$4.1 million progressive jackpot raises the stakes
By Paul
Until recently, online casino progressive jackpots have been making ground on their land-based counterparts, with the record online jackpot being hitting $1.6 million on a Jackpot Madness progressive slot at Captain Cook’s casino.

Now it looks like the online casinos will have to up the ante again, as a Las Vegas man who said he had been playing Quartermania(R) for months scooped a $4.1 million jackpot last Thursday at the Orleans Casino. IGT, the company which operates the state-wide progressive system, has been running ads saying that the Quartermania(R) game was statistically overdue and the winner, who asked to remain anonymous, said he set out to win the jackpot. He said that it was his routine to play the same machine at the Orleans – and his routine paid off this time.

Although the jackpots are random, Two other MegaJackpots(TM) systems, Megabucks(R) and Jeopardy(R) Slots, are also statistically overdue for a jackpot. As of November 17, Megabucks(R), a three-coin dollar game, is at $19,640,500 and Jeopardy(R), a three-coin quarter game, is $1,872,500.

The $4,125,723 jackpot is the largest ever on Quartermania(R); the previous record was $3.7 million won in 1997. Quartermania(R) was the world's second MegaJackpots(TM) system; only Megabucks(R) has been around longer.

Quartermania(R) is one of 20 Nevada MegaJackpots(TM) systems operated by International Gaming Technologies (IGT).

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