$176k Winner at Singapore Online Casino InterCasino
InterCasino, the world’s largest Internet casino, announced today that a Mega Jackpot of $176,688 was hit on in its Progressive Caribbean Poker game.
The jackpot had been steadily building and was finally hit on May 26th. InterCasino’s Progressive Caribbean Poker jackpot has become one of the largest in online gaming history.
The winner, ‘moosed’ from Hawaii, was having a quiet game of Caribbean Poker at InterCasino before breakfast on Saturday morning when the once-in-a-lifetime event happened — a Royal Flush. He looked at the progressive jackpot tabletop counter and saw that he had just won $176,688.
‘Moosed’ still sounded shocked when casino manager Ryan Hartley phoned him two hours after his win to congratulate him. An InterCasino player since 1996, ‘moosed’ is the second player since March to scoop the biggest and best progressive jackpot on the net.
InterCasino’s Caribbean Poker includes a wide screen with 3D graphics and animations, and a multi-player Progressive Jackpot that starts at an incredible $100,000 and grows with every bet. Players don’t even need a Royal Flush to get the taste of a big win. A straight flush gives players 10% of the jackpot, which is at least $15,000. Lower combinations also pay out handsomely — as a $1 bonus bet brings $1,000 on Four of a Kind, $100 on a Full House and $50 on a Flush.
Every player can be a winner at InterCasino. Throughout June, all players who make a single deposit of $50 or more will be automatically credited with an additional $50 as a free bonus.
InterCasino is the most popular and prompt-paying casino on the Internet. With a 97.5% payout rate, they have been the industry leader since the inception of online gaming in 1995. InterCasino offers 35 casino games including: Multi Player Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Craps, Roulette, Triple Olives Jackpot Slots, Super Jackpot Video Poker, Keno, Baccarat, Double Bonus Poker, Flower Pot Slots, Red Dog, and many other common casino games.
Online Gambling Bill Stalls in Nevada
Nevada’s online gambling bill suffered a setback on May 28 when it failed to make its way through the state Senate.
Assembly Bill 578, which had recently been approved by the state assembly, had also earned approval from the Senate judiciary committee on May 21. The Nevada senate was scheduled to vote on the bill on May 25, but due to a legislative backlog, AB 578 was removed from the voting schedule on May 26.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Mark James, who Singapore Online Casino supports the gaming legislation, commented that the bill “was a casualty of the machinations of the legislative process.” The senate is currently dealing with an energy bill, as well as a seniors’ prescription drug bill.
Online gaming law expert, Tony Cabot, doesn’t believe the bill is stuck because of a lack of support. “Every indication we have is that the bill was stalled for reasons unrelated to the merits of the bill.” He also expects that Governor Kenny Guinn will sign off on the bill if and when the legislative bottleneck clears.
Cabot did note, however, that the governor’s signature wasn’t an automatic green light for online gambling in Nevada.
The Nevada Gaming Commission still has to decide whether online gaming can be regulated and whether it is in compliance with U.S. federal regulations. No one will be launching a real money site in Nevada until that happens.
Supporters are determined not to let the bill die, and they will be pushing for a vote during this session of the legislature. But they’re running out of time. The session ends by June 4, and the legislature won’t be sitting another two years. And two years is an eternity in the world of online gambling.