The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City is rocking with news! The $3,500 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship put cards in the air over the weekend. And a counterfeit chip incident that shut down the first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open. But the next piece of news is a true Cinderella story...and yes...it happened at the Borgata Casino too — only in the virtual realm.
A 29-year-old man, who doesn't want to be named, was in Monmouth County visiting his parents. The New Jersey man managed to send out a $1.50 online bet and pull back a $153,638.75 payday after he logged into the BorgataCasino.com and took advantage of a free $20 sign-up offer. The man decided to play the “Going Nuts” online progressive slot machine and — BOOM!
The jackpot was hit at approximately 1 AM on Tuesday, January 21st, after the man bet $1.50. The mega cash jackpot paid out $153,638.75 which is one of the biggest online jackpots paid in New Jersey history. The unidentified man was at home, in his bedroom, and managed to scoop a massive sum of cash from a very minimal bet.
“I was in utter shock!” According to a press release from Borgata the man exclaimed. “I could not believe what had just happened…I was just staring at the screen in awe.”
“I’ve been coming to Borgata to play poker and black jack with my friends since I turned 21,” the man added. “It was really cool to win online but I will definitely be returning to Atlantic City soon.”
The BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com give players the same opportunity to qualify for the same loyalty rewards that are earned at Borgata. iReward Points earned on both sites are redeemable for cash, bonuses, entertainment, retail shopping, and world-class room accommodations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.