Thursday, January 07, 2010

Las Vegas Hotel Fire – Stratosphere Lucky This Time

Fire broke out on the ninth floor of one of the most famous hotel casinos on the Las Vegas strip recently.  The fire alarm went off for the Stratosphere Hotel fire at around 2:00 pm and the hotel went into a state of emergency.  It is believed that the fire was started by careless smoking.

Fortunately, the fire was contained to some towels found on the bathroom floor of one of the guestrooms, and was quickly put out by hotel staff. Using some quick thinking and improvising a little, security personnel filled a waste paper basket with water and put the flames out before fire officials arrived at the scene.

The floor was evacuated for approximately 45 minutes.

“The Fire was responsible for very light smoke on the ninth floor,” said Timothy R. Szymanski, the public education and information officer for Fire and Rescue in Las Vegas,  “But no other floors were affected.”
The fire caused about $250 in damages but, fortunately, no one was injured.

$109K WinADay Jackpot Hit Just 3 Weeks After Last Win

Australian wins record-breaking jackpot playing Gold Boom slot machine

Just three weeks after its last six-figure progressive jackpot winner,’s progressive jackpot has just been hit again. Night before New Year’s, Brenda D. in Australia won $109,962 playing the Gold Boom slot machine at the unique 3D casino.

The previous jackpot winner set a record a few weeks before Christmas for the largest jackpot ever won at the three-dimensional online casino, $198,180. But this latest winner has set another record: shortest interval between jackpot wins. In the not-quite-two-years since the unique site launched, the jackpot has been won, on average, every three or four months. To be won twice in one month is extraordinary.

After the last win, the jackpot was reset to $30,000. When the 3D casino was just becoming known, it would take several months to climb to $100,000 but since the site has been so popular over the holidays it shot to six figures very quickly this time.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when the game said that I’d won,” said Brenda D. who only started playing online slot games at last summer.  “I had to get my sister to come over and look at my screen and tell me it was true before I could believe it!”

The excited winner said that she plans to treat her whole family to a cruise in the spring.

“I’ve always enjoyed speaking with players,” said Michael Hilary,’s new manager.  “But this is the first time I’ve contacted someone to confirm that they’d won a massive jackpot. It would be great to do it again in another three weeks!”

With symbols that hearken back to gold rush days, Gold Boom is a 9-wheel, 6-pay line slot machine that offers free bonus spins, a progressive jackpot, and awesome payouts. Players can win Bonus Spins that can pay off big time.  Whenever three Diamond symbols appear on a wagered pay line, one Diamond is added to the Bonus Spin Counter. When 3 bonus spin diamonds have been collected, the player wins three Bonus Spins.  The amount won on those spins is based on the amount bet on the last normal spin, so strategic players will want to keep an eye on the Bonus Spin Counter when deciding on their wagers.

Three Gold symbols on a wagered payline with max bet wins the progressive jackpot.

WinADay is an instant play Flash casino so there is nothing to download or install before enjoying the games. The new Monday Madness casino bonus adds 10% to deposits made on Mondays. All of the slots games at are tied to the WinADay progressive jackpot.