Couple Wins More Than $800k in Vegas Slot Game

Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Part of the reason for that is because at any time, someone could sit down at a slot machine and hit it big. That’s exactly what happened for one couple that managed to hit a jackpot of more than $800k at a Vegas casino.

Who among us hasn’t dreamt of going to Las Vegas and hitting it big? For some, online casino games are about as good as it gets. But for one couple, the dream came true in a big way with just one slot pull.

A couple managed to hit it big at El Cortez Hotel & Casino. The locals played the Buffalo Diamond Extreme slot with a bet of $3.75. That bet turned into a win of $829,606. It is an incredible story that those two will remember for a long time to come.

The Cortez: A Throwback

While we hear a lot about massive online casino jackpots these days, this surprisingly wasn’t one of those. The win came from El Cortez Hotel & Casino. While an in-person win is not necessarily a big surprise, the kind of slot that it came from is surprising.

El Cortez has been around since 1941, though it has experienced several renovations (the last of which came in 2019). There is now even a high-limit room and it is one of the few places left in Las Vegas that does not cater itself to be a family-friendly place. It is a 21-and-older property, prohibiting any minors from the restaurants and hotel.

Buffalo Diamond Extreme


There are no doubt those wondering about the slot that delivered the payout, Buffalo Diamond Extreme. The game comes with a slew of great features. There are free games where every win is multiplied to new heights. The Buffalo Free Games feature comes from the Wheel Bonus section and has several multipliers as well. Finally, the Extreme Bonus Wheel has progressive free games with odds that increase after every unsuccessful spin.

The display is lively and vibrant, featuring bright colors, crisp animations, and even an outline of fire surrounding the wheel itself. With fantastic graphics of charging buffalo, you will feel like you are in the heart of the Old West with each spin. 


Online slots aren’t the only way to hit a big jackpot. As this local Las Vegas couple showed, there are still traditional casinos out there that deliver the full Vegas experience. Then again, it helps when that Vegas experience includes a jackpot closing in on $1 million.

Noah has worked in the iGaming space for more than five years, first as a freelancer and now as part of Duluth Media. He’s experienced in all facets of the industry and has covered plenty of sports.

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