Internet betting in New Jersey is off to a fine start with the announcement of its first online casino jackpot winner this week. One of the recent players at Borgata, a casino powered by Bwin, won a generous $154,000 this week, and becoming the first player in New Jersey history to win a jackpot by a licensed state online casino.
The win came playing the slot Going Nuts, one of the progressive slots offered with the casino. He is reported to be under 30 and still residing his parents’ home. The jackpot bet was a mere $1.50, which translated into a payout of more than 1000 times his bet. When spoken too, the player stated he was in shock and could not imagine how he had just won such a sum. He has been a long term customer at Borgata Casino, usually playing poker, but chose to register with the online casino once live. This win will certainly help me gain some new digs and get my life started stated the player.
New Jersey is the second state to offer legalized internet casinos within the state. Currently only those licensed with land based operations are allowed to be licensed, with Borgata being one of those who received a licensed, and then chose to partner with Bwin.party.