Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another Big Progressive Jackpot Winner at Slotland Already

$168,947 win comes just weeks after recent $108,000 jackpot

It's only been a couple weeks since had their last major jackpot winner and their famously regular progressive jackpot has already been hit again, this time for $108,060 (€78,550). Just last month the all-slots-and-video-poker site announced a $168,947 (€123,000) jackpot win.

A player known as MSMIKEY was playing the popular “Jacks or Better” video slot when she struck it rich on her 134th spin that night. MSMIKEY has been a regular player at for almost two years. Although all slots and video poker games on Slotland’s mobile casino site are connected to the same progressive jackpot as their web games, MSMIKEY was playing on her home computer when she got lucky.

The object of the “Jacks or Better” is to obtain the best possible poker hand. On the initial deal, players are dealt five cards face up. They can hold all cards dealt or receive up to five new ones. Hands are ranked according to standard poker hand rankings, although in this game the player must have at least a pair of Jacks to win.

For years, Slotland’s progressive jackpot has been hit quite regularly. The site has announced a major winner every six weeks or so, always for over $100,000. It had taken longer than usual for the last win, but MSMIKEY’s win puts the notoriously regular jackpot back on schedule.

“Our jackpot has never reached millions of dollars like some do,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “But then, we only go weeks, not years, between jackpot wins. I think our players feel like they have a better chance of winning our jackpot. We’ve certainly never had a winner that was disappointed in a $100,000 - $200,000 win!”

Slotland’s progressive jackpot is reset at $50,000 after each win. Each time a player “plays the progressive” a portion of their wager is added to the progressive jackpot pool. Since all the games on the website and the mobile site are tied to the same jackpot, the value can increase very quickly and to very large amounts as this one did. The jackpot is already back to over $65,000 and continues to climb daily.

Slotland’s biggest jackpot winner ever was a lucky Canadian player that won $195,083 (€126,910) in March. A player known as TOPNOTCHED had held the record prior to that for their $179,166 (€130,180K) win on the “Golden 8” slot machine last May. So far, the biggest jackpot win on a mobile casino game was the $163K (€116K) that “OLYMPIAGOLD” won playing the mobile version of “Lucky Stars” in early 2006. features seven unique slot machines and three video poker games. Four slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs.