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Boca Raton Nurse is Sudden Millionaire

Thanks to a Slot Machine at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek


COCONUT CREEK, FL – A Boca Raton nurse hit the million dollar jackpot on a MegaBucks® wide-area progressive slot machine at around 10 p.m. on Fri. Mar. 16 in Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

$1,108,096 to be exact.

The woman was accompanied by her adult daughter and requested to remain anonymous.

“It always creates an exciting buzz when someone hits here. But there’s a good reason we call our casino ‘Florida’s Jackpot Capital,’” said Steve Bonner, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek president.

Manufactured by International Gaming Technology (NYSE:IGT) MegaBucks is a dollar slot machine that must have $3 played to hit the jackpot. Each has its own random number generator that chooses outcomes that are reported to a central station. This type of slot machine is called a wide-area progressive because when the jackpot is hit, the central station sends out a message to the other thousands of MegaBucks across the country to reset their meters.

The MegaBucks was actually the first wide-area progressive system when introduced in 1986. According to IGT, more than $1 billion in MegaBucks jackpots have been won since then.

With its $150 million expansion in February, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek now offers more than 2,300 slot machines on its 100,000 square foot gaming floor. Two of the most popular games are The Hangover and Leprechaun Gold. Some of the most popular progressive slot machine titles are Ghost Busters, Diamond Jackpots, Vegas Paradise, Monopoly Big Event, Wizard of Oz and Slingo Bonus. Denominations range from one cent to $100.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located just east of State Road 7 (U.S. 441) and north of Sample Road at 5550 NW 40th Street. For more information call 954-977-6700, visit online at Follow on Twitter: @SCCoconutCreek, #funyou, or #CocoGO2012 or on Facebook:

About The All-New Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has completed a $150 million expansion with a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor, the non-smoking, well-appointed Stax Poker Lounge located on the second floor, and three new restaurants, the upscale NYY Steak, the spectacular flavors of Italy in Sorrisi Italian Restaurant, and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. NYY Steak is open 5 p.m.-11 p.m. (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Sorrisi Italian Restaurant is open Wednesdays - Saturdays 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). 1st Street Deli is open every day from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 5,700 square feet of retail shops are located on the first floor courtyard of the new 2,400-space LEED Silver Certification-registered parking garage. On the south side of the state-of-the-art green garage there is a convenient transportation hub consisting of a large charter bus service lounge for the comfort of guests, a valet station, and a guest vestibule.

Other amenities in the expanded casino include a new Player’s Club and a High-Limit gaming area. The new Player’s Club features revolutionary electronic guest interaction technology that eliminates guest waiting lines and immediately immerses players in the casino’s action. Conveniently located just inside the new northwest area of the casino, the Player’s Club is the very first of its kind in the United States and is expected to completely change the guest service experience as the casino industry knows it today. The upscale High-Limit action area with its own bar/lounge is located in the center of the greatly-enlarged casino, containing 12 high-limit table games and more than 60 high-limit slot machines. Adjacent to the High-Limit, there is an attractive new casino promotions staging area. As part of the expansion project, The Site casino sprung structure building was converted into an intimate, new 1,200-seat show venue. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek development plans are being coordinated with, and incorporated in, the city of Coconut Creek’s MainStreet development.

Named the “Best Place to Gamble” by Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek currently offers more than 2,300 of the latest and greatest slot machines including Las Vegas-style slots. The casino now offers 65 table games including live blackjack, baccarat, and popular novelty games such as pai gow poker. It features 24/7 high stakes no-limit action in its Stax Poker Lounge, with a wide array of tournaments for all types of players. Live poker games include Texas Hold ’em, 7-Card Stud, and Omaha tournaments with buy-ins from $85 to more than $1,000.

In 2007, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek underwent its first major expansion of approximately $32 million, which added the marketplace-style Fresh Harvest restaurant, named “Best Buffet By Far” in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; as well as the Nectar lounge and outdoor Sunset Grill, both with live nightly entertainment. Fresh Harvest is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily (closes only at 8 p.m. on Sunday). Sunset Grill is open 24/7 365 days a year. The Sushi Bar, in Nectar Lounge, is open 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. .


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