It didn’t take long for Seminole Casino Immokalee to celebrate its first million dollar winner of 2012. At 9:30 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 3, a local resident, who chooses to remain anonymous, won $1,047,165.14 playing a $5 Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine, manufactured by International Gaming Technology.
“I have been waiting 12 years to hit a big jackpot and now I have done it,” the lucky winner said.
After confirmation of the win, the player thanked the casino staff and insisted he would be back soon. Other players congratulated the winner and became hopeful that they, too, could someday be a big winner.
Seminole Casinos are part of a progressive gaming network that includes more than 300 casinos nationwide. Each time a coin is played in a machine on the network, the amount accumulates until a lucky winner hits the top jackpot award.
“This is a great way to begin 2012,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “With a selection of more than 1,200 Vegas-style slot machines, Seminole Casino Immokalee is the premier gaming destination, offering many opportunities for players to win big.”
In 2011, Seminole Casino Immokalee awarded more than $25,000 in taxable jackpots worth more than $64 million in winnings. Players also won great prizes, ranging from a brand new BMW to $2,012 as part of Seminole Casino Immokalee’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Daily promotions gave players the opportunity to win cold hard cash, extra poker chips and more.
For more information on how you can win big at Seminole Casino Immokalee, visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.
About Seminole Casino Immokalee
Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination, with 1,200 Las Vegas-style slots, from high-paying progressives, video poker and the industry’s newest titles like Tarzan, Betty Boop, and The Hangover, themed for the hit movie. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus, Blackjack Switch, Spanish 21, and Casino War. It is also contains the Zig Zag Blackjack pit, where the Zig Zag Girlz play. The new Paradise Room is a high-stakes gaming parlor with Blackjack and Mini-Baccarat pit and a separate area for high limit slot machine play. The new WPT Poker Room has both limit and non-limit games. No limit Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments are held Wednesday through Sunday. Bonus Hand and High Hand of the Day are also featured. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos throughout Florida.
Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Florida’s only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours, serving late-night breakfast, lunch and dinner. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill serves the best and freshest dishes in Southwest Florida, including its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and fresh-from-scratch classic favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is “where the party never ends” with nightly live entertainment and no last call. Two, 42-inch HD televisions and a 103-inch screen at the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. With 1800 parking spaces, there’s always more than enough parking available at Seminole Casino Immokalee.
Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it’s five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For directions or other information call toll-free (800) 218-0007; fax (239) 658-0204 or write: 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142; www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.
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