One of the biggest attractions of online casinos is the progressive jackpots which enable players to win huge amounts of cash with quite modest stakes and although these jackpots for obvious reasons are not won that frequently they are won and often reported in the general casino news. Such is the case this time here at the general casino news where we can tell you that a player from Bwin/Party has scooped $1.9 million playing Melon Madness. The jackpots can be won by playing a number of different slots and at a number of different online casinos as long as they are using the same casino software so the online casino whose player hits the jackpot is always very happy and pleased to report it in the casino news in the hope that it will attract more players to the site. In other casino news it appears that Japan might eventually reverse the decision not to allow casinos. Partly due to Japan being elected as host for the 2020 Olympic Games there is a push to make Tokyo a more attractive city and developers believe that a resort style casino with hotels and a conference centre in the Tokyo bay area would help that idea. The new government is also believed, according to reports in the casino news, to be more business friendly then in the past so that the 10 years of lobbying may eventually bring a result. The development is reported in the casino news as being jointly proposed by Japans largest property developer, a media firm and a large building company but all are very wary about saying too much in case it affects government decisions which are essential for the project to proceed.