Bizarre and Weird Casino Superstitions

Chances are, when playing an online slots machine, you essentially are fully aware and know empirically and logically that the slots are calibrated and computer controlled and that there is nothing you can do in order to increase your chances of winning.

Some might play for an hour or two without a reasonable-sized win whilst others, such as the very, very lucky British soldier, Jonathon Heywood won over CAD$23 million on one spin of Mega Moolah at Betway. When its time for your numbers to come up, they simply come up

Good Luck Charm

However, empirical evidence alone doesn’t stop some players from doing every bizarre thing they possibly can to improve their chances at winning whilst playing at an online casino. Let’s take a look and who knows, maybe you have your own superstitions to add to our wacky list?

Stay away from Dogs

Are you reading this before heading to your favourite Online Casino for a progressive slots session? Is your dog nearby or even sitting at your feet? If this superstition holds true, you better put the dog out before continuing. This superstition implies that gambling near a dog is serious bad luck. We have no idea how this superstition started, but there are quite a few people that say gambling near a dog is bad luck. I wonder if they guy who painted the famous ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ was aware of this?

Luck and Numbers

Playing at an online casino is all about hitting the right numbers and making the right calculations that suit your style in your chosen game. Many players, however, believe some numbers to be lucky and some to bring bad luck. Moreover, the luck of some numbers switches between different cultures. For instance, in Western cultures, the number 7 is considered very lucky while number 13 is apparently downright spooky.13 in Asian cultures is considered incredibly lucky. 8 in Chinese represents fortune and is also a symbol of eternity. This is exactly why the Beijing Olympic Games began on 8/8/2008 at 8.08pm precisely.

Many cultures have associated different meanings to the digits depending on their traditions or language. In Macau, players usually don’t start like to start with a four as the number sounds a lot like the Cantonese word for “die.” Similarly, three and multiples of three have a mystic meaning attached to them across many cultures.

Red Underwear Power

According to legend, the Chinese consider the colour red to be a representation of good fortune and joy. In keeping to this legend, it is said that if you want to have great financial success in an online casino that you should wear red clothes, or better still, wear red underwear, while playing to greatly increase your chances of success.

The Lucky Bag

This superstition has its origins in African-American folk magic from the early nineteenth century, where people tried to harness their mojo and put it in a bag. Players will have a red flannel bag and fill it with lucky objects and amulets (what better place to put your rabbit’s foot or four leafed clover), as well as herbs and minerals. If done correctly, it is said that the bag will bring the user good fortune. One important fact to note. To be fully effective, and provide the maximum amount of good luck, the flannel bag is supposed to be hidden on your person. Never reveal your lucky bag to the world though. Apparently, if revealed, your luck may turn out to be all bad!

Bizarre Thai Superstition

If you happen to have a spare penis medallion lying around your house, why not try what the Thai’s do. Wear your penis medallion tied around your waist inside your clothes next time you play your favourite Live Video Poker game at an online casino.

According to Thai culture and tradition, these phallic pendants known as “Palad Khik” are used to supposedly help men to attract good fortune) so Thai men traditionally commonly adorn one while having a wager. The Thais don’t only believe the medallions will boost their fortunes. The medallions are also believed to make Thai men irresistible to women.

The revered penis amulets are believed to have originated in India before being imported to Thailand by Cambodian Buddhist monks. Traditionally made out of bone, wood, horn or metal, they are various sizes (proving once-and-for-all that size doesn’t matter) and come with all kinds of inscriptions and designs from elephants, dragons and Buddhas. Why not head to the markets and get a Palad Khik on your next trip to Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket to wear whilst playing your favourite online casino?

Smoking Vultures Brains

According to ancient South African beliefs, smoking vulture brains will supposedly bring good luck by giving the smoker the power to see the future. This traditional African medical practice is called ‘muti’ (or what Westerners may refer to as ‘voodoo magic’) The brains of the endangered vulture are dried, ground and finally smoked in cigarettes.

The ancient ritual has been transferred into modern society in South Africa. Modern day players in South Africa smoke the bird’s brains in the hope that it’ll enable them to choose winning lottery numbers, foresee a big progressive jackpot about to strike in an online casino or predict the outcome of sporting events. Consequently, the dried brains are in such incredibly high demand that the vultures are now on the endangered species list in South Africa. Who foresaw that I wonder?

Have a haircut……or not?

Lastly but by no means least, many players in India believe strongly that personal grooming has a direct influence on luck. Ancient Hindu superstitions prescribe that having your hair cut on a Tuesday will bring you nothing but bad luck. Indian gamblers will steer well clear of the barber’s shop on Tuesday before hitting the online casino on their mobile phone or placing a bet of any kind at all.

Do you have a superstition that didn’t make our list?

C$790,000 Won on Age of the Gods

Over the past year-and-a-half, the Age of the Gods online video slot series has proven itself to be one of the most popular games ever released by Playtech. The series was originally designed to replace the successful Marvel online slot series. However, Age of Gods has outgrown its predecessor.

