Here are just some of the players at Laughlin hotel/casinos who cashed in on lucky streaks and hit a variety of jackpots.
STANTON BIRD of Anaheim California, was fortunate on a “Wheel of Fortune” slot machine in the COLORADO BELLE. When the progressive reels stopped spinning, Bird found himself the winner of a whopping $227,558.93 jackpot.
This six figure jackpot is possible on “Wheel of Fortune” machines because they are part of the International Game Technology (IGT) family of linked machines. Laughlin’s largest slot machine jackpot is $8.4 million hit on a quarter IGT “Wheel of Fortune” at the, then Flamingo Laughlin (now Aquarius), on September 2002.
EDWARD GALLUP of Beaumont, California, was back in the saddle again when he hit a royal flush on a “Let It Ride” table game in the pit of the GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN to claim a prize worth a sweet $25,000.00.
GARY MAUSSER loved what he saw on the screen of a bar-linked quarter video keno progressive machine in the RIVERSIDE RESORT’s CASINO WEST when it paid out a jackpot worth a smile-inducing $13,042.50.
CHAD LEITZKE of Bullhead City had no uncertainty about his good fortune when he sat down to a quarter “All-Star” video poker machine in the AVI RESORT CASINO and came away with a jackpot worth $12,000.00.
JAMES POULTON of Upland, California, had the cure what ails you in the form of a jackpot he hit on a $10 “All Star” video poker machine in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT that proved to be worth a healing $40,500.00.
GENE KRAUSE of Surprise, Arizona, had a pleasant surprise while playing a “Let It Ride” table game at the COLORADO BELLE recently when he hit a progressive royal flush pot worth a memorable $25,000.00.
BRIAN LANGILL of Needles, California, had a $5 “Game King” slot machine singing his song during a visit to the AVI RESORT CASINO after the machine coughed up a jackpot worth a most memorable $20,000.00.
CORBY CUTLIP of Victorville, California, wanted to shout “Take That!” when he hit a penny reel slot in the PIONEER HOTEL and GAMBLING HALL for a jackpot of $5,195.00 but just took the money in stride.
DONALD NORMAN of Roswell, New Mexico, was no alien to good fortune when he sat down to a $5 “Quick Hits” slot machine in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT and got to claim a jackpot worth a most healthy $50,000.00.
DONALD RAUH of Bullhead City, stopped into the AVI RESORT CASINO earlier this year and sat down to a “Bonus Poker” video poker machine where he proceeded to play and win a jackpot worth a sweet $4,000.00.
KARI KATHER enjoyed a run of good fortune at the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO when she recently hit four “Blazing 7″ slot machines for jackpots worth $1,242.00, $1,310.00, $1,420.00 and $1,225.00.
JOHN FREEMAN of Bullhead City, crossed the river for some play on a $1 video poker machine in the PIONEER HOTEL and GAMBLING HALL where he picked up cash in the form of a royal flush worth $4,000.00.
KATHERINE McGOVERN of Palmdale, California, stopped into the EDGEWATER HOTEL CASINO during a Laughlin visit and came away a winner when she hit a $4,113.00 jackpot on a slot.
LARRY STEELE of Lake Havasu City, likes playing keno machines during trips up river to the AVI RESORT CASINO and has had some good fortune doing so. Among his jackpots were one worth $5,000.00 and another for $2,350.00.
BELINDA TELEP of Surprise, Arizona, had no intention of losing when she sat down to a quarter video poker machine in the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN recently and didn’t after hitting the machine for a $1,567.00 jackpot.
DON HEMPHILL stopped into the RIVERSIDE RESORT and CASINO for a bit of play on “Blazing 7s” slot machines and was rewarded with two jackpots: one for $1,032.00 and the other for $1,025.00.
MARY GILLIS of Granada Hills, California, wasn’t complaining at all about her luck on a $5 “Triple Red Hot 7s” slot she played in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT recently when it paid out a jackpot of $20,250.00.
ROSS E. SMITH found himself in the driver’s seat of a “Quick Hit” slot machine he was playing in the RIVERSIDE RESORT and CASINO when he got it to pay out a jackpot worth a most reasonable $5,093.18.
GARY HILL of Laughlin recently won a nice $8K jackpot at the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN and then backed that up by hitting another nice jackpot when he played a $5 video poker machine that paid out a sweet $10,000.00.
JOHN FREEMAN of Bullhead City had his way with a $1 video poker machine he sat down to in the PIONEER HOTEL and GAMBLING HALL when he got it to cough up a royal flush worth a healthy $4,000.00.
RONALD ORWIG of Bullhead City, had a most satisfying outing at the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN recently when he played a $10 reel slot machine and watched as the reels stopped on a jackpot worth an exceptionally fine $27,000.00.
JERRY RIPP of Dane, Wisconsin, was certainly glad he decided to visit the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT and play a “Triple Red, White, Blue 7s” $5 slot there when the machine decided to cough up a jackpot worth a healthy $25,000.00.
RITA ULLMANN of Placentia, California, loved what she saw on the credit meter of a “Double 10X Pay” slot machine she played in the COLORADO BELLE HOTEL CASINO when it stopped on a jackpot worth $10,000.00.
LEON VIEAU of Fort Mohave, Arizona, crossed the river for a little play at the AVI RESORT CASINO where he sat down to a $1 “Pay the Aces” video poker machine and hit a royal flush worth a sweet $7,900.00.
CHRISTINE RYBAK of Bay City, Michigan, hit one out of the park when she stopped into RIVER PALMS CASINO RESORT and played a penny reel slot machine that immediately coughed up a jackpot worth $4,639.00.
