$4.4 Million Jackpot won at PartyCasino
Everyone that likes playing in online casinos is still talking about the huge $4.4 million jackpot that was hit in May at PartyCasino.
A British woman, who only just started playing on the site, was playing on the progressive slot Melon Madness and won millions of dollars with a single spin on May 23.
Although the $4.4 million jackpot had been hit, the biggest progressive jackpot at PartyCasino is still huge and has been put back at $1.5 million. Anyone that hits this jackpot will still win lots of money and will instantly be a millionaire.
At the moment of writing, The Big One is still the biggest jackpot at PartyCasino with a value of $1.6 million. Other big jackpots are the Gold Mega Jackpot, which is worth around 700 grand, and the Progressive Caribbean Poker Jackpot, which is worth about 150 grand.
Despite the fact that it was a huge jackpot, it was not the biggest jackpot ever at PartyCasino.
In late 2009, a lucky gambler won a huge $4.9 million jackpot at the Mega Fortune Wheel at PartyCasino.
Another gigantic jackpot was hit in 2009. At the Riverbelle Casino a gambler won $8.6 million at the Mega Moolah progressive slot when he hit the biggest jackpot ever in online slots.
Recently PartyGaming and bwin merged. This is great news for PartyCasino players, since bwin.party has already stated that PartyCasino will remain their main casino brand.
It is expected that the jackpots will grow and the casino is expected to have a lot of great promotions in the next several month as the merged company is starting its marketing campaign soon.
PokerStars greatly benefit from trouble at Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker has lost its gambling permit on the 30th of June. From that date on, players have started looking for alternatives. So far, it seems PokerStars is the most popular alternative, taking over about 66% of the former Full Tilt players.
Last month had a disastrous ending for Full Tilt poker. While players were still playing tournaments and cash games, the Alderney Gambling Commission suddenly revoked the license of the parent company of the poker room. The servers were turned off and the poker room went down. Players panicked and are yet waiting for their money.
One man's meat is another man's poison. PokerStars benefitted most from the turmoil at Full Tilt. About 2600 of players that transferred made an account at PokerStars, about 66% of all players that transferred.
Party Poker is also benefitting from this situation and the Poker site welcomed over 500 new members. These figures come from eGaming Review and were measured during the first 36 hours after Full Tilt’s license was revoked.
Besides the shift to other poker sites, the figures show that 59% of all Full Tilt players did not register any new account. This is mainly due to the lack of trust in online poker and the fact that players can’t access their money.