The IGT Megabucks Progressive Slot Game Makes Another Millionaire
The slot machine game created by the gaming content provider, International Game Technology Plc. (IGT), called IGT Megabucks, has recently crowned their latest millionaire. On the 8th of August 2017 one lucky player won a whopping USD $11.86 million jackpot on the slot machine game at Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This win marked the largest jackpot to be awarded on the Megabucks theme in the year 2017 so far.
The player who won the multi- million dollar jackpot was identified as a visitor from Southern California, who was on holiday in Las Vegas earlier this month. The luck- struck player placed the maximum wager on the Megabucks Double 3X4X5X Pay game at about 1830 p. m. on Tuesday, the 8th of August 2017. The winner has been recognised only as Rodolfo T. Some might be surprised to note that the maximum wager on the IGT Megabucks game is only USD $3.00. The Californian punter had placed this maximum bet to win his fortune.
The Vice President and General Manager of the Fremont Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Jim Sullivan, said in a press release that the casino in its history has paid out many jackpots, but this was the largest giveaway they have seen on the property so far.
He said, “The Fremont has awarded many thousands of jackpots throughout its 60-year history in Las Vegas, but none quite like this.”
He also expressed how excited they were to be the part of this event.
He said, “We’re incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing jackpot.”
International Game Technology Plc. has a reputation for paying out large jackpots. It is no surprise that the streak continued with the IGT Megabucks this year as well. The total amount the company has paid out throughout its history has now surpassed the coveted USD $1 billion mark. The money has been handed out to players in the form of several big wins over the years, starting from when the company was initially established in 1986. However, the USD $11.86 million win by Rodolfo T. is hardly the biggest in the history of IGT wins. The world record for slot machine jackpots was also won on the IGT Megabucks. However, it happened back in March of 2003. The winner at the time clocked a massive USD $39.7 million in prize money at the Excalibur.
IGT progressive jackpots winners are typically offered a lump sum payment of their winnings that tend to be less than the actual jackpot prize sum. On the other hand, they do also have the option to cash out their winnings in a number of annual instalments over the course of several years.
The IGT Megabucks jackpot has now been reset at USD $10 million. It will continue to grow until the next lucky winner hits the right combination.
IGT Megabucks Slot Machine Game
The IGT Megabucks slot machine game was created by International Game Technology (IGT) and may be their most famous slot machine in the world today. This progressive slot machine can be found throughout several casinos in the Las Vegas area as well as some other locations in Nevada. Smaller versions of the same jackpot are offered in other jurisdictions around the country too. It can now also be found in most of the major casinos in Macau. The megabucks slot game has proven not only to be the largest jackpot slot in the world, but it was also the first one to link machines from a number of different casinos in an effort to generate the largest reward possible for their players.
In order to play Megabucks, the player first need to find a casino that offers the slot machine. The units that are housed in the state of Nevada are the ones that offer the largest prize sums. The machines come in a number of themes that vary from each other slightly. Overall, it is a typical standard three- reel slot machine title with a single pay line. The player is allowed to bet up to three coins on each of their spin. A coin costs USD $1 and is also the minimum bet that can be placed on the machine. On top of that, the game comes in 5 reel format. However, those units are getting harder to find in Las Vegas.
In most ways, the IGT Megabucks is a pretty standard slot games machine. The aim of the game is to match symbols on the reels to get three- of- a-kind across the pay line. The title offers symbols such as the standard cherries, gold bars, and the number seven that appear on the reels. However, the magic symbol happens to be the Megabucks symbol itself. Three of those will earn the player the biggest prizes available at the time in the game.
International Game Technology PLC (IGT)
International Game Technology PLC (IGT), which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is the global leader in gaming. They enable players to experience their favourite games across all channels and regulated segments of the industry. This includes Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in- depth customer Intelligence, operational expertise and leading- edge technology, their gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers despite their choice of gaming location. They have a well- established local presence. They also have good relationships with local governments and are regulated in more than 100 countries around the world. IGT claims to create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. The company approximately employs 13,000 individual across all their offices.