Thursday, March 12, 2015

Slotland's First Mobile Jackpot Win was 10 Years Ago Today

slotland-mobile10th-160.pngI knew Slotland was one of the first online casinos to offer mobile casino games, but I didn't realize until today that they probably had the world's very first mobile jackpot winner!

Slotland had its first mobile jackpot winner ten years ago today. On March 12, 2005, a player won a record-breaking $163,114 progressive jackpot playing Lucky Stars.

Lucky Stars was not only Slotland's first slot game, it was its first mobile slot game as well. They had just launched the mobile casino platform and this was the first time anyone had hit a jackpot playing on a mobile phone.

Nowadays, Slotland doesn't have a "mobile platform" per se.  All of its games are designed with new technology that works on smartphones and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.

“When I think how excited we were to play slots on those little tiny screens,” said Slotland’s manager, Michael Hilary. “Imagine what we’ll be playing in another ten years!”

 "I am a gadget freak! I love all sorts of electronic items, and so of course I had a nice mobile phone with all the extras,” recalled the historic jackpot winner.

Video: 10th Anniversary of Slotland's First Mobile Jackpot Winner

Pioneering mobile casino may have had world's very first mobile jackpot winner.

The winner recalls that day ten years ago:

“After about an hour or so of play, with little change in my bankroll, I felt it was time for Lucky Stars. I already had two of my three stars lit up. It wasn't more than 15 minutes before I lit up the third star and I couldn't believe MY lucky stars when the bonus spin produced THREE BARS across the fourth pay line! Just like that, I had over $163,000 in my account!”

His wife had plans for most of it, but he kept $5,000 of that win to just blow on more gadgets.

To celebrate this mobile milestone, Slotland has a special mobile casino bonus available until the end of the month. Players can get a $15 freebie to play mobile games by claiming bonus code MOBILEMAGIC.

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