The Seminole Casino Brighton, the one out in Okeechobee, hit its largest slot jackpot in history -- $400,000 -- last week.
A man from Florida’s east coast was playing a one-cent Bally Instant Fortune wide-area progressive slot machine.
The largest jackpot won at Seminole Casino Brighton had been $129,882.45 in July 2006.
Like other progressive gaming machines, that machine is linked to all North American Indian casinos including the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s seven casinos. Progressive machine jackpots increase each time a game is played at the linked casinos. All seven Seminole Tribe of Florida casinos now also offer Las Vegas-style slot machines.
He gave up the name William W. (hey, are his friends "Friends of Bill W.?") and said he and his wife are regular players at Brighton Seminole Casino and also frequent flyers to Las Vegas and Biloxi casinos.
The Seminole Casino Brighton is not the Hard Rock. It has 240 slot and gaming
machines, a 10-table poker room, and 500 high-stakes bingo seats. It's on the Brighton Indian Reservation.