Player Strikes $1.8m Playtech Jackpot Win

Player Strikes $1.8m Playtech Jackpot WinOn May 30, one lucky casino player decided to take a spin at Playtech’s Gladiator online pokies machine. To this player’s surprise, the pokie in question paid out its massive progressive jackpot after just a few spins, making them over $1.8 million richer!

The sizeable jackpot, which came to $1,826,524 to be exact, was hit late at night by the lucky winner. It is the game’s 19th jackpot payout in its history and it outstripped the pokies’ average progressive payout of $1.2 million, but still did not beat the all-time record for its highest payout of $3,217,894.

An extremely lucky player at Winner Casino struck the largest-ever win in Gladiator back in 2013. This new win, however, ranks an impressive fourth place in terms of the highest value ever paid out by the game at a real money casino. More details about the big win will be revealed in time.

A Closer Look at Gladiator

With a mighty theme that almost everyone will recognise, Playtech’s Gladiator is a branded release based on the blockbuster film of the same name. The titles main draw card is its massive progressive jackpot network, as well as its characters, visuals and clips from the original movie from the early 2000s.

The title plays out over 5 reels and 25 lines, and offers a myriad of bonus features and other ways to win. The pokie offers two unique bonus games, a free spins round, scatters and wild symbols, along with its sizeable jackpot that grows the more players play it for real money online. Gladiator is also fully optimised for mobile devices, including Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The main progressive jackpot can only be triggered by players who reach the jackpot bonus round,  while playing at the game’s maximum stake. From there, players will need to cover all 5 reels with lucrative golden helmet symbols in order to claim a juicy Playtech jackpot for themselves.

About Playtech and its Portfolio

Founded in 1999, Playtech Plc is a gaming software development specialist with a large portfolio of pokies and casino games under its belt. The developer provides software for online and mobile casinos, online poker rooms, online bingo rooms, sports betting platforms and more, supplying pokies, table games, scratch cards and even live dealer software to its clients.

Playtech has been headed up by CEO Mor Weizer since May of 2007, and earned massive revenues of €807.1 million in 2017. Gladiator is just one of dozens of premium progressive jackpot titles supplied by this world-leading software supplier.