GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 24 - April 2013

BY THE NUMBERS $15 million Amount won by unemployed Edmonton, Alberta man on a lottery ticket he purchased with his Slurpee – a weekly ritual he’d adhered to for 14 years. £1 billion Size of the online sports betting market in the U.K., according to a report released by Stickyeyes. $56,000 The amount Slotland paid out in its annual “Whale of the Year” contest. $519.6 million William Hill’s reported profits for 2012 on net revenue that was 12 percent higher than in 2011. $12 billion Amount wagered globally on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, according to an estimate by’s RJ Bell. 33/1 Odds offered by Paddy Power on Jorge Mario Bergoglio being selected as pope. By Presidência da Republica/ Roberto Stuckert Filho (Agência Brasil) [CC-BY-3.0-br (http:// by/3.0/br/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons 200 The number of “Vegas” casino games that Ladbrokes, in partnership with Playtech, is making available to its online and mobile customers. $.001 The minimum starting bet per payline to play Win A Day Casino’s new online penny slots. € 3.1 million Jackpot won by 32-year-old father of two playing Mega Fortune online slot at Mr Green. € 17.8 million Record jackpot awarded to a Mega Fortune player less than a month before the above-mentioned € 3.1 million jackpot was won. € 16,746.50 The jackpot won by Germany’s Frank Z. while playing 5 Reel Cash Splash at All Jackpots Casino only four days after joining the mobile casino. 600,000 The number of new players who joined 888 Casino in 2012. 95 billion The hands-dealt milestone PokerStars recently reached, at a $0.08/$0.16 NL Hold’em full ring table. $892,718 The amount of cash awarded during PokerStars’ 95-billionth hand promotion. By the Numbers