Winners at First Slots Grand SlamPublished November 11, 2009
Congratulations all round after the Grand Slam of Slots.
We get so used to seeing worldwide, big buck championships that we sometimes forget just how much organizational and technical expertise are required to unleash these onto the net.
Casinos Gear up for the Main Event
The run up to the Grand Slam involved qualifying tournaments through a network of Microgaming casinos, such as JackpotCity Casino and Ladbrokes.
Charlie Goodenough, Head of Marketing at Ladbrokes Casino: "This tournament was always going to be exciting with one million Euros up for grabs and it is a great honour to be involved in creating the first online slot tournament millionaire. The Grand Slam of Slots has been a really innovative campaign to be involved in and has added a new dimension to our marketing activities."
Microgaming Enhance Their Reputation
Mike Hebden, Casino Channel Lead at Microgaming said: "The tournament has certainly lived up to expectations and generated a tremendous buzz amongst the online slot playing community. We are delighted to have been the power behind the biggest ever online slot tournament."
The first ever online slots tournament was a mammoth task, setting new standards for the Microgaming technical team behind it. They had to simultaneously connect casino players from around the world and handle the vast volume of data generated by a tournament of this size.
A Long Haul for a Stash of Cash
8,700 players participated in the Grand Slam of Slots. They went through qualifying rounds from July through till October, with the finalists then competing fiercely in an eleven day thriller before the winner was finally announced.
Stefan from South London, who plays under the alias 'Pattoned' scooped the pulsating prize. Picking up his mighty €1 million he said: "I'm ecstatic to have won and can't quite believe it yet. I'm absolutely stunned! What will I do with the money? Who knows; we'll have to wait and see!"