Two major progressive slot hits recently have encouraged fans of the genre, which regularly throws up newsworthy wins from a variety of games furnished by a diversity of industry software providers.
 
The most recent win – for a whopping $846 884 – has been reported by Party Casino.com, although details on the winner are still sparse. The online casino's Gold Mega progressive delivered the win to an as yet unidentified player. 
 
Games linked to the Gold Mega Jackpot include the Godfather slot machine as well as Super Star, Super Joker, Super Fortune Wheel, Super Mystic and Mega Fortune Wheel.

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The Party Casino win follows another major six-figure progressive hit at Slotland.com, breaking that venue's previous record of $195 083 and setting the bar higher.  Player Forgomo, a regular at the site playing on its Heavy Metal progressive slot, won $200 111 at the end of February, telling management:  “I never dreamed I’d pay off my mortgage with an online slots win. I just make small bets and win a few dollars once in awhile. Now, let’s just say I’m not going to lose any sleep over my credit card balance!”
 

EUROSPORT APPROVED BY ALDERNEY JURISDICTION
 
Satellite television gaming channel plans to launch an online betting service
 
Serendipity Investment and satellite gaming channel Eurosport have obtained an Alderney online gaming licence which will enable the partnership to go ahead with plans to launch an online betting service branded Eurosportbet.co.uk.
 
The partnership will operate from Alderney under the umbrella brand SPS, a company with French and Guernsey offices, and plans to launch operations in the first half of this  (2009) year.
 
Robin Le Prevost, Alderney’s head of e-commerce development, said: "SPS, having chosen to base its new online business in Alderney, speaks volumes about our regime, capabilities and serious business approach. We are pleased to have been chosen."
 
“Being granted a full e-gaming licence in Alderney represents a significant step to us as we move forward with our project to launch EurosportBet.co.uk in the UK within the first half of 2009,” said Olivier Ou Ramdane, Chief Executive Officer for SPS.
 
Sebastien Bougon, Deputy Managing Director for Serendipity said, “We strongly believe that Alderney’s regulatory environment meets the highest international standards in terms of connectivity and security for our future customers. These elements are crucial for our group and motivated our choice to base our new online sportsbetting site in Alderney.”
 
Eurosport communications director Heather Bowler said that the company plans to build a new pan-European online sportsbetting platform.