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Major Millions Online Casino Slot Pays Out $310K+ Progressive Jackpot This Week

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Although there hasn’t been any online casino millionaires this week, it has been reported that Microgaming Software’s Major Millions progressive video slot dished out a massive $310,000 jackpot to a lucky player on Tuesday. There’s no word just yet on which of Microgaming’s 120+ online casinos hosted the win, nor the name and country of residence of the lucky player; However, it is certainly clear that Major Millions continues to be a lucrative and popular progressive slot machine.

The last major jackpot win on Major Millions (pun intended) was hit less than a month ago in February for nearly $300,000. Prior to this, the largest win was worth approximately $563,000, and the average jackpot win was averaged at $366,000. If you are wondering if Major Millions has ever dished out millions in winnings to a single player, the answer is yes. In 2002, Major Millions set the world record (at the time) for the largest jackpot ever won at an online casino. It was valued at $1.5 million.

Most online gamblers will agree that Major Millions seems to be picking up, or should I say, loosening up, thus far in 2010. Of course, another million dollar plus win would help Major Millions take back the throne for Microgaming’s most popular progressive jackpot slot, which most likely belongs to …………. these days. Either way, Microgaming casinos are doing fine for themselves, even with a non-USA policy in effect.

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Million Dollar Mega Moolah Online Slot Pays out Big at Microgaming Casino

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

megamoolah_reelsMicrogaming Software’s Mega Moolah progressive slot has apparently dished out a rather large-sized win earlier today ($27,626) according to online gambling news portals. But then again, “large-sized jackpots” are pretty much the norm with Mega Moolah. Quite possibly Microgaming’s most popular online casino slot machine, there’s no doubt Mega Moolah lives up to it’s name, having dished out one of the largest millionaire jackpots in the history of online gambling. It was back in April of 2008 when Mega Moolah paid out a massive $5.5 million jackpot.

The $27K+ win today followed a $13,000 jackpot win earlier in the week, and was the largest win since last month’s impressive $45K+ win. The month prior was home to a $66,000 jackpot win.

megamoolah_progressivepayoutIn other words, expect Mega Moolah to pay out multi-thousand jackpots each month and accumulated monthly winnings in the hundreds of thousands.

What makes Mega Moolah popular with a wide range of bankrolls is the fact that it offers a four-tier progressive jackpot. The mini default jackpot starts off at $10, while the minor default jackpot kicks in at $100. The Major jackpot takes a huge leap from the minor, starting off at $10,000, while the default Mega progressive jackpot takes the cake at $1 Million. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why Mega Moolah pays out such hefty numbers. And with a coin range from 0.01 to 0.05 and up to five coins per payline, it doesn’t take a huge bankroll to bet on all paylines, which is required to win the progressive jackpot.

megamoolah_freespinswildIn terms of playability, there are 5 reels, 25 paylines, and a Wheel of Fortune style bonus feature offering a top prize of at least $1 million. The wild, which doubles all winnings on substitutes (except for the Scatter), is the Lion symbol, while the Scatter itself (the weird looking, purple-faced creature) triggers 15 free spins with retriggers and 3x winnings throughout. Oh, and in case you are wondering, Mega Moolah is an African safari themed slot reminiscent of the Lion King. True to Microgaming, the graphics and sounds are stellar, making Mega Moolah just as entertaining as it is loaded.

Enter to Win $70,000 in Cash From Casino Rewards, No Purchase Necessary

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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Casino Classic and Captain Cooks Casino (one of the longest running online casinos in business today) are hosting another Cash Sweepstakes draw worth $70,000 Free. Part of the Casino Rewards group of online casinos (now nearly twenty properties strong), Classic and Cooks are both great destinations to sign up for the sweepstakes and get your betting on at the same time.

Even if you don’t want to do that, you can still enter to win the $70K. In other words, there is no purchase necessary. The only requirement is that you sign up to receive the Casino Rewards newsletter. Big whoopdy doo, right? C’mon, you don’t even have to read it for God sakes! However, if you want some really good bonus offers and promotions at any of Casino Rewards eighteen eCOGRA approved online casinos, well then, it’s only in your best interest to hear keep up with the newsletters.

Now, don’t try to get smart and submit multiple email addresses. You will be found out. And don’t unsubscribe from the newsletter later one, ’cause you know what? You will become ineligible for the free cash draw if you do. That said, hold out until January 11, 2011, which is the date of the draw, and keep your fingers crossed that you will get the lucky email notification sent within 120 hours of the draw.

