New Jersey Woman Wins $197k At Tropicana – The Biggest Online Jackpot Of 2017

[toc]A Phillipsburg, New Jersey woman won a $197,139 online jackpot on the Tropicana online casino in June.

The almost $200,000 prize marked the largest slot jackpot won at an online casino in New Jersey this year.

The Tropicana blog reported last week that Kim Seib won the massive jackpot playing the Tropicana online casino’s Wonderland slot.

Killing time pays off at Tropicana online casino

Seib said she was playing online at Tropicana, killing time while getting ready for work on the morning of June 25, when she noticed the size of the Wonderland jackpot and decided to take a shot at it.

“I was about to log out, but I ultimately decided to play Wonderland after noticing how high the jackpot amount was up to,” Seib told the Tropicana blog. “I thought to myself, ‘What the heck, I’ll give it one last shot!’ During my 15 minutes or so of playing Wonderland I got the Rose Garden Bonus and only completed painting about 5 roses before the Queen popped up.

“Then I got it again. I was clicking my laptop buttons and completed 5, 6 and 7. All of a sudden, they were all completed. Jackpot! I sat there in total shock, thinking, this can’t be. No way!”

Seib said she was in total shock as she ran up the stairs in her home to tell her husband.

“I started having a panic attack,” she said. “I grabbed my laptop and ran upstairs to my husband, repeating, ‘Oh my god!’ He was half asleep. He thought something was wrong. I couldn’t get the words out. I finally put my laptop on the bed and just told him to look. He was in shock. He watched as dollars were added to my balance in $5,000 increments. I couldn’t contain my excitement. I jumped up and started doing my little happy dance.”

The fifth six-figure NJ online slot jackpot in 2017

According to the New Jersey Division at Gaming Enforcement, four other six-figure slot jackpots have been hit online this year. The largest prior to Seib’s June 25 win was for $137,499. It was hit on May 11, 2017 on the Angel’s Touch online slot at the Betfair online casino (now FanDuel NJ).

Seib also told Tropicana she has been a regular player at the Tropicana online casino for the past three years and makes frequent trips to play live at the Tropicana Casino Atlantic City as well.

“With our schedules, it makes it hard to visit like we want to,” she said. “So, I just decided to try Tropicana’s online casino, and here we are 3 years later. The site is very easy to navigate. The ease of making deposits and withdrawals is great. Plus, Tropicana’s online customer service is always knowledgeable, quick and courteous.”

The Wonderland slot’s reputation

A West Pier Studio-designed online slot with software from Gamesys, Wonderland has been available on the Tropicana and Virgin online casino platforms since they both launched. The five-reel online slot is based on the 1865 classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

It has a reputation for paying off on the Tropicana online casino. In fact, Wonderland paid out a $149,022.27 jackpot to a player on the Tropicana online casino in 2016. Plus, a West Milford, NJ woman won a $66,295.92 jackpot playing Wonderland on Tropicana in 2016, almost two years to the day after she won a $85,191.81 jackpot playing the same game.

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Martin Derbyshire

In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.