While on a break from military training at Nellis Air Force Base, marine Corporal Alexander Degenhardt and a marine friend of his, decided to visit the casinos on the Las Vegas strip. The marines had some free time before taking a flight back to their base in Maryland so they went to the Bellagio Casino and played the slot machines. Corporal Degenhardt won a massive progressive jackpot of almost 2.9 million dollars.The marine was playing the Money Vault Millionaire Sevens wide area progressive slot machine from Bally Technologies when he won the jackpot of 2 882 808.32 dollars on the one cent denomination slot machine.
This is the second largest jackpot won on a Bally Technologies slot machine in the 80 years that the company has been involved in the gaming business. The Bellagio win is the latest in a series of large recent jackpot wins ‘See article: Huge wins on Net Entertainments slots).Bally Technologies is a worldwide gaming company that was founded in 1932 in Las Vegas. It is the world’s oldest slot machine manufacturer. In 1975 it was the first gaming company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It develops, produces and operates gaming systems and technology solutions internationally. Among its products are wide-area progressives such as the Money Vault slot on which Corporal Degenhardt won almost 3 million dollars, reel and video slot machines and interactive and mobile applications. Bally Technologies also offers its clients casino management solutions. It is a leading company in its field with employees worldwide.It was Corporal Degenhardt’s first trip to Las Vegas and so it was his first time in the Bellagio casino. The Bellagio Hotel and Casino was opened in 1998 by Steve Wynn and belongs to MGM Resorts International. It is a 3 933 room hotel with a casino gaming area of 10 800 square metres. The kind hearted marine was delighted with his jackpot win in the Bellagio casino. He plans on staying in the marines to continue his military career. So far his plans for the money include helping his mother and his sister financially and also to prepare for the arrival of his sister’s baby.The Millionaire Sevens progressive jackpot slot machines from Bally Technologies are available in many United States land based casinos as well as in the Bellagio.