New Jersey’s First Online Casino Million Dollar Winner

Published November 25, 2014 by Sol FH

New Jersey’s First Online Casino Million Dollar Winner

Its official, the first legal $1 million winner at an online casino has been crowned in the Garden State.

Her name is Cathy Ruela and before November 6th, she was just a regular 31-year-old, that liked to play online casino games for fun, in her spare time. That all changed as she struck the largest online jackpot every to be won on a regulated online gambling site in New Jersey. Her $1.3 million proze purse is an important win for the entire world of NJ-based online gambling and will surely lead to increase action at online casinos.

Cathy is from Morris Plains and was playing one of her favorite games, Millionaire Genie, when the Genie’s Treasure Chest opened as her jaw dropped. “I didn’t know if I won $1 million or $1,000,” Ruela related, “only when I called the rep and confirmed the winning was I reassured.”

It All Started from a Hefty Welcome

Ruela won her massive jackpot at Harrah’s Casino, the brand that she decided to sign up for in February. The only reason she signed up with them is due to their Welcome Bonus featuring twenty Free Spins on the famous 50-cent slot game. She has always been lucky at Harrah’s, winning $300 on her first day playing with them.

Cathy admits that her reaction would have been much different if she would’ve won at Harrah’s land-based casino in Atlantic City - “You know when I’m at Harrah’s Atlantic City, there’s bells ringing and people all come over and it gets verified by a staffer right there.” She went on to state that it was even better for her as she got to celebrate in her pajamas in the comfort of her own home.

New Jersey Online Gambling has one year down and it has been a far shakier start than what was first predicted. The multi-billion dollar industry, which is what was initially predicted, has only seen revenue of around $103 million. However, wins like this one are a great marketing tool to entice new players to join.

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