Online jackpot! Lucky punter scoops $1.4 million playing Basketball Star slot

  • Online slot, Basketball Star makes one lucky player a millionaire
  • Microgaming’s slot game gives 25 free spins and has over 40 wilds

Short of getting drafted by the NBA, there aren’t a whole lotta ways to make a million bucks from the beautiful game of b-ball. Against all the odds though, one lucky punter has proven there’s more than one way to hit the big time after relieving the Basketball Star online slot of a cool $1,402,017 (€1,300,000).


In real life, his jump shot probably wasn’t particularly sick and he likely didn’t fare so well when attempting reverse layups under heavy traffic.

But that doesn’t matter. In the online casino slot, Basketball Star he’s a bona fide MVP (Most Valuable Player), a legend up there with Michael Jordan himself after cleaning every last cent out of the Basketball Star online slot.

Just in time for March Madness

Jackpot City online casino was the source of the seven-figure win. It’s got form for dispensing life-changing jackpot prizes, having been the source of close to $755,000 (€700,000) in bumper wins in the last two years.

The latest sum to be scooped from the casino puts all that in the shade however. It was a timely win too, arriving just as basketball is dominating the sports news thanks to the NCAA March Madness Basketball Championship. Even the best or luckiest of bettors would do well to win a $1 million-plus sum from wagering on real life basketball however.

Basketball Star – wilds galore

Like so many popular slots nowadays, Basketball Star is a 243 ways to win game, one that dispenses up to 25 free spins and has a Rolling Reels feature that can usher in huge wins.

The Microgaming slot has been well received, with players praising the preponderance of wilds – there are over 40 in all – and the detailed graphics that place players on the court with hordes of cheering fans in the background.

The Wild Shot Feature is the way to win big in Basketball Star. It can be triggered at any time in the base game, whereupon reels 2-4 will become fully wild. The game also has scatter, which appears as the Basketball Star logo, with three or more triggering the Free Spins Bonus round. 25 spins can be claimed for landing five scatters in view.

Nice as it is to familiarise yourself with the game’s primary features, this knowledge will only take you so far. Winning huge sums from online slots is mostly about fortuitous timing rather than elite skills. Still, don’t let that deter you from spinning those reels and chancing your luck. After all, someone’s gotta win big playing these slots, and next time that buzzer-beating son of a gun might just be you.


More than a million on an online slot – that is March Madness! Analysts predicted that there would be some big basketball payouts during this year’s March Madness, but surely no one saw this coming. It’s heading up there with the biggest online slot wins of all time. Although, its a little way off the record slot payout when, in October 2015 one British punter took home an eye-watering $20,062,600 playing Microgaming’s Mega Molah slot at online casino, Betway. And before you think it’s something to do with Microgaming’s slots, big wins have come from other developers’ games. As with many things in life, it’s more likely a case of right (online) place, right time. Fortunately, whether it’s basketball, superheroes, jungles or action, it seems like the next big win could be just around the corner. You just have to find it…

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