Punter scoops £18K jackpot on casino machine

A lucky punter at a Blackpool casino scooped more than £18,000 on a slot machine.

Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 10:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:26 pm
Christopher Holder

Christopher Holder won the jackpot at the Grosvenor Casino.

And now he is planning to spend his £18,231 winnings on a trip to Las Vegas with his wife to celebrate their upcoming anniversary.

Mr Holder from Cumbria, said: “It’s unbelievable, I never thought that this would happen.

“My wife and I are planning a trip to Vegas in 2019, I turn 50, she turns 60, and we have a big anniversary coming up.

“This will definitely help pay for that. We should also be able to pay off some of the mortgage, and still have some left to enjoy.”

Murray Pauline, general manager at the casino, said: “We’re thrilled to have a jackpot winner.

“It’s great to see people enjoying our gaming area and having a big win like this creates a really exciting buzz around the new additions to the casino.

The recent change in legislation allows a progressive linked jackpot for machines within the same premises to a maximum of £20,000.