An online casino player in New Jersey won a $2.4 million progressive slot jackpot on a $25 bet last month.
The anonymous winner was playing “Luck O’ The Jackpot” on Borgata Online Casino, according to BetMGM. The player hit the “The Big One Colossal Cash” jackpot on June 6.
As impressive as the $2.4 million win is, it’s just the second-largest NJ online casinos jackpot awarded by BetMGM this year. In January, someone playing “MGM Grand Millions” won $2.8 million.
BetMGM NJ has paid out over $23 million in jackpots
Through the first six months of 2023, BetMGM NJ has awarded over $23.2 million in jackpot prize money to NJ online gamblers.
In a company release, Oliver Bartlett, director of online gaming for BetMGM, said:
“BetMGM is proud to award these big progressive jackpots to our players. Curating an engaging selection of jackpot titles is a key focus and our progressive jackpot pools offer fantastic options to all players. We look forward to eclipsing last year’s total and raising the standard of the overall online casino experience.”
BetMGM is a digital partnership between MGM Resorts International and Entain plc. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is an MGM Resorts property. Both BetMGM and Borgata Online Casino operate in NJ under the AC casino’s gambling license.
NJ online casinos jackpot comes from in-house game
“Luck O’ The Jackpot” was created in-house by Entain. It is only available on BetMGM casino platforms.
“BetMGM congratulates the New Jersey player on their big win. These types of jackpots are thrilling for players, and we are always excited to hear their reactions,” Alex Limesand, director of VIP Casino for BetMGM, said in the release.
“We’re especially proud to have this win occur on one of our in-house networked progressive jackpot games.”
While NJ gaming regulators lump groups of online gambling operators together under AC casino licenses or approved online entities for revenue reporting purposes, preventing the public from seeing exact revenue from individual operators, the NJ online casinos reporting under Borgata’s casino license are NJ’s best performers.
Borgata, BetMGM and the other online operators generated over $496.2 million in 2022, almost 14% more than the next closest group.
Through June of this year, online gaming revenue reported by the grouping is slightly above $251 million, which is just about $5 million more than Golden Nugget Atlantic City and its partners.