Jackpots advertised in practically all online casinos – and lately mobile casinos as well – more often than not display huge sums, promising an end to all financial worries if cracked. But it is no secret that the vast, vast majority of all punters will never in their entire playing careers experience the luck necessary to hit even the smallest among them, nor do they know or have heard of any fellow gambler who ever has. So, are these jackpots nothing else but a deceiving promotional tool to lure customers or do they really exist?
Apart from the fact that casinos who falsely advertise them would risk losing their licenses very quickly, the mobile and online casino world is so heavily self-regulated that none of them could actually go undiscovered for too long. So yes, those jackpots really do exist!
Once in a while news emerge that one super lucky player has indeed raked-in a sizeable jackpot. Such was the case at a well-known Mobile Casino just recently, and it made headlines particularly in British newspapers, because the anonymous winner hailed from England.
The 23-year-old, whose name and address were withheld both by the Mobile Casino and the press to save him from a sudden onslaught of “long-lost friends”, took home an impressive ₤108,468, one of the biggest jackpot payouts in the mobile casino’s history. Even more amazing was the fact that the punter had signed up with the casino just a mere two weeks before his lucky strike, and he reportedly had no previous gambling experience. His sudden windfall occurred after he had spent only ₤2 on “Cop the Lot”, a popular video slot machine available in countless online and mobile casinos.
“This amazing win couldn’t have come at a better time for our lucky punter. He has landed one of the biggest wins in our history of mobile betting just over two weeks after joining us, and all for a £2 spin,” Lucy Rhodes, a spokesperson for the British Mobile Casino, said in a press release, adding that the winner wished to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.
The punter claimed he was in shock and initially couldn’t believe that he allegedly had won such a large amount. Dumbfounded, he repeatedly checked the figure, being certain that he had “overlooked” or “missed” some decimals.
“It’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me… and the operator has paid off my mortgage with plenty of change left over. My partner has just had a baby so I’m sure they’ll be getting treated to,” he was quoted as saying.