Monmouth County ranks in the top 1.2% of wealthiest counties in the United States, and at least one central New Jersey man is helping preserve that ranking. Located in the New York metropolitan area but actually physically a part of New Jersey, a visit to his parents in that County has paid off in a huge way for a 29-year-old man who asked to remain anonymous. Interested in Atlantic City online casinos, he logged onto the Borgata Casino site which is one of six websites offering Internet gambling options to New Jersey residents and visitors, based out of one of the prominent Atlantic City casino hotels, the young man said he opened an account for real money play because of a free $20 sign-up offer. He then decided to begin playing the Going Nuts online progressive slot machine, since it was showing a large and potentially life-changing progressive payout.
It was not long before he was going nuts himself, after a simple $1.50 maximum bet that returned a whopping $153,638.75. A press release delivered from Borgata showed that the New Jersey native claimed to be “in utter shock” as he hit what currently stands as the largest online slots jackpot in New Jersey since legalized state regulated and state-based Internet gambling was launched last November. Staying up late obviously a paid off in a big way, as the jackpot was hit around 1 AM EST, with the young man playing from the comfort of his bedroom.
Players at the Borgata casino and poker sites are eligible for the same loyalty rewards that can be earned at the physical casino. And iReward Points earned on both of those sites can be redeemed for cash and other bonuses, including entertainment, retail shopping, and world class room accommodations at the land-based Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The same incentives are offered by the other NJ websites legally licensed to deliver Internet gambling options. Just as New Jersey legislators and gambling proponents were hoping, the big winner said that while it was awesome to win the jackpot online, he plans to return to the land based casino to spend some of his winnings.
And also in New Jersey, more recently another Central Jersey man, also from Monmouth County, the fifth largest county in the state, pocketed a healthy $84,300 playing an online game. This qualified as the largest jackpot won by someone playing an International Gaming Technology (IGT) online game in New Jersey since the beginning of Internet betting in November of last year. Monopoly Level Up Plus was the particular game which delivered the progressive payday, and he also cashed in at the Borgata virtual casino, according to casino spokesman Brian Brennan.
IGT delivers online betting through the Borgata, Tropicana, Golden Nugget, Ultimate Gaming, Virgin Casino and Betfair portals. After winning a few small jackpots, the NJ man, who declined to be identified, hit the mega bonus and pocketed the nice payday. A recent survey of New Jersey gamblers shows that, of those polled, 7% plan to partake in the online gambling offerings the state has regulated in 2014. The Christie administration in NJ is continuing to fight for legalized sports betting in that state, and has filed an appeal to the US Supreme Court to include Internet sports gambling in its online wagering industry.