An NJ man has won $1 million on a single spin playing an online video slot game.
Scotty W, from Bridgeton, was playing the game on Golden Nugget Online Casino when he suddenly scored big.
The man won the money playing Pillars of Asgard, according to a casino news release. He was said to have started playing online when his holiday cruise was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scotty said: “I can’t believe it. My week went from planting and gardening to winning a million dollars.”
The win is the largest online win on a non-progressive slot in the US since the NJ online casino market became regulated in 2012. The story has brought hope back to many who were
contemplating the legitimacy of online slots.
He had reportedly played the game for about an hour before hitting the bonus feature which brought him 23 free spins. The retrigger then went up to 55 free spins and the multiplier continued to rise until it hit a huge 25,000 against the odds.
Scotty plans to buy a home in Florida with the winnings for when he decides to retire.
It isn’t the first time he has won with the casino, either. Scotty is a regular with the Golden Nugget Online Casino and was the winner of a Ford Mustang giveaway back in August 2019. He really is a living example of how to work slots in your favor.
The online casino celebrated the win by giving away more than 100,000 free spins on the winning slot game. SG Digital’s Norse mythology-themed Pillars of Asgard was launched in April, offering one million ways to win. It has received fantastic slot reviews ever since.
CEO and owner of Golden Nugget Tilman Fertitta said: “I am thrilled to hear that one of our loyal online casino patrons has become an instant Million Dollar Winner in one life-changing spin. I look forward to congratulating him personally.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak forced Atlantic City casinos to close in March, Golden Nugget has seen a 60% increase in online players. The site is currently the online casino market leader in the state.
Though casinos across the country (including those in Vegas) have now started to reopen, Atlantic City is still waiting to be given the news.
It is thought that when casinos in the area finally reopen, customers will be met with strict health and safety protocols in order to play their favorite slot machines.
Back on April 1, another of Golden Nugget’s online players won $61,768 on Wolfpack Pays.
Other NJ casinos have also seen a huge surge in popularity with multiple players winning big. A Betfair Casino player has raked in $125,918.92 on the slot game Divine Fortune Touch, while a Borgata player has scored $109,675.95 on The Big One Mega Cash over the course of quarantine.
Meanwhile, the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Series wrapped up tournament number six on Monday night. The event -$100,000 GTD Online Finale Circuit Freezeout- had a $320 buy-in and a total prize pool of $125,700.
David “The Clubber” Larson topped the fame to win the first-place prize of $30,796 as well as a WSOP Circuit Ring and a spot in the online Global Casino Championship.
The next two online WSOP events include a $150,000 and a $100,000 guarantee at both a $1,000 and $215 buy-in. Events seven and eight will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.