As far as being from the U.S., well, you won’t be able to open an account at Captain Cooks or Casino Classic. However, nowhere does this promotion say that U.S. citizens are exempt from entering the sweepstakes. You get my drift. As far as Casino Rewards is concerned, they simply want to get as many email subscribers as possible (you information will NOT be shared with third parties, by the way), and advertise the winner shortly after the drawing so as to drum up press (kind of what they’re doing already!).

Like I said, there’s nothing to lose. Go to Captain Cooks Casino or Casino Classic, and an entry form will drop down for you to enter your name and email for a chance to win $70,000.

Europa Casino Hosting Online Slots Tournaments for Bonus Cash

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Even More Bonus Money at Europa Casino

Even More Bonus Money at Europa Casino

Popular Euro Casino, Europa Casino (what’s in a name, go figure, right?), has long been known as a great place to go for free bonus cash. If you haven’t heard already, Playtech-powered, Europa, offers up to $/£/€2,400 in free bonus money over the course of one year (not counting VIP loyalty rewards), broken down into a welcome bonus of either 50% up to $/£/€500 Free or 100% up to $/£/€100 Free, monthly bonuses of 100% up to $/£/€100 Free and weekly deposit bonuses worth 25 Free.

Now, Casino Europa has announced another inventive way to dish out fee bonus money to real depositing players. Catering to slots fans and tournament players, Europa says it will be offering free weekly online slots tournaments every Wednesday and lasting a full twenty-four hours. Indeed, when I say free, that means it’s a freeroll and there is no cost to join. However, if you want to be one of twenty players to be spotted with $/£/€50 in free bonus money, you are going to have to wager on the reels. The good news is that Europa Casino offers over fifty of the most cutting edge online casino slots today, including Playtech’s recently launched Marvel series (Blade, Daredevil, Elektra, Fantastic 4 and X-Men).

Furthermore, it only takes one lucky spin to rank on the slots leader board. And since the tournaments are live, players can see their ranking in real time on the Top 20 Leaderboard. In other words, it’s like any other online casino slots tournament. However, I would imagine the competition is a little less stiff considering the cash prizes come in the form of bonus money (still not a bad thing in my opinion).

As with all bonus money, it’s important that you are aware of the full terms. The wagering conditions are pretty reasonable on Europa Casino’s bonus cash, which is currently set at 20x for the 100% bonus and 40x for the 50% High Roller bonus, which really isn’t that much of a high roller bonus, if you ask me. Similar to most slots bonuses being offered today, wagers on Baccarat, Roulette, Craps and Video Poker and Blackjack do not count toward meeting the wager requirement. However, what’s different about these bonuses is that certain varieties of Blackjack count one-third toward meeting the play-through, while certain table games normally exempt from the play-through meet the play-through in full. Please read the terms posted on their website for details, or read the OCS Europa Casino Review.

The only term which I find annoying at Europa Casino is that they impose a maximum monthly withdrawal limit of $9,900 even on progressive jackpot wins. Don’t ask me how or why, but it’s in the terms. Weekly and monthly withdrawal limits are not uncommon at all for regular winnings, but that’s not the case on progressive jackpot wins. In any case, Europa Casino is very popular with players, except of course, those in the U.S. The Recent Winners list speaks for itself – be sure to check it out to see what games are hot.

Online Casino Slots Jackpots Payout Huge With Microgaming Today

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Although predicting when an online casino progressive jackpot is going to hit is a difficult thing to do (some will even say blind chance), it is a widely believed that the longer a jackpot goes without paying out big, the sooner the day of reckoning will come. Sounds like a pretty universal law, if you ask me. You  know, the more you put into something, the more you get out of it? Only in the case of online gambling, it’s not always the player who spends the most who wins the most, which I suppose is like life as well!

Nonetheless, the larger a jackpot gets, the more action it gets, in turn causing it to grow even more, and consequently, increasing the chances of a big win (man, I don’t think I’ve ever used that many commas in one sentence – I need a drink now). It’s also very interesting to note that oftentimes when one online casino jackpot breaks the bank, several others soon follow. It’s as if everybody gets “jackpot fever”, which like any fever, can spread really fast. And since this is the World Wide Web, aka “information highway” we’re talking about, things spread faster than a venereal disease in a Las Vegas brothel – okay, maybe not the best analogy, but you get my point!

Case in point of all this jackpot fever, or better, jackpot madness (referring to the Microgaming’s Jackpot Madness online casino jackpot network), was a recent string of big wins this weekend. Actually, it has all taken place today, which for anyone reading this right now, it’s still not too late to buy your lover some chocolates and flowers. Or, if you happen to be one of the big winners today, perhaps a new car or diamond earrings will suffice.