WANETA ZACHMAN of Pico Rivera, California, found herself the winner of a sweet jackpot when she played a reel slot machine within the COLORADO BELLE HOTEL CASINO and collected $10,000.00 cash.
JARED ARCHER of 29 Palms, California, hit the bull’s-eye on a $5 reel slot machine he was playing in the PIONEER HOTEL and GAMBLING HALL when he watched the reels line up on a jackpot worth a most healthy $10,000.00.
GINNY SHERMAN of Sedona, Arizona, was living large after she sat down to a $5 “Quick Hits” slot machine in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT and watched as the reels landed on a winning combo worth a huge $50,000.00.
BARBARA McCLELLAND of Wichita, Kansas, put her head down and went to town on a $5 “Double Diamonds” slot machine in the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO and came away with a most impressive jackpot worth $20,000.00.
BLANCHE DUNLAP of Bullhead City, found out she doesn’t get tired of winning when she did just that on a quarter video keno machine in the PIONEER HOTEL and GAMBLING HALL that paid out a jackpot worth $5,012.00.
MELINDA JANIGA of Laughlin stopped into the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN a couple of months ago and played a $1 reel slot machine that caught her eye. Good catch, for she caught a jackpot worth a healthy $4,050.00.
DOROTHY KRAUTKRAMER of Fort Mohave, Arizona, beat the odds on a $1 reel slot machine she played within the RIVER PALMS RESORT CASINO when she got it to pay out a jackpot worth a sweet $3,000.00.
ROSANDA LEE was with her daughter LOUANNA LEE were at the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO for Louanna’s birthday when Rosanda decided to play a slot machine with a new PRIUS automobile as the prize. She won.
FRANCES GENTZLER of Paxton, Illinois, sat down to a “Let Ride Bonus Poker” table in the pit at the AVI RESORT CASINO and hit a progressive jackpot that paid out a most healthy prize of $19,000.00.
BALTAZAR HIDALGO of Rialto, California, liked what he saw from a $1 “Spin & Win” slot machine he played in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT when the reels stopped on a payout worth a most comfortable $10,426.00.
JEANNE BOICE-WILEY of Byeers, Colorado, turned a $1 video poker machine she was playing in the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN into a money machine when she hit a royal flush that proved to be worth a smooth $7,420.00.
KAREN TOLLEFSON had the bells and whistles go off on a “Quick Hit” reel slot machine she played within the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO recently when she hit it for a jackpot worth a most notable $25,000.00.
PIN CAMPBELL of Las Vegas played a “Deuces Wild” $10 video poker machine in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT and found herself in the catbird seat when she hit it for a jackpot worth a healthy $10,000.00.
ALFRED RUNTE of Seattle, Washington, spotted a $1 video poker machine in the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN that had his name on it and then proceeded to get it to pay out a jackpot worth a smooth $5,623.00.
JEFFREY CANIGLIA of Ralston, Nebraska, wanted to go home a winner and did just that when he hit a “50 Lions” reel slot machine in the COLORADO BELLE for a substantial jackpot worth $3,800.00.
EMILY ALVAREZ of Santa Ana, California, put up a big number when she hit a jackpot on a $1 video table game machine in the RIVER PALMS RESORT CASINO that proved to be worth a most memorable $29,165.00.
BEVERLY CARLSON hit her numbers on two separate $1 video keno machines she played in the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO and collected jackpots of $6,680.00 and $6,608.00 for a total keno grab of $13,288.00.
MONIKA STAUB of Riverside, California, sat down to a $1 video poker machine that caught her eye in the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN and proceeded to hit a jackpot worth a most reasonable $8,661.00.
WILL LATHAM of Moses Lake, Washington, jumped all over a “Game King” video poker machine he found in the COLORADO BELLE and got it to deal out a royal flush in spades to claim a jackpot worth $4,000.00.
CAROL SONGER of Needles, California, had a “Game King” machine he sat down to in the AVI RESORT CASINO singing his tune when he got it to deliver a jackpot worth a most handsome $10,025.00 pay out.
THOMAS WATTERSON of Lake Havasu City made the trip upriver earlier this fall and stopped into the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT where he played a penny “Quick Hits” slot and quick hit it for a cool $7,922.72.
ROSALINDA (SALLY) CLOUNCH was on a roll during a few recent stops at the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO when she hit video poker machines for jackpots of $2,000.00, $2,000,00 and $4,000.00.
SHARON LANGER of El Cajon, California, picked up some green when she played a quarter video keno machine in the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN and proceeded to hit her numbers for a jackpot worth a most reasonable $7,000.00.
LINDA BOWEN of Bonham, Texas could pay off any and all bills she may have with the jackpot she won on a “Triple Double Red Hot 7s” slot machine in the EDGEWATER HOTEL CASINO that came to a healthy $20,000.00.
MARILYN LUTZ of Surprise, Arizona wasn’t missing a beat when she played a $1 “Double Strike” slot machine in the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT for a jackpot that proved to be worth a reasonable $10,000.00.
BARRY HAZEN of Kingman, Arizona found just the machine he was looking for within the RIVERSIDE RESORT AND CASINO when he came across a “Red Hot Fusion” slot that paid out a jackpot worth $6,178.74.
CLARENCE BRADLEY of Phoenix, was cleared for take off on a penny reel slot machine that he sat down to within the TROPICANA LAUGHLIN —a machine he proceeded to hit it for a soaring jackpot of $7,501.00.