Atlantic City has been on lockdown since March because of the global pandemic of coronavirus, but this has not deterred good news in the gambling industry. New Jersey celebrated a Bridgeton casino player by the name of Scotty W. He won $1 million after spinning a video slot. The big win happened on May 22, when Scotty was playing the Pillars of Asgard online at a Golden Nugget casino. The NJ casino enthusiast couldn’t believe that a single spin would make a million dollars online.
Tons of winnings have been recorded in the online casino market during the pandemic. It seems like a pause in holiday vacations has become a blessing in disguise. With land-based casinos closed, online gambling platforms have seen an influx of players. Scotty’s win is the greatest single-spin in video online slots recorded in the US since online casinos were legalized in New Jersey. The casinos started operating legally in 2013.
Scotty was playing online games to pass the time when he suddenly won $1 million. He had missed a cruise when it got canceled after the Covid-19 became a threat. And so he decided to stay home and try the non-progressive video slot Pillars of Asgard. “I can’t believe it,” Scotty uttered. His week went from missing a holiday to gardening to winning a million bucks. Now, many have come to believe that it’s possible to make a million dollars online. His story has changed the perception of those who had been questioning the legitimacy of online slots.
Scotty loves Norse-themed games, especially slots with bonuses, so he picked the Pillars of Asgard. He said, “I only played the video slot for an hour when I received a bonus with 23 free spins. The retrigger went all the way to 55 free spins, and the multiplier shot up to 25,000 against odds.”
“This is unreal,” he revealed when a million dollars hit his account."
The greatest surprise that came to Scotty is that it’s possible to win slots with bonuses. Pillars of Asgard is not a popular game among online slots due to its RTP percentage. But it has become one of the most played games now that it’s clear Scotty was able to make a million dollars online. A lot of players scramble for games that have, in the past, paid over three million dollars. Such games usually have higher RTP scores of up to 97.4%. Pillars of Asgard is still a high volatility game with an RTP of about 96.1%. Now it has a maximum payout of one million.
Scotty wants to purchase a home in Florida with his winnings. This will save him big when he finally decides to retire. He is a regular online casino player and had earlier won a Ford Mustang in August 2019. But this time, he was utterly taken aback. Scotty has become a living testimony that slots with bonuses can work in a player’s favor. To celebrate the big win, the casino gave out over 100,000 free spins to anyone who tried Pillars of Asgard. Every player received 10 free spins. This game was launched in April 2020, giving a million ways for players to win. Its online reviews have gone viral ever since.
Since many land-based casinos were shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in online players by 60%. Apart from Scotty’s million-dollar win, other jackpots in the online casino world have been recorded in the last few years. Still in New Jersey, someone played Millionaire Genie and won $1334,641. Another lucky player scooped a whopping $1,520,000 when he played the Let It Ride game. Winnings are even more massive beyond NJ. A New Zealander once went home with $10,144,395.82, playing the progressive slot of Mega Moolah.