Casino City’s Friday Five: Massive slot jackpot and horse racing payouts edition

20 May 2022

Everygame Casino Red is enticing more players yet again with a bonus spins offer on a new Penguin Palooza slot. Before we dissect the details of the online casino’s offer, we have a few other top stories to tackle. A Florida casino paid out over $1 million to a lucky slot player, a horse racing bettor at Mohegan Sun nailed a superfecta bet on the Kentucky Derby, Las Vegas gets ready for Memorial Day Weekend, and MGM Resorts completes an acquisition on a Las Vegas Strip resort.

5. Everygame Casino adds Penguin Palooza to portfolio
The new Penguin Palooza slot game from Realtime Gaming is now available at Everygame Casino Red.

Until 15 June, the casino is offering an up to $5,000 introductory bonus that includes 50 bonus spins. Players can deposit as little as $20 to qualify for this bonus.

The regular scatter is an igloo. As in many games, three scatters trigger the bonus spins round. In this game, Bonus Spin wins are multiplied up to 5x.

But this new game also has a locking scatter, a baby emperor penguin. The locking scatter with respins feature is triggered when two or more locking scatter symbols appear on the first four reels.

4. Massive Kentucky Derby win at Mohegan Sun
Tomorrow is the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby long-shot winner Rich Strike will not be running, so there will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Before the race gets underway tomorrow, we still have some highlights from the Kentucky Derby on 7 May.

On Saturday, 7 May from the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook in Connecticut, two guests combined for huge winning tickets on Kentucky Derby wagers.

The first was a successful superfecta, where a player correctly picked the first four finishers in sequence in the Kentucky Derby, winning $321,500 off a $1.00 wager in the process.

Another player at Mohegan Sun’s Derby Day party placed 50 cents on a Pick 5 bet and scored $247,215. Rich Strike, who had 80-to-1 odds to win, took home the Kentucky Derby crown.

“We saw two of the biggest horse racing wins ever at Mohegan Sun on Saturday and we congratulate the two players that placed these incredible wagers,” said Brad Bryant, General Manager of Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook. “We also had numerous guests win big by picking the Kentucky Derby winner, Rich Strike. It was a thrilling day at the sportsbook, and we are excited to have many more like it.”

3. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek awards seven-figure slot jackpot
A lucky winner hit a jackpot of over $1 million with a $25 bet at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida.

The guest was playing the Aristocrat Dragon Link Panda Magic slot machine on Sunday, 15 May when they won $1,168,274. After the win, the progressive jackpot was reset to $1 million.

2. Memorial Day Weekend set for big parties in Las Vegas
Considered the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend is always a thrilling time to visit Las Vegas. Whether splashing under the sun at a day club, dancing the night away at a top-notch nightclub, or enjoying the destination’s very best entertainment, Vegas is the place to be.

AZILO Ultra Pool at SAHARA Las Vegas presents a Memorial Day Weekend Party on Saturday, May 28 featuring Jay Sean as the event’s celebrity guest DJ. The event at the Las Vegas resort also features a cocktail tasting and a cornhole contest with prizes.

The tiered, three-pool Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas, complete with cabanas and daybeds for total poolside comfort, presents a lineup of EDM artists throughout the weekend. Attendees can party to the beats of Kim Lee (Friday, 27 May), David Guetta (Saturday, 28 May), and The Chainsmokers (Sunday, 29 May).

E11EVEN Miami is taking over Ayu Day Club at Resorts World Las Vegas throughout the holiday weekend, bringing a lineup of EDM artists to the Strip’s newest outdoor oasis. Revelers will enjoy performances by Cash Cash (Friday, 27 May), Zedd (Saturday, 28 May) and DJ Snake (Sunday, 29 May).

1. MGM Resorts completes acquisition of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
On Tuesday, MGM Resorts International announced the closing of its transaction with Blackstone to acquire the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for $1.625 billion.

With the closing of the transaction, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas officially joins MGM Resorts' roster of iconic brands along the Las Vegas Strip, including Bellagio, Aria Resort & Casino and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Below are some property features of The Cosmo:
- 3,033 rooms and suites that were renovated in December of 2018, most of which feature terraces overlooking the Las Vegas Strip
- a 110,000 square-foot casino, with high-end gaming areas for VIP guests
- 26 food and beverage offerings, with 19 new concepts introduced in the last four years
- a 3,200-seat theater (The Chelsea)
- Marquee nightclub and day club that hosts top DJs from around the world

"This is a big moment for our company and for the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has already established itself as one of the Strip's premier resorts with an iconic brand, well-curated experiences and a loyal customer base. We couldn't be more excited to bring them into our portfolio of world-class operations," said MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle.

Related Links
MGM Resorts International Gaming Vendor Information
Everygame Casino Red Site Details
FanDuel Site Details
Penguin Palooza Online Slot
FanDuel Group Ownership Details
MGM Resorts International Ownership Details
RTG Software Details
SAHARA Las Vegas Details
Mohegan Sun Details
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Details
Wynn Las Vegas Details
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Details
Resorts World Las Vegas Details
Realtime Gaming iGaming Vendor Information
Ranked Online Sportsbooks

Featured Vendors
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
TDN Money Systems
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
TDN Money Systems
Cage, cash/chip handling experts representing CountR, ARCA, AccuCASH, Fujitsu & NCR
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
The biggest little show in Indian gaming! Save the date: Aug 9-11, 2022 in Tulsa!
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
GLOBAL TOUCH SOLUTION PARTNER OF CHOICE,10+ years OEM manufacturing,100+ thousand units application
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
With over 800 tables in 150+ casinos, EZ Baccarat is the number one brand in baccarat.
Slot Machines Unlimited
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Plastic Card ID
TribalHub
Plastic Card ID
The World’s Lowest Prices on Printed Plastic Cards and Card Printers!
TribalHub
23rd Annual TribalNet Conference Sept 12-15, 2022 Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Broadband Hospitality
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America.
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here
Imagine This
Casino Network
Imagine This
Imagine This #1 Source for Player Gifts. Over $50 million in stock ready to ship! Let us serve you!
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands
Kallop
.Dot-iGaming.com
Kallop
Reward every play like a VIP with exclusive luxury brands at affordable prices.
.Dot-iGaming.com
Fully loaded advanced casino platform. One time (low) fee, 100% your property, start now!
Casino Schedule Ease
AmericanChecked
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
AmericanChecked
Background checks for the gaming industry with key & non-key packages & fingerprinting solutions
Casino City Press
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.


Your Guide to 15,522 Gaming Industry Suppliers