The UK may not be quite as synonymous with casinos as Las Vegas is, for example, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been some pretty hefty wins here!
You don’t have to play big, to win big, as British soldier, Jon Heywood has proven. The 26-year-old placed a bet for just 25p in an online casino and ended up walking away with a whopping £13.2 million! He was so shocked that he didn’t tell anyone for three days! The win seems to be a world record for the largest payout on an online casino, slot machine game.
Another online casino big payout was won by a deep sea fisherman from Aberdeenshire who played a 20p per spin game on BetVictor. He was, at the time (2013) the biggest UK online jackpot winner with a staggering £5.4 million – not bad for a humble 20p bet!
The owner of Newcastle United FC, Mike Ashley, played a pretty complicated, risky roulette bet of almost a half a million pounds in a Mayfair casino, betting that it would land on 17, land on black, on an odd number and land on a number between 1 and 18. He made a nice profit of £820,000 in one night – not to be scoffed at, even if he is already a billionaire!
One man, Balvinder Sambhi, from Birmingham, was winning so consistently that he is now banned from all Grosvenor Casinos. Balvinder claims that he spent several years perfecting a system that would allow him always to win, and it is safe to say that it was successful as he racked up around £28,000 in just two months – with his biggest win in one day, being £4000. He insists that his method uses maths, not cheating and has released a book, Sequential Roulette: End Game, to share his system.
Shirley Stiborski, from Reading, managed to win a record £20,000 at the Genting Club, playing the slot machines, with just a £1 stake! In the UK, £20,000 is the most amount a jackpot is allowed to be so it was a huge deal for Shirley, and the club! It’s likely to have been the first time that the top level jackpot has been won in the UK in a game like this.
One avid online casino game player, John Orchard from Lincolnshire, won a cool £5.88 million in 2012, after triggering a random jackpot on a 30p stake! All from the comfort of his home, for less than the price of a Freddo bar (darn inflation!).
It just goes to show that you don’t necessarily have to be a seasoned professional gambler to win the big bucks – sometimes, lady luck just so happens to be smiling down on you, and you can walk away a whole lot richer!
It’s also safe to say that you don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to make the big bucks – you can win big from your own home!