek and fresh feel, and a new and easy in-game deposit process.

Yggdrasil was the winner of Innovator of the Year at the 2017 International Gaming Awards, Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 EGR B2B Awards, Gaming Software Supplier of the Year at the 2016 International Gaming Awards and Software Rising Star at the 2015 EGR B2B Awards.