“Sometimes a machine is hot, red hot. And that’s when you make the majority of your winnings. Games on the internet are the same, when they’re hot, they’re hot. And that’s they only way to explain it…”
At least that is how internet gaming analyst Will Valentine explains the phenomenal $400,000 in combined mega-jackpots won by InterCasino ( www.intercasino.com ) players this past week.
The “hot streak” began with “Billie”, who won a sizable $102,263 last Thursday playing on the wildly popular Rags to Riches slot machine. Over the past months this machine constantly proved itself as the net’s one armed Santa Claus rather than a one-armed bandit.
Later in the same week “Barb”, the newly crowned online video-poker queen, proved her wit and poker guile when she beat the Spice Island Progressive Poker machine twice in one day for a combined win of $192,000. “That was one super Sunday for Barb. She got a $100 bonus from me in the morning and then rolled that into $192,000 by the end of the day.” Tells magnanimous InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley. He continues, “Barb is now one of the most successful female poker players on the internet.”
Two days after Barb’s $192,000 Sunday, player “mgpg33” hit a $118,596 progressive jackpot on the same steaming hot Rags To Riches slot machine that paid “Billie” her $102,263 just four days prior. Between Billie and mpgp33’s jackpots, Rags to Riches has paid out over $220,000 in progressive wins within one week, making InterCasino’s Rags to Riches the hottest slot on the Internet.
So what does a pro make of all this? Will Valentine explains… “The Rags to Riches game is definitely on a streak. Anytime a slot pays out over $100,000 on more than one occasion within a short period of time -its on a roll. If you throw Barb’s video poker win into the equation, then it starts to look like it may be the InterCasino server itself that’s on the roll. That being the case, players could expect to see jackpots springing up from all over the casino. In the next few weeks players may see strong winning patterns developing like repeat sequential chances at video-slot bonus levels and additional progressive slot and poker payouts.”
INTERCASINO US$100K PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS HIT THREE TIMES IN FIVE DAYS
The unprecedented flurry of jackpot wins at InterCasino continues as a player with the Asian2Bet online handle ‘billie’ captured a slot progressive worth US$102,263.88 March 28, moments after its jackpot had been reset to US$100,000.
The win comes after casino-patron ‘mgpg33’ hit a jackpot totaling US$118,700.24 on the same machine, Rags to Riches, after playing in the casino less than three weeks.
Rags to Riches is a progressive slot with a default US$100,000 prize offered by Jackpot Mania (www.jackpotmania.com). Jackpot Mania brings land-based progressive action worth a minimum US$100,000 to the Internet in casinos such as InterCasino (www.intercasino.com).
The week’s other progressive win occurred March 24 by ‘Barb’ who received a US$100 random prize from InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley earlier in the day. Hartley appears in the casino under the handle ‘RyanH’ to award free promotional cash to players, amounting to thousands of dollars monthly.
By late afternoon, ‘Barb’ turned her US$100 into US$11,518.00 on a multi-player Let It Ride four-of-a-kind. After a break from the casino, she would press her luck into the win of a lifetime, a US$180,770.68 jackpot on Spice Island poker and a one-day total of over US$192,000. This variation of stud poker also offers a US$100,000 default.
Other InterCasino US$100K jackpot winners for 2002 include ‘jwhite’, a US$227,653.20 winner on Spice Island Poker Jan 29, and ‘jas3516’, who claimed US$189,433.44 on Feb 2 on Rags to Riches, three hours after registering an account.
Ten US$100K+ jackpots were claimed in 2001. In total, more than US$5.5 million was awarded on over 17,000 Jackpot Mania wins in 2001 – averaging 47+ winners daily. Big winners at InterCasino in 2001 include ‘jwhite8’, ‘moosed’ (US$176,647.19), ‘flagg04’ (US$152,488.36) and ‘stash’ (US$111,820.80).
InterCasino was voted “Casino of the Year 2001” by several gaming industry magazines, yet more accolades on top of a reputation that has established it as the oldest, largest and most respected casino on the Internet.
Jackpot Mania links progressive jackpots from Internet casinos around the globe and is the world-leading provider of high-paying online games. Their Web site runs real-time tallies displaying each growing jackpot as games are played simultaneously across these online casinos. It features six games, including Spice Island Poker, Triple Olives US$0.25/$1.00 slots, Rags to Riches US$1.00 slot and Super Jackpot US$0.25/$1.00 video poker.
Jackpot Mania also is home to the world record for largest progressive jackpot ever won at an online casino. On September 3, 2001, ‘BOBO’ claimed US$414,119.00 at The Sands of the Caribbean® Online Casino (www.carsands.com) on Rags to Riches.
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