Gambler wins £2.2million on a SLOT MACHINE in French casino  1

Gambler wins £2.2million on a SLOT MACHINE in French casino 

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Gambler wins £2.2million on a SLOT MACHINE in French casino

  • Frenchman hit the £2.2million jackpot in a slot machine playing a two-euro coin
  • Man, in his thirties, who has not been identified, bagged money on Sunday night
  • Sum was record payout for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France  


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A gambler has won £2.2million on a slot machine in a French casino. 

The frenchman in his thirties, who has not been identified, made a dream start to 2022 bagging the sum after playing a two-euro coin. 

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The man from Aisne, described as an ‘occasional player’ by the operator of the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France, hit the jackpot while playing on Sunday night.

A so-called Megapot of prize money is available on 175 slot machines linked up in 38 French casinos run by the Partouche group, with 31 people winning more than a million euros each in the last 10 years. 

A Frenchman, who has not been identified, won £2.2million on a slot machine in a Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France on Sunday night after playing with a two-euro coin (pictured, the casino announces the win)

A Frenchman, who has not been identified, won £2.2million on a slot machine in a Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino in northern France on Sunday night after playing with a two-euro coin (pictured, the casino announces the win)

The last big win was more than £1.75million at the Lyon Le Vert Casino in September 2020. 

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The £2.2million jackpot was a record for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino across all of the house’s games since it was established in 1973. 

The casino announced the news on Facebook. ‘It’s madness! The #Megapot fell this evening at Pasino de Saint-Amand on machine 297!

‘Yes, 2022 promises to be truly incredible at Pasino!’  

The £2.2million jackpot was a record for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino across all of the house's games since it was established in 1973

The £2.2million jackpot was a record for the Saint-Amand-les-Eaux casino across all of the house’s games since it was established in 1973

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A day earlier a woman won £167,000 after she played 67p in a slot machine at the Barriere casino in Saint-Malo.  

Gambling is tightly regulated in France because of the dangers of addiction and financial losses.

Advertisers are also required to warn consumers about the risks and banned from targeting children. 

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