Vegas gamblers strike lucky
The number of gamblers plunking down bets in Las Vegas casinos is steadily on the rise. Casino revenue figures are returning to growth and operators have even started recruitment drives to keep up with demand.
a handful of Vegas gamblers have taken home millions of dollars in combined jackpot winnings
While this is certainly good news for the purses of operators up and down the Strip, some players have also managed to turn a tidy profit. In less than one month, a handful of Vegas gamblers have taken home millions of dollars in combined jackpot winnings.
VegasSlotsOnline News has arranged these recent jackpot prizes into a top five list, ranging from the $207,691 prize bagged by a Stations Casino bingo player to a recent $10.5m slot machine pull at South Point Casino.
1) South Point’s $10.5m slot win
A New Mexico tourist visiting South Point Casino in the southwest Las Vegas valley sealed the ultimate prize on Monday. The gambler won a staggering $10.5m Megabucks jackpot from one slot pull after investing just $5 into the machine.
South Point took to Twitter later that day to confirm the news:
According to the casino operator, the gambler’s eye-watering prize represents the largest Megabucks jackpot won in Nevada so far this year.
2) Alaskan goes home a multimillionaire
South Point’s Megabucks winner was not the only tourist lucky enough to secure a multimillion-dollar jackpot over the past few days. A tourist from Alaska took home more than $2.1m on Sunday after hitting the jackpot on a Monopoly Millionaire slot machine at the Cosmopolitan.
the tourist inserted just $40 into the machine
The Strip casino posted about the big win on Twitter that evening, confirming that the tourist inserted just $40 into the machine before hitting the jackpot:
The Cosmopolitan did not confirm the name of the winner, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that they were not a guest of the property’s hotel.
3) Red Rock gamblers win big on anniversary
The Las Vegas-based Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this month, and a handful of gamblers celebrated the occasion by taking home considerable jackpot winnings.
a $600,000 jackpot from a bet of just $1.75
Volha Anderson, a gambler from Nevada’s neighboring state of Arizona, secured the largest prize of all. While playing slot machines overnight from April 17 to 18, she claimed a $600,000 jackpot from a bet of just $1.75. Anderson won the prize while playing IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slot game.
Red Rock congratulated the lucky Arizona resident in a post to its Twitter page the following evening:
4) Wheel of Fortune strikes again
Last Thursday, another gambler struck gold on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, although this time the lucky lady was a local. Las Vegas resident Delores Raymond won $238,559 through a progressive jackpot at Palace Station after staking just $1.25.
Station Casinos, operator of Palace Station, confirmed the staggering win in a post to Twitter that day:
5) Red Rock bingo player’s lucky day
The fifth-largest jackpot over the past month, and the final one on our list, went to another customer of the Station Casino at Red Rock. Aurelio Aguilar hit the Jumbo Bingo progressive jackpot on April 1, securing a grand total of $207,691 in the process.
Red Rock congratulated Aguilar on Twitter for the substantial win:
Under the terms of the jackpot, Aguilar needed to win on 47 or fewer called numbers. The lucky gambler hit the jackpot on the 52nd number.