With the state’s casino industry currently closed down due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, New Jersey gamblers have been forced to adjust by taking their action online — And it worked out for one New Jersey man, who won a big online slot jackpot.
That adjustment worked wonders for one HardRockCasino.com player last week, when Gary M. turned a $5 bet on the “Divine Fortune” online slot into a $230,552 jackpot payday.
According to a press release issued by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the lucky winner was recently furloughed from his job due to the coronavirus closures.
In the statement, Lee Terfloth – who serves as vice president of online gaming product for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – celebrated the laid off worker’s life-changing score:
“We’re very proud to be able to offer large jackpots like this one, as well as be a part of a life-changing moment during these trying times.
Our goal is to provide quality entertainment and unique experiences in a safe gaming environment.
We’re focused on bringing the games home along with great experiences – and that includes big jackpots.”
We’re very proud to be able to offer large jackpots like this one, as well as be a part of a life-changing moment during these trying times. Our goal is to provide quality entertainment and unique experiences in a safe gaming environment. We’re focused on bringing the games home along with great experiences – and that includes big jackpots.
Players Flock to Online / Mobile Casinos After Coronavirus Closures
Back on March 16, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered all casinos in Atlantic City to shut their doors for the foreseeable future.
But while the Garden State’s brick and mortar gambling industry is certainly suffering, online / mobile operators like HardRockCasino.com are thriving amidst the coronavirus quarantines.
Speaking to local iGaming industry news outlet PlayNJ.com about the impact of coronavirus closures, Terfloth said sites like HardRockCasino.com are the next best thing for gambling enthusiasts:
“Before any closures, we definitely saw interest trend upwards, so it’s too early to tell.
It’s very possible that some of the extra interest is fueled by the fact that casinos are currently closed and HardRockCasino.com is as real as it gets for slots players.
While we are unable to share any specific numbers with you, we can tell you that players are responding positively to our online offerings.”
Along with the extremely popular Divine Fortune slot game – which regularly awards a six-figure progressive “Mega Jackpot” on bets as low as $1 – Terfloth revealed a few more progressive slots that HardRockCasino.com players are enjoying more after the closures:
- Go Bananas!
- Mega Jackpot Cleopatra
- Wild Fury Jackpots
Terfloth also pointed to the recent addition of Live Online Slots – which allow players to spin physical slot machines within Hard Rock Casino from the comfort of home – as a reason why online / mobile play has become increasingly popular of late:
Players on HardRockCasino.com can try their luck on the following Live Online Slots:
- 3x4x4x Double Times Pay
- Hotter Than Blaze
- Spitfire Multipliers
As he told PlayNJ.com, Terfloth believes the addition of Live Online Slots in February provided the perfect alternative for brick and mortar casino fans:
“It’s just one more way we’re creating something truly unique for players in New Jersey.
Since coming online, we’ve been closely integrating our land-based and online experiences and ensuring that the two properties are tightly connected as opposed to running in silos.
There is a lot of crossover that makes playing online and live so seamless.”
Hark Rock’s Online Casino Pays Two Six-Figure Jackpots in Two Weeks
Back on March 24, a player named Michael M. managed to hit the perfect spin on HardRockCasino.com’s slot game “Lock It Link Night Life” – pocketing 226,170 in the process.
In his interview with PlayNJ.com, Terfloth expressed his happiness at the idea of quarantined players landing a massive online slot jackpot on HardRockCasino.com’s progressive slot menu:
“Hitting a jackpot like this is completely random, but we are happy that good fortune is being spread to players in the state of New Jersey.”