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 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.
About Jackpot Mania
Jackpot Mania is a cross-casino portal that links high-paying progressive jackpots from some of the world’s most popular brand name Internet casinos, powered by CryptoLogic software. CryptoLogic Inc. is a leading software development company serving the fast-growing Internet gaming market. CryptoLogic’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as CRY and on Nasdaq as CRYP. WagerLogic, a wholly owned subsidiary of CryptoLogic, is responsible for the licensing of its gaming software and services to customers around the world.
Gold Club Casino Launches Safer, More Flexible Software
March 27, 2001 – Gold Club Casino recently announced the release of their brand new casino software, powered by Internet gaming stalwart Boss Media. Version 2.6 provides added security features while continuing to offer the excitement and premium gaming experience that Gold Club’s membership is used to. As a respected member of the gaming community, Gold Club has continously sought new ways of entertaining members since its inception in 1997.
The new software promises to cut down on download times by allowing users to pick and choose which games they would like to download. By requesting only the games that an individual user wants to try, players can now spend less time transferring files and more time playing games. The addition of a multiplayer function allows friends to play amongst themselves, a touch that recreates the truly social nature of gaming that is missing from many of today’s online fare.
In order to celebrate the release, Gold Club is offering a special reward to players who test drive their new software. The casino will match initial deposits with free play credits of their own, to allow a more in-depth experience with their fresh new systems.