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 Asian2Bet“Casino of the Year 2001” by several gaming industry magazines, yet more accolades on top of a reputation that has established it …