In a move that has caused a progressive storm in the gaming industry, Playtech last month released its Age of the Gods Live Roulette to add to the online slots series. Featuring a beautiful theme, a unique spin on Roulette and a massive payout potential, Age of the Gods Live Roulette has already proved a huge hit with players at Bet365 and William Hill Online Casinos.

CAD$790 000 Jackpot Won

Age of Goods Live Roulette

Playtech launched the Age of the Gods Live Roulette (including its 4-tiered Age of the Gods Mystery Jackpot) to add to its Age of the Gods slots family on 27 September 2017. Just two weeks after the introduction of Age of the Gods Live Roulette, a hard-working British factory worker and father of three won CAD$790 000 whilst relaxing after a long and difficult night shift.

The winner (who prefers to remain anonymous) explains how it felt when the jackpot hit;

” I was crying when I saw the big jackpot amount hit my account and I was in total shock. I have three children and this jackpot will change my life. I’m so happy!”

Shimon Akad, Chief Operations Officer at Playtech, said: “We continue to drive innovation and our new Age of the Gods Live roulette product is testament to that with the product becoming an instant success.

Shimon added, “We’re thrilled to see such a big win and we will undoubtedly see even more in the days, weeks, and months to come due to the unique and industry-leading Omni-channel Playtech ONE progressive jackpot network we have across both Live and Casino”

For your viewing and listening pleasure, Playtech has released a recording on YouTube of the exact live moment the jackpot was won

Age of Gods Cross-Game Jackpot a Ground breaker

Playtech has broken new ground in traditional Online Casino circles with its Age of the Gods Live Roulette. The concept is so simple. It’ll leave you scratching your head wondering why it wasn’t thought of before now.

Quite simply put, Age of the Gods Live Roulette shares liquidity with all its online casino and land based slot machine brothers. The largest jackpot available is the Ultimate Power Jackpot, the highest of the four-tier mystery jackpot that links all the live products and all of Playtech’s Age of the Gods slot games. This ensures players have a larger prize pool that can be obtained more often as it is played more often.

Genius

That what makes this roulette game unique. Age of the Gods Live Roulette shares the progressive jackpots with its slot machine counterparts. Quite often, roulette games are often criticised for their lack of jackpot winning opportunities – but not with Age of Gods. Just like progressive slots, the jackpot round is activated at random.

Upon entering the jackpot round, you are greeted with 20 coins, all face down. Flip those coins to reveal different colours – colours that may potentially match up to one of the four available jackpots. In the case of the Ultimate Power jackpot, you will be required to flip as many reds as possible.

As if to underline the point and prove it possible, a player at Bet365 Online Casino immediately won almost CAD$ 70 000 a mere few hours after the game went live in September.

Mobile Friendly

Knowing the professional-level games developed at Playtech, it won’t come as any surprise that this game is mobile friendly. The browser-based design ensures compatibility with all major mobile devices, including both iOS and Android products.

Age of the Gods Live Roulette rewards players with its superb play action. Its visuals run smoothly, elegantly and stylishly without jerking or loading issues.

Visually Unique for an Online Roulette Game

You’ll know Age of the Gods Roulette is unique at first glance. While the betting table and roulette wheel look standard enough, the backdrop of the game is covered with an array of colourful gods, goddesses and Grecian urns, and lanterns, that make it appear that the game is taking place in Zeus’ temple on top of Mount Olympus. This makes Age of the Gods far more engaging and eye-catching than the usual green or red felt table-top we have become accustomed to seeing at online casinos.

The entire look and feel of the game, including a new dynamic user interface is designed to showcase the jackpot ticker and present real-time jackpot notifications. It has stylistically-developed to fit in with the rest of the Age of the Gods series of games, including the online slots.

The most impressive element is the state-of-the-art 26-metre high custom-built video wall in Playtech’s Riga, Latvia studio. This enhances smooth gameplay allowing Playtech staff to render any imagery required to support the game as it is streamed live.

The Future of Live Roulette Games at Playtech

Sharing a jackpot liquidity across the company’s game portfolio is just the first step in Playtech’s bold and ambitious plans to offer its customers a new, completely revolutionary and unique online gaming experience.

The Isle of Man-based gambling giant has drawn up a strategy to revolutionise the Live Roulette experience through its in-house developed ONE platform, which will offer a total of four jackpots on each spin. New Live Roulette tables will be offered to the company’s partners and should make the market more competitive and its certain players will benefit from more jackpots being won more often.

Our Final Verdict

Even if you know nothing about the Age of the Gods series of games, Age of the Gods Live Roulette is a super-fun and unique interactive online roulette experience. By triggering the jackpot mini game at any point, you are guaranteed to take home one of the 4 progressive jackpots. The progressive jackpot-sharing with its slot machine relatives is a revolutionary and innovative idea. Players are entertained and on the edge of their seats for hours on end, fully aware that a life-changing win could be on their way on their very next bet.

Check it out today at William Hill online casinos!

