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Big Quartermania Winners at the Horseshoe & Mohegan Sun

21 October 1997

BOSSIER CITY, La. -- Horseshoe Casino, the gaming leader of the south, continued that reputation Saturday by presenting a $888,274.11 check to Hazel Ellis of Malvern, Ark.

Ellis, a regular visitor to Horseshoe Casino won the jackpot on a progressive Quartermania slot machine. She had invested approximately $20 before hitting the big money. "Actually, I was playing on your money.." said Ellis who had received a $10 Horseshoe coin bonus coupon in the mail, and decided to try her luck. "I always play for the big money... usually the 25 cent progressive machines. This time it paid off."

Ellis, a retired social worker, says she will use the money to help her church and her children and grandchildren.

Horseshoe Casino has had more six-figure progressive slot winners than any other gaming facility in the state of Louisiana. Ellis' win brings that number up to ten!

Horseshoe Gaming, Inc. has consistently operated the number one riverboat casino in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, and our players prove that every day with their return visits.

In the mean time, Quartermania, on Sodak Gaming's Native American Progressive Systems awarded its 100th primary jackpot at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., October 16th. The amount of the award was $410,667.22. This, added to other Quartermania jackpots, totals over $30 million in awards since the games' inception in August of 1994. Quartermania is a two coin, three reel progressive slot that resets to $200,000 when a jackpot is hit. There are currently 592 Quartermania machines on the Native American Progressive Systems at 53 casinos, in eleven states.

This special jackpot was presented to Marguerite Armstrong, a customer service coordinator from Meriden, Conn. Armstrong had never played a Native American Progressive slot before and was getting ready to leave the casino when the jackpot occurred. It took a couple minutes for her to realize she had hit the primary. She had visited the Mohegan Sun once before and had returned this time on a vacation with her family. Armstrong plans to buy a car with part of her award.

There are currently eight games on the Native American Progressive Systems with Wheel of Gold and High Rollers being the newest releases. The Systems have awarded over 70 million dollars since inception and are played in twelve states. Sodak Gaming, Inc. monitors the progressive systems from its headquarters in Rapid City, S.D. International Game Technology manufactures the machines in Reno, Nev. which are then distributed and serviced by Sodak.

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