Do you play casino games because you’re just looking for some fun and entertainment or are you secretly hoping to win that life-changing jackpot of the slot machines? For one lucky player, their hopes came true when they hit the jackpot of over $1 million at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. According to reports, the payout was won on a penny slot just this week.

The player only made a $4 spin, according to KLAS, a local TV station. Their total prize was $1,035,234.73.

The details of the win on the Wednesday jackpot were not revealed immediately because the winner was shy about revealing their name.

The million-dollar win was on a Buffalo Diamond machine, made by Aristocrat Gaming.

Other Sizable Las Vegas Jackpots

While million-dollar jackpots aren’t an everyday occurrence, there have been some sizable wins this year.

In June, one mystery player landed a win of more than $1.3M on a slot machine. The jackpot was one at one of downtown Las Vegas’s more historic gaming venues, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. The jackpot was won on a Wheel of Fortune slot and totalled $1,342,414.70.

Another player hit the big time in May, again on a Wheel of Fortune slot. This time, the slot machine was at The D Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The reported jackpot was over $1.4 million. The winner didn’t want their name to be released, but The D let the winner know they should “Enjoy that massive win” via Twitter.

Who is Aristocrat Gaming?

Aristocrat Gaming is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure, an Australian gambling machine manufacturer. Its administrative and research base is in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde. However, it has development and marketing offices in Russia, South Africa, and the US.

In May, Aristocrat Leisure announced plans to expand into the digital gaming space. In a filing it made with the Australian Securities Exchange, it said that it was ready to take on the growing market.

Plans are for Aristocrat to launch an online casino business before the end of 2022. It is already a pioneer in the land-based gambling segment and wants to mimic this in the digital gambling space.

It is now in the process of creating a real-money gaming solution for the online market. The plan is to provide online gambling software to casinos and a selection of other customers. This year, two US customers will go live and a third will follow next year.

Not content to rest on its laurels, plans are already underway for the marketing of the new slot games including mobile games and physical machines. Customers can already play the games, but it’s not possible to gamble just yet.

Aristocrats Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2021, Aristocrat tried to acquire Playtech for the price of $2.84 billion. It was unsuccessful, not just because of competing bids. Ultimately, Aristocrat failed to convince the necessary three-quarters of Playtech investors that the deal was worthy of approval.

Predictions are that Aristocrat will continue its quest for digital gaming domination with plenty more acquisition and merger attempts in the future. A particular focus is bound to be the real-money gaming sector. The reasons are that it has strong financial flexibility, a solid portfolio of slots, and its recent failure at acquiring Playtech.    

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