Life-Changing Wins on Mega Moolah

Earlier this month, a British man playing with Betway Online Casino on a mobile device won a CAD$2.5 million jackpot on Microrgaming’s progressive slot, Mega Moolah. Six days previously, a life-changing CAD$11.46 million payout was won by another mobile Mega Moolah player. That was the second largest payout this year after a CAD$13.5 million payout was won by yet another mobile player in April.

Betway Winner

Betway and Microgaming Bosses are Delighted for the Winners

David Reynolds, boss of the Games Publishing Department at Microgaming, offered his very best to the winners:

“Two hits and another instant millionaire made by Mega Moolah in less than a week! Congratulations to Betway and their player on this mega win”

Anthony Werkman, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway also offered offered his congratulations to the latest winner:

“Almost two years to the day that we were celebrating our “World Record” Mega Moolah winner, another Betway customer has joined the millionaire’s club. We send our warmest congratulations to him.”

Anthony is referring to the “World Record” payout made to a British solider in October 2015. Let’s take a closer look at that win in further detail.

Record CAD$23 Million Mega Moolah Payout

Betway Winner

On October 7 2015, at Betway Online Casino, the Mega Moolah jackpot paid out the biggest lump sum in the history of virtual gambling, with £13,213,838.68 (over 23 million CAD$) pouched by the then 26 year-old British soldier and Afghanistan veteran, Jonathon Heywood from Cheshire! Exactly how did he win the Mega Moolah progressive slots jackpot? Quite simply, by placing a 25p (42 Canadian cents) wager!

Jon’s Family Came First

When questioned on what he intended to spend his winnings, Mr. Heywood replied “The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my Dad. That’s more important than anything. Family comes first and I’d give all this money back for him to be healthy again.” Naturally, with watching his bank account swell to an eight-figure sum also treating yourself to something you’ve always wanted and is well deserved. In addition to paying for the very best treatment available for his Dad, Jonathan purchased his own dream car – a yellow Bentley Continental GT!

Why is Mega Moolah’s Jackpot Now Won so Often?

At that time of Jon Haywood’s World Record win in 2015, the stretch between the previous record payout and the previous jackpot win was the longest ever recorded on Mega Moolah. At that time, the slot generally boasted a payout frequency of around 12 weeks. It was just over 26 weeks previous to that in 2015 when a Canadian player won CAD $7,561,766 – a payout that in itself set the record for the biggest single win on Mega Moolah up to that point – and in the industry as a whole. Since that time, Mega Moolah’s jackpot wins seem to have increased in frequency.

Ever since Jon Haywood’s huge win, Mega Moolah profile has soared.

Its becoming almost an essential for an Online Casino to include Mega Moolah in their list of online games. More and more of the best and most reputable online casinos are looking to include Mega Moolah in their game line-up including: Bet365, Betway, Jackpot City, William Hill, Spin Palace, Royal Vegas, Ruby Fortune, 888 Casino and All Slots Casino.

9 Mega Moolah Jackpot Wins in 2017 Alone

2017 has already seen 9 big jackpot winners. This raises the question what is so special about this year that has seen so more Mega Moolah Jackpot winners than usual? Have the game developers, Microgaming, changed something in the game to make the jackpot pay out more often?

Definitively ‘NO’. The Mega Moolah of 2017 is the same version that was originally released more than a decade ago. Subsequently, if the game hasn’t been altered, then what else has changed which could explain this marked increase in winners?

Of course, the chances of winning the Mega Moolah jackpot is entirely down to chance and naturally, there will be random fluctuations in the number of winners each year and in the amount of time that passes between winners. The random nature of the jackpot award could possibly mean that we just may have a ‘luckier’ year in 2017, than we have experienced in previous years.

That being said, it is also the case is that Mega Moolah’s popularity has never been greater with all these big jackpot wins. The result is that there are perhaps more spins being played on the Mega Moolah slot now than at any other period in the slot’s history. Thus, the progressive jackpot grows faster and is won within shorter timeframes as more people are playing. A small percentage of any wager goes into the progressive jackpot fund on each and every spin on the game.

Given all that, it is little surprise then that the jackpot is being won a lot more frequently. However, it usually takes longer than six days for the jackpot to be won again as it did in September & October 2017!

How much has Mega Moolah paid out so far in 2017?

The nine jackpot wins this year are as follows:

  • January – $CAD 8.93 million
  • March – $CAD 9.82 million
  • April – $CAD 11.9 million
  • May – $CAD 5.5 million
  • June – $CAD 2.23 million
  • July – $CAD 2.53 million
  • August – $CAD 7.6 million
  • September – $CAD 11.46 million
  • October – $CAD 2.5 million

In total, that’s a whopping CAD$62.47 million Mega Moolah Jackpots paid out in 2017. With more than two months remaining in the calendar year, are we looking at a CAD$100 million payout year from a single online progressive slot? Regardless, it is quite possibly already an unofficial record for wins from a single online game. By the looks of that extensive 2017 jackpot list, it would be an unwise decision to bet against the jackpot going off at least one or two more times between now and 31 December.

Where Can I Play Mega Moolah?

Betway, Jackpot City, William Hill, Spin Palace, Royal Vegas, Ruby Fortune, 888 Casino and All Slots Casino.