Sometimes, it appears, the house does lose: William Hill Vegas, the casino branch of the top online sports betting site offering video slots and live-dealer games, reports that for two consecutive days, players have taken over £100,000 on slot jackpots.
Just one day after an unnamed player took just over £100,000 on Clover Rollover (though not the progressive jackpot on that particular machine, which is now at £4 million and climbing), a Liverpool resident known as “Gill” took exactly £132,252.27 ($208,090.69) from the Leprechaun’s Luck slot game when she found the virtual pot of gold during the bonus round feature.
“When I saw that I had won £130k jackpot, I stared at the screen for a few minutes just reading it over and over again,” Gill said, “I could not believe it. I just kept thinking [that] things like this don’t happen to me.” Gill told William Hill Vegas representatives that she wants “to buy a new car, and buy my family and friends presents to share my good fortune.”
The Leprechaun’s Luck progressive jackpot has been reset but, as another reminder, that Clover Rollover jackpot total is over £4 million ($6.3 million) and counting; William Hill VIP manager Sharon Young reminds that the casino has “had an exceptional amount of winners in the last few weeks and most have been over £100,000.”
Here’s the kind of jackpot story that could only happen in an online casino situation. Several news outlets – including GamblingResults – reported late last week that the big Mega Moolah progressive jackpot of $4.1 million had been hit at the Blackjack Ballroom internet casino; some outlets were even informed that another casino had doled out the win.
While the fact of the big jackpot win was indeed true and lucky player “Mrs. P” will indeed be recipient of this proverbial life-changing sum, it turns out that the Mega Moolah jackpot was in truth won at Palace Group casino Spin Palace.
The controversy apparently became great enough to elicit a comment from Microgaming casino group CEO Roger Raategver, who said, “We are delighted that [the] Mega Moolah progressive jackpot was won on Aug. 29th, 2010, and we will confirm that even though this win was claimed by many other casinos, the truth is that the winning player was gambling at Spin Palace Casino.”
Though such jackpots represent substantial payouts by the casino which hosts the winning progressive slot, most online casinos turn the newsworthy event into years’ worth of PR opportunities.
No comment has appeared on the matter from any other involved party, but a Spin Palace representative did say that “Mrs. P is quite overwhelmed by what will undoubtedly be a life-changing windfall. We are currently in discussions with her, and will hopefully be able to make further announcements shortly.”
Dave from Lancashire has always been fond of online gambling sites in the UK, but this week his love grew even stronger. Dave just won a £121,691 progressive jackpot prize, and he couldn’t be happier. He was playing on a slot called Pharaoh’s Treasure, an ancient Egyptian themed game that is proving very popular among players.
Pharaoh’s Treasure is anything but cursed. In fact, this progressive jackpot slot has already been won twice this year, each time dishing out more than £100,000 to the lucky winner.
“I was in shock when I won,” said Dave, “it didn’t really sink in for a while. It was an absolutely great feeling.”
“I feel great about the win, you read about big wins but never believe it will happen to you!”
Dave plans to use a big chunk of the jackpot money to pay off his mortgage and clear a few other debts he has, and then wants to go on a nice holiday. With the summer weather heating up, Dave won at just the right time of the year.
Pharaoh’s Treasure is just one of dozens of progressive jackpot slots available online. While these £100,000+ payouts are impressive, they pale in comparison to some of the larger progressive jackpots. For example, a Microgaming jackpot game called Mega Moolah is now sitting at £3.5 million, and could be won by anyone at any time! These games tend to cost more to play than regular internet slots, but the payoff potential is so huge that it’s usually worth it.
Imagine hitting the progressive jackpot on a slot machine – a jackpot huge enough to change your life for the better forever – only to be later informed that the winning sum of millions you visualized in your bank account is far, far less. This is precisely what has recently happened in Colorado-based casinos. And not just once, but twice in just over three months.
On June 1, Mary McMahon of Colorado Springs was playing a progressive jackpot slot machine when it seemed to play off big and the display flashing “Jackpot.” Also flashing on the display was the figure “$11,000,600” which McMahon (and casino officials) at first believed was her winning total.
Instead, as it turns out, the progressive jackpot at the time of the winning spin was in actuality $1,672.82 and that the $11 million figure referred to the current cumulative jackpot – this should have read “$600.” Colorado Division of Gaming attributed the incorrect “11” in the slot machine’s display to human error in the game’s original programming.
Even worse is the story of Louise Chavez, who in late March was playing a penny slot machine that indicated she’d hit a $42.9 million progressive jackpot – even though the highest possible progressive payout on the machine was $251,000. The matter was immediately referred to state officials who were able to determine that the payout should have been $20.
For her troubles, Chavez was offered a night’s stay and breakfast at the casino hotel plus $23, the amount she’d played on the machine before the incorrect jackpot. Chavez later appeared on Colorado news stations with her story, claiming fraud.
“Whatever that machine said, I should get it,” she said. McMahon later similarly stated that “I think they should fix the machines, because if you win a big jackpot, you’ve won it.”
Anyone who has spent time gambling online knows that there are hundreds of different casino games out there, hosted at different online gambling sites all across the internet. Every casino game out there has its own rules and style, and each one pays out at different odds and at different rates.
When it comes to choosing a game, some players go for titles that they enjoy playing. Poker fans, for example, don’t stray far from Texas Hold’em or Five Card Stud. Other players don’t much care what they play – they follow the money instead.
In the quest to find the best online casino payouts, gamblers who are after money want to know how to win big and win fast. Games like blackjack and baccarat offer great odds for players, and over time, players with enough skill can make a lot of money on these games. But anyone who wants to become rich with a few clicks needs to focus on progressive jackpot slots.
Progressive jackpot games are networked. Every different progressive title is connected together by a single jackpot, and that jackpot is made up of two things: seed money and additional money from wagers. The seed money comes from the software company that makes the game. Some progressive slots are seeded at a few thousand; others at a cool million.
Once seeded, the progressive jackpot grows in value as players around the world wager on the game. A small percentage of every wager is added to the progressive jackpot prize, and it continues to get bigger and bigger until one lucky player wins. Once it pays out, it is re-seeded, and the process starts all over.
Some progressive jackpots pay out small amounts, but others can change a player’s life forever. The biggest progressive jackpot ever paid out was won in May of 2009 on a game called Mega Moolah, which earned one lucky player an incredible €6.3 million!
By using an online jackpot finder, players can track the current value of all the best progressive slots on the internet, and can see instantly which ones are paying big. On any given day, well over $10 million is waiting to be won from progressive slots online. These massive prizes are just a click away – don’t miss out!