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Blondie hits 200th

Aug 17, 2004 7:25 AM

Bally Gaming reported last week that its Blondie slots on the Thrillions progressive link have recorded their 200th consecutive jackpot. The milestone occurred at the River Rock Casino in Geyserville, Calif., on Aug. 10.

The lucky slot player, who wishes to remain anonymous, hit the historic 200th jackpot for $27,383.86 on a 25¡ Dagwood’s Big Bonus slot. Dagwood takes center stage in this reel-spinning game that is one in the series of Blondie games on separate wide-are progressive systems in Nevada, Mississippi, New Jersey and Native American casinos throughout the country.

In just the last six weeks, Blondie slots have paid out a whopping $260,791.48 in jackpots to winners from coast to coast. This parade of jackpots began on the Fourth of July with a $36,332.62 Blondie jackpot at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Mich. This was followed on July 6 with a $27,998.83 jackpot at River Rock and on July 31 with a $53,226.45 jackpot at the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, Calif.

On Aug. 5, Blondie slots hit again, this time for $31,123.51 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif. Then, on Aug. 8, a lucky winner hit the jackpot for $54,860.91 on a Blondie slot at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The 199th Blondie jackpot occurred on Aug. 9 again at the Soboba Casino with a lucky patron winning a $29,865.30 progressive award on the popular gaming machines.

To date, Blondie slots have paid out $8,913,752.23 in rapid-hit progressive jackpots nationally. Total jackpots on the Native American link amount to $3,324,861.90. On the New Jersey link, Blondie jackpots have amassed $2,654,333.25 in winnings. In Nevada, Blondie slots have generously paid out $1,971,778.37. And in Mississippi, Blondie slots have awarded $962,778.71 to lucky winners.

Bally Gaming and Systems, a wholly owned business unit of Las Vegas-based Alliance Gaming Corporation, designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide.