Largest Jackpots Earned At Pennsylvania Casinos This December

Written By Corey Sharp on January 10, 2024 - Last Updated on January 11, 2024
Photo of a jackpot winner from Live! Casino Pittsburgh for a story about the top jackpots earned at Pennsylvania casinos in December 2023.

December is a month of giving, especially with everyone in the holiday spirit. Many Pennsylvania casino guests celebrated Christmas and New Year’s Eve with some extra change they didn’t count on having,

Live! Casino Philadelphia provided PlayPennsylvania with the facility’s top wins of 2023, while one player hit for nearly $1 million playing Mississippi Stud last month at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. Other players also won big playing popular slots at PA casinos across the state.

Live! Casino Philadelphia highlights top jackpot winners of 2023

Not only can players win jackpots playing with PA online casinos, the top retail facilities in the state offer worthwhile jackpots, among other amenities.

Live! Casino Philadelphia’s largest jackpot in December hit for $72,604, playing Spanish 21. The other four winners consisted of the following details:

  • $50,000 playing Cash Machine
  • $45,527 playing Spanish 21
  • $41,697 playing Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em
  • $38,792 playing Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em

In a statement to PlayPennsylvania, Janine de Blois, Director of Slots and Guest Services at Live! Casino Philadelphia, spoke of the big winners and how 2024 is off to a fast start:

“We ended the year with big wins at Live! Casino Philadelphia, including a guest who won $72,604 playing Spanish 21. The new year is already off to a strong start with Piyush Choudhary hitting our ‘New Year’s Eve Mega Jackpot Madness’ while playing Super Buffalo, taking home $18,180. We’re excited to keep this momentum going with ‘$1 Million Wipeout Weekends’ where Live! Rewards members can enter to win their share of $1 million each weekend in January.”

In addition to December’s winners, Live! Casino Philadelphia disclosed the top 10 prizes in 2023. Those include:

Amount WonGameDate
$936,996Ultimate Texas Hold’Em (T)5/28/23
$486,809Ultimate Texas Hold’Em (T)7/28/23
$139,181Lightning Link Sahara Gold (S)8/5/23
$126,148Crystal Star Deluxe (S)8/28/23
$125,447Lock it Link Huff & Puff (S)9/13/23
$103,964Lightning Link High Stakes (S)8/28/23
$98,713Ultimate Texas Hold’Em (T)2/21/23
$97,402Prosperity Link Wan Shi Ru Yi (S)8/4/23
$95,104Spanish 21 (T)5/22/23
$93,262Ultimate Texas Hold’Em (T)3/2/23

Many guests are hoping for similar luck in 2024.


Pennsylvania casino player hits for two jackpots north of $48,000 at Live! Pittsburgh

The biggest winner at Live! Casino Pittsburgh didn’t have to spend much to cash in on a lucrative prize. The casino’s top jackpot went for $57,203.32, when a player made a $25 bet playing Lightning Cash. Later in the month, the same lucky guest hit for another $48,000 playing Double Diamond Deluxe.

The other three winners in December were lucky, but didn’t win twice. The next three highest winners connected for:

  • $31,800 playing Buffalo Cash
  • $25,000 playing Top Dollar
  • $24,300 playing Triple Gold Bars

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh delivers biggest December jackpot

The largest jackpot hit at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh went for $783,319, when a guest won with a royal flush in Mississippi Stud.

The second and third largest jackpots awarded to table games players were $168,690 and $80,816, earned in Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud, respectively. There were nine table games jackpots of $10,000 or more in December.

Plenty of guests cashed in on slot machines, too. The most notable slot winner walked away with $139,456, playing Lock It Link: Eureka Reel Blast. The second and third largest jackpots awarded to slots players were $55,500 on Dragon Dollars Winline and $54,187 on All Aboard: Gold Express Dynamite Dash.

In total, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh distributed 171 slot jackpots of $10,000 or more last month.

Rivers Pittsburgh’s counterpart, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, handed out more than $825,000 in slot jackpots in December. One lucky player won nearly $51,000 playing Olympus Strikes, while Ultimate X Poker machines were the hottest and paid out 15 jackpots.

All told, 51 jackpots of over $10,000 were earned last month at Rivers, with 12 of them exceeding $20,000.

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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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