As summer approaches in Europe, it’s not just the weather that seems to be getting hotter. With progressive jackpots falling all over the Internet, the most recent progressive jackpot news comes from one of the iGaming industry’s leading software developers, Playtech.
While playing Playtech‘s exciting Gladiator Jackpot progressive video slot game, one lucky player hit the “Gladiator bonus” for an amazing jackpot of £1,637,881.34 from a paltry £6.25 bet! The big win occurred this past week as announced by Playtech‘s on behalf of one of the company’s software platform operators. This win ranks as one of the biggest wins on the Gladiator slot with the biggest win coming in October of 2013, when a lucky player from the United Kingdom scored for €2,374,847.22.
Gladiator Jackpot Slot Highlights
Playtech’s Gladiator Jackpot slot game is loosely based on the 2000 movie of the same name. The movie starred Russell Crowe and won Academy Award Oscars for “Best Picture” and “Best Actor.” The game was designed with a standard 5 reel, 25 pay-line video slot format. Based on 1-5 coins allowed per spin, players can wager between £0.01 – £5.00 per pay-line, which calculates to a cash betting range of £0.01 – £1,250.00.
The game’s low paying symbols are represented by playing card number 9 through Ace, plus popular characters from the story line, including Lucilla, the Empress of Rome, and Commodus, the Emperor. The gladiator helmet serves as the game’s wild symbol. It is used to substitute for all of the other symbols with the exception of the Coliseum scatter symbol.
If the player lands three scatters, they earn the chance to play the Coliseum bonus game. After using a 4X5 matrix to select a number of free spins and the applicable multiplier, the player takes their free spins, which can be re-triggered. The lucky player who won the big jackpot did so through the Gladiator bonus game. After hitting wild symbols on reels 2-4, they were given the opportunity to expose nine gladiator helmets. Each helmet revealed would normally be either bronze, silver or gold. As per the rules, the lucky winner was able to expose all nine gold helmets for their life-changing score.
Despite the big win, the progressive prize pool is currently already over 1.5 million GBP and is waiting for its next lucky winner.