The Magic Jackpot ends
Launched in 2009, the Magic Casino Jackpot, a system linking 300 slot machines across a hundred casinos, has stopped after four years of good and juicy service.
This "big jackpot" system, which is now called a "progressive jackpot" where bets were pooled, had recently made some lucky winners, such as the unemployed man who in April 2011 won €3.4 million (enough to stop needing to work), or the 40-year-old man from Pontarlier who pocketed €4.7 million.
This networked gaming system has distributed no less than 49 million euros throughout over the course of its existence. The Barrières, Joa, Tranchant, Emeraude, Cogit and independent groups joined forces for the occasion. The last jackpot was won for the sum of 2 million euros at the Barrière casino https://auspokie.com/ in Royan by a local resident who had bet 1.50 euros. But the record winnings were set on 28 March 2011 for the princely sum of 9 million euros.
Two people from the Paris region hit the Magic Jackpot at the same weekend
Two people from the Paris region who were on holiday will be happy this weekend. These inhabitants of the Paris region made the most of their stay in the south of the country. The first was on holiday in Royan on the Atlantic coast where he bet €1.50 on a slot machine at the casino which enabled him to pocket the €3 million jackpot.
This "Magic jackpot" has enabled players to win nearly €47 million since its creation. On July 20th, a 67 year old woman won a whopping €7,524,034 by betting €1.50 in a slot machine at the Casino Barrière in Saint-Raphaël. The "Magic jackpot" record was reached on 28 March 2011 in a Morbihan casino for a total amount of €9,420,902. In any case, this confirms that all the winners have tried their luck. And it goes even further, since in view of the sums involved, you don't need to bet much to be lucky at the casino. This is a great advertisement for slot machines which prove once again that you can win a lot with almost nothing. I know some people who will start the new school year in a much healthier way. The first one has decided to open his own restaurant and the second one has decided to have a little real estate pleasure with all the money he won.
There are no small profits!
However, this could not prevent the end of the magic jackpot, justified by a press release which tells us that "players are particularly looking for a product that gives frequent gains, even small ones". The crisis has come and gone...
The 197 casinos are expecting a further fall in turnover, estimated at 4% for the end of 2013. Not to mention the withdrawal of the online casinos of the Barrière, Partouche and Tranchant groups. Activities where the casino giants had not been able to find their place and where the small players, more flexible, more reactive gave them a hard time.