Olivier C of Switzerland could be forgiven for thinking he was in Las Vegas – or perhaps Monte Carlo – for he recently played the new Treasure Nile progressive slots and won the world’s largest online progressive jackpot for a staggering $389,843.56 – so now, if he wants to, he can fly first class to check out the real thing!
This momentous event in online gaming took place at the Lucky Nugget Casino – one of the Net’s oldest, safest and most popular casinos – and so I felt it was time to go back and see what has changed.
I first came across the Lucky Nugget in early 2000 – it was one of my first experiences with a Microgaming casino – and I had quite an interesting time there, even if I didn’t win anything (but I did break even). As one of the first casinos to have a networked progressive slot machine, the now-famous CashSplash, it drew a lot of attention from gamblers, including myself.
Now, about 18 months later, the Lucky Nugget has had a significant facelift – perhaps reminiscent of the facelift downtown Vegas got when it created the Fremont Street Experience – and it now boasts 42 casino games, including all six Microgaming progressive slots and video poker, as well as the now-popular multi-line Jacks or Better Power Poker, which is quickly becoming the video poker player’s game of choice on the Net. Pity that I never seem to win though – just my luck, or perhaps stupidity in playing until I ran out of funds even though I was getting some nice wins.
Lucky Nugget will even give you $10 to start off if you are a new player – and match your first deposit of $100 with $100 of their own – so if you’re looking to strike gold, this is definitely a good place to start!
Lucky Nugget also has Playcheck and Accountcheck facilities common to all Microgaming casinos. Support is reasonably quick by Net standards, but I would prefer response times within 12 hours… and payments are, again, reasonably quick, especially if you use PayPal or ACH.
This grand old dame of the online casino scene is managed by the same Joker123 Slot team who manage the Gaming Club, River Belle and Orbital casinos – and you will have no worries with them. A wide selection of games to choose from, including all of your favorites such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, sic bo, Red Dog (Acey Deucey), Cyberstud Poker (Caribbean Stud) and a huge selection of video pokers and slots, makes Lucky Nugget a must-have on your list of casinos.
Especially if you like progressive slots.