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added: May 25, 2022

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When Big Time Gaming introduced Dragonborn in early 2016, the very first Megaways slot was born. Most players were unsure what to make of it. 6 reels with changing rows of symbols (maximum 7 per reel), an almost infinite amount of ways to win (up to 117,649) and not very attractive graphics.

We can’t ignore it (nor would we want to!): Megaways slots have become extremely popular

When Big Time Gaming introduced Dragonborn in early 2016, the very first Megaways slot was born. Most players were unsure what to make of it. 6 reels with changing rows of symbols (maximum 7 per reel), an almost infinite amount of ways to win (up to 117,649) and not very attractive graphics.

Dragonborn seemed more like an experiment than a successful slot and went mostly unnoticed by the general public. The two next Megaways slots: Starquest and Queen of Riches also failed to breakthrough. Occasionally, some YouTube clips in circulation of players whose winnings were many thousand folds their initial bet,  but it all remained marginal.

Bonanza Megaways: the big breakthrough

The big breakthrough for Big Time Gaming came with Bonanza. A Megaways slot with a gold digger theme, two sets of reels and a Banjo tune that is as irritating as it is irresistible. As curious as ever, players tried out Bonanza, and this time they were hooked en masse. There was even a real Megaways craze: everyone wanted to play Bonanza and discover what the hype was about.

When Big Time Gaming then followed up by introducing the Feature Drop with slots like White Rabbit and Extra Chilli, the response was tremendous: now, in one go, you could get yourself access to the coveted bonus features. Megaways slots soon became one of the most played slots in the online casinos.

Online casinos that were not yet working with Big Time Gaming also queued up to add Megaways slots to their lineup.

Then in 2018, Big Time Gaming made a brilliant business decision.

In essence, they made their pot of gold, the complex mathematical models that make Megaways slots work, available to a select group of other providers, including Blueprint Gaming, WMS and Relax Gaming.

These were allowed, for a fee, to make their own Megaways slots.

Because of this, players in 2018 were happily surprised by even more Megaways slots.

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