It was the biggest jackpot in the history of the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.
On June 5, 2018, Rhonda L. from Wisconsin snagged a $1.4 million jackpot. To be exact, she won $1,453,640.47.
Derek Stevens, owner of Golden Gate and The D Las Vegas, said, “She is a big fan of the D and Golden Gate so we really couldn’t have asked for a better winner. “This is the biggest payout of my career in Las Vegas and our lucky casino player has made the experience unforgettable.”
Rhonda won on a Million Degrees slot machine.
Rhonda was in town to meet a group of friends, all part of an online Facebook community, Everything Las Vegas. Immediately following her slot machine win, she bought a round of drinks for all her friends. That is how you Las Vegas.
Golden Gate plans to post Rhonda’s photo on the lucky machine. Vegas immortality!
Downtown Las Vegas casinos have a reputation for being “loose,” and big jackpots may be proof it’s true.
In May 2016, a $1 million jackpot hit at Golden Nugget on a $1 Wheel of Fortune machine.
In Aug. 2017, a player won a whopping $11.8 million Megabucks jackpot at Fremont casino. In Feb. 2018, another player won $1.23 million.