A couple of lucky players hit it big on New Jersey gambling sites in recent weeks, at two different online casinos and poker rooms.
That’s in addition to the winners that took home cash during a massive tournament poker series that just wrapped up at PokerStars NJ.
$150K handed out at Sugarhouse
The newest entrant into the New Jersey online gambling market is SugarHouse. That’s a Philadelphia casino that recently decided to get into the iGaming business in NJ.
While the online offering from SugarHouse is relatively new, it didn’t take long for a player to hit it big.
The user johnnyboy55555 won over $150,000 in cash on PlaySugarHouse.com. Here is how it went down, per SugarHouse:
Starting on one lucky day, Friday the 13th, he played over 20,000 slot spins on Mayan Riches across 12 days. He built up a few small deposits into a hefty profit of OVER $150,000!!! We approved and issued his cash withdrawal within 50 hours of his request.
A big score at PokerStars NJ
After more than a year, someone finally spun for big cash at PokerStars NJ.
The user ‘VaderWolf’ became the first winner of a $100,000 Spin & Go poker tournament. The promotion launched last spring, but the biggest prize had yet to be triggered in the turbo, three-player sit and go tournaments.
Here’s how PokerStars NJ described the action:
After buying in for just $10 to play the fast-moving, three-handed turbo tournament, ‘VaderWolf’ managed to defeat ‘martillo1978’ and ‘TLC-365’ to claim the lion’s share of the loot, winning a cool $100,000 in just minutes! For their part, both runners-up pocketed $10,000 each as a consolation prize.
PokerStars is still running these $100K Special Edition Spin & Go’s. Players can win anything 2x to 10,000x their buy-in in the Spin & Go’s at PokerStars.
Also at PokerStars…
PokerStars ran its first “Winter Series” throughout January. The collection of tournaments guaranteed more than $275,000 over the course of ten events. The series exceed expectations in terms of turnout, as prize pools totaled $366,000.
The main event surpassed its guarantee of $75,000. The prize pool edged past $100,000, making it one of the biggest online poker tournaments ever to take place in New Jersey.
There were 183 entries and 90 re-entries in the $400 buy-in event. ‘MattEMenz’ from Barrington, N.J., took the top prize of $20,935.