A Union County resident has taken home the largest single payout in New Jersey’s regulated online gaming market after winning a $1.5m jackpot via BetfairCasino.com.
The latest jackpot win beats the previous record of $1.3m which was paid out to a player last November through HarrahsCasino.com’s Millionaire Genie slot game.
The winning payout was confirmed Monday by BetfairCasino.com and took place earlier this month on February 14th.
“It’s always exciting when a player hits a big win,” said BetfairCasino.com general manager Don Ryan. “We’re thrilled to be a part of US online gaming history and to be able to provide generous bonuses, high payouts, and a secure and fair online gaming experience to our BetfairCasino.com players in New Jersey for years to come.”
The jackpot was won via Let It Ride, a popular variant of traditional poker with a top prize of 1,000-to-1 for a Royal Flush and also featuring an extra side bet called 3 Card Bonus that gives players another chance to hit it big.
The BetfairCasino.com player, who chose not to reveal his identity, put down $500 for each of his three initial bets, as well as the 3 Card Bonus, and cashed in when a Royal Flush was dealt in diamonds.
Since he Let It Ride and played the 3 Card Bonus bet, he earned a 1,000-to-1 payout on each of his three $500 initial bets and an additional 40-to-1 on his $500 3 Card Bonus bet for a Straight Flush – yielding a total payout of $1,522,000.