Someone Just Won A $612K Jackpot Playing Wonderland Online Slot

Posted on September 25, 2019

In Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter, the primary character reacts with glee to finding a treasure trove of oysters to feast upon. In much the same way, a lucky Virgin Casino slot player has found her/his own treasure in a Wonderland record progressive jackpot.

According to a press release from Gamesys, the player won Virgin’s largest jackpot ever of $612,399.66. The exclusive Wonderland game paid out handsomely because of the player’s timing.

Why the Wonderland record jackpot was so large

Unlike the White Rabbit, the player was not late for her/his important date. The online slot jackpot was triggered during the Tea Party Bonus Round. Bonus rounds act as multipliers for jackpots.

Triggering the jackpot represented the end of a long run for the game. Since Virgin online casino was one of the first on the market in New Jersey, this jackpot was one of its longest-running.

That’s the primary reason the cash payout was so large, although the Tea Party Bonus Round certainly helped. The game’s whimsical aesthetics also make it one of the site’s most popular.

“It’s always exciting when a progressive jackpot hits,” said Lee Fenton, CEO of Gamesys, which operates VirginCasino.com. “It’s certainly a rush of adrenaline and excitement for all involved.”

In Wonderland, a Gamesys game, players bet different amounts to increase their odds of progressing and hopefully hitting the jackpot. Like a physical slot game, it’s all about lining up matching icons on the screen.

Gamesys stylized the game with elements from Carroll’s famous stories such as flamingos, hedgehogs, and teapots. Fans of Carroll’s fiction should enjoy the nods to characters such as the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and Red Queen.

As of Tuesday, the jackpot has reset back to $56,263, but the Wonderland online slot isn’t the only game exclusive to Virgin Casino.

Gamesys’ properties boast other progressive jackpot games that are exclusive as well, one of which is primed for a payday.

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Virgin Casino offers another opportunity to hit it big

Between Gamesys’ two NJ online casinos, Virgin and sister site Tropicana online, there are many exclusive online slot games. Those include Jalapeño Racers, Secrets of the Phoenix, and Tiki Totems.

Some of them are shared between the two sites, such as Wonderland, while others are exclusive to either Tropicana or Virgin.

One game exclusive to Virgin could be about to make headlines, too.

Virgin has an exclusive Deal or No Deal slot game, styled after the popular game show hosted by Howie Mandel. Deal or No Deal was a game that challenged contestants to choose unmarked briefcases that held cards displaying different amounts of money.

A banker made offers to contestants as the game progressed. Contestants chose either to accept the banker’s deal and end their run, or continue on for a chance at a greater prize but risk losing everything in the process.

No one has hit the progressive jackpot on the Deal or No Deal game in a while, and it currently sits at more than $243,000. Just as with Wonderland, that means the winning jackpot may be close.

Not all players on Gamesys’ sites will hit a jackpot of over half a million dollars, but the odds of coming away with some net profit are as good there is at any other online casino in New Jersey.

The next person who hits the Deal or No Deal jackpot should come away smiling like a Cheshire cat.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist from Kansas City, Mo. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business and sports law. When he isn’t writing, he spends his time collecting baseball cards and helping his wife Audrey serve their two Munchkin cat overlords.

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