Olympic Casino's record poker jackpot over 2 million kroons
Posted on 27.04.2006Olympic Casino’s poker jackpot reached its highest-ever level of 2.4 million Estonian kroons on Thursday 27th of April. The Mystery Jackpot, a system that connects slot machines and allows winning even with a minimum bet of 10 sents, has grown to over one million kroons.
In order to win the record-high poker jackpot, a player has to get a Royal Flush at a poker table. According to Helen Tarmas, Marketing Manager of Olympic Casino, a player can win 20% of the poker jackpot, or nearly half a million kroons, with an ordinary Straight Flush.
"50-kroon bonus bets placed by players contribute to the jackpot connecting all Oasis poker tables, and in order to win the jackpot a player has to make an ordinary bet as well as a bet in a bonus game," Tarmas explained. " Reval Park Hotel&Casino has three tables where players can have a game of Oasis poker."
The previous jackpot for Oasis poker tables was won in October 2004, by which time it had grown to 1,786,498 kroons. A Royal Flush needed to win the jackpot is composed of cards from ten to ace, all of the same suit. Smaller awards, in the amount of up to 10,000 kroons can be won in bonus games with less valuable hands, such as Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush or Straight.
Several other Olympic Casino’s jackpots have also recently passed the one million kroons mark. The amount of the Mystery Jackpot is now 1.1 million kroons and anyone who places at least a minimum bet of 10 sents in any Olympic Casino’s casino at any time can win the jackpot.
Another record-breaking jackpot has accumulated in the Treasure Hall located in the Rocca al Mare shopping centre in Tallinn. The Cash Fever jackpot connecting four slot machines in the casino now amounts to 1.47 million kroons.
Olympic Entertainment Group is the largest gambling operator in the Baltic countries with 18 casinos in Estonia, 40 in Latvia, 8 in Lithuania and 6 in Ukraine. Olympic Casino Eesti AS employs over 400 people. In 2005 Olympic Casino paid 52 million kroons of gambling tax in Estonia. The company's work procedures comply with the requirements of the international quality standard ISO 9001. Olympic Casino is a member of the European Casino Association and one of the largest sponsors of the Estonian Olympic Committee.