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£3.8Million winner at bgo :)

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by paul@bgo, Jul 6, 2015.

    Jul 6, 2015
  1. paul@bgo

    paul@bgo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    Hey Everyone,

    Very pleased to inform everyone that we had a £3.8million winner at bgo late last week. He popped the Beach Life progressive just 3 weeks after we launched it - jammy or what!

    Here's a little video announcing the winner:

    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Huge congrats to the player involved and of course, he will get every penny transferred into his bank account within the next week or so!

    Cheers
    Paul

    Edit - Messed up the subject, it's 3.8 not 3.6 :( Would appreciate an admin editing! Thx
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 6, 2015
    20 people like this.
  2. Jul 6, 2015
  3. goatwack

    goatwack Praise the Sun! CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    What's 200K between friends:cool:
     
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  4. Jul 6, 2015
  5. Enough

    Enough Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Life
    Location:
    Euro
    thats a lot.. who pays for that!? i mean progressives, theyre usually paid into by many sites to a provider or something isnt it? or was that all from BGOs pockets???! just curious as no disrespect to bgo theyre a good casino but theyre not that big are they??
     
  6. Jul 6, 2015
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I'm sure it starts off seeded somewhat by the casinos, and after that, each casino that offers that slot will contribute a % of each spin made on said slot to the progressive pool..that's why non-rogue casinos will pay out progressives in one lump sum rather than in installments per their T&C for max. weekly/monthly cashouts; because it's not their money to begin with. ;)

    There was a case some years ago where a woman hit a progressive, and with the payment arrangements the rogue casino wanted to make, it would have taken her 39 years to receive her winnings. :eek: You can get more details here at CM in the Rogue section of the site.....IIRC, she settled for half of her winnings and the casino pocketed the rest - to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The "manager" of said casino even went as far as to offer this "deal" using a throwaway email address, instead of one used for the casino, so there wouldn't be an e-paper trail of these events. Maybe the money went directly into his pocket, and probably not the casino's....or maybe it was the owner of the casino himself that made the offer. Maybe the software provider got a kickback from the casino, so they both came out winners. As mentioned above, not all of the progressive is initial seed money, as every time someone spins, money goes into the kitty.

    Who knows what really happened? We will never know :(
     
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  8. Jul 6, 2015
  9. ugaboga

    ugaboga Casino Addict

    Occupation:
    Information Technology, Day Trader
    Location:
    Australia
    Good work BGO on committing to pay the player in full. You've definitely provided a location that is safe for anyone interested in Playtech.
     
    3 people like this.
  10. Jul 6, 2015
  11. paul@bgo

    paul@bgo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    We're here to take over the world, didn't you know? The money is pre-contributed from wagers, it does cost us a hefty sum though make no mistake, 5 'Wilds' at 50p per line was a £50,000 win outside of the jackpot!
     
  12. Jul 6, 2015
  13. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Just curious - Do you know for a fact if the % from each spin that's taken out for the progressive affects the RTP/payout %/whatever? It'd also be interesting to know if the RTG slots' major/minor JP works the same way in that regard.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2015
  14. Jul 6, 2015
  15. osulle

    osulle Ueber Meister CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    life
    Location:
    Northern hemisphere
    WTG Cute commercial BTW:)
     
  16. Jul 6, 2015
  17. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Marketer
    Location:
    UK
    Wow, not only the jackpot but a massive payout in the game too. Added to that a casino that is going to pay out and quick, it doesn't get much better!
     
  18. Jul 6, 2015
  19. paul@bgo

    paul@bgo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    The RTP calculated does include the jackpot payout but without giving away sensitive details, the contribution for every £10 wagered on a spin of Beach Life is minute. If you have 10,000 people playing a game at any one time, all placing £10 wagers, you only need to take £0.03 from every player per minute to generate a jackpot increase of £5. That's £300 an hour, £4,320 per day and £1,576,800 per year. If you can spin once every 3 seconds, that's 20 spins per said minute per player, meaning £200 in wagers. So to get this level of jackpot over the course of a year, you're paying 0.00015% of your wagers towards the jackpot.

