There have been some amazing examples of huge wins on online casino games – in particular on the progressive jackpot slots. Examples include lucky Brit John Orchard who scooped £5.8 million on a 30p online slot machine bet, and USA businessman, Giorgios M, who won over $8 million on the Mega Moolah online slot game. But what about bricks and mortar casinos?

While it’s no doubt convenient to play online casino games including progressive slots, roulette and card games, from home, can the jackpots measure upto those on offer in the real life casinos of Vegas? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest bricks and mortar casino slot jackpots ever and see:

The Megabucks slot is a popular one, and one of the biggest wins was in 2003 when a 25 year old software engineer from LA won a cool $39.7million on a $100 slot machine bet at the Excalibur casino is Las Vegas.
Another Megabucks winner is Cynthia Jay-Brennan, a Vegas cocktail waitress who won $34.9 million at the Desert Inn in 2000.

Still with Megabucks, one machine in Palace Station Casino Vegas paid out $27.5 million to a retired flight attendant. This lucky 67 year old had previously won $680,000 on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the same casino! Lucky for some!

Equally lucky was Elmer Sherwin, the man who won the Megabucks jackpot twice! You might’ve thought that a $5 million win would be enough, but Elmer decided to try his luck again, and bagged a cool $21 million for his troubles!

We’ve seen huge Megabucks wins as recently as 2011, with an unnamed woman winning $12.7 million after just a $6 bet. Earlier, in 2002, Johanna Huendl won over $22 million on Megabucks while waiting for her breakfast at Bally’s in Sin City.

It’s clear that the land based casinos of Vegas have the strongest reputation for big wins. But that’s not to say that your luck can’t come in when playing online casino games. Online casino slot machine games are, after all, far more convenient than hitting the casinos of Vegas, and you can play whenever and wherever the mood takes you.

With over 50 online slot machine games available to play at, you’ll certainly have as much choice as any other casino. MegaBall is a hugely popular progressive jackpot game that you can play from home, where the jackpot can reach several million! Beach life, Gold Rally and Fruit Mania are other examples of online progressive jackpot slots where you can win big!

The fact is, there’s no need to miss out on the possibility of a big win when you choose online slot machine games. While the bright lights of Vegas are no doubt a once in a lifetime experience, playing online from home, or on the go on your smartphone or tablet, can have just as exciting results!

Created on 10/05/2013

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