South African Player wins R2,724,363.76 at Silversands Casino

South African Player wins R2,724,363.76 at Silversands Casino  A lucky player from Gauteng walked away from his play on Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold Deluxe at SilverSands Casino, with R2,724,363.76 extra in his back pocket.  The winner wagered just R5, before winning the life-changing sum in a single spin of Realtime Gaming’s progressive slot.

Named only as Z. Smit, the winner is a frequent player at Silversands Casino which is the oldest South African online casino. After registering an account at Silver Sands Casino, Z. Smit tried out a couple of RTG video slots before turning his attention to the group’s newest arrival, Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold Deluxe.

About Cleopatra’s Gold Deluxe Slot

This five-reel, 25 fixed pay line slot is a revamped and upgraded version of RTG’s classic jackpot game, Cleopatra’s Gold.  The latest game boasts plenty of bonus features to boost any bankroll, including a wild multiplier Cleopatra symbol, Pyramid scatters that unlock 15, re-triggerable free spins and a progressive jackpot that’s reseeded each time at $100,000.

It took just one R5 spin on this Ancient Egyptian-themed video slot for Z. Smit to hit the progressive jackpot and become an instant millionaire nearly 3 times over.

What the Winner had to Say

“I was in a state of shock after I saw that number with the endless digits flash across my screen,” recalled the winner. “I didn’t really believe it was real until customer support from SilverSands Casino contacted me to confirm. It’s like a dream come true for me. Like most South Africans, I’ve had quite a challenging year because of the pandemic and my income took a blow. I can’t tell you how this money comes just at the right time. I can now afford to fix my roof, buy my wife a car and pay my kids’ school fees.

Craps Kings

Craps Kings  Another group effort scam came crashing down in 2016 when Bellagio craps dealer Mark William Branco and two accomplices, were convicted and sent to Nevada State Prison for their part in scamming the casino out of $1 million+. The scam involves the individuals going to a craps table manned by Branco and place phantom high-value bets on specific combination of numbers on the dice roll.

The players would mumble something to the dealer who would then pay out on the fact that the combination they had apparently said to him (even though in reality they hadn’t) had come up. The group tried the scam close to 80 times over a two year period. What eventually caught them out was the fact that casino workers realised the group’s luck amounted to odds of 452 billion-to-1 odds.

Branco is currently spending four to ten years in prison for the scam and it’s a felony crime if he ever enters another Vegas casino. Sounds like he needs a new hobby!

Craps World Record – 154 Rolls with No Loss

Craps World Record – 154 Rolls with No Loss  Did you ever wonder who holds the record for playing craps for the longest time? You might be surprised who it is.

We love the story of Patricia Demauro, a granny from Denville, New Jersey, who rolled the dice for over an hour without losing the longest golden arm.

The craps conqueror is said to have rolled 154 times – including 25 passes – during four hours and 18 minutes in May 2009. This is a world record! As a result, she hit the headlines when she demonstrated her craps prowess at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

This resulted in the unlikely hero beating Stanley Fujitake’s 1989 record who achieved three hours and six minutes, he rolled 118 times. Demauro ended the 20-year streak by taking down the original trailblazer.

Besides establishing Demauro’s place in the hall of fame for the longest craps roll, she also secured a place in its history. As part of her achievement, she was awarded membership in the Platinum Arm Club, which recognizes players who have rolled for 90 minutes, or 60 minutes plus, on two or more occasions, without quitting.

She went to the Casino with a friend and had only $100 in her pocket. It took her just over four hours to break the craps world record and make it look like a friendly game of dominos. In other words, she was in a league of her own after 154 rolls without a loss.

When she reached the end of her hot streak, she celebrated with champagne. There has never been any disclosure of how much she won at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City that night. However, It speculated that she might have won hundreds of thousands of dollars if she made good bets, according to gambling experts.

Since we’re talking gambling, Demauro is said to have accomplished this feat with odds of 1 in 1.56 trillion.

Edward Thorp

Edward Thorp  Edward Thorp is seen to some as the Godfather of card counting. He was the first person to publish a book which mathematically proved that card counting (tracking high and low cards) could be used to beat the house edge in blackjack. This is detailed in his book Beat the Dealer .

A maths professor by profession, he put his knowledge to good use, eventually having to use disguises due to the reputation that he was developing in the casino world. This was the 1960s and beyond, so he was well ahead of his time.

He also used his mathematically abilities and techniques to beat other casino games such as baccarat, backgammon, and roulette. Some of the techniques used have now been stamped out by casinos, as they will of course go to any lengths to maintain their edge.