Gambling News From Around The World – 12/30/2021

  • A Georgia bettor walked away with $642,000 jackpot on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune slot machine in seven minutes.
  • 2,000-year-old loaded dice have been found, confirming ancient Romans cheated in gambling.

BILOXI, Miss. - Gambling news from around the world shows a recent jackpot winner as well as an ancient history of cheating.

$642,000 In Seven Minutes: Slot Machine Jackpot

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino paid out a $642,000 jackpot on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine just four days before Christmas. The best part about it for the Georgia gambler was that it took him just seven minutes to hit the jackpot.

He allegedly sat down at the machine at 10:40 a.m. and hit the big payout at 10:47 a.m. Mississippi casino’s have been dishing out a good chunk of change recently as just two days after the $642,000 jackpot, somebody hit a $250,000 jackpot on a Golden Nugget Casino slot machine.

Within the span of two days, $892,000 were paid out in just two combined jackpots.

The History Of Cheating In Gambling: 2,000+ Years

Cheating in gambling has dated back years and years. However, it’s now known that cheating has been occurring for at least 2,000 years. A man from North Yorkshire found dice made from bronze while metal detecting. It turns out the dice were loaded slightly towards rolling a two or six.

It’s reported that the Romans were “massively into gambling” so it’s not too surprising to find that some tried to gain an advantage over the field. The dice were found just a few miles away from the man’s house, where he has found numerous other ancient items including some silver coins from the 13th century.