Strovolos, Cyprus — An Internet-based progressive jackpot worth US$227,653.20 was hit at InterCasino on Thursday, January 29 by a player with the online handle ‘jwhite9’.
While the jackpot was the first US$100K+ win of the near year, 10 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.
‘jwhite8’, a long-time InterCasino (www.intercasino.com) player, hit the jackpot on “Spice Island” Stud Poker.
Spice Island offers a Jackpot Mania (www.jackpotmania.com) progressive jackpot, bringing land-based progressive poker worth a minimum US$100,000 to the Internet. The casino-favorite can be played single or multi-player mode. Unlike other online poker games, Spice Island offers users the option to place a US$1.00 side bet that pays out a progressive jackpot to the player who draws the next royal flush.
“That US$1 won him US$227.653.20,” said InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley. “‘jwhite8’ will never play non-progressive poker again.”
Since he started playing at InterCasino in 1996, ‘jwhite8’ thought he had seen everything – except a Royal Flush.
“I was totally surprised when I saw the royal flush. I had been playing a good bit lately as I felt some flushes were due as indicated by the size of the jackpot. I was hoping to get one, but it was real shocker to win US$227,653.20! I have played stud poker quite a bit in casinos and cruise ships since the mid-eighties, but this is very first royal flush I have ever had! About time!”
Big winners at InterCasino in 2001 include ‘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 Unique Casino 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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