Published: April 29, 2021, 2:08 a.m.
Last updated: April 29, 2021, 03:21 h.
Las Vegas is open again, and anyone who has recently visited the Strip or Fremont Street knows visitors are coming back in bundles. And those who dared to return to southern Nevada have recently found a lot of luck at slot machines, with jackpot winners that change lives.
The latest event took place this week at the South Point Hotel Casino south of the Strip. A guy from New Mexico put $ 5 on progressive Megabucks and hit $ 10.5 million in jackpots.
South Point stated that the person did not want to be identified, opting to remain anonymous. Megabucks is produced and operated by International Game Technology based in London.
Megabucks was the first progressive jackpot system to hit Las Vegas. The game network debuted in 1986.
Las Vegas slots have been loose lately.
Early Tuesday South Point won just hours after a tourist from Alaska won over $ 2.1 million at The Cosmopolitan playing Monopoly Millionaire - another progressive slot machine. A person who also remained anonymous said he had staked a $ 40 on the winning spin.
Vegas wasn't over there. Yesterday the Venetian said a man identified only as "Roger L." won over $ 2.9 million playing Wheel of Fortune.
On Christmas Eve, the lucky slots player at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino only won by
The richest slot machine jackpot in Las Vegas history came in March 2003, when a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles won $ 39.7 million on Megabucks at Excalibur. The odds of hitting the Megabucks jackpot are approximately one in 50 million.
The recent slot machine jackpots weren't limited to indoor casinos only. A woman from Texas last month won a $ 302,000 at the Wheel of Fortune slot machine at McCarran International Airport.
The latest series of significant, life-changing slots should help Las Vegas in the market and let people all over the world know Sin City is back. It was the most difficult 14 months for sure.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the number of visitors in the first three months of the year dropped 40 percent compared to January to March 2020. The pandemic broke out last March, which forced every commercial casino in Nevada to close its entirety. activities.
More favorable comparisons are made in the coming months as US travel returns. nation. The crowds are starting to return to the Strip on weekends, and the impending return of convention activities will greatly help to increase the number of visitors.
This week, LVCVA made its debut with its latest marketing initiative, "Vegas You". The nationwide television campaign "reminds travelers that Las Vegas is open, ready and excited to welcome them," said Kate Wik, marketing director at LVCVA.