BetMGM Casino Erupts With New Mirage Mega Magma Slot Game

Written By Julie Walker on September 24, 2021

Players of a new BetMGM online casino slot game can experience an animated volcano eruption a la The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mirage Mega Magma debuted on all BetMGM platforms in New Jersey and Michigan this past week and will go live in Pennsylvania and West Virginia later this year.

Intended to build off MGM’s luxury brand, the game was developed by Entain’s in-house studio with MGM Resorts International and BetMGM. Entain has helped and release more than 60 table and slot games for BetMGM, which is the far-and-way market leader among Michigan online casinos.

“Mirage Mega Magma, another BetMGM title based on a world-renowned land-based property, brings more heat to our industry best gaming portfolio,” said Matthew Sunderland, BetMGM’s vice president of gaming, in a news release.

“This game leverages the best of both of our parent companies — Entain’s tech, and MGM’s branding — and we expect it to match and exceed the successes experienced by Bellagio Fountains of Fortune.”

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Playing Mirage Mega Magma from BetMGM

There are 243 possible ways to win in the main game, with free spins available, too.

Mirage Mega Magma is a five-reel, no-payline game and connects to BetMGM’s jackpot network. The country’s largest state-by-state exclusive in-house progressive jackpot network.

BetMGM revenue leads Michigan online casino industry

BetMGM leads the Michigan online casino industry in revenue and reaches about 31% of the national live market share.

In Michigan, August numbers showed that BetMGM, with contributions from its BetMGM Poker arm, dominated the state with $39.7 million in internet gaming revenue and 40.9% of state market share. In second was FanDuel Casino, with $14.2 million in revenue and 14.6% of the market share. Earnings at $12.6 million put DraftKings Casino in third, controlling 13% of the market share.

Since its Jan. 22 launch, tax revenue from internet gaming has raised $120.1 million for Michigan, including $33.3 million for Detroit and $13.2 million for tribal operators. Michigan’s online gaming revenue increased by 5.3% in August, earning a monthly record of $97.2 million from online casinos and online poker.

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Julie has written, edited and designed words at five Michigan newspapers and websites. She’s worked on two sports desks, including at The Oakland Press and most recently at The Detroit News. Julie has contributed to stories on many big sports moments, from the NFL's 100th season to Super Bowls to Justin Verlander’s trade to the closing of the Palace of Auburn Hills.  Julie loves lakes, bonfires, Dachshunds, coaching Little League and carrying on her Dad’s fantasy football legacy that he started in 1987 — before there was an app for that.

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