BILOXI, Miss., (July 2, 2013) –Charles Rhodes knew he had hit something but wasn’t quite sure how much when his Wheel of Fortune Super Spin® penny slot machine he was playing on Tuesday afternoon signaled a jackpot. His bewilderment quickly turned to excitement when he realized that he had just won the $1,503,288 statewide progressive Wheel of Fortune Super Spin® while visiting Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. This marks the third multi-million dollar jackpot to hit at Hard Rock Biloxi.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is home to the largest Progressive Jackpot with a $14 Million jackpot on Wheel of Fortune. ® This is the only Wheel of Fortune ® Super Spin® remaining in the state.
“This is my wife Debra’s favorite machine and we always play it” said Charles Rhodes after the jackpot was verified by IGT Technicians and Mississippi State Gaming officials. Rhodes had been traveling in the South and decided to visit the popular Gulf Coast casino for fun. He had only been playing the game for about 10 minutes before winning the Jackpot.
Charles Rhodes, from Woodville AL has recently retired and this will help him enjoy his retirement a little bit more with his family-which includes 6 grandchildren.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi’s Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations Joe Farruggio said “We couldn’t be happier. This truly shows that Hard Rock Biloxi is the place Winners play; we pride ourselves in providing great food, great music and a great place to win that leads to the ultimate experience that is Hard Rock Biloxi. I think we have truly provided that.”
Rhodes is proud to say now that he WON BIG at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi.
All IGT Jackpots® are paid in annual installments upon verification by IGT technicians and the Mississippi Gaming Commission.
Wheel of Fortune® is a registered trademark of Califon Production Inc. IGT (www.IGT.com) is a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is owned and operated by Premier Entertainment Biloxi LLC. The property features a Hard Rock Casino with 1,300 slot machines, 50 table games and a poker room. The Rock Spa offers services such as facials, massages, body wraps and a full service salon. Additional conveniences include fitness center, 12-story hotel with 325 rooms and suites, unique beach pool with underwater music features, five restaurants including Vibe Surf, Turf & Roll, Satisfaction Buffet, 24/7 Grille, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and the Hard Rock Café. Hard Rock Live® accommodating over 2,000 guests has already featured outstanding performers, concerts and events including our own 3 Doors Down, Jewel, Stevie Nicks, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Styx, Heart and many more. Retail shops include the Rock Shop, Taunt, Ben & Jerry’s, and Starbucks.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 777 Beach Boulevard – Home of the Largest Jackpot in Mississippi Gaming History!