You don’t have to be in a brick-and-mortar casino to play slots in New Jersey.
RotoGrinders contributor Yisman found that out in a big way recently playing Divine Fortune, an online slot game with a solid 96.6 return-to-player percentage, which is about industry average in New Jersey. Yisman won more than $219,000 late last month on Betfair Casino, he said.
“At the time I was playing $3 a spin at Betfair on my phone, while simultaneously playing $1.20 a spin on FOX Bet on my computer, so the win came at only a $3 wager level,” he said. “The game rules state that the higher you play, the better chance you have of hitting the jackpot.”
According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, there were 42 online slot jackpots worth $50,000 or more during April.
‘Didn’t get much sleep’
The huge win definitely got the adrenaline going for Yisman, who has been gambling online in the Garden State for several years.
“I didn’t get much sleep,” he said. “I just laid in bed for hours after that.”
Divine Fortune does have some swings, so the game isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s always important to play within your means.
Divine Fortune is available at other New Jersey online casinos.
While his jackpot is one of the largest so far in 2020, it’s not even close to the largest. In early February, a pair of $800,000 jackpots were hit at the Borgata online Casino.
Online gambling growing
In March, retail casinos in New Jersey were only open for about half the month.
The online casinos won $61.1 million from slots and table games (not including poker) in March, a 64% year-over-year gain.
That increase is about on par with what has been seen recently in the booming Garden State online gambling industry.
State figures from April will be out later this month, and they will include only online gambling, so it will be interesting to see if revenue is up even more in a year-over-year comparison. In 2019, New Jersey online casinos won $461.7 million from gamblers playing slots and table games, a 66.5% increase over 2018.