Monday, October 26, 2009

Retired Grandmother Wins $175,812 Jackpot

Winner prefers the quiet and comfort of playing at home over the noise and smoke of Las Vegas casinos

A retired grandmother who prefers the quiet comfort of online casinos to the noise and smoke of Las Vegas recently won a progressive jackpot of $175,812 at her favourite online casino, The player, known as QAZMLP, won the massive prize playing Jacks or Better, one of Slotland’s most popular video poker games.

The avid slots player said she used to enjoy going to casinos in Las Vegas but nowadays prefers the comfort and convenience of online slot machines.

“Maybe I am just getting too old, but within thirty minutes of getting inside a casino, I get a headache with all the noise and music blasting around me,” said the lucky winner. “For over five years, Slotland has been one of my little pleasures.”

The night of her big win was lucky from the start when the first hand she was dealt was a Full House in the first round. Although she’d started with small bets she took this as a good sign and increased her bets to $10. After a few more good hands she’d turned her $200 deposit into $500 in no time at all.

“In the next five hands, I ended up with a straight, 3 of a kind (twice), a dead hand, and a beautiful four of a kind,” QAZMLP recalled about the night that changed her life. “With some nice music in the background, and my drink on the desk, and breathing smoke-free air, who wouldn’t be happy?”

“I honestly lost track of time with the best winning streak I ever had at Slotland but by the time I was dealt out the ultimate hand (I got the Ace, Queen, Jack and 10 of Spades and pulled up the King of Spades), I was almost at $1,300. With the $175,000 jackpot, I ended up with over $177,000.

QAZLAP plans to pay off the last $30,000 on her house and then take a trip-of-a-lifetime to Japan via Hawaii.

“Don’t tell anyone yet, but each of my seven grandchildren will get wallets this Christmas, each one filled with ten $100 bills!” now offers fifteen one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. They are all instant play casino games so there is nothing to download or install. Six of the most popular games, including Jacks or Better video poker, are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines, including the mobile versions, are tied to one progressive jackpot which was reset to $50,000 after the last win and is now almost $70,000.

Slotland’s 3D casino,, has a separate progressive jackpot of its own. The jackpot there, where the new video poker game “Deuces Wild” was just launched, is currently over $125,000.