Montecasino launches world first in entertainment.
South Africa has the distinction of achieving a world first in gaming – a Cash & Cars Progressive Roulette, which has launched at Montecasino. The game offers a progressive bet of only R20, and the opportunity to win both a spunky Mini Cooper Hatchback worth over R320,000 and a shared cash pool of R80,000 simultaneously – once every few weeks.
Caroline Naidu, Tables Manager of Montecasino, explains, “Montecasino has had exceptional success with Cash & Cars on Slots, which has been a popular game choice because of the opportunity to play towards a progressive jackpot and the chance to win both a car and cash at the same time. It took some out-of-the-box thinking to extend this experience to our Tables offering but it was a challenge that TCSJohnHuxley rose to. Montecasino has once again lived up to its promise that ‘We’ve Got It’ with this world first – nowhere else in the world do you stand the chance to win a car on a progressive roulette table.”
Naidu adds that it is expected that the Cash & Cars Progressive Roulette will have the same hit frequency as Cash & Cars Slots, with one car likely to be won every three weeks. Since launching in April, the Jackpot has already been won twice, the first on 25 April and the second on 11 May. “This game takes Roulette to the next level, and the thrill of gaming to new heights.”
Cash & Cars Progressive Roulette is available on four easily identified Roulette tables at Montecasino, two on the main floor and two in the smoking casino. The game is based on a R20 progressive bet with a variety of ways to win multiple jackpots. Players simply place their bets on the same colour progressive pad as the chips they are playing, before the spin. To win the cash and car, the wheel number and the two bonus wheels numbers must match the personal lucky number randomly allocated to their colour – all numbers must be the same. To add to the excitement, when the car is won, players who placed a progressive bet on that spin will win a share of a cash amount displayed on the screen.
The opportunities to win don’t end there, with three other progressive jackpots up for grabs. The 777s Community Progressive Jackpot prize is won when the table wheel and two bonus wheels are all 7s – the value is divided among the players who placed progressive bets. The Roulette Mystery and the Floor Wide Mystery prizes are progressive jackpots and are linked to all Cash & Cars Progressive Roulette tables. The bottom line is that for a relatively small bet on the progressive betting pad, any player can win cash or the car, or both. And then there’s the Bonus Bet, which holds the record for the highest odds on a side bet at any Tsogo Sun Gaming Casino, which pays a whopping 1,200 to 1.
Mike Page, Operations Director and Complex GM of Montecasino, “Offering a world first on Roulette with so many chances to win cash or a five-door Mini Cooper hatch, or both, is about much more than being the first. It’s part of making sure we continue to give our visitors and guests quality, memorable experiences in our ‘world at play’ where there’s always something new and exciting happening.”
Says Christiaan Els, Interim Managing Director, TCSJOHNHUXLEY South Africa, “Following two years of collaborative development work, we are delighted to be launching the innovative and exciting Cash & Cars Roulette Progressive in partnership with Tsogo Sun Gaming and Montecasino. Cash & Cars is the first of its kind and we are honoured to have partnered in the development of this landmark progressive.”