Taking the first place prize today was a huge jackpot win on the popular King Cashalot video slot worth a whopping $475,208. Let’s just call it half-a-million dollars, shall we? This was followed by a $100K win on Treasure Nile, while two other slots – Lotsa Loot and Mega Moolah – each paid off jackpot wins as well. Being that all of the jackpots were progressive, it has not yet been announced which Microgaming powered online casinos hosted the jackpots.

Online Scratch Off Card Pays 100,000 Euros to on Lucky Player at Scratch 2 Cash

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

scratch2cashwinnerIf you ever thought there wasn’t any “big” money to be won playing online scratch cards, just take a look at the recent €100,000 check of Ivan C. over there to the right :). He looks, happy, doesn’t he? And with good reason. I think we can all agree that €100,000 is a lot of money!

Granted, not every online gaming destination offering scratch card games is not going to dish out the same amount of money. In other words, it’s always good to verify what the maximum payoffs are, and whether or not there are any progressive jackpot games. While many online casinos do indeed offer scratch-off games, most of them do not come close to the jackpots offered at Scratch 2 Cash.

Yes indeed, Scratch 2 Cash was home to Ivan C’s €100,000 win. Take a look at Ivan’s check again (it’s big, isn’t it?). Now, I realize some of you might be thinking, “sure, that’s a nice jackpot….but how often does it really happen”. Well….let me the count the ways. Let’s just say that over €29 million was won just month by players at Scratch 2 Cash. Yep, we can assume it’s a pretty popular place.

Focusing mainly on scratch-off games, Scratch 2 Cash has become one of the “go to” online destinations for playing scratch cards. There are over fifty to play, many of which have an interactive dimension to help raise the entertainment value even more. Unlike traditional lottery scratch-off cards which are often so confusing you don’t know if you’ve won or not (curious how they do that, isn’t it?), Scratch 2 Cash’s games are simple, fun and to-the-point.

In the case of Ivan’s €100,000 win, it was the “Super Chance” scratch-off that paid out. Super Chance is a fun game that involves scratching off three boxes to reveal potential prize amounts, then spinning a large wheel (kind of like Wheel of Chance), with the hope that it will stop on one of the prize amounts. There are different denomination cards available ($0.50 to $20), and in fact, Super Chance can award up to €200,000. Since Ivan C. was playing a €10 card, he was given the €100,000 (still not too shabby).

It’s always great news to hear about a player winning big gambling online. My favorite part of the press releases are the pictures (Ivan still looks he’s in shock), and their initial reactions. One of my favorites of all-time, Ivan C’s press statement was, “At first I thought it was €1,000, but after looking closer I thought I saw €10,000. I began to count the number of zeros after number 1: there were five. I had won €100,000! I could not believe it. I stayed for fifteen minutes in front of my screen to watch the jackpot flash. Looking at my credit balance, I realized that this was reality.”

Check out Scratch 2 Cash to open a free account today or read the OCS Scratch 2 Cash Review for more information. Open to U.S. players.

Jackpot Factory Casinos See Treasure Nile and Mega Moolah Paying Big

Monday, January 4th, 2010
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Big Slots Jackpots as usual at Jackpot Factory Casinos

For the Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, big jackpots are not uncommon. Yes, smarty pants, that’s why they call themselves the Jackpot Factory. Another reason why the Jackpot Factory focuses on the….well, jackpots…is simply because of their relationship with Microgaming Software and Microgaming’s vast progressive jackpot network.

Before I go on further, if you are from the United States and are wondering if the Jackpot Factory is right for you, save yourself some breath and energy and don’t bother. Jackpot Factory, and ALL Microgaming online casino licensees for that matter, are not open to U.S. citizens. Call it unfair. I call it bad governing courtesy of the Bush administration.

Anyhow, enough of that. You can bet that just as soon as the U.S. starts regulating online gambling, the Jackpot Factory will open it’s doors across the pond once again. So, make a mental note.

Now, where was I? Oh yes, big jackpots at the Jackpot Factory. In particular, it’s been the Mega Moolah and Treasure Nile video slots that have paid out the most considerable sums over the last week or so. Mega Moolah, alone, paid out nine large jackpot wins over the month of December at Jackpot Factory’s All Slots Casino, including a $10,00+ win on Christmas day for one lucky player. Mega Moolah, which has the potential to grow in the millions (having almost reached £5 million at one time), also dished out a rather large $70,000 jackpot to one player.

As for Treasure Nile, this is one slot machine that consistently pays out huge numbers, and is one of Microgaming’s oldest progressive jackpot slot games. It’s most recent newsworthy action generated over $179,000 in winnings for two players. One player walked away with over $66,000, while the other scored a massive $112,674 jackpot on Treasure Nile.

