Holland Casinos in the Netherlands, the government controlled gambling entity, has announced an urgent investigation into a progressive slot game that has hit one too many times in the past two years. Last year alone, the slot game, which boasts a massive seed amount, was hit ten times alone, prompting suspicion among management at the state run Holland Casinos. But suspicions turned to instant panic when the jackpot was hit seven times this year already, the latest two wins only two days apart from one another.
The Mega Millions progressive slot game has a EUR 1 million seed, which means that each time the jackpot is hit, the jackpot amount resets at a cool one million bucks. The game is found at all Holland Casinos around the Netherlands and players need to wager a mere EUR 3.75 in order to activate the jackpot and put themselves in line to win this incredible prize. While the game is definitely an attractive one, it has never hit so many times in such a short period of time, and even an amateur would find a suspicious pattern to the wins in the two years or so.
Since 2009 – or a period of 28 months – the Mega Millions has paid out an incredible twenty six times, giving away a total of EUR 30 million! All in all, 26 people from different casinos around the country hit the jackpot and were paid out. Last weekend, a woman hit the jackpot in Rotterdam and only 72 hours later, when the jackpot had only managed to reach the EUR 1,008,000, it was hit once more by a player in Groningen.
It was initially believed that these wins were random and just a matter of a lucky run on that particular progressive slot game which, incidentally, carries the highest jackpot in Holland. However, with the latest two wins, the security department of Holland Casinos has gone into full investigation mode to see whether there is something triggering too many wins on this machine.
It will interesting to see how this story unfolds… watch this space!