The North East is fast turning into the luckiest region in the UK with three locals becoming millionaires at online casino Sky Vegas.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his week Scott Clydesdale, a builder from Spennymoor in Co. Durham turned £1 (€1.2) into £1.6m (€1.9m) in less than 23 minutes whilst playing the Toy Factory slot game on Sky Vegas.
Clydesdale said: “I’ve not been living up here for long, I’m originally from Lincoln, but I think I made the right decision as this is where all the Sky Vegas winners are from!”
Clydesdale joins an exclusive club including Emma, a nurse from Stockton Tees, who earlier this year won just over £1m (€1.2m) on a 40p spin on the MegaJackpots Cleopatra game. David Robinson of Newcastle is also in the North-East millionaire set having scooped a whopping £2,642,000 (€3,096,348) with a 90p spin on Sky Vegas’ aptly named Millionaires Club online casino game.
With over six million winning spins every day more than £250,000 is won every hour on Sky Vegas.
With a national average salary of £26,500 (€31,040) it would take more than 60 years for the typical person to earn the figure Clydesdale landed in 23 minutes.
Sky Vegas spokesperson Sarah Hackett said: “With over six million winning spins every day more than £250,000 is won every hour on Sky Vegas. But the really big wins have a habit of landing in the North East who are rapidly becoming the luckiest folk in the land.”