To see the current jackpot tally at the Jackpot Factory (currently worth over $3.3 million), go to AllJackpots.com and click the Live Jackpots tab on the homepage.

Poker Stars in the News: Upcoming Tournament Could be Largest to Date; 9/11 Cop Wins Million Dollar Challenge

Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Visit Poker Stars to Join the World Record Poker Tournament for $1

Visit Poker Stars to Join the World Record Poker Tournament for $1

The leading U.S. facing online poker room, and the most popular poker room at that, Poker Stars, has been in the news of late, shooting the final episode for the first season of the “Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge”, and getting geared up for what could possibly be the largest online poker tournament to date – that is the Guinness World Record for largest poker tournament.

The news that technically shouldn’t be news to begin with, has to do with the results of the final table at the Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge, which is scheduled to be aired on FOX December 27, 2009. However, due to a leak provided to the New York Post, the final results have already been published for the whole world to see. What makes the outcome of this event especially newsworthy is that the winner is a retired NYC detective who was one of the first officers on the scene at Ground Zero on 9/11.

Officer Mike Kosowski, who was originally an alternate to compete in the tournament after placing fourth in a Poker Stars online qualifier satellite tournament, ended up getting to compete in the final event after all show four players were knocked out in the first round. After winning a consolation sit ‘n go, Kosowski went on to face three other show winners at the final table, beating them out to compete in head’s up play against noted poker professional, Daniel Negreanu.

Besides the fact that an underdog won the Poker Stars Million Dollar Challenge, what’s so great about this particular tournament is that it was won by a national hero. Not only was Kosowski one of the first emergency personnel on the scene at Ground Zero, while helping evacuate civilians, Kosowski was thrown ten feet in the air after the South World Trade tower collapsed, consequently receiving burns on his head and neck.

Retiring shortly after the trauma of 9/11, Kosowski turned to online poker to help him occupy his time (encouraged to do so by his wife, who was cheering him on all the while at the final table). As it turns out, the decision to join Poker Stars has been another “life changer” for Kosowski, who says he is still on an emotional high and wondering if he is living a dream. As mentioned, the taped action at the final table with Kosowski will air on FOX Sunday, December 27th, beginning at 5 pm.

Now, onto other Poker Stars  news and events, which for all the online poker players out there, is what it’s all bout, right? Also taking place December 27th (beginning at 2:45 EST) will be the start of a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool poker tournament, which could end up being the largest online poker tournament to date if enough players sign up. In fact, the whole point of the tournament is beat Poker Stars current world record of 65,000 players. Currently, there are nearly 50,000 registered players.

Not only are there three days still to go for 15,000 more players to sign up, satellite tournaments are taking place round the clock. Furthermore, the buy-in is just $1, which is as cheap as a non-freeroll poker tournament can get. With the top prize valued at $50,000, and the top 30,000 finishers guaranteed cash winnings, that is one investment worth the risk. If you’ve never participated in an online poker tournament before, this is a great, cost-effective opportunity to get a taste of what an online poker tournament is like. Visit Poker Stars to open a free account now. Read the OCS Poker Stars Review for more information.

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Cash Splash Video Slot Pays Big at Microgaming Online Casino

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000

Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000 - Play Cash Splash at Microgaming Online Casinos

Yesterday turned out to be an early Christmas for one lucky player spinning the reels on Microgaming Software’s “Cash Splash” progressive video slot. Breaking for $108,577, the jackpot win has, thus far, been the largest all week across the boards at leading online casino software developers. Following Rival Gaming’s “Money Magic” bust, which paid out over $85,000 to a U.S. player over the weekend, “Cash Splash” first churned out a $71,904 jackpot on Monday, only to be followed the very next day by the $108K payout.

Obviously, “Cash Splash” has been accruing a large sum in order to be hitting numbers consecutively like this. And indeed, being part of Microgaming’s massive jackpot network, not to mention the popularity of the game itself, “Cash Splash” consistently accumulates jackpots in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Currently – just a day after the $108,577 jackpot win – “Cash Splash” is about reach the $166,000 mark.

That doesn’t necessarily mean “Cash Splash” is bound to hit again tomorrow, although that could very well happen. 🙂 Being a progressive jackpot game, or for that matter – a slot machine – there simply is no telling when a big payoff will come. Granted, when a progressive jackpot busts and is reset to the default value, players tend to wager less on that particular jackpot. The general sentiment is that the smaller the jackpot, the less “worth” that game is to players who are looking for a big online slot jackpots. In other words, unless the jackpot has reached a value deemed “worthy” of having a go, jackpot hunters will generally shy away.

