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Aqua Online Ltd: Biggest Online Casino Win in the UK

18 September 2000

LONDON – (Press Release) -- Businesswoman Carol Andrew from Surrey was this week (11-15 September) celebrating the biggest ever online casino win in the UK, after picking up a cool $137,000.

Andrew's win came when playing the Cashsplash game on King Solomon's online casino.

``I'd noticed that the jackpot was higher than I'd ever seen it,'' Andrew remembers. ``I told my husband, who was watching TV. Then he heard this little cry and we just sat there staring at the screen. We couldn't believe it.''

A growing army of online customers are discovering the pleasures of virtual casinos. As Andrew points out: ``It's there in your home, you don't have to dress up, you can do it at the end of the day in the comfort of your own home without having to drive a long way. It's just like playing a computer game, except with money involved.''

By co-incidence, Andrew had already won a hefty $20,000 on a King Solomon's game of poker. ``That was very exciting,'' she remembers. ``You tend to think 'that's my win over now' but I seem to be lucky with King Solomon's. I think the odds are better than you'd get elsewhere, because online casinos have less overheads.''

King Solomon's marketing manager confirms that pay-outs from money wagered are set at around 97 per cent, with the casino's financial operations scrutinised by accounting consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. State-of-the-art hardware and software, alongside 24-hour customer helplines, ensure that anyone using the casino can have total assurance about payment security.

``I liked the assurances that King Solomon's gave about using my credit card. They cover all the questions you might have and it's really no different to shopping online,'' says Andrew.

She was also impressed by the clear, easy to use interface. ``Other sites I looked at had not such good graphics,'' she says.

The $137,000 payment was made on the working day following Andrew's win, though conversion to pounds meant the money was in her account a week later. ``We've decided to take a Caribbean cruise next March,'' says Andrew, ``and put a little aside for our retirement.''

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