It was a banner year for iGaming and sports betting. Yes, there was some new legislation in world markets, particularly in the US. Software has improved and new releases abound.
Technology has advanced multi-channel integration and mandatory mobile devices availability. Plus, live dealer streaming has rejuvenated table games.
Everyone can benefit from a better gambling experience online as well as from all the embedded levels of customer protection. It is all about a balance between entertainment and social responsibility.
Amid all the furor and fun, the year saw some remarkable slot wins and impressive jackpots. Who are the new millionaires lowest to highest?
Six Slot Wins
Mega Fortune: $3.65 million: a lucky British fellow won on one small bet at this slot at Gate 777 Casino. His name will remain a secret. The question was whether it happened on mobile or desktop? It ranks as one of the best retur ns of 2019.
Mega Fortune Dreams: $4.92 million: this one was the prize for a 65-year-old Scandinavian woman who played NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Dreams at Betsson Casino with a stake of €4 ($4.53). It only took a few spins on the 5-reel, 20-paylines progressive slot. Experts say this is a phenomenal feat.
Mars Attack: $5.52 million: Sean Doyle, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, Northern Ireland pocked the big jackpot at Paddy Power Casino via his mobile phone. While playing, he was so excited that he switched off his phone.
“I couldn’t look. When I got home, I couldn’t believe my eyes after I saw the final amount!”
Mega Moolah: $6.07 million: someone not yet identified won at JackpotCity online casino. He or she is probably Canadian. Nevertheless, it was a coup. Remarkably, recently another Canadian prevailed.
Mega Moolah: $12.94 million: it only takes a click of a button at Luxury Casino. An unknown punter did so and won big. No one knows what country the player comes from, although it is certainly not the US. Of note, on the same day someone grabbed the total take at Captain Cooks Casino for close to $2.46 million on the same Mega Moolah progressive slot.
Mega Moolah: $15.12 million: in first place, the biggest new millionaire comes from Zodiac Casino. It is surely a first for a likely Canadian player, now the biggest jackpot winner in the country.
Millionaires are in the making around the world. From Yggdrasil ($3.36 million on Joker Millions at Casumo Casino, on a $0.55 bet, Playtech ($1.67 million on Gladiator Road to Rome at Codere Casino in Spain) and IGT ($1.65 million on Siberian Storm at NetBet Casino).
There are many more, but these are the standouts among the reputable venues in regulated jurisdictions. It shows that gambling can be a life-altering activity. Think about the $39.7 million, won in 2013 at MGM’s Excalibur by 25-year-old patron playing $100 Megabuck one-armed bandit.