|A riverboat casino in Clinton, Ohio had its biggest ever winner today when Gayle Hartman took home almost $540,000 on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. |
However, had Gayle been playing at Captain Cooks Casino on the Internet, and beat their standing jackpot record, she would have been a million dollars better off.
“Online jackpots are growing to such enormous sums, riverboats find it hard to keep up. An online casino slot machine may have thousands of players contributing to its jackpot on any one day, while the river boats reach capacity at a few hundred players.” according to Internet gaming expert Gabriel Black.
And the proof is in the pudding. Two online jackpot portals, www.jackpotmania.com and www.jackpotmadnes.com have multiple jackpots North of $100,000 at any one time, and the total jackpot values at these portals are almost always in excess of $1 million.
Is technology taking over and is the web the final step in the evolution of the casino? Some experts would have you believe so, and that will be one of the subjects covered at a New Jersey casino technology conference on Nov. 14.