Grand Slam of Slots 2 hits homestretch
6 Jun 2011
Following on the success of the first Grand Slam of Slots event, which culminated in the very first time an online casino player won a €1,000,000 first prize in an online tournament event. The Grand Slam of Slots 2 approached the same premise as before, but with a different angle. The initial starting amount was set at a guaranteed $100,000, which would escalate naturally as more and more players participated. Another added feature to the second installment was the inclusion of a $2.43 in gold bullion prize, which depended on a player meeting several key requirements throughout the promotion.
The Fortune Lounge Group added its own promotional tournaments that built towards the final event over a ten-week period. During this time, Fortune Lounge casino players could participate in weekly tournaments like lucky draws, highest-wagering contests and invite-only events. Predominant prizes included casino credits, 120 tickets to the grand finale (each ticket was worth $200), the chance to become a Diamond-level loyalty player for a year – the highest loyalty level in the Rewards programme – and also escalated loyalty points earning scales. These loyalty points, which are part of the Fortune Lounge casino Rewards loyalty scheme, may be redeemed for actual cash, without wagering requirements that need to be met.
The Grand Slam of Slots 2 final event began on 27 May and was scheduled to end on 6 June. The grand finale was also played on the video slot game Thunderstruck 2, which was released to all Microgaming casino brands in May 2010. The game made its debut as a major online tournament slot during the final event of the Grand Slam of Slots 2.