PokerStars may well be best known for its poker site and the fact it organises a huge number of online and offline competitions for the cream of the poker community. However, there are also sports betting and Casino gaming sites linked to the PokerStars brand and the latter has celebrated one customer landing an incredible win.
The fortunate player was playing the Deal Or No Deal Megaways casino slot game before a spot of hiking, when lady luck smiled upon them in a big way.
After playing 70 cent spins on the famous slot, the game paid out an incredible €8,133,445 (US$9,846,755).
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“Hoping For Good Luck”
The fortunate winner has elected to remain anonymous, but he did speak about his win and explained that when he got out of bed early on Friday 30th April, his initial plan was to head out to enjoy one of his favorite hobbies; hiking.
However, before he headed out, he decided to play a few spins at PokerStars Casino.
It would be a decision that would prove to be a wise one!
“I play almost daily in PokerStars,” said the lucky winner.
“I was going to go hiking today and wanted to play a bit before leaving. I’ve always liked to play a bit. No tactics, just hoping for good luck.”
“When I won, I could not believe . I cannot believe yet.”
He also said that when he saw the large win amount flash up on screen, he immediately decided to tell his wife, who was in disbelief at what had just happened.
Waiting For Confirmation
Now of course, when anyone wins a huge amount of money, there is always the initial elation and excitement, but then people often wonder if what has happened is actually real. Could this be a malfunction on the machine?
As such, winners need to have their win confirmed by the casino and there was a short, but undoubtedly nervy wait for the customer while he waited for PokerStars Casino representatives to confirm the win.
He didn’t have to wait long before his telephone was ringing, with PokerStars representative on the other end of the line confirming that the lucky winner (a) wasn’t dreaming and (b) yes, they had just won over $9.8 million.
The lucky winner then went on to explain why he played at PokerStars and why he had played this particular slot game.
“These days, this was my favorite game and I choose to play it with you because I know you are a serious company. I’ve always played casino since I was young and I also play poker. I had unfortunately never won anything big.”
Well, he certainly put that right on that last Friday in April 2021!
More Important Than Money
Despite this monumental windfall, the fortunate player was also realistic enough to know that while having money is fantastic, there are other things in life that are just as, if not more, important.
“My children, grandchildren and wife have been what has made me happiest in the past 12 months,” he stated after his win.
And those things, money can’t buy!
But there are plenty of other things that it can!