The World Series of Slots was an online slots tournament that took place at the All Slots Online Casino over a ten week period during autumn 2008. It was the largest online slots tournament in the history of online slots. The tournament awarded a whopping $500,000 in prize money.
Four weekly championship online slots tournaments were held to mark the beginning of the World Series of Slots. These feeder events for the World Series of Slots were all free to enter. Each of these weekly championship events awarded a first prize of $10,000 and a total prize pool of $25,000. A total of 50 players won something each week.
The top 500 players from each of the four weekly championships were then invited to participate in the first monthly championship tournament. This semi-final event ran for three days. It awarded a total of $100,000 in prizes, which included a first prize of $50,000, a second prize of $10,000 and a third prize of $5,000. They also ensured to award 200 prizes of at least $100 each.
All Slots Online Casino then held another four weekly championship tournaments that were run in the same format as the first set. Finally, the World Series of Slots Grand Final Slots Championship was held over a period of four days. The final event awarded a total prize pool of $200,000 with a first prize of $100,000, a second prize of $25,000 and a third prize of $10,000. It also ensured to award 200 prizes of at least $100 each.
More than a total of 10,000 players registered for the World Series of Slots. These players came from all over the world. The World Series of Slots was played on four of the most popular online slots games – Avalon, Loaded, Thunderstruck and Tomb Raider. Eight hundred of the total players were lucky enough to win prizes that ranged from $50 to the grand prize of $100,000.
The $100,000 Grand Prize was awarded to a lucky Mr. Edward G. from the United States. The $50,000 first prize of the first monthly championship of the World Series of Slots was won by Petteri V. from Finland and the $25,000 second prize from the World Series of Slots Grand Final was awarded to Juwarseh P. from Singapore.
The World Series of Slots made history with this massive tournament. There were a number of firsts that they achieved. It was the first time that so much money had been awarded to the winner of a slots event. It was the first time that such a large prize pool had been given out in a single slots event and it was the first time that so many players, from so many different countries had participated in one slots event together.
There are many people who are hoping that The World Series of Slots becomes an annual event, but nothing has been confirmed at this stage.