Could there be any better feeling for a casino player to pick up their mobile phone for a few spins on a progressive jackpot slot and turning a wager into a small fortune within a matter of seconds?
It is the dream that anybody that has ever played a progressive jackpot game has always had and while not everyone can win the millions on offer on a game like Mega Moolah, there are a number of other games that offer smaller payouts but which can still pay out quite handsomely.
And on Friday 16th June 2017, just as the temperatures in the UK were hotting up for the warmest weekend of the year so far, one lucky player reached boiling point a lot sooner than everyone else in the country.
The as yet unnamed lucky punter was playing Treasure Nile game and turned his spin into a staggering £199,641 win. So what is this game that turned a typical Friday into a spectacular one for this lucky punter? Read on to find out more about the Treasure Nile slot.
What is Treasure Nile?
The first thing to note about Treasure Nile is that it is available to play on desktop and mobile and that it is one of the older games available in the Microgaming game portfolio. In terms of appearance and feel, it can look a little dated and the graphics are not on a par with some of the other top slots you can find today, but Treasure Nile does have a a trump card, a potentially massive progressive jackpot.
As you will have surmised from the name of the slot, this is an Egyptian themed game which boasts a number of different Egyptian-themed items across the reels. The symbols are very generic of Egypt with the Sphinx, golden wheat, Ankh's and long-lost scrolls all among the main symbols.
The set up is the usual 5x3 reels but there are just 9 paylines in total, and you do have to play all nine lines to have a chance at the progressive jackpot, and the coin size per payline is set at 0.50 which cannot be changed. This means that every spin costs the same 4.50.
The base game jackpot is a rather tempting 6,000 coins if you can land five of the King Tut symbols anywhere on the first eight paylines. If you manage to land those same five King Tut symbols on that magical ninth payline on a single spin, that is when you trigger the progressive jackpot prize.
There are only a couple of features in this simple slot, the Pyramids are the in game Wild and can substitute for all other symbols apart from the Scatter symbol. The Scatter symbol in the game offers additional wins to existing paylines and are calculated based on the number of scatters landed and your total stake. The more scatters you land, the greater the value of your prize.
Treasure Nile is a very simple but enjoyable slot to play as the aim is so easy, hit that ninth payline with the symbols required and the progressive jackpot prize! That however is easier said than done, but on the occasions it is won, the amount won can be significant as our lucky player found out on Friday.
The lucky winner banked his prize at the exciting UK Casino Club site, so let's take a quick look at what this site offers customers and whether you are eligible to sign up.
Can I join UK Casino Club?
The UK Casino Club is part of the Casino Rewards Loyalty Program (read review) and it is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
All its Microgaming games are certified as Safe and Fair to ensure that players always have a fair chance of a win and the choice of games is astonishing, with over 520 top casino games to pick from once you are a member. Of course, the site also offers a large number of these games to its mobile customers too who can easily access the site from their mobile devices.
Signing up is particularly easy. Join today and make your first deposit. That's it! And you will be able to claim up to £700 in Welcome Bonuses across your first five deposits on the site.
The bonus is paid out as follows:
To take full advantage of this bonus as a new player make your first deposit of £100 and get £100 free cash in return. This means that you will have £200 to play with right away and a chance to find out if you will be the casino's next big winner.
What you could do with a £200,000 win!
So one lucky UK Casino Club slot fan is sitting pretty with almost £200,000 in their bank account today. What could you do with that sort of money? For most of us, paying off credit or store card debts or paying all or a chunk off your mortgage may be a practical use of the money but there are other options too.
You could of course treat yourself (or even your extended family) to a holiday somewhere exotic. Forget a week's camping in the Lake District, with £200,000 in the bank, the world is your oyster and you could head to exotic places in the Far East, the Maldives, Central America or even Australia and New Zealand.
A car is always one of the most common purchases for a big winner and £200,000 is a plentiful budget to get you something very special. A Porsche 911 maybe, or perhaps a new Aston Martin Vantage?
Of course, different people will have different feelings about what they would like to spend their wealth on, or perhaps they'd rather invest it. That's their choice, but the great thing about it is, that they have that choice thanks to a large slice of luck and playing the right slot game at the right time.
Remember, with every progressive jackpot slot, someone has to win it at some point and who knows, that next big winner could well be you.
Byline: This article was published by Henry.
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