Pokies winners dance and sing as they are so excited to know that they have won something BIG. For many winners, it is unbelievable and shocking so they shiver with joy. Well that are all emotions triggered by the brain that feels hard to digest to have so much of money. Lately, a winner from Ellis Island won $905K playing Buffalo Grand Pokies machine.
Ellis Island popularity
Ellis Island is fast producing winners and have many rewards to its hat. In 2017, Ellis Island had won the “Best of Las Vegas” award for best karaoke in Las Vegas numerous years, and continues to grow in popularity as a weekend hotspot. It’s a wonderful place to hang out with some old friends and even make new ones. The Ellis Island Karaoke Lounge is open every weeknight from 9pm-3am and weekends 9pm-4am.
Also Ellis Island is famous for many things like Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, Loyalty club and fun.
This year in 2021 Ellis Island saw the Pokie machine winner David Frys winning $905,754.63 while playing the Buffalo Grand pokies machine.
According to David Fry he has been playing at Ellis Island casino for years and is now shocked with this win. The last time Ellis Island saw a win this large was in 2017, when a player hit the $747K jackpot on another Buffalo Grand machine, according to casino marketing director Christina Ellis.
Buffalo Grand Pokie Machine
Buffalo Grand Pokie Machine is available to play at both online and land casinos. This pokies was created by Aristocrat and is now one of the most popular pokies machine to play.
With 1024 ways to win, the Buffalo pokies from Aristocrat are exciting, face-paced games with no paylines! Fill your screen with Buffalo symbols and you’ll see those dollar signs rise. Players choose to bet anywhere from one cent to two dollars and will be given opportunities for Wild tiles and Scatters. Players have stampeded towards these beloved Buffalo pokies and with easily obtainable payouts and amazing visual graphics, it’s not hard to see why!
To win a payout, you will need just three matching symbols on adjacent reels. With coin value ranging from one cent to four dollars, Buffalo Grand pokie machine also has 1024 ways to win. However, the Buffalo Grand has several more additional features than the original Buffalo pokies:
The first thing you may notice about the Buffalo Grand Pokie Machine is the unusual reel set. There are five reels, the first and the last have 4 tiles while the middle three have 5 tiles.
The Scatter is represented by a golden wheel. By landing at least three Scatters on the reels, you get to play a Bonus Wheel. Three Scatters can get you eight to 15 Free Spins, four Scatters gives you the possibility of winning 15 – 30 Free Spins, and five Scatters could get you between 20 – 50 Free Spins.
Then there is a bonus wheel or the bonus game that contains one of the five progressive jackpots, which is your chance of winning an ultimate prize. With three or more Buffalo pokie machine jackpots, you’ll be entered into the Jackpot Feature, which will give you a wheel with several segments. The segments are labeled with either an amount of free spins or a Jackpot amount.
The wild tile is represented by a sunset and this wild tile only appears on the three center reels of the game. The sunset will substitute for any symbol, other than the scatter, to increase your chances of winning.
Any free games won with the assistance of a wild symbol will have the opportunity for a 2x or 3x multiplier. The Scatter symbol will be replaced by a gold coin which will award a Scatter win of 100, 500, or 1,000 coins when hit on the 3rd, 4th, or 5th reels.
Playing this pokie you can win up to $1,000,000 or even more.
How to win Buffalo Grand Pokie?
Buffalo Grand pokie like other buffalo pokies works on all ways winning system Most symbols require a minimum of 3 in a row, though the higher paying Buffalo and Elk symbols only need 2.
The winning symbols used for Buffalo Grand pokies are Buffalo, Elks, Eagles, Coyotes, Wolves and playing Cards Aces to Nines.
There are two other symbols on the reels. These are the sunset wilds, which show an orange and purple sky over rocks. These only appear on the middle 3 reels and will substitute for any of the regular symbols above. They can get multipliers of 2x or 3x at random during the base game.
The final symbol shows a wheel, this is the bonus symbol – which does come with a scatter prize. You need 3+ anywhere on the reels to trigger the wheel bonus game.
The penny version of Buffalo Grand has bets ranging from 75c to $3.75c. You need to bet $3+ to have a shot at the biggest of the progressive jackpots, the grand.
When you hit 3+ of the bonus wheel symbols, you’ll see an animated sequence showing an Eagle and hear the distinctive bonus soundtrack song, which is shared with all the Buffalo pokies.
There are two wheels, with the biggest taking up most of the screen. This has different colored segments for the jackpots, interspersed with free spins with different numbers of spins on each.
You click to spin and keep on spinning until you hit a ‘free spins’ segment. If you win a jackpot, it will sometimes have the additional ‘bonus wheel’ sign on it. Here you get to spin a second smaller wheel that will give you a multiplier of up to 10x. There are 4 jackpots, mini, minor, major and grand. If you are betting less than $3 a spin, the Grand segment on the big wheel will have ropes over it – and can’t be won.
You can win between 8 and 20 free spins via the bonus wheel. These take place on the regular reels, though there are two big differences compared to the base game.
First, the sunset wilds will always get multipliers of 2x or 3x. During the base game these multipliers are random. They work together – so 3 of the 3x multipliers give you 27x on your win.
Second, the bonus wheel symbols are replaced with coins. You need 2 to get 5 more free games, with 8, 15 and 20 coming with 3, 4 or 5. You can’t win another wheel spin during your free games, though you can extend the spins multiple times.
For your knowledge, Buffalo Grand was the first in this series of Aristocrat pokies to include a bonus wheel feature. This gives you a shot at winning more than one jackpot. You can also get a multiplier of up to 10x on the amount shown if you get the added ‘bonus wheel’ sign.