My Luckiest Ever Streak With Slots (Part 1)
Online casino slots are all about luck, and luck cannot be bought. No matter how much you try, you will not get lucky unless Lady Luck is on your side. Conversely, if you are indeed being lucky, there may not be anything there that can stop you. This is when everything will just come to you naturally without any exertion or effort!
Sounds weird, right?
In this two-part blog post, I will tell you all about the time when luck really was on my side. And I even have pictures to prove it!
How I Got Into Gambling
First, let me preface what I am going to tell you by going over my gambling history a bit.
In Finland, slots are just about everywhere. Wherever you go and wherever you look, you are going to find state-run slot machines. At grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations—even hospitals and geriatric homes used to have them before the government decided to pump the brakes a little bit. Certainly, when I grew up in the 90s (born in 1987), slots were everywhere and I, too, got exposed to them at a young age.
Much like many other Finns, I would watch as my parents engaged in some gambling from time to time. Whether it be stopping for gas during a road trip or just buying some milk from the store, slots were always there and my mother often popped in a coin or two. I am not quite sure, but her winning from slots may have sometimes meant that I would get something extra nice from the store as well… Suffice it to say, I was loving slots even before I was old enough to play them—and ”old enough” only meant 15 years when I was young (nowadays it is 18 years).
I will not go into too much detail about my gambling history here, but slots really did enter my life when I was just a youngun. I do not think I ever had too much of a problem with them, though, although much of my spare money as a kid did go to gambling and we did talk about slots quite a bit with one of my best friends who I used to gamble with.
Gambling in My Adulthood
Fast-forward around 20 years and gambling has been in my life for a long, long time. Nowadays, I also often wager some money on sports betting sites since Finland is pretty decent in many major sports, including ice hockey, football, and basketball. Kalle Rovanperä also just won the rally championship (congratulations!), but I am not that much of a rally fan.
In addition to sports betting, I also still play online casino games pretty actively. After all, it is both good fun and kind of a part of my job as well (even though I do it in my spare time with my own money).
A few years ago, I even used to stream my slots play on Twitch and YouTube, which gave me an even better understanding of different game providers as well as multiple casino companies and casino platforms. I definitely know my NetEnt games from Big Time Gaming, ELK Studios, Quickspin, Nolimit City, and so on, and so forth.
I believe that online casino gaming has come to stay in my life, but I do think it is still good to take breaks from it from time to time in order to ensure that gambling always stays at arm’s length!
My Lucky Streak
Now that I have told you a bit about my history with slots and gambling, it is finally almost time to talk about when I got extremely lucky with slots. And lo and behold, it was this year, 2022!
The thing is, this has been one of the most difficult years in my life. At the start of the year, my girlfriend of close to 10 years broke up with me due to personal reasons that I am not at liberty to divulge here. This was, of course, extremely devastating as we have two small children. Fortunately, I was able to get a house just a stone’s throw away and things have actually remained pretty good, with all things considered. The best kids in the world still have two loving parents who want to work together to make everything as seamless as possible, and everyone seems almost surprisingly happy with the situation.
Even though everything now seems to be decently well, it has undoubtedly been a rough six months for me. I also had to spend a lot of money to set up my new home, which is why I was really elated when I was able to score a big one on one fateful night in May…
The story here is the following…
I redeemed a 100% bonus at Octocasino that I had just recently reviewed for online.casino. As I was wagering my bonus, I hit some nice wins here and there and decided to raise the bet to around €2 per spin. When I finally finished my wagering, I was not entirely happy with the fact that I had already lost some of my winnings during said wagering. This is why I decided to soldier on with my high bet—even if just for a little while.
As it turned out, one of my favourite slots, Survivor from Big Time Gaming, would give me free spins. During these free spins, laced with multipliers, one single spin gave me somewhere close to €4000!
I was ecstatic, as this must have been my biggest win both in terms of money (€4000) and multipliers (2000x). Previously, my two biggest wins had been 1000x wins from NetEnt’s Joker Pro and ELK Studios’ Hit It Big.
After hitting these wins, I immediately sent a withdrawal request for the €4000 and continued playing with the other €282.95 that I had. Either this was going to net me even more money, or it would be a sort of buffer that I would be willing to lose after already winning so much.
Next, I closed Survivor and opened Hotline 2…
Another free spins mode later and I had again scored a major win (pictured above). Never had I ever won anything good from Hotline 2 free spins, but clearly, I could do no wrong here! Next, I would only lose the €60 on top of my €700 and withdraw the rest.
Overall, I managed to turn what was initially a €50 deposit into a €4700 withdrawal! That is 94x on my deposit!
Since Octocasino is a Malta-licensed N1 Interactive casino, I was not too worried about not getting my money. However, I was still sort of in disbelief until they eventually paid me my money in two instalments in the span of 2 days.
What a win, right? But alas, it gets even better!!!