Have you thrown a few dollars (or hundred) at the Lion's Share?
Back in February the Wall Street Journal featured an article about the Lion's Share slot machine in the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
The Lion's Share is a single progressive slot machine that has never given up the progressive jackpot since being installed in the early 90s. As per Nevada gaming regulations, since it has never paid out, they can't remove it until it does. Well, technically there probably is a way they could but since it is becoming famous (or infamous), why would they pull out the machine at this point?
One of our favorite Vegas websites, Vegas Chatter, just shared a article mentioning that the Lion's Share still has not been hit. We had been in the habit of throwing a bit at it each time we were near the MGM--just in case it was time for it to go. Now, with this reminder from Vegas Chatter we might have to venture in there again on our next drive to Vegas.
The last time we stopped by the machine was the first week of January (2014). As you can see from this picture we took on this visit, the progressive jackpot then was 2,339,491 dollars.
|January 3, 2014|
The picture Vegas Chatter recently posted showed it at 2,353,277. So, the progressive has increased by approximately 13k in about two months time. For those who like numbers, probability,and stats, the Wizard of Odds has a Deconstructing the Lion's Share analysis here.
Winning the Lion's Share:
|Fairly regular small payouts keep you playing|
Since the machine is old school it does not have a ticket in, ticket out and ALL payouts are by hand-pay. Be prepared to play what you put in until it is gone, or wait for a hand pay on a cash out.
Right now the machine is located by the High Limits slots across from the Grand Wok restaurant in the MGM.
We have always found it easy to get in the Lion's Share seat but apparently now since the article in the WSJ, the machine has become more popular than ever.
Rumor is the lucky winner of the jackpot will also get to keep the machine!
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