It Was A $10 Million Party At Fiesta Henderson Last Week

Written By Martin Derbyshire on September 18, 2017
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For the second time in a little over a month a $10 million-plus Megabucks jackpot hit at a Las Vegas-area casino.

In fact, a Henderson, Nevada retiree identified as Roger booked a $10,192,523.88 Megabucks jackpot win playing slots at Fiesta Henderson this past Saturday, September 16, 2017. IGT’s Megabucks jackpot has now hit twice 2017.

Southern California’s Rodolfo T. hit an $11.8 million Megabucks jackpot at the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas on August 8, 2017.

The Megabucks jackpot resets at $10 million.

Additionally, players hit it twice in 2016. First, 64-year-old Northern Nevada gold miner Efren Aguirre hit a $12.5 million Megabucks Nevada jackpot at Gold Dust West Casino in Elko in March. Then, an Oahu, Hawaii resident hit a $10.7 million jackpot on the IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel slot machine at Wynn Las Vegas in August.

$39.7 million remains largest Megabucks jackpot ever

However, the largest Megabucks jackpot ever remains the $39.7 million prize hit in 2003 at Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Roger told a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter he moved to Henderson from Palm Beach, Florida, within the past few months. In fact, He quickly became a regular slots player at Fiesta Henderson since that time.

“I’ll probably spend most of it on alcohol, women and gambling,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “The rest of it I’ll waste.”

Roger claimed he had no idea what he’d won until an attendant notified him. Additionally, he said he plans to keep relatively quiet about the win to avoid unwanted attention.

Station Casinos’ Fiesta Henderson

Fiesta Henderson is located in Henderson. The property originally opened in 1998 as The Reserve. Station Casinos bought the property from Ameristar Casinos in 2001, and renovated. It now features the same southwestern Fiesta theme as sister Station Casinos property Fiesta Rancho in Las Vegas.

Fiesta Henderson features a 70,000-square foot casino with more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. Plus, there are also 18 table games, bingo room, keno lounge and a race and sports book.

The IGT Megabucks jackpot made its debut in Nevada in 1986. Additionally, it is the world’s first wide-area progressive jackpot system.

Players can win the progressive Megabucks jackpot playing a wide variety of IGT slot titles available at dozens of casino properties across the state. Some of the other Station Casino properties in Nevada that host IGT Megabucks slots include:

  • Boulder Station
  • Fiesta Rancho
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Palace Station
  • Red Rock Resort
  • Santa Fe Station
  • Sunset Station
  • Texas Station
  • Palms Casino Resort
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Martin Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist, video and film producer with a decade of experience covering the brick and mortar casino, poker and iGaming industries. He has produced content for top media outlets including PokerNews, Bluff Magazine and PokerListings, and has crossed the globe scooping stories and interviewing major players in all corners of the high-stakes gambling world.

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