While the New Jersey online casino industry is growing exponentially, it’s only a logical step to learn that the number of online jackpot winners is also going through the roof.
According to statistics released recently by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) there were more than 600 jackpots won (that’s wins of $50,000 or more) across the Garden State’s online and land-based casinos in the 2019 calendar year. That figure is up from only around 220 $50k-plus jackpots won the year before in 2018.
The total money won by jackpot winners also increased over the same period, up from $39.9 million in 2018 to a whopping $54.7 million in 2019.
It doesn’t take a math wizard to learn that the area of biggest increase for jackpot wins have been online. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at just 2 of NJ’s biggest online casino jackpots wins for the year just passed.
$294k won at Resorts Casino
On April 28 2019, an anonymous player won more than $294 000 playing Divine Fortune at Resorts Casino. The excited winner commented on her win shortly afterwards explaining how she felt;
“Extremely shocked and excited, paid off my car and I’m now debt free. Shared some money with the kids.”
Resorts Online Casino was also delighted, as Jordan Palamar, a representative of Resorts Casino explained;
“With big winners at the slots, the excitement of our live dealer games, and our new sportsbook, ResortsCasino.com continues to be a favorite for players looking to win big and make headlines. Congratulations to our latest big jackpot winner.”
More than 450 online slots are available for play at Resorts Casino. As one of New Jersey’s leading online casinos, Resorts Casino also boasts video poker, table games, Live Dealer Casino Games, and sports betting, now one of the top licensed and regulated online casino destinations in New Jersey.
SugarHouse Winner lands nearly $300k in 3 wins
Incredibly, another New Jersey woman won more almost $300 000 playing Divine Fortune at SugarHouse over 3 separate jackpot wins in the space of six months.
Winner Pamela, (who requested her last name be withheld to preserve her anonymity), hit for the first time with $139,852 on a $10 bet playing Divine Fortune back on April 23 2019, and promptly won another $20 k+ only a couple of weeks later playing online progressive slot yet again on a $10 bet. Finally on October 21 2019, she won $138,490 on a $100 bet while playing her favorite Divine Fortune yet again.
SugarHouse officials were delighted for Pamela and the online casino’s unofficial record as a champion jackpot provider. Mattias Stetz, C.O.O. of Rush Street Interactive, SugarHouse’s operator went on the record;
“It’s absolutely incredible to see the same player win again. It just goes to show that anyone can win with any bet at any time. We are so happy for Pamela and know she’s been a huge cheerleader for the SugarHouse team. With the news spreading of her incredible story and how many jackpots have hit, we know we will continue to see more people playing in the hopes of having the same luck.”
Naturally, Pamela was delighted and has been since sharing her fortune by treating friends and family to dinners out. She plans to use the winnings to take her fiancé and parents on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate her dad’s and her birthday together. We love Pamela’s attitude that has something in it for everyone;
“I’m just a regular person with a regular job who goes to work every day and enjoys a hobby of playing online,” she said. “If I can win, let alone three times, anyone can.”