Newbie Hits Nearly $645K In First Huge BetMGM Ontario Casino Jackpot

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on April 21, 2022 - Last Updated on May 8, 2024
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An online casino player in Ontario has claimed the first big score from BetMGM Casino.

The leading online casino and sports betting company gave away its first jackpot since Ontario online casino market opened earlier this month.

Jackpot lands Ontario online casino player nearly $645K

The unbelievable rake of $643,412.32 went straight into a BetMGM Ontario Casino player’s pocket. Both the casino and the player have every reason to celebrate the first major win in the province.

CA$1 bet on Entain’s Viking Riches led to big win

BetMGM Casino is home to numerous exclusive games, like MGM Grand Millions, Bison Fury, and Mirage Mega Magma, one of the US’s largest state-by-state in-house exclusive progressives.

The lucky winner was also a newbie at BetMGM Casino. He managed to win the jackpot prize after placing a CA$1 bet on Viking Riches, an exclusive BetMGM title powered by Entain’s Win Studios.

BetMGM proud to award first jackpot prize in Ontario

“After many years of awarding record jackpot prizes in the States, BetMGM is thrilled to award its first major payout to a player in Ontario,” said Matthew Sunderland, VP of Gaming, BetMGM.

“In 2021, BetMGM awarded the largest prize in U.S. online casino history. We’re proud of today’s announcement and look forward to many more years of providing life-changing jackpot prizes to Canadian players.”

BetMGM boosts available games

BetMGM may be one of the best legal options in Ontario to date.

So far, BetMGM launched its sportsbook, casino, and poker platform in Ontario on April 4 (day one of the iGaming market opening in the province). Impressively, the casino entered the region with more than 500 online slots ready for play. It also offers many table games, live dealers, and game shows.

Early this week, on April 18, BetMGM announced it launched a private online live dealer studio built in partnership with Evolution.

Currently, the studio features six live casino blackjack table games and online game shows.

BetMGM Casino Ontario also released 108 new slots and new table games this week. There are now hundreds of top-notch titles suited to every player’s taste.

Plus, the casino plans to add new games weekly, continuing to expand while focusing on responsible gaming education.

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Katarina is a Toronto-based online gambling writer who holds a master's degree in journalism. Before joining PlayCanada, she was part of the AskGamblers crew where she reported about the world of online casinos and interviewed numerous iGaming experts. Being in the industry for 5 years, she became an expert in online slots.

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