Gambling is one of the most popular practices, the roots of which can be traced back all the way to the earliest forms of civilization. Even in Ancient Greece, China, and Egypt, men engaged in various games of chance, on which sums of money were placed. Throughout our history, our culture and civilization has evolved, and with it so too has gambling.
In the Information Age of the 21st century, it is unsurprising that casinos have moved from land-based establishment, to online websites. After all, most people prefer the convenience of staying at home and playing their games. However, when it comes to online gambling, there are a number of misconceptions. Prime among them is the idea that these casinos are not profitable. So, in this article, we would like to list some of the biggest wins achieved at online casinos, and hopefully dissuade you from the idea that these websites are any less profitable than their land-based counterparts.
D.P.’s $8 Million Win
The year was 2016. Online casinos and online slots were just getting prominence. The idea that they were not profitable was still permeating. And then, an anonymous player marked only by the initials D.P. proved many skeptics wrong. He was signed up with Zodiac Casino, and using his mobile device, D.P. managed to hit, what at that point was the highest jackpot ever at an online casino. The slot won $8.82 million playing the Mega Moolah slot at the gambling website. The money was won using an iPad, and reportedly, D.P. only placed a small wager of $1.
An Anonymous Player Won $12 Million
In 2020, online casinos really managed to hit it big. With many of us being stuck at home, many gamblers turned to the online world of gambling. One such player was the anonymous gambler who decided to make an account with Jackpot City. Playing the Mega Moolah slot, the player hit a never-before-seen jackpot at online slots, winning a total of $12 million. At the time, this sum exceeded any other previous amount of money won at the online casino, and the anonymous player received a lump sum of close to 11 million Euros.
Finnish Man Wins $21 Million
Imagine the joy you would feel if you won $21 million. Now, imagine how much greater the joy would be, if all you had to do was lose 25 cents. Well, a certain Finnish man does not have to imagine it. In 2013, he placed a 25 cent bet while playing on the Scandinavian casino gaming website, PAF. The 40-year-old tried his hand at the Mega Fortunte progressive jackpot slot. He placed a 25 cent wager and was awarded a sum equaling $21 million. When asked about his reaction the Fin said that he was brought to tears and could do nothing but laugh and cry for the next few hours.
$23 Million Won at Grand Mondial Casino
Nothing is known about the person whose victory made headway in 2018. Playing the Mega Moolah slot at the Grand Mondial Casino, a lucky winner managed to hit the jackpot and received a sum of $23.5 million. And while the full sum was cut down to around $19 million when all was said and done, it still held the record for the biggest payout in the history of online casinos. Until 2021, when everything changed.
$23.6 Million Jackpot Sets World Record
While playing Mega Moolah Absolootly Mad, a very lucky slot player snatched away the record for the biggest online casino payout in history. The European player received close to 19.5 million Euros, which in American Dollars would be the equivalent to $23.6 million. The record-setting jackpot was triggered at the Napoleon Sports & Casino website. We know very little about the winner, apart from the fact that he was Belgian, and that he must have been one of the luckiest people in the world.
So, hopefully these five examples have managed to dispel the idea that online casinos are not profitable. As you can plainly see, with the right amount of favor from Lady Luck, a gambler can become a millionaire even at online casinos.