First ever progressive linked SWP jackpot won


Foxy Ladies Big Money, the first ever SWP game to offer a progressive prize pot linked across more than 1,000 Paragon terminals, was won for the first time within two weeks of the new game’s UK launch.

Franco di Ruberto, aged 22, claimed his £598.40 win on the Paragon TT-09 in his local pub, The Victoria in Dunstable. A true regular, Franco’s family has owned the Azurri Restaurant directly across the street for the past five years. Operator Lee Poulton of PWP Gaming was delighted for Franco and was on hand to licensees Dave and Val Hobbs in presenting the winner’s cheque.

Nick Hardy and Richard Terry from Games Warehouse delivered the prize, wholly funded by Games Warehouse, and were treated to a demonstration of Franco’s skills. “He is a fantastic player,” said the game’s designer, Terry. “Franco has a superb short-term memory and very fast hands and is living proof that Foxy Ladies is a game of absolutely pure skill.”

PWP Gaming has supplied this excellent site for several years and confirms that it is perfect for products such as Paragon: “The Victoria is a true ‘local’ and the customers and staff have always loved the competitive nature of SWP and Tournament play. It was a good Megatouch site in the past and now it is an excellent Paragon site, running National and Local Tournaments and a monthly ORT (Operator Run Tournament). We’re delighted that the pub has had a big winner and that it is Franco, who is a deserving regular player.”

The Victoria is a Free House, owned by the Hobbs family for the past 16 years, and its range of activities is a model example to any licensee or pub operator. From Paragon Tournaments to Poker Leagues, a Golf Society to weekly Spanish lessons or an annual Beer Festival that has hosted more than 8,000 real ales since Dave Hobbs took over, this is an amazing pub.


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