The online casino wing of gambling group PokerStars reports that it has created a total of nine millionaires during 2017.
Seven players pocketed seven-figure sums from PokerStars Casino in-house developed slot games Millionaires Island and Stars Mega Spin, which paid out a total of more than $10.3 million. The largest jackpot paid out to date through PokerStars Casino is more than $2.5 million.
“PokerStars Casino grew from strength to strength in 2017,” said Bo Wänghammar, managing director of PokerStars Casino in a statement Thursday.
“The launch of two exclusive, in-house developed $1 million guaranteed jackpot slots games in one year alongside the launch of over 150 new games has created what we believe to be a very strong offering and a truly unique online gaming experience for our customers.”
Three million-dollar jackpots were won in December, starting with ‘beckskr’ on December 10 who struck the jackpot playing Arcade Bomb to head into the holiday season $1.8 million richer. Describing the win, ‘beckskr’ said “It just felt like it was not real”.
After wagering just $0.50 on Millionaires Island, Ukrainian player ‘aHare75’ struck gold on the popular progressive jackpot slot on December 26 and won $2,510,318.95. It’s the largest jackpot amount ever won at PokerStars Casino.
Just days later on December 30, PokerStars Casino’s newest in-house developed slot Stars Mega Spin awarded its first jackpot. Stars Mega Spin sent one lucky player into 2018 in style paying out more than $1.4 million just weeks after launch.