PokerStars is best known internationally for their multiplayer poker rooms, including live games where you can interact with real dealers and other players from around the world. They are also known for sponsoring and hosting major international tournaments and championships like the European Poker Tour (EPT), the UK and Ireland Poker Tour, and the PokerStars Championship tournaments which visited the Bahamas, Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo, Sochi and Barcelona in 2017.
PokerStars Casino has hit the spotlight lately by awarding over $1 million in prizes to three jackpot winners on two of their biggest progressive slot games over the course of one month. Players are attracted to one particular game, Millionaire Island, as they are guaranteed a jackpot of at least $1 million if they win.
The first happy winner was a Finnish economics student who calls himself “pkr_rager.” The 27 year old said he was a frequent poker player at PokerStars, but this was only the second time he had logged into his PokerStars Casino account. He certainly didn’t expect that playing slots online casually would result in him walking away with $1,410,720.04.
After double and triple checking his account, the young part time restaurant employee immediately called his wife, mother and good friend to break the news. “I was nervous and my heart was pounding hard,” he stated, “Everyone was shocked, first they thought I was joking, that it can’t be real, that there was some mistake.” But it was real, and the newly made millionaire realized it wasn’t a dream.
Just 27 days later, in late January, another university student became a millionaire through the very same slot game. “LuisCancelaU” from Uruguay took $1 and turned it into $1,517,303.08.
During the main game of Millionaire Islands, the progressive jackpot feature is triggered when five Millionaire Island symbols appear in any of the 25 paylines on the reels. When that happens, any and all bets, including minimum bets, qualify to win the jackpot. The five of a kind Millionaire Islands doesn’t pay in addition to the jackpot, but there are still many ways of winning a smaller prize if you are not the jackpot winner.
The third million dollar winner came a mere two days later. “Dennis N777” from Russia took a magic carpet ride when playing Genie Jackpot slots, winning $1,368,281.28. The Russian poker player described his emotions when he won as “incomprehensible” and “overwhelming.” Winning millions will change your life.
While February did not see another millionaire, there were still plenty of winning moments. “PrinZess666” was playing casually on Super Diamond Deluxe before heading out to a fun night at the carnival when she suddenly hit the jackpot for $282,050.02. The flashing lights and blasting music confused the German player until she read, “You have won a jackpot.” She states that her heart began to race and all she could scream was, “Treasure come here!” She plans to use her winnings in appreciation of her loved ones.
PokerStars was recently crowned the Gaming Intelligence Casino Operator of the Year and is the world’s fastest growing online casino. Cleopatra, a classic favorite in online slots, is the latest to be added to PokerStars growing product line.