Aside from winning a whole ton of cash, the biggest casino winners all have a lot in common. They took a chance on a bet, closed their eyes and hoped for the best – and it paid off, in a big way!


There are some tips and tricks that all casino winners employ to win. In most cases, they play daily, in some form or another, whether that be online, with scratchcards, at a bookies or, of course, at a casino. They understand the game they are playing inside and out, which helps them know when to quit, and when to push their luck.


Sometimes, to be a big winner, you have to trust your instincts and go with your gut intuition. For example, if something is telling you to put money on red, do not question, just do it – trust that it will work out for the best. Sometimes in life, it’s important to trust your head, and other times your heart, but big shot casino winners know when it’s time to believe in nothing but that feeling in your stomach.


To be a winner, you must think like a winner. You must believe that, despite any setbacks, you will eventually win, and win big. What is meant to happen at the casino, will happen. If you have a positive mental attitude and a winning mindset, you are far more likely to go home with a huge jackpot.


Speaking of jackpots, big winners always make sure that the end game is worth it. As good as a medium win would be, it means nothing if you have had to put a substantial amount of money into get it. The very best epic wins, are those that turn a small, 50p stake into more money than you could ever have dreamed of. The bets that turn someone into a millionaire for less than a quid. So make sure that you are aiming for big jackpots, and forget the small fries if you want to add your name to the biggest winners hall of fame.


A lot of big winners will spread their bets across different games – literally hedging their bets, for the best chance. With a few small to medium stakes, the payout could come from several different avenues and truly add up. It’s also the best way for them to find out what is working for them – where their lucky streak is most likely to play.


The best thing that casino winners have in common is that they are just ordinary people who now have an extraordinary amount of money. They could be a bus driver or a cake decorator, a stay at home mum or a businessman – the casino doesn’t care. Anyone can win big if they play big, and who knows, maybe you too will be included in a roundup of the biggest ever casino wins.


Good luck!


They’re one of the greatest aspects of online and land-based casino play, and are responsible for some of the biggest gambling wins in history, continuing to make millionaires on an almost weekly basis. As opposed to being proof of people’s good luck online, these jackpots are mostly testament to the giant industry that slot games and casinos are, as they still continue to make heaps of money despite giving away giant sums of money. It all works on a like-for-like basis: the more people that play, the more you’re in with a chance of winning. This does effectively mean that your chances of winning are slimmer, but it also means that when you do win the sums can change your life, and you’re very likely to want to keep on playing in a similar vein until you win again, and again, and again.

How Much Could You Win?

The amount up for grabs depends on how many people are playing, because a proportion of each bet is poured into the jackpot bucket, increasing it at every spin. Because bet sizes can vary from spin to spin, this amount can go up steadily but can also jump up if someone is very quick and a big risk-taker! Depending on what time of the day you play, you can also see it creep up more or less slowly, especially given that some games are more popular in certain time zones than others, so it’s worth doing your research if you want to increase your chances of winning big.


The size of the network that the game belongs to is one of the major factors in the size of the jackpot. Sometimes a jackpot for a single game is uniquely tied to that physical machine, or that online casino, meaning that the jackpot only goes up when someone plays that particular machine, or that game on a single website. The total is therefore unlikely to increase rapidly, as there are few people contributing portions of their bets to the jackpot. However, there are some games, such as Bell of Fortune, which are linked to huge physical networks and so the possible wins can shoot up rapidly at peak times, with hundreds or even thousands of machines connected to the same jackpot. In an online context this can also be reflected in the number of casinos sharing the same jackpot, and this is where we see jackpots in the tens of millions, as everybody across all online casinos is playing for the same kitty.

What Happens When Someone Hits The Jackpot?

When somebody bags the whole lot we start again, but the counter doesn’t revert back to 0, or no one would want to play the game as all the appeal would be lost! For this reason the jackpot will always revert back to a ‘seed’ amount, an amount deemed to be appealing enough to draw people in, but low enough to be able to increase substantially without bankrupting the casino. Because of this, in one casino you can have games with a £2000 jackpot sitting next to one with a £2,000,000 jackpot, but you can return a week later and the number may be reversed!

Progressive Jackpots

There are more than 500 progressive jackpots available online, all with varying rules, odds and sums of money to be won. At any one moment, there is a total pool of around £81,000,000 to be won across these games. Online casinos keep their odds well under wraps, keeping up the mystery of their game behind a virtual smoke-screen, but what is certain is that your chances are much better online than in casinos. The RTP of penny slots on the Vegas Strip is around 88%, whereas any random  selection of major online casinos are mostly at around 95%. The minimal overheads, and the lack of expensive rents, premises and front-of-house staff allow them to keep costs down and return-to-player up!

How Likely Is It To Win?

According to a humorous study carried out by a betting website, you’re more likely to become a movie star than win the jackpot at Major Millions, one of the highest-paying jackpot games. You’re only a little less likely to be struck by lighting twice, but you’re 600 times more likely to make a hole-in-one than hit that jackpot! Whenever you see a game which displays the ‘due date’ for a win, be very careful! Each spin on a slot, or roll of a dice, is a unique event, entirely exclusive of influence from previous rolls, so no one’s ever ‘due’ a win, and a jackpot can go unclaimed for weeks, just as well as it might be snapped up within a couple of hours. It’s useful, however, to keep an eye on analytics websites which will give you a good idea of the house advantage of major games, and let you know when’s a good time to play (just be aware that you’re not the only one consulting these websites, so your advantage is shared with any number of other players).

How Is The Jackpot Paid Out?

If you’re lucky enough to win, it’s worth checking out the payout policy of the casino you’re playing in – or even better, check this out beforehand. Some casinos limit the amount they pay out to any one player in a single month, which means that you could win millions but be paid only a few thousand per month for the next few years, which could somewhat limit your buying potential, and leave you at the mercy of the casino’s success and failure (you’ve got to hope they don’t go bankrupt before they’ve coughed up all your win).


A jackpot is a fantastic element of any gambling experience, but it’s important not to get carried away. We’re not guaranteed a win at every spin;, if that were the case then casinos wouldn’t be offering them, and would stick to simple wins for all their games, but because of their eternal appeal and everyone’s equal chances of winning, they keep fascinating us and making a few lucky millionaires every now and again, somewhere in the world.