While slot games are undeniably the most conventional means of playing for and winning progressive jackpots, we often make the point here at Mr Gamez that they’re far from the only way to win massive and occasionally life changing sums of cash at online casinos. Whether we’re looking at progressive games specifically or generally commenting on big wins, we always like to make it clear that casino developers have evolved the genre noticeably to include video poker, table games and more. That proved to be true once again this week when one lucky player scooped more than half a million euros playing Caribbean Draw Poker Gold at All Slots Casino.
The player in question, known as Matej B, scooped €594,923 when playing the game for €4 per hand. The hand in question came out as the ten, jack, queen, king and ace of hearts. For the non-poker players among you, that’s a royal flush and exactly what you need in order to hit the jackpot. The prize was notable for the player above anything, but also accounted for a couple of firsts for All Slots Casino too. It is the first time the jackpot has ever been paid at the casino with the game launching in 2010 – although it’s important to remember that all Microgaming casinos share the same progressive pool – and it’s also the biggest poker progressive prize ever won at the casino in over twelve years of operation.
Unusually when a prize like this is won, the player themselves was available for comment. Matej B said of his win: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on the screen. My experience at the casino has been very good and I will definitely continue to play here.”
It was the progressive nature of the game that drew the player to it in the first place, having previously spent most of his time on standalone casino poker and blackjack. Like many progressive table games, the top prize depends on the player placing a side bet which effectively contributes to the jackpot and brings it into play. If the cards fall correctly, as they did here, then you’re definitely in luck.
David Brickman, Vice President for Player Affairs at All Slots, also commented, saying: “What a way to kick off the holidays. All Slots Casino is definitely the place to be this holiday season. We’ve got even more jackpots to be won and lots of great bonus opportunities like our Santa’s Surprise promotion, to give our players even more chances to experience the magic of winning big. I’d like to wish Matej continued good luck on our games, and happy holidays to all of our players.”
Caribbean Draw Poker Gold is of course available now at All Slots and if you want to be in with a shot at being the next big winner, be sure to check out our review of All Slots Casino to see exactly what promotions and bonuses you can look forward to. Also check out our table games section here on the site to perfect that strategy before hitting the tables and bringing down the house!