On April 25, North Jersey resident Wesley Zubritsky won big while playing Legend of Pharaohs at BorgataCasino.com. With a $100 bet, he won a $104,400 jackpot! The experience was surreal for Wesley, who only recently started playing at BorgataCasino.com. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to win big at online slots? We sat down with Wesley to discuss his experience and his win.
What was your reaction when you realized that you had won? I truly didn’t think it was real. I was waiting for the catch! I was sitting at home watching wrestling on TV, waiting for my son to get home. I wasn’t even paying attention. So, when I won, it didn’t even register at first. Then, I took a picture of the win and sent it to a friend who plays online. I asked him, “Is this for real,” and he said it was. It was seriously like, “Are you kidding me?” Even when I was at Borgata yesterday getting the pay out, it still didn’t seem real when I was counting it, but it’s real. It’s in my bank account.
Do you normally play a brick-and-mortar casinos? Including yesterday, I’ve only been down to Atlantic City twice. I’ll be 32 in October. I went once for my 21st birthday and then yesterday. I will play a little Blackjack here and there, but nothing major.
What advice would you tell people who have never played online before? I would definitely tell them that it is gambling, so you have to be okay and willing to lose if you don’t win. My mother always told me that you have to be in it to win it. I literally took at chance and it paid off big time, both figuratively and literally. If people understand that’s gambling, I’d tell them to go ahead and try it.