London, 28 August 2019 – A lucky Codere player has won Spain’s biggest casino jackpot – a €1,510,172.82 payout on Playtech’s Gladiator: Road to Rome.
The seven-figure jackpot is more than ten times the size of Spain’s previous biggest – a circa €130,000 win on Playtech’s DC Superheroes Jackpot series in May this year. The record win takes the amount paid out by jackpots by Playtech since April 2015 to €7.3m.
Based on the iconic Oscar-winning 2000 film, Gladiator: Road to Rome is Playtech’s sequel to its highly successful original Gladiator slot. The game’s Gladiator Bonus feature, triggered when Helmet bonus symbols appear simultaneously across reels two, three and four, presents players with nine Helmets, all worth different cash prize amounts. Any player lucky enough to land nine gold helmets triggers the progressive jackpot.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, comments, “Gladiator: Road to Rome has become one of Playtech’s most successful games and characters, and we’re delighted it has created Spain’s first casino jackpot millionaire. Spain is a growing market with significant long-term potential and Codere is a key local partner for us, so it’s a great step forward to have awarded one of their players Spain’s biggest online gambling prize to date.
“With a portfolio of 80 progressive jackpot games and nearly €198m paid out in jackpot prizes worldwide in just a year, Playtech offers an unrivalled proposition for licensees looking to offer their players exciting gameplay and incredible win potential.”
Ángel Fernández, Global Brand and Marketing Director at Codere, adds, “Everyone at Codere is very excited to have contributed to one of our clients achieving this win. Gladiator: Road to Rome is a hugely popular game for us, with the progressive jackpot proving a major draw. Many congratulations to our lucky client 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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