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New Millionaire at All Jackpots Online Casino: Largest Jackpot to Date

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

It’s always refreshing to hear when another online gambler becomes a millionaire at an online. Even more refreshing is when the vehicle for doing so is something other than a progressive jackpot slot machine. I mean, let’s face it, the largest jackpots to be found at casinos (both online and in the brick ‘n mortar world) are at the slots.

Although not as generally large as slots, poker game progressive jackpots (like Caribbean Stud) offer a good chance to win big by simply making an ante bet. But with slots, the risk and cost to play is greater. Considering the Casinos edge is higher – as is the cost of making a max wager on all paylines so as to be eligible for the top jackpot – the rewards for getting extremely lucky on a progressive video slot, are often that much greater.

There are other progressive jackpot online casino games as well. Take Microgaming Software’s Roulette Royale, for example, which incidentally awarded a massive $1.33 million jackpot to a lucky player in Greece. That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you – I said $1.33 million indeed. So, after all is said and done, I guess there really are other progressive jackpot games other than slots that dish out winnings as large as the best progressive wide area slot machine jackpots online.

When you have a network of online casinos as large as Microgaming’s diverse licensees, it makes sense that a progressive jackpot for the game of Roulette could get this huge. Furthermore, since Microgaming largely does business in Europe – where Roulette is very popular (much more so than in the US), the possibility of generating million-plus jackpots at Roulette is a likely reality.

Fittingly enough, the winner of the $1.33 million Roulette Royale jackpot was a member of All Jackpots Casino (only eleven days since opening his account). This eCOGRA certified online casino is a flagship site in the esteemed Jackpot Factory (which also includes the popular All Slots Casino). While no stranger to big wins, All Jackpots Casino has reached a milestone with this newsworthy win. It is the largest jackpot to date ever won at Jackpot Factory. For more information about All Jackpots, see the OCS All Jackpots Casino Review.

The First Online Casino: Who, What, When, Where, and Most Importantly, Why?

Monday, January 18th, 2010
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Is being the first and oldest all that it's cracked up to be?

Here’s a history lesson for you:

I remember back at the turn of the Century (Oh Lord, I say that way too much…and yes, I’m getting way too old), when it was a big deal to be the “first online casino”. You know, being the first online casino to go live on the Web, and thus earning the connotation that “first” equates to being ahead of the pack? Obviously, this is true to a certain extent. I mean, with age also comes a certain amount of respect, should it not?

In this business, it is hard to stay in business if you’re cheating players. Indeed, it does happen. Some of the smallest trees in the online gambling industry cast the deepest shade, if you know what I mean. Information travels fast online, and when enough players get swindled and enough blacklists get published, rogue online casinos have no choice but to shut down. The only problem is that they often rebrand themselves only to begin the process all over again :(. For those online casinos that have endured the test of time without going rogue, however, respect is earned and respect is given.

So the question remains, does first necessarily mean better, or even, best? And, who was the first online casino anyways?

Surprisingly, verifying who was actually the “first”, and consequently, the oldest online casino, poses more difficulty than gauging the benefits of being first. You see, the title of “first” is highly contested, and everybody wants to be first for bragging rights and the prestige and reputation that comes from the title. Of course, for the online casino that is no longer in business, the title of first absolutely doesn’t mean a thing. Nor does it mean a thing when the title has been self-endowed – and there are plenty of online casinos self-endowing themselves with the title of first or best or largest etc.

What does mean a thing and is actually more important than being the first online casino, in my opinion, is the history of the operator. For example, these days, the best online casinos are usually apart of a network of sites, often growing in sync with the successes of the network itself. The longer a network has stayed in business, without having earned a tarnished reputation mind you, the more trustworthy and dependable it’s casino’s ought to be.

So, instead of trying to pin who was the actual first online casino, which really could be any number of sites launched in the mid-nineties (Inter Casino, First Web Casino, Lasseters etc.), pay mind to who are the more established online casino networks. A good place to get started would be the English Harbour Gaming Ventures (EHGV) Network (for U.S. players) and the Jackpot Factory (for UK and Euro players). EHGV has been in business since 1997/98 and indeed launched one of the first online casinos – flagship property, English Harbour Casino. EHGV now operates a medium sized network of eight thriving online casinos, including OCS favorites, Super Slots and Millionaire Casino.

As for the Jackpot Factory, they have been in business since the mid-nineties, launching what could actually be the first online casino. Are you ready for it? You’ll never guess the name. First Web Casino. The Jackpot Factory now maintains a network of seven online casinos, including OCS top picks, All Slots Casino and All Jackpots Casino.

What is most important about EHGV and the Jackpot Factory is that they have been in business for many years, all the while earning a solid reputation and continually expanding their reach on the internet. That is the value of history, people! It should stand for something, and in my opinion, carries much more weight than simply launching the first online casino. Don’t be fooled by titles. Learn your history!

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.