Operator BGO.com has paid out £3.8m in winnings to a UK player who staked just £10 on Playtech’s online progressive jackpot slot game Beach Life.
It is the second highest progressive windfall in Playtech’s sixteen-year history, after the five-reel slot game paid out £4.4m in February 2012, and the highest ever made by BGO.com.
The jackpot winner, username ‘Hilton’, was playing 50p per line, or £10 per spin, on bgo.com and unlocked five sunshine symbols to reveal the jackpot of £3,781,284.
bgo.com went live with Playtech’s exclusive casino tab earlier this year and could see more winners with three progressive jackpots of more than £1m expected to drop in the near future, including Spamalot (£1.8m), Jackpot Giant (£1.6m), and Funky Fruits (£1.1m).
“This is a tremendous win on one of our most popular games and on one of our newest licensees,” said Playtech chief operating officer Shimon Akad. “The Playtech casino jackpot network continues to deliver outstanding results for our customers and, as we’ve seen from today’s news, their loyal players.
“This is yet another great reason to be part of Playtech, the gaming industry’s leading and most dynamic omni-channel company.”
BGO said that the win was the largest payout the site had ever made, and followed the launch of a new TV campaign in the UK featuring Beverly Hills heiress Paris Hilton.
“I’d personally like the congratulate the player,” said BGO CEO Ohad Narkis. “This is a very exciting win and a life changing amount of money for anyone. The Hilton similarity is ironic and actually quite funny as we just launched our new TV campaign starring Paris.
“This win really puts bgo on the map as the best site to play online casino games and slots.”