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LAS VEGAS, Mar 21, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history — $39,713,982.25 — was won today on a Megabucks(R) machine at the Excalibur Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The winner, who requested anonymity, is a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles. He had been visiting family members in Las Vegas and keeping track of college basketball’s “March Madness” with some friends. His uncle had told him about the Megabucks(R) total and suggested that he play it. He said he’d played about $100 on the machine when he turned his head away from it for an instant. When he looked at the machine again, the winning symbols had lined up.

The unmarried winner’s birth date contains three sevens and an 11, so this big win may have been in the cards for him. “I’m still stunned; it doesn’t seem real yet,” the winner said. “But both of my parents are still working, so some of this money will be used to fund their retirement.”

“This MegaJackpot(TM) is nearly $5 million more than the previous world record slot jackpot amount of $34.9 million,” said John Sears, vice president of MegaJackpots(TM) for IGT, the creator of Megabucks(R). “This one goes into The Guinness Book of Records.”

The $34.9 million jackpot, now the second-largest ever, was hit more than three years ago at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas on Jan. 26, 2000.

In its 17-year history, Nevada Megabucks(R) has produced 58 major winners, whose combined winnings total more than $425 million. Megabucks(R) is a 3- coin dollar progressive slot machine that was launched in Nevada casinos in March 1986. The Nevada progressive system connects 691 slot machines in 160 Nevada casinos to a top jackpot that builds from a base amount of $7 million. The top jackpot is paid in annual installments, upon verification of the win.

For more information on IGT and MegaJackpots(TM), visit the company web site at www.IGT.com.

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Recent las vegas winners LAS VEGAS, Mar 21, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history — $39,713,982.25 — was won today on a Megabucks(R)

Best Las Vegas Casino (2020)

Best Las Vegas casino? Readers vote The D Las Vegas

This is the third straight win for The D

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The D Las Vegas

On the first floor of The D Las Vegas, players will find the latest table games and slot machines. The recently updated second floor casino is a step back in time to Old Vegas with vintage slots and the only Sigma Derby horse racing simulation in Las Vegas. There’s also the hockey-themed BarCanada and a refreshed Circa Sports book with bar-top table games and big-screen TVs.
Photo courtesy of The D Las Vegas

Plaza Hotel & Casino

The Plaza Hotel Casino packs a ton of options into its 80,000 square feet of gaming space. Players can play bingo in a 400-seat bingo hall–the only one in Downtown Las Vegas, place bets at 21 table games or try their luck at more than 700 slot machines. Keno games run regularly throughout the day.
Photo courtesy of Plaza Hotel & Casino

The Venetian & The Palazzo

The sister casinos at the Venetian and Palazzo offer players a combined 2,270 slot and video poker machines and hundreds of table games, with free gaming lessons on weekends. Imperial Baccarat at The Palazzo puts a new twist on a classic game.
Photo courtesy of The Venetian Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort

Sparkling golden in the Nevada desert sun, the Wynn Las Vegas houses an 111,000-square-foot casino space decked out with table games, slots, video poker, a 27-table poker room and a state-of-the-art race and sports book.
Photo courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

A classic Las Vegas casino, Caesars Palace brings the gaming experience to an ancient Roman setting. Encompassing 85 acres on The Strip, Caesars pairs its unique atmosphere and comprehensive casino offerings with some of the best retail, dining and entertainment in the city.
Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

The casino floor at the Downtown Grand, located just steps from the Fremont Street Experience, features more than 500 slot machines–a mix of classics and new favorites–as well as an assortment of table games and a William Hill sports book.
Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Frequented by both locals and tourists, the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa sits on 70 acres of land near the beautiful Red Rock Mountains in Summerlin, about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort casino includes 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, a race and sports book with a 96-foot video wall, a 20-table smoke-free poker room, 600-seat Bingo hall, a 20-seat Keno lounge and two private rooms for high-stakes gamers.
Photo courtesy of Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

A relatively new addition to the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has already earned a spot among the ranks of elite Sin City casinos, thanks to its friendly dealers, swanky setting and modern amenities. The gambling menu includes classic table games as well as 1,300 slots and video poker machines with a wide range of denominations–everything from $0.01 to $500.
Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

SAHARA Las Vegas

The 60,000-square-foot casino at SAHARA Las Vegas offers a luxe gaming experience, with crystal chandeliers and a rich color scheme. Gamblers can choose from more than 50 table games and 600 slot machines, place a bet in the Sports Book or play live poker in the new seven-table poker room.
Photo courtesy of SAHARA Las Vegas

Bellagio

Famous for its dancing fountains, the Bellagio is all about extreme luxury and the thrill of the game, making it one of the most popular gambling stops on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. The 100,000-square-foot casino floor an impressive 2,400 slot machines, poker room, race & sports book and nearly any table game you could want to play. Five outdoor pools, four whirlpools and a Spa Tower help guests unwind before or after betting.
Photo courtesy of Bellagio

  1. The D Las Vegas
  2. Plaza Hotel & Casino
  3. The Venetian & The Palazzo
  4. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort
  5. Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  6. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
  7. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
  8. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  9. SAHARA Las Vegas
  10. Bellagio

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The Experts

Steve Bourie

Steve Bourie is the author of the American Casino Guide. Published annually since 1992, it is the number one bestselling book in the U.S. on casino gambling and travel. His YouTube channel has more than 28 million views and he offers a free American Casino Guide app for both Android devices and iPhones/iPads.

Steve Bourie

Steve Bourie is the author of the American Casino Guide. Published annually since 1992, it is the number one bestselling book in the U.S. on casino gambling and travel. His YouTube channel has more than 28 million views and he offers a free American Casino Guide app for both Android devices and iPhones/iPads.

G. Douglas Dreisbach

G. Douglas Dreisbach is the publisher of Southern. Read More

G. Douglas Dreisbach is the publisher of Southern & Midwest Gaming and Destinations, a regional gaming and travel magazine offering offering gaming tips, casino reviews, travel recommendations, special offers and more. G&D is considered to be the gaming authority of the region and subscriptions, tips and property reviews are available at GamingandDestinations.com.

G. Douglas Dreisbach

G. Douglas Dreisbach is the publisher of Southern & Midwest Gaming and Destinations, a regional gaming and travel magazine offering offering gaming tips, casino reviews, travel recommendations, special offers and more. G&D is considered to be the gaming authority of the region and subscriptions, tips and property reviews are available at GamingandDestinations.com.

Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic

Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic is the Publisher of Casino Player magazine and Strictly Slots magazine. Now in its 32nd year, Casino Player has thrived as America’s most popular gambling magazine. Over the decades, millions of gamblers have enjoyed and benefited from Casino Player’s gaming strategies, as well as its ever-changing lifestyle stories. In 1994, Lisa launched its sister publication, Strictly Slots, the nation’s only magazine written exclusively for slots and video poker players. Lisa is an accomplished director specializing in the gaming industry and has more than 35 years of publishing experience.

Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic

Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic is the Publisher of Casino Player magazine and Strictly Slots magazine. Now in its 32nd year, Casino Player has thrived as America’s most popular gambling magazine. Over the decades, millions of gamblers have enjoyed and benefited from Casino Player’s gaming strategies, as well as its ever-changing lifestyle stories. In 1994, Lisa launched its sister publication, Strictly Slots, the nation’s only magazine written exclusively for slots and video poker players. Lisa is an accomplished director specializing in the gaming industry and has more than 35 years of publishing experience.

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