Angela’s win was achieved on Wednesday 31 May at ‘just before 8am’. Ordinarily, that is when she would have been getting her children ready for school, but they were sleeping in because it was half-term, and her husband was tucked up in bed following his night shift. This gave Angela some precious time to herself, and the convenience of mobile gaming made it simple for her to log into her online casino account and start playing.
For readers who have not yet discovered the game, Gladiator is based on the Ridley Scott movie of the same name, which starred Russel Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. The 5-reel slot has 25 pay lines and symbols include multiple characters from the movie and various items of gladiatorial significance. The game is a genuinely cinematic experience, with more than enough cut sequences, animations and audio clips to delight both casual players and fans of the original movie.
The Gladiator game also boasts two bonus rounds, which are referred to as the Coliseum Bonus and the Gladiator Bonus, and it was the latter of those which delivered Angela’s £1.36 million jackpot win. When that win had been landed, she ran to wake her husband and share the good news, and there has been no official word on whether or not he managed to get back to sleep afterwards.
Describing the moment of her win, Angela said: ‘I saw the amount and felt like I was in a dream. I just felt sick and didn’t know what to do with myself. It’s just completely amazing and will change everything for us.’
The game’s creators are also delighted with this latest success. ‘We pride ourselves on offering the best-performing games including a huge variety of progressive jackpot titles and the industry’s biggest and best progressive jackpots, and this win is no exception,’ said James Frendo, who is Casino Director at Playtech. ‘Gladiator is one of our most popular premium branded titles, consistently offering players exceptional entertainment and huge prizes, and performing brilliantly over the years.’
Gladiator can be played at Bet365 Casino and other venues which offer Playtech titles.