There was much excitement at Meropa Casino and Entertainment World in February when a local slots enthusiast, who does not want to be named, won a jackpot of R700 000 in the Sun International The Lion’s Share jackpot.
As anticipated, The Lion’s Share is proving very popular among slots players and the Meropa Casino jackpot was paid out only three months after the launch of this wide area progressive slots game.
The introduction of The Lion’s Share at Meropa last year was buoyed by the ongoing success of Sun International’s wide area progressive jackpots, SunStriker and Duma. The Lion’s Share is being introduced at Sun International’s South African casinos in phases. Meropa Casino was one of the first to introduce the game to guests.
The Lion’s Share is an African themed slot game with three levels of progressive jackpots and a host of new and funky twists to keep players on the edges of their seats.
These include free games, wild symbols, stacked symbols and The Lion’s Share feature. This feature has two stages. In the first, the player wins a cash prize, or if they are lucky, the chance to proceed to stage two where they are guaranteed to win one of three jackpots.
The Cub Jackpot is the standard progressive jackpot with a starting value of R2 500 and is linked across every Lion’s Share slot machine on the bank within each casino. The Queen Jackpot starts at R10 000 and is also across all Lion’s Share machines on the bank at each casino. When this jackpot pays to the lucky winner, everyone that is on the same bank and is actively playing a machine at the time as the jackpot is hit will win a Queen Jackpot Bonus pay-out. The Bonus pay-out is a percentage of the Queen Jackpot and is divided equally between all the non-jackpot winners.
The King Jackpot starts at R75 000 and is linked via Sun International’s unique wide area technology across all The Lion’s Share machines across participating South African casinos. This means that players across South Africa compete and contribute to the growing jackpot as they play The Lion’s Share. In a world first, The Lion’s Share boasts a Bonus Pot which starts off at R25 000 and grows until a lucky player wins the King Jackpot, playing a bet of R10. When this happens, the lucky player wins the King Jackpot as well as all the money in the Bonus Pot. This is what is known as winning The Lion’s Share.
Story: MARKI FRANKEN