London, 8 July 2019 – The giant has given away his jackpot, with a lucky Ladbrokes casino player scooping a €1,693,062.87 payout – 376,236 times their stake.
With its distinctive central character and striking 3D animation, Jackpot Giant has grown to be one of Playtech’s most popular titles across online and retail since its launch in 2014. Offering one of the largest progressive jackpots in the industry, it consistently features in the company’s top ranked games in several markets internationally. Landing five Wild symbols along payline one nets the player the giant’s ultimate prize.
The seven-figure jackpot was won on a €4.50 spin, and takes the amount paid by Playtech in jackpot prizes to a staggering €187,629,964 for the last year, with an average of 16,037 jackpots paid out each month – a level unmatched elsewhere in the industry.
James Frendo, Director of Casino at Playtech, comments, “Jackpot Giant has become one of Playtech’s most iconic games and characters, so it’s fitting that he has awarded a truly giant, life-changing payout. Ladbrokes is one of our longest-standing partners, and it’s fantastic to have helped make one of their players a millionaire.
“With a portfolio of 80 progressive jackpot games and nearly €188m paid out in jackpot prizes in just a year, Playtech offers an unrivalled proposition for licensees looking to offer their players exciting gameplay and incredible win potential.”
Adam Goodall, Commercial Manager at Ladbrokes, adds, “Everyone at Ladbrokes is very excited to have created another millionaire on a single €4.50 spin. Jackpot Giant is a hugely popular game for us, with the truly giant progressive jackpot being won within a Ladbrokes site for the second time in a row. Many congratulations to our lucky player on their amazing win!”
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.
Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company, delivering business intelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry’s most popular product verticals, including casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data-driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech’s partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider, allowing franchisees to utilise the Playtech technology stack in the retail environment while operating the leading brand, Snai, directly online as a B2C business.
Playtech's Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2C and B2B basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.
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