We know that playing slots machines can be good fun at any time of the year. They can take your money like there’s no tomorrow if you’re not careful, but the entertainment value is high and there’s often lots of small wins and very occasionally a massive one.

Now that would be a good result to get from your gaming in the run up to a Christmas period, wouldn’t it.

Well, Christmas really did come early for this US based slots player, and big style too.

Half a million dollars on a spin!

The player named Randy S was spinning reels in the Halloween Jack machine at HollywoodCasino.com using a mobile phone, when the reels stopped on the massive payout combination.

That was on December 16th 2020, a little under 2 weeks before Christmas Day, and won Randy a total of $537,000. 

Penn National Gaming – the owners of Hollywoodcasino – later said it was their biggest jackpot payout so far. That’s a nice accolade to be able to spell out, and likely to serve as good encouragement for other players to try out their range of real money games which include popular titles like Blackjack, Dancing Drums, and 88 Fortunes.

HollywoodCasino.com is of course one of the casinos licensed to legally operate in Pennsylvania, and was the first to offer a native iOS application that complied with Apple’s HTML5 guidelines.

It’s a great Christmas story that certainly Randy will never forget. For the rest of us we can but dream, right? We’d all like to know what it feels like to land a big jackpot, but sadly the odds are against us if we’re going to rely on most forms of casino gaming.

Maybe we should be looking to see if HollywoodCasino runs slots tournaments. The odds are stacked more in your favor when you’re competing against other players as opposed to the casino itself, and tournaments of all types always get you the best chance of winning some cash provided you have the requisite skills.

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