The think online casinos are a bottomless pit built with the sole purpose of swallowing people’s money. This is not true, of course – it is an image implanted in people’s minds by opponents of online gambling. In fact, online casinos are a legitimate form of online entertainment, used by everyday folks like you and me. They don’t play big money, they don’t win big – except when they do. Today I’ll present you the biggest winners of 2015, who’s lives were changed by their preferred online casinos.
A record breaking win in the UK
Afghanistan veteran Jon Heywood, from Cheshire, UK, was not a professional gambler. In fact, he has been a member at Betway for just a few days and has only made a deposit worth about £30 when Goddess Fortuna smiled on him. Seven minutes into playing Mega Moolah, a popular progressive slot machine, he was rewarded with a massive win: €17,879,645.12. It is the biggest ever jackpot won at an online casino, as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. Jon told the press that he will spend on his father’s cancer treatment, and take his family on a cruise. Plus, he plans to switch his old car for a Bentley.
Alexander ends the year on a positive note
Last, but not least, let’s take a look at another massive jackpot win, this time in Sweden. A very lucky player – let’s just call him Alexander, his casino alias – saw his Christmas budget boosted on December 2nd, 2015. Playing on Mega Fortune Dreams, the Swedish player hit a jackpot worth 75 million kroner – equal to about €8.5 million. Santa surely came early to him, changing his life forever – for the better!
Newbie wins massive mobile jackpot
Last April was a very lucky month for Mark A., a young Canadian player at the Royal Vegas online casino. A total newbie, with just seven days of membership under his belt, he tried his luck at Mega Moolah mobile, a very popular Royal Vegas slot machine. And Lady Luck took him in her favor: he hit the largest mobile jackpot ever in the history of the casino. “Mark A had only been a player with us for 7 days; I don’t think you could ask for a better start to playing at Royal Vegas,” a casino spokesperson told the press. “One of our senior VIP executive hosts had the pleasure of phoning Mark to confirm the win and to congratulate him; to say he was elated is an understatement. Everyone here at Royal Vegas would like to congratulate Mark on this mammoth and historic win.” The €5,375,695.08 win is still an unbroken record for mobile online casinos.