|A lucky punter playing the slots at Harrod’s online casino won a record jackpot of £14,000 ($), the fourth time the jackpot has been won in the past six months. The total jackpot payouts in that time stands at £30,000. The lucky punter, who has not been named, was a 56 year old man from the West Midlands, scooping exactly £13,948.94. He had only been playing at the casino for less than a month. |
Manu Gambhir, CEO of Kismet Studios Ltd, the operator of Harrods online casino, said it was a testament to the favourable payout odds at Harrods casino. As an example, Manu pointed to the recent introduction of “Double Exposure” Blackjack, which has a house edge of only 0.26%, compared to the next best Blackjack variation of 0.66%.
Very nice too, but as any casino hack will tell you, Blackjack is the game with the lowest house edge in any casino (although the Double Exposure edge is low even by Blackjack standards), and slots typically have the worst odds of any games except for Roulette and Keno. Also, nice as it is, the £14,000 is still way lower than the $1,500,000-plus jackpots won by 3 players on Microgaming’s Major Millions progressive slots. But that’s enough nitpicking. Harrods online casino hasn’t been around as long as the Microgaming networked slots, and its still a nice success story. So congratulations to the winner, and to Harrods casino!