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PokerStars Casino mints 3 millionaires in just one month

Tim Crump 21 Mar 2017
  • Three PokerStars Casino players win over a million each in just one month
  • Progressive jackpot slots responsible for record payouts
Millionaires Island: Your next destination?

PokerStars may be best-known internationally for their market-leading multiplayer poker rooms, but their casino product has recently seen three $1 million-plus wins on two of its biggest progressive jackpot slots.

Income exceeds expenditure for student economist

Poker playing economics student "pkr_rager" from Finland drastically enhanced his cash flow by pocketing a massive $1,410,720.04 on Millionaires Island. This was only the second time the 27-year-old, who is a frequent poker player at PokerStars, logged onto his PokerStars Casino account. Little did he expect that playing slots online casually would result in him becoming a millionaire, and so quickly.

After double-checking his account to see if he really had just won over $1.4 million, he said
"I was nervous and my heart was pounding hard."
 He called his wife, mother and friend to break the news.
"Everyone was shocked, first they thought I was joking, then that it can't be real, that there is some mistake, and finally everyone told me to chill..."
The newly made millionaire described how the excitement of his winning moment was like waking up as a kid on Christmas morning - happy but same time feeling unreal.

University students take top jackpot honours

"pkr_rager" was attracted to Millionaires Island because of the prospect of being guaranteed to win at least $1 million if he hit the jackpot - and the second recent big winner at Pokerstars was also a student, playing the same game.

"LuisCancelaU" from Uruguay turned $1 into $1,517,303.08 in late January.

The progressive jackpot feature can only be triggered during the main game in Millionaires Island, and is awarded when five Millionaires Island symbols appear anywhere on the reels. All 25 paylines are automatically played and all bets, even minimum bets, qualify to win the jackpot. The five-of-a-kind Millionaires Island symbol does not pay in addition to the jackpot win, though there are plenty of other features for those that don’t win the Big Prize:

The Free Games feature awards you three to seven free games, and there’s also a random wild feature that occurs only during free games in which one to five wilds can appear on each spin. On top of these rounds there’s also the Submarine Bonus Round that lets you select prizes with multipliers of up to 500 times, and card bonus that’s activated when an ace card symbol appears in the centre reel position, prompting you to pick two cards to win a poker hand.

Russian player unbottles third big win

Just 29 days after the first million dollar win of 2017, "Denis N777" from Russia saw $1,368,281.28 fly in on a magic carpet during the Genie Jackpots slot game. The Russian jackpot winner, who describes PokerStars Casino as "excellent," has become the third millionaire made by the online casino so far in 2017.

"Incomprehensible" and "overwhelming" is how the PokerStars poker player attempted to describe the emotions felt to win the mind-blowing sum.

These results are solely taking into account $1 million dollar jackpot successes at PokerStars Casino between the end of January and the end of February, but winning moments are aplenty outside of these million dollar games, with another jackpot striking on 27 February. "Prinzess666" was playing on slot game Super Diamond Deluxe before heading to a carnival when she hit the jackpot for $282,050.02.

PokerStars Casino was recently crowned the Gaming Intelligence Casino Operator of the Year and is the world's fastest growing online casino. The classic, favorite online slot game, Cleopatra, is the latest to be added to PokerStars Casino's impressive and ever-increasing product offering.

PokerStars Casino is available on web, downloadable desktop client and mobile app and they’re giving new players a 200% welcome bonus worth up to £400. 

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