Borgata player Kyle was taking a break from work when he logged onto BorgataCasino.com from his mobile phone to play Mercy of the Gods slots. What started as a casual $5 bet on a football game turned into a huge win—over $227,000! We caught up with Kyle to talk about his online gaming experience and his reaction to taking home the massive jackpot.
How long have you been playing at BorgataCasino.com? I’ve been playing for a year and a half. When I started off playing, I really liked the slot Cleopatra, and it’s always my favorite in the casino. The addition of the sports book online really has upped the ante with my play.
Tell us the story about exactly happened when you won your jackpot. It all started on Sunday with a football bet. I deposited a $100, and I made a bet $5 on the most unlikely of parlays. I ended up winning $367. I figured I’d go to play some Cleopatra slots, and I ran that up to $1000. I cashed out $800 and left $200 In the account. On Monday, I took some unders and overs, and ended up doing some basketball bets, which got me up to $1000. I then raised my bets on Cleopatra to $6, and I hit a jackpot of $1700.
I ended up working the next morning, but as I came home from work from my morning shift, I thought I would spin a little. As I watched the news, I already cashed out $3800. I was doing a $2 spin on Mercy of the Gods. About 20 to 30 spins in, I hit the coin the bonus. I kept hitting line after line, but keep watching the news. Suddenly, the bells and whistles were going off on my phone. I start pacing back and forth and called my family. This was all a progression of the $5 I bet on Sunday.
What are the biggest differences about playing on your phone versus playing in a casino? One thing I love about playing on the phone is that it is very easy to be doing other things—you can watch a football game or a movie. You have to make sure you are betting the amount that you are comfortable losing. You aren’t playing to specifically make money–you play it like a video game with the potential to make money.
You’re also a big fan of the physical Borgata, too. What are some of your favorite things to do when you are in Atlantic City? One of my favorite steakhouses is Old Homestead, and if you hit a jackpot, that’s a great place to celebrate. It’s a classy casino, and I have been to all of the casinos in AC. Borgata has always been one my favorite casinos, and I’m a big fan of The Water Club.