Pennsylvania Resident Wins $1 Million Jackpot On BetMGM Online Casino

Written By Corey Sharp on April 7, 2023
BetMGM finished behind both FanDuel and DraftKings in PA online casino downloads in August.

A Pennsylvania online casino player went to sleep a whole lot richer than when they woke up. BetMGM PA online casino announced a PA player recently won $1 million on a $1 slot bet.

The player has announced plans to donate a portion of their winnings to charity.

PA players have a chance to cash on even more jackpots as the online casino industry continues to grow.

BetMGM online casino player wins $1 million

The jackpot winner is from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania and told BetMGM they were “elated” after winning.

In addition to investing the money, the winner plans to make contributions to St. Jude’s and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

BetMGM Director of VIP Casino, Alex Limesand, said in a statement:

“BetMGM congratulates the Pennsylvania player and commend them on their contributions to St. Jude and Shriners. We look forward to continuing to set the standard for online casino excellence and to awarding customers mega jackpot prizes.”

The winning player won the jackpot playing an exclusive MGM Grand Millions slot title, a game BetMGM developed and is available only on BetMGM casino platforms.

In the press release, BetMGM said it awarded more than $104 million in progressive jackpot payouts to online casino players in 2022.

Popular BetMGM PA slot games

BetMGM has developed and offers more than 20 exclusive game titles with its most popular being:

  • MGM Grand Millions
  • Bison Fury
  • Mirage Mega Magma
  • Loot’En Khamun
  • Dead Sea Scrolls

MGM Grand Millions, the game in which the PA player won the $1 million jackpot, has 243 possible ways to win in the main game and 1,024 ways to win in free spins. It is a five-reel, no paylines and ‘All Ways’ slot game with golden lion statues, casino chips and gold bars set against an emerald background.

Success of BetMGM online casino

In addition to Pennsylvania, BetMGM online casino also operates in New Jersey, West Virginia and Michigan. The Las Vegas-based company has an estimated 29% national online casino market share in the four states it operates in.

Hollywood Casino is the license holder for BetMGM online casino in Pennsylvania. In addition to BetMGM, Hollywood Casino is also the licensee for its own online casino and DraftKings Casino PA.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) breaks down online casino revenue by license holder and not by specific online casino.

The three online casinos have dominated the market, making $136.1 million in revenue in 2023. Rivers Philadelphia, which holds licenses for BetRivers PA online casino, Borgata and Sugarhouse, is second in revenue, generating $68.8 million.

Though it’s hard to tell an exact figure, BetMGM appears to be holding its weight in the PA online casino industry.

Pennsylvania online casino growth

Online casinos in Pennsylvania continue to grow.

As new apps are arriving, PA is hitting its peak in online casino revenue as it crossed the $4 billion threshold in lifetime earnings. Over the last five months, PA casinos hit at least $150 million, with the Keystone State breaking records for three straight months to end 2022:

  • October 2022: $151.7 million
  • November 2022: $155.9 million
  • December 2022: $166.9 million
  • January 2023: $160.3 million
  • February 2023: $162.3 million

March figures are expected to come out in the middle of April.

There are several new online casinos potentially coming to PA, as well. This new array of online casinos will give PA gamblers more options and chances to cash in on additional jackpots.

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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