Borgata New Jersey Casino Bettor Wins $1.5 Million Jackpot

Written By J.R. Duren on July 28, 2023
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City NJ with bettor wins $1.5 million jackpot

A gambler named Jin now knows just how far $5 can take him.

Jin, who walked into Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City this month, placed a $5 progressive wager on Bonus Spin Xtreme, an AGS table-games progressive system. Within seconds, his life changed dramatically when he triggered a bonus spin, hit triple diamonds, and won a $1.5 million jackpot.

The win was the biggest in the history of AGS progressives, according to the global gaming supplier.

Side-bet progressive bet pays off for one lucky gambler

AGS’s Bonus Spin Xtreme is a progressive side-bet game that casinos can add to table games like roulette, poker, and Baccarat.

To play Xtreme, gamblers place a side bet during their table game action. Those bets sit idle until a pre-selected community-based event at the table triggers Xtreme.

At that point, an inner and middle wheel spin on the Bonus Spin Xtreme’s screen. The inner wheel includes eight cash prizes that all players who placed a side bet are eligible to win. The outer wheel includes the seat numbers of all players who placed a side bet.

When the spinning stops, two things happen:

  1. All players who placed a side bet win the inner-wheel dollar amount.
  2. The player sitting in the seat chosen by the middle wheel gets to spin the game’s outer wheel.

Jin’s seat was chosen and the rest, as they say, is history. He spun the wheel, the wheel landed on triple diamonds, and Jin took home a massive jackpot.

According to the AGS press release, Bonus Spin Extreme links 17 different tables at Atlantic City’s Borgata casino.

Xtreme win marks 3rd massive jackpot at Borgata Atlantic City in three months

While Jin’s $1.5 million jackpot was a historic one for AGS, it didn’t come close to the biggest jackpot won at Borgata this year.

On May 19, a casino customer won a $2.9 million jackpot with a $5 bet on Wheel of Fortune, according to records from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

And, on June 7, a customer at Borgata online casino won a $2.4 million jackpot playing Luck O’ The Jackpot.

Other big jackpots this year include:

  • A $2.8M win from MGM Grand Millions on BetMGM online casino in early January
  • A $1.5M win in early February on Willy Wonka: Dreamers of Dreams at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
  • A $1M win in late February from HypernovaMegaways on DraftKings
  • A $1.2M win in late March from Wheel of Fortune: Dollars at Harrah’s Resort and Casino Atlantic City
  • A $2M win in April from Extra Chilli Megaways on DraftKings
Photo by Wayne Parry, File / AP Photo; illustrated by PlayUSA
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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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