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Playtech Online Casinos Pay R100m in jackpots

progresive jackpot slots from playtechJuly 16, 2015 - In just one week, five online progressive jackpots totalling £5 million (almost R100 million) have been won at various Playtech online casinos in the United Kingdom, making a slew of online gambling fans extremely happy - and rich.

Player Wins Over R2.3m on Leprechaun's Luck

According to world-leading online casino software developer Playtech, the jackpots of its premier games Gladiator slots, Leprechaun's Luck slots, Adventures in Wonderland slots, Chests of Plenty slots and Beach Life slots dropped at a number of online casinos that run its games, paying out the new company and industry record-breaking sum for jackpot payouts in the course of a single week.

The Playtech winning streak kicked off on the week of July 5, when a regular player at a popular UK-facing online gambling site discovered the luck of the Irish by winning approximately £120,000 (R2.3 million) on Leprechaun's Luck, a popular 5 reel 20 pay line Irish-themed video slot with a bet size ranging from 0.20 to 200.00, a host of free spins and multipliers, and a lucrative bonus round.

Beach Life Slots Yields R71.4 million Payday

But that jackpot paled in comparison with what was to come next, when another UK player landed himself a whopping £3.7 million (R71.4 million) on day at the beach-themed Beach Life slots, a life changing amount indeed. This massive payout is Playtech's second biggest since the online gaming vendor's launch in 2001, its biggest being a gargantuan £4.4 million windfall that was won back in 2012.

Barely two days later, and Lady Luck struck again, when Chests of Plenty progressive jackpot slots yielded its bounty to yet another UK-based player to the tune of £450,000 (R8.6 million). The pirate-themed game is colourful and exciting 5-reel 20-payline extravaganza, with its Chest and Treasure Map bonus rounds, and its host of wild symbols on top of its mammoth progressive jackpot.

Playtech Pleased So Many jackpots Paid Out

This windfall was quickly followed by another payout on Adventures in Wonderland slots for an undisclosed amount, but big enough that the lucky winner reportedly thought they had fallen down the rabbit hole after winning a fortune over the internet at home. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic book, this 5 reel 20 pay line jackpot slot is one of Playtech's more enchanting progressive jackpot slots.

When asked to comment on the week that cost Playtech R100,000, the firm's Chief Operating Officer Shimon Akad was quoted as saying he was delighted that the massive jackpots finally succumbed. "To have so many progressive [jackpots] fall is incredible, but it's not unusual with the quality and range of best performing slots we have within our industry-leading [online] casino offering."

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"We continue to build, innovate and invest in our omni-channel content to ensure they consistently perform to the highest standards and that we remain market leaders and casino pioneers," explained Akad. "Playtech licensees benefit from the biggest and best jackpots and progressive games in the industry." Playtech's portfolio totals over 500 slot, card, table, video poker, progressives and other games.

It goes without saying that players too at Playtech-powered online casinos benefit greatly, with hundreds of millions of rand paid out as winnings each year, over and above progressive jackpot payouts. You can play all of the progressive jackpot games mentioned above and many more today at most Playtech-powered online casinos.

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