BGO player wins the jackpot twice!Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:51
Lightning really can strike twice; a lucky BGO player has found herself £1.7 million better off, winning twice within a month and defeating the whopper odds of 625 million to 1.
Call me ‘Sandam’
The winner, who plays under the handle "Sandam", won when staking two £20 bets on IGT's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns. The phenomenal win follows a father of two from Cheshire's huge £6 million win on BGO last Christmas after a £1.25 bet.
"Sandam's" first jackpot win happened on Good Friday when she landed a cool £1.13 million. Then, just three and a half weeks later, she found herself winning over £627,000 by again scooping the jackpot on the same game. Statistically, you have more chance of being attacked by a shark (11.5 million to 1), being struck by lightning (10 million to 1), winning an Oscar (only 11,500 to 1) ), or giving birth to identical quadruplets (13 million to 1) than scooping two jackpot wins on BGO's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns game.
"I just couldn't believe it when I won the first jackpot," says "Sandam", who is in her 40s. "But when the second win happened less than a month later, I thought there must be a mistake. The first thing I'll splash out on is a new car, and there'll be lots of treats for the family lined up, too."
The BGO Group
BGO Group is a privately owned online gaming company who currently operate in the regulated European markets. BGO launched in 2012 with an aim to bring to market the best casino, bingo and slot products, all under one brand, and truly committed to delivering an exceptional gaming experience.
BGO Entertainment was founded in 2012 by business partners Richard Skelhorn and Alexander Holt as a way to consolidate their numerous online business interests into one company. The launch of BGO Entertainment is publicly announced as part of a global strategy in which to bring all elements of the gaming and entertainment business together.
The Big Switch
Originally running the largest casino affiliate businesses in Europe with lead brand CasinoChoice.co.uk and with specific knowledge in acquisitions across the casino, poker and bingo games, the founders made the switch from an affiliate to an operator in the summer of 2009.
Ever since then the business, formerly known as Mandalay Media, has launched some extremely successful online bingo brands on third party software; CostaBingo.com, SingBingo.com, CityBingo.com and FancyBingo.com. Each brand offers the ‘free to play’ model originally launched on Costa Bingo but differentiate in terms of introductory sign-up offers, jackpot games, instant games and its design.
After the success of the bingo brands, and following eighteen months of investment in software development, an independent gaming platform was introduced in June 2011.