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Admit it, we’ve all sat at home before and seen those online competitions and thought to ourselves: “Does anybody actually win these things?” Well I’m glad to report that people do in-fact claim the big prize and once you read what the lucky winners of the Casumo competition got up to, you’ll be kicking yourself for not getting involved!


The competition in question was the exclusive promotion we ran in conjunction with Casumo between 17th Feb – 2nd March 2016 for both new and existing customers. All players had to do to be entered into the draw was deposit and wager a minimum stake of €10. The prize on offer was an unforgettable trip to Tokyo, Japan with flights, three nights in a 5* hotel, meals and entrance to a sumo wrestling tournament flying out on the 18th May.

From random, we chose three lucky Casumo players who were whisked away for an unforgettable short-break in Japan. Never in a million years did our lucky winners think they would scoop the big prize and jet off into the sun, and if you are sat there thinking: “I wish I got involved!” then make sure you check Netent Casino for regular exclusive promotions and competitions – because next time, it could be you!


Upon arrival in Tokyo, our lucky trio were welcomed with a typical Tea Ceremony. This ancient Japanese tradition is the perfect way to learn more about your hosts and also teaches how to show respect to nature and one-another. Dating back to the 8th century, drinking green tea in Japan was brought over from China and the whole experience left the Casumo winners a little bit giddy.

After entering a Zen state-of-mind, the NetEnt Casino readers were taken to a more exhilarating surrounding as they entered the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium to witness first-hand the exciting art of sumo. Unique in style, the martial art is only practiced professionally in Japan and modern sumo still respects the traditions of old. Before each round, each competitor embarks on a spiritual journey as they throw down salt to purify the ring and stamp their feet to remove evil spirits.


Having not been lucky enough already, the winners arrived on the 13th day of the 15-day tournament and were royally treated to the best-of-the-best that the sumo world has to offer. With the noise of the Japanese crowd ringing around the capacity stadium, the stars of the show threw down their salts, slapped their bellies and wrestled each other until there was only one wrestler left. The eventual winner was Mongolian competitor, Hakuou, who was rightly crowned champion.

After feeling pumped from the atmosphere inside the stadium, it was time to head on over to the world-renowned Ginza District. The busy and upmarket district of Tokyo was the perfect destination for the competition winners to enjoy some delectable sushi. Settling down to their traditional evening meal, the trio took off their shoes and sat down at the low table. Serving up a plethora of different dishes, the starters were presented in a small box – plates are so overrated!

Following the treat filled box, the Casumo winners tucked into a liquid tofu! The somewhat acquired taste divided opinion amongst the group but was followed up by a colourful selection of sushi and sashimi. The raw cuts melted on the tongue and were accompanied traditionally with wasabi, soya sauce and sake!

After eating their way through enough sushi and sashimi to tame a sumo wrestler, our lucky winners were given the next day to explore Tokyo and the surrounding areas at their leisure including the 7th century Sensoji Buddhist temple, the modern Akihabara district and even Mount Fuji!

One winner, R.K, proved that his good fortune not run out. After visiting his relatives and old employer, he was offered a job in Tokyo on the spot which was just too good to turn down, so he decided to move his family over from Liverpool!

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