    So like I say...minute. But it all adds up when everyone pays the same.

    Just like to add these numbers are a fabrication, I have no idea how many people play Beach Life at any one time :)
     
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  20. Jul 6, 2015
  21. Zabier

    Zabier Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Wow, that's only £1.4m off the highest jackpot win recorded on that slot right? When I first got into slots, Beach Life and Mega Fortune were always the two I kept an eye on. Always had a soft spot for it because of that. Congratulations to the lucky player!
     
  22. Jul 6, 2015
  23. fun4all

    fun4all Senior Member

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    Congratulations to the player in question and to Paul. Good casino bgo and you deserve this publicity :) Especially because of the pay player in full thing, that really deserves kudos considering some of the things I have read about playtech .

    How about a reload bonus so we can all celebrate :D

    also can we get a country for the winner? Or is that asking too much.

    Cheers, fun4all.
     
  24. Jul 6, 2015
  25. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

    Occupation:
    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    Very nice, £10 a spin low is pushing abit far for my budget,

    Is Apple paying your company Paul? For advertise there products :)
     
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  26. Jul 6, 2015
  27. ugaboga

    ugaboga Casino Addict

    Occupation:
    Information Technology, Day Trader
    Location:
    Australia
    Paul, Paypal shows up as a deposit option for me - but when I click on it, the page merely refreshes? I'm guessing it's for UK players only?
     
  28. Jul 6, 2015
  29. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

    Occupation:
    Poker Player
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Huge Kudos to you guys for this, makes a very welcome change.

    What actually happens when someone hits such a progressive on a PlayTech slot? Now you guys are "in the know", could you tell us the mechanics?
    I don't know if this has already been officially answered or not (it's a contentious subject here as I'm sure you're aware), but I've been away from Casinomeister quite a bit recently with family commitments and I'm a bit behind the times.
    Do Playtech transfer £3.8m to you guys and entrust you to pass it on to the winner?
     
  30. Jul 7, 2015
  31. paul@bgo

    paul@bgo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    I assume so, otherwise our bank balance is about to take an almighty hit! To be honest I'm not entirely sure at the moment, it's more of a finance issue but we do state in our terms that we ask for up to 30 days to pay out anything over a certain amount, simply because making that kind of cash available takes time.

    As for the Paypal question - yes UK only i'm afraid, we're fixing this, it shouldn't be displaying for anyone outside of the UK.

    Cheers
     
  32. Jul 7, 2015
  33. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Currently: Self employed, Previously: Manager
    Location:
    Mostly the Netherlands

    Grats Paul!

    Been checking in every now and then, cause i keep getting good offers, but still find no other payment options than Ukash... (the credit card didn't work for me) Any news there? Still mainly in Germany and as such Ukash is no option, but even when i am in Holland they are hard to come by.

    Also noticed the "Beat the Boss" section is gone? And i did have some loyalty points, from the few Ukash deposit's i did, but they also seem gone.

    Anyway, would really look forward to playing there on a regular basis, but it would need Neteller or something like that.
     
  34. Jul 7, 2015
  35. paul@bgo

    paul@bgo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Operations Manager
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    Neteller and Skrill have been mocked up into the cashier and they're in the dev schedule, I can't give an ETA at the moment though i'm afraid :(

    Ukash will turn into paysafecard shortly too.

    Loyalty points should have been transferred over so let me know your username and I can check it for you!
     
  36. Jul 7, 2015
  37. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Currently: Self employed, Previously: Manager
    Location:
    Mostly the Netherlands
    Ok, Paysafecard is better then nothing:) those are easily obtainable in Holland, although i can't use them whilst in Germany. Would be cool if you kept me, or us, in the loop if there's any sign of Neteller/Skrill being added.

    I'll p.m. you my username right now, but it's probably not worth it :lolup:
     
  38. Jul 7, 2015
  39. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Bierland
    Playtech pays the progressive straight to the casino - it's usually instantaneously placed into the the player's account.
     

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