On the other hand, the larger the jackpot, the sooner it will pay off handsomely, i.e., the max jackpot will be hit, which in the case of the more popular games oftentimes is in the millions of dollars. Consequently, progressive jackpot online casino games tend to have an exponential snowball component to their structure – the larger they get, the larger they get in a shorter amount of time due to an increase in play.

In the case of “Cash Splash”, the fact that two big jackpots paid off in two consecutive days, shows that the world of online gambling is never 100% predictable. While there is a certain degree of predictability for the most part, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that unless you’re in the game, you can’t win. Not to throw the “pressure card” at you or anything, if you’ve never gambled at the online casino before, don’t be afraid to give it a go. Even if you try it out just once, there’s a chance you might become the next online millionaire.

If you are totally intrigued about Cash Splash (and why wouldn’t you after reading such a vivacious blog post, right? 🙂 ), here’s more about Microgaming’s Cash Splash video slot:

Cash Splash is a five reel, fifteen payline game with a fixed coin denomination of $.20. Up to fifteen coins can be bet per payline, making the maximum wager $45 per spin. In order to be eligible for the max jackpot, every payline must be wagered upon. However, only one coin per payline is required, thus making the minimum jackpot-eligible wager $3 per spin. The maximum regular payout is 6,000 coins, with multiplied winnings going into effect when the blue scatter symbol shows up anywhere on the reels. The “Cash Splash” wild symbol does not substitute for the blue scatter symbol, but it does for all other winning combinations.

Weekend Online Casino Jackpot Update: Mobile Jackpots and Rival Gaming Pay Big

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Mobile online gambling at eCOGRA approved All Slots Casino

Mobile online gambling at eCOGRA approved All Slots Casino

This weekend was a good one for jackpot wins, albeit there are no millionaires to report. 🙁 Most promising was a series of big wins scored on mobile devices. Another testament to the growing popularity of mobile online casino gambling, this particular jackpot was worth $10,225, and hit on the Tomb Raider video slot, which is extremely popular with both mobile gamers and regular online casino players.

According to the Jackpot Factory’s, Microgaming-powered All Slots Casino, a mobile player from South Africa using the screen name Karin D. hit the big win using a Nokia mobile device after only one month of opening an account. That’s definitely what you call “good luck”, and goes to show that winning in the online casino can happen to anyone….even on a mobile phone.

If you are interested in giving mobile online gambling a go, it truly is as simple as pie. Go to the “Getting Started” page at All Slots, choose your type of phone (over 1,400 compatible devices, including iPhone, iTouch and Android), enter your phone number and wait for the download package to be sent via secure SMS text. After opening an account through the software platform, individual casino games can be downloaded at the “tap of a touchscreen”, including several slots, progressive jackpot games and table games like Blackjack and Roulette. And don’t forge to take advantage of All Slots 100% Match Bonus up to $200 Free for mobile players. Keep in mind, I am specifically referring to All Slots Casino and Microgaming mobile online casinos in general, which are not open to U.S. residents.

Play Rival Gaming's Money Magic at Superior Casino

Play Rival Gaming's Money Magic at Superior Casino

But don’t let that get you down all my U.S. friends. Even despite attempts by the U.S. government to block U.S. players from online casinos, “good luck” also frequently happens for U.S. residents in the online gambling world! Case in point was this very weekend, in which a yet-to-be identified player scored a $86,006 jackpot playing at the Rival Gaming network of U.S. facing online casinos. The game responsible for dishing out the $86K jackpot was the “Money Magic” progressive video slot, having finally stolen some thunder from Rival Gaming’s “Major Moolah” slot, which has been one of the hottest slots of late.

Currently, the cumulative progressive jackpot total at Rival Gaming Casinos is worth over $26,000, with “Strike it Gold” now worth over $11,000 and the exciting I-slot, “1 Million Reels BC” now nearing the $8,000 mark. Having busted recently, both “Major Moolah” and “Money Magic” are under $4,000 each. For a real-time feed of jackpot tally’s check out Superior Casino. They get our topmost recommendation for Rival progressive jackpot action, notwithstanding the fact that they are one of the only licensees with a real time feed! :).

Don’t forget to take advantage of a free no-deposit bonus worth $20 (maximum cashout of $50), or $1,900 in three free slots bonuses and $1,000 in three free casino game bonuses. PLEAS NOTE, however, that all sign-up bonuses at Superior Casino have a maximum withdrawal of $50. If you don’t want to be kept taking home a big jackpot win early on before meeting the play-through requirement, DO NOT claim this bonus.

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