Another jackpot won late last week, once again on a popular slot machine based on a TV show: Casino Listings reports that a punter playing Jackpot Joy’s Deal or No Deal slot machine (at a 10p denomination) won £179,818 (over $270,000) jackpot.
According to Casino Listings, this is the 25th such payout made by the game since February 2010. While it’s under the average amount the jackpot usually pays out, it is still a considerable sum.
Deal or No Deal is a video slot machine with five reels, three rows and 20 win lines, based on the hit TV show with the same name. For those not watching game shows (or TV, like myself), here’s a brief description of the game: the player gets a briefcase, with a series of other briefcases being placed around. Each briefcase contains a different amount of prize money.
The player opens briefcases in repeated sessions, and gets a phone call from “the bank director” after each one, with an offer – prize money in exchange of the selected briefcase. The player can “deal”, accept the prize money instead of the unknown amount in the briefcase, or say “no deal” and continue playing.
The Deal or No Deal slot machine reproduces this game mechanic through its bonus game section. Players are required to select one of 22 boxes and open the rest one by one. Just like in the TV format, the “banker” will call periodically and offer a certain amount in exchange for the selected box.
The largest amount won through the Deal or No Deal jackpot was £511,077, taken home by a lucky JackpotJoy player in February 2011. On average, the game pays out jackpots worth £214,524 once every 12 weeks, Casino Listings writes.