Casino News: #Jackpot

Jackpots run at Red Hawk Casino

Everybody loves the success stories about jackpots and big winners. Last week it was jackpot fever at Red Hawk casino in Placerville California as no less than three guests hit a Jackpot!

The biggest Jackpot, won on a penny Playboy Canada slot by local visitor Chandra:  $39.788! Chandra had been playing for less than 30 minutes when the video slot revealed the jackpot. She says she'll use some of her winnings to pay student loans and will be back soon to play at Red Hawk.

Next to Chandra’s win, a “Top Dollar II Slot machine revealed a $22.500 jackpot and to complete this extraordinary week, a guest from Roseville California hit a Royal flush of diamonds on a “Super Poker slot”, winning $12.000!!
General Manager Bryan deLugo says, "I am thrilled to celebrate even more winners at Red Hawk. The exciting giveaways and friendly team members ensure an outstanding experience for all our guests and are why we were voted Sacramento's Best Casino three years in a row."

Red Hawk Casino is a large casino with over 2100 slot machines, 75 gaming tables, poker tournaments, a high limit area and several bars and restaurants. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you must be at least 21 to enter


Yesterday, the 22nd of March, an anonymous guest of Holland Casino Enschede won the biggest slot jackpot in Dutch history: €2.960.222!

With a spin of €7,50 on one of the Mega Milions Jackpot machines, a connected group of machines which can be played in every establishment of Holland Casino (except for Holland Casino Schiphol Airport) the life of the young player who visited the casino with some friends, has been changed forever. 
And if things are not yet good enough: the Jackpot is tax free!! Holland Casino is taking care of the 29% gambling tax.

It was almost a year since the last big payout on the Mega Millions Jackpot (1.8 million on the 1st of April 2013 in Holland Casino Leeuwarden). After yesterdays big win, the Jackpot has been reset to €1.000.000. Of course still an amazing amount to win at a slot machine.

Jackpot fever in Holland Casino

Since many years, Holland Casino offers the Mega Million Jackpot slot machines. It’s the ultimate opportunity to become a millionaire in one single spin.
Right now, The Mega Millions Jackpot has reached its highest point ever: 2.7 million Euro’s!

The Mega Millions Jackpot slot machines are all connected and can be played in every establishment of Holland Casino (except Holland Casino Schiphol Airport). The minimum bet of the machines is €0,10, but to make a chance of winning the Jackpot you’ll pay €7,50 per spin. Not cheap, but the reward can be life changing!

Over the last years, the Jackpot has hit several times. The biggest payout so far: €2.699.769. Once a player wins the Jackpot, the casinos resets it again to €1.000.000.

An overview of the last five jackpot payouts:

  • 1 April 2013, Holland Casino Leeuwarden: €1.886.591
  • 12 October 2012, Holland Casino Enschede: €1.604.629
  • 9 June 2012, Holland Casino Eindhoven: €2.699.770
  • 7 November 2011, Holland Casino Rotterdam: €1.066.148
  • 25 October 2011, Holland Casino Eindhoven: €2.091.503

Remarkable detail: 
The Mega Millions Jackpot (or a payout of at least €100.000) hits 10 times in 2007, 19 times in 2008, 13 times in 2009, 17 times in 2010, 11 times in 2012 and only 2 (!) times in 2013……

Let’s see what 2014 will bring. We’ll keep you posted!


Jackpot or JackNot?

Isn’t it every players dream? Hitting the big Jackpot.

Of course it doesn’t happen every day, but the patience of players on one particular machine at the MGM casino in Las Vegas is really put to the test.

The Lion’s Share Progressive Slot machine hasn’t produced a jackpot in almost 20 years!! The current jackpot value: over 2,3 million dollars! The machines is the only survivor of a slew of $1 progressive slot machines (50 in total) from the early 1990’s and as Nevada’s law requires a pay out of at least 75% of the money that’s been put in, the Lion’s Share is not going anywhere until somebody hits the jackpot.

MGM’s Executive Director Justin Andrews told us, the Lion’s share gets played about five times more than any other slot machine in the casino and this already legendary machine has no lack of publicity as it has its own Facebook page, Twitter account and fanclub.

The big question: who will hit the jackpot, and when? Nobody knows… maybe it will take another 20 years.  

A nice rumor: the winner of the Jackpot, also wins the machine!

We’ll keep you posted.