HarrahsCasino awards record online jackpot to New Jersey player

18th November 2014 3:04 pm GMT

HarrahsCasino.com, the iGaming brand of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, has paid out the largest jackpot since the opening of New Jersey’s regulated online gaming market nearly a year ago.

The New Jersey resident, referred to as Cathy R from Morris County, won approximately $1.3m through HarrahsCasino.com’s Millionaire Genie slot game earlier this month.

She placed 50 cents and spun her way to New Jersey's largest online jackpot, $1,334,641.22, when the randomly awarded payout hit after her 15-line bet opened the Genie's Treasure Chest.

It is the first time an online player has won a seven-figure sum since the opening of the market nearly a year ago.

“It's an awesome feeling to give away life-changing money to our customers,” said HarrahsCasino.com vice president Adrian Bailey. “New Jersey has a great history with gaming and we're thrilled for Cathy to have HarrahsCasino.com be part of this historical first for the regulated online gaming in the United States. We can't wait to give away more money to our players on HarrahsCasino.com."

Caesars said that the historic win was a “milestone” for both the national and state's online gaming industry, which commemorates its first 12 months of operation on November 26th. It also ranks as the third largest gaming prize awarded to a player in the state of New Jersey this year, across both the land-based and online markets.

"I was just in a little bit of shock when it hit," said the new millionaire Cathy. "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. So when it hit on HarrahsCasino.com I stared at the computer screen for a moment trying to digest it all. But I'm happy to report it indeed is the same as in the physical casino, and even better I got to celebrate in my pajamas at home."

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