Over the past few days, states that offer online gambling in the US have seen an increase in player traffic. Several areas have shut down casinos and non-essential businesses, with some states even on a complete lockdown. The reason behind the shutdowns and the increase in player traffic is due to the coronavirus. Originating in China, the virus has spread around the world and led to a pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected.
As residents are stuck at home, they need some form of entertainment. In Pennsylvania, the state is one of only a handful that provides online casino gaming. With players logging on in record numbers, it was only a matter of time before a big jackpot win would take place. PlaySugarHouse was the online casino offering the win, with the player earning a six figure payday on the Divine Fortune game.
NetEnt’s Divine Fortune
Since online casino gaming launched in the state, Divine Fortune by Net Entertainment has been a big hit among players. The game pays out often, so players come back again and again to play the slot games.
The lucky winner from the weekend is known as Andrew and was able to win with just a $1 bet. The prize was just over $278,000 and was won at the PlaySugarHouse online casino site. This site is operated by Rush Street Interactive.
Divine Fortune is an interesting online slot game that has 20 fixed paylines on a 5×3 grid. The game was first released in 2017 and came to Pennsylvania last summer when online casino gaming first launched. The slot is themed around ancient times and includes a minor and major jackpot. The minor provides 20x the stake while the major offers a 100x payout.
Andrew commented on the big win after it was earned, stating that his heart was pounding out of his chest when he realized just how much he had won. There is no doubt that players will be logging on in higher numbers to play the game in the hopes of being the next big winner.
Surge in Gaming
As the coronavirus continues to grip the US, players are logging on if they can, to enjoy online casino gaming. From offshore sites to states with legislation, players have options. As people try to avoid the public, staying at home can get rather boring pretty quickly. With online casino gaming, players have access to a form of entertainment that is fun and exciting. Even playing in practice mode allows you to do something other than watch television.
Mattias Stetz, the Rush Street Interactive Chief Operating Officer, commented on the win stating that it is nice that they can provide an outlet for entertainment and a chance to win life-changing jackpots while most people are staying home.
The win by Andrew marks the 13th jackpot won by a player from Divine Fortune at PlaySugarHouse in Pennsylvania since online casino gaming launched in the region. It is expected that gamers will continue to log on and play slots, table games, bingo and more as they find things to do during this turbulent time. The federal government has asked that players practice social distancing for a 15 day time frame and we are approaching day 10 soon. After 15 days, the option will be reevaluated.
In the meantime, players can access online gaming and enjoy a few casino games while trying to avoid becoming too board while at home.