With casinos in Atlantic City and across the United States closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the online gambling market has soared. Recently, a New Jersey player won a $219,000 jackpot on the Divine Fortune online slot game, which has already delivered some huge payouts this year.
Yisman, who is a contributor to the DFS website RotoGrinders, hit the jackpot while playing simultaneously at the Betfair New Jersey mobile casino on his phone and the FoxBet casino site on his desktop. He was betting $1.20 per spin at FoxBet and $3 per spin at Betfair.
Divine Fortune has become the go-to game for huge slots jackpots at New Jersey online casinos. Four of the biggest online jackpots in the Garden State in 2019 came from that title, and that trend has continued this year.
In the first month and a half of 2020, the Greek-themed slot has paid out jackpots of more than $50,000 five times. Early in April, a furloughed worker broke the record for the biggest online jackpot paid out at Hard Rock Online Casino with a $230,552 win. In March, mother of three “Netty” won $278,802 playing Divine Fortune at SugarHouse Online Casino.
The New Jersey online casinos have seen a significant spike in traffic with the land-based casinos in Atlantic City out of action. The figures for March 2020 showed that online casinos had slot and table game revenue of $61.1 million, which was a 64% increase over March 2019.