I’ve said here that getting a win of at least 100x is a pretty nice moment in a casino – it’s a big enough prize to have some heft relative to your bet, and can really boost your momentum in a casino. Once you start going bigger from there, the rarity, and importance, grow quite quickly.
Given 100x is difficult enough to get, getting 1,000x or more is a really special occasion. For Brian Christopher, it was a more than 1,000x win that was, for a time, his biggest jackpot handpay ever, on a mechanical reel slot machine. The video starts at 13:17 below:
The game was Triple Double Red Hot Strike at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and it was a $5 denomination with a two credit maximum. That means it’s $10 a spin, a good high limit room bet. He put $200 in to see what it could do.
He started out with a quick $180 line hit, getting ahead, played down to even, and decided to keep going. Good thing for him he did.
He didn’t even get halfway through the bankroll in the machine before he got triple 7, 7, triple 7, which worked out to 2,250 credits on the $5 machine – $11,250!
The thing that makes this type of game special is the word Triple on certain symbols, which can triple the pay. Two triples means 9x the win, and three triples means 27x the line pay. So in his case, it was three 7s which was 250 credits, or $1,250, but then was multiplied by 9!
The top prize of three triple 7s would pay $45,000, but that’s certainly a lovely consolation prize, and shows the potential of mechanical reel slots, especially given many don’t have bonus rounds so all the money is found in the line hits.
The Slot Moments series selects videos that can show the real potential of a slot machine game. Do you have a moment that stands out for you? Share in the comments and it may be featured in a future edition!