More about 'Sandam' and her wins at BGO!Wednesday, May 24, 2017 13:13
This month, BGO hit the headlines: the gaming company was fined £300,000 by the Gambling Commission for advertising failings. The Commission found that BGO had published advertisements that could "potentially" mislead players. What has been common practice within the gaming industry, to use terms such as "free bets", is increasingly turning into a grey area when used in advertising. The regulators are increasingly asking companies to be more specific. Just when BGO thought things couldn't get worse, the company hit the headlines again this month.
Positive press for BGO
"Lighting really does strike twice," commented BGO in a press release. The company was referring to a lucky BGO winner. The winner, who plays under the name "Sandam", scooped £1.13 million on Good Friday, playing MegaJackpots Star Lanterns.
That, however, wasn't where the story ended. Three and a half weeks later, "Sandam" was back. Minutes later, she found herself winning the jackpot in the same game again: an additional £627,000.
"Statistically, there's more chance of being struck by lightning (10 million to 1), giving birth to identical quadruplets (13 million to 1), winning an Oscar (only 11,500 to 1) or being attacked by a shark (11.5 million to 1) than scooping the two wins on BGO's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns game," commented BGO on the event.
Follow in the footsteps of this lucky winner
The player, who is in her 40s, placed two bets of £20 each on IGT's MegaJackpots Star Lanterns at BGO. "I just couldn't believe it when I won the first jackpot," commented the player and added that, "when the second win happened less than a month later, I thought there must be a mistake. "
The IGT slot machine has created many millionaires before. The Asian-themed slot machine follows the likes of famous IGT slots, including Cleopatra, Siberian Storm and Wolf Run. Players have the chance to collect four MegaJackpots symbols that will give the player a huge progressive jackpot prize.
MegaJackpots Star Lanterns is not a low volatility slot. Winnings come on an irregular and infrequent rate, but that's the point. The MegaJackpots game is all about the jackpot. Players can win big money, and that hope is the allure of the game.
Having said that, there are some other interesting features that the game provides. The game provides re-spins after every win, whereby the winning symbols are replaced by new symbols. It provides wild symbols, in form of a red lantern, that could result in numerous winning sequences after another.
Not a rarity at BGO
Besides winning the jackpot twice, this type of "winner wins big" story is not an unusual occurrence at BGO. Around Christmas, a player from the UK won over £6 million pounds. The triggering spin was worth only £1.25 and was played on Mega Fortune, another popular progressive jackpot slot available at BGO.
"Mega Fortunes has yet again made another player’s dream come true. We’re delighted NetEnt’s games continue to create multi-millionaires and provide casinos with the chance to change their loyal players' lives," commented BGO Chief Product Owner, Simon Hammon.
We couldn't agree more and would recommend you give BGO a go. Wouldn't it nice to beat the record and hit the jackpot three times?!