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MotorCity Casino Hotel Patron Wins $615,024.32 Wheel of Fortune Video Slot Jackpot

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A MotorCity Casino Hotel patron just won the IGT Wheel of Fortune Wide Area Progressive jackpot for $615,024.32.

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There are jackpot winners every day on the floor, but It’s not every day that a [$615,024.32] jackpot hits,” said Collias. “It was awesome. I’m glad I got to see it.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2013

When MotorCity Casino Hotel Slot Manager Nick Collias walked into work on the morning of March 6, it started out like just another day at the office. That feeling changed shortly after 11am.

“The floor was starting to get busy, then all of a sudden, bells started going off and I heard a group of people cheering. I went over to see what was going on, and there were people celebrating around a man sitting in front of a Wheel of Fortune machine.”

The casino patron in the chair had just won the IGT Wheel of Fortune Wide Area Progressive jackpot for $615,024.32.

“Apparently, as the patron and his wife were getting ready to leave the casino, she told him to play his favorite machine one more time. He put the money in and hit the jackpot. There are jackpot winners every day on the floor, but It’s not every day that a jackpot that big hits,” said Collias. “It was awesome. I’m glad I got to see it.”

About MotorCity Casino Hotel
Located on Grand River Avenue at the Lodge Freeway (M-10), MotorCity Casino Hotel is owned by Marian Ilitch and is the only locally-owned and operated casino in Detroit. The entertainment complex is comprised of an expansive gaming space including a smoke-free gaming area and an award winning 400-room ultra-comfortable and high tech hotel with a luxury spa and fitness center. MotorCity Casino Hotel offers several unique dining options including Iridescence, an Award-winning fine dining restaurant, Little Caesars, the Assembly Line buffet, the Lodge Diner, Pit Stop and the Grand River Deli. Other amenities include Sound Board, an intimate live performance venue, and over 67,000 square feet of function and banquet space. For more information about MotorCity Casino Hotel, or to make a reservation, visit our website or call 1-866-STAY-MCC.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 — When MotorCity Casino Hotel Slot Manager Nick Collias walked into work on the morning of March 6, it started out like

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Beating the Slots at MotorCity Casino

by Howard Berenbon

When you visit a casino, it’s always a good idea to have a game plan.В First, decide what games you’ll play, how much money you’ll wager per game and your loss limit.В And it’s also wise to take some expert advice with you for a winning edge.В В And so, on a recent visit to MotorCity Casino, I had a plan.В I was going to play the slots; no table games this time.В I had a modest $20 dollar limit and an expert with me.

Actually, I really didn’t have an expert with me, but some notes taken last month while reading Gayle Mitchell’s book, “More Casino Gambling Made Easier.”В She’s a well known gambling expert who contributes to Casino Detroit Magazine.В I studied her book and was ready to play those slots that Gayle recommends.В В It was a Friday morning (after I drove my two girls to school) when I headed downtown to MotorCity Casino for a morning of slot machine fun.

I was in search of a few good machines.В First of all, Gayle recommends playing only single pay line machines in various formats.В They offer a better pay off than those that pay on several lines.В So, if you’re lucky enough to hit on a machine, and people do, you’ll make more money for your investment.В Among the machines Gayle recommends are ones with 2 or 3 double symbols on the wheels.В She also says to play those machines near high traffic areas (near the buffet line, near the cashier and etc.).В And I’ve heard that recommendation from other experts.В Those machines could be set to pay off more frequently to help encourage those not playing to play.В В It certainly adds to the casino excitement if someone hits a jackpot while you’re waiting in line for seating at the lunch or dinner buffet.В One more recommendation, which also makes sense, is to play the two coin machines maximum bet slots.В You’ll get at least one third more playing time.

Since I had a twenty dollar limit on my losses, I limited my play to quarter slots.В That would give me more playing time for my money.В So, I headed into the casino searching for a couple different single pay line machines with some of Gayle’s criteria.В I found a Triple Diamond machine that looked good and popped in three quarters.В Then I hit the spin button, but nothing.В I then moved over to a Wild Cherry machine to my left and hit three times in a row.В Okay, that’s the way to do it.В It wasn’t a jackpot, but it gave me some playing money.В В Then I found a Red, White and Blue quarter slot with double pay symbols, and won a few more handful of coins, but then gave it back.В These machines required three coins for the maximum bet.В Unfortunately, after searching all three floor of MotorCity, I couldn’t find any two coin quarter slots.В All the two coin machines I found were $0.50 and $1.00 wagers.

I continued trying a few more quarter slots here and there until I lost my very small winnings plus $10 more.В В So, I gave up and started looking for the nickel slots I won on last time.В I know I broke a few of Gayle’s rules by playing the nickel machines, which are multi-lined and more than three reels.В В But, I found a few that were fun.В I started with a “Filthy Rich” nickel slot on the first floor, near the escalator, and won about $10 on the first four spins.В Then I continued toward the front exit to see if I could get a spot on one of the very popular Monopoly machines.В I was in luck.

It wasn’t that crowded at 11:30 a.m., and two Monopoly machines were open.В On a previous visit, I watched them payoff, so I was happy to get a chance to play.В In fact, I hit on the first 5 spins, and was about $20 ahead.В Then my luck wavered and gave it all back plus some.В But, I did have about a half hour of steady play with a chance to hit a jackpot.В So, in my two hour visit to MotorCity Casino, I had lots of playing time (about an hour), added more points to my club card, with a chance at becoming an instant MotorCity Millionaire (a current club card promotion) and only lost $12.В Actually, if you can leave a casino with only a $12 loss, you’re way ahead in my book.

Next time, I’ll play some of the poker machines Gayle recommends, and maybe try a few $0.50 two-coin slots.В And then I’ll head off to the buffet for lunch.В I couldn’t stay for the buffet this time, but next visit I’ll take my winnings to lunch.

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