Well, that’s one way to pay for college. A PA online casino player in Albion, PA near Erie won a $232,479 jackpot on the Win Genie slot at BetMGM online casino in September

The player, Jason Hancharik, becomes the latest winner to be handsomely rewarded by BetMGM’s online offerings.

“Because of BetMGM, now I am putting my kids through college,” Hancharik said in a news release. 

Last year, BetMGM awarded more than $9.5 million in live market jackpot prizes. The biggest win was a record $3.2 million prize paid out to a female player in New Jersey.

In Michigan, BetMGM paid out nearly $2 million in jackpots in just over two days last June.

And thanks to Hancharik, some of that good fortune made its way to Pennsylvania. 

“We congratulate Jason on his win with the Genie,” said Matthew Sunderland, Vice President of Gaming, BetMGM. “As our exclusive jackpot network continues to attract players across our live markets, BetMGM is always glad to reward our players with life-changing wins.”

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Leading online casino operator in the country

BetMGM’s online casino went live in Pennsylvania in December 2021, just two weeks before its online sportsbook.

By July 2021, it became the top online casino operator in PA  (26% GGR market share).

But BetMGM’s brand strength and performance isn’t limited to Pennsylvania. BetMGM is the leading casino operator in the entire country, with an estimated 30% national GGR market share across its live markets.

Jackpots like the one Hancharik received are certainly a reason why.

BetMGM gift cards are coming to a retailer near you

Now players at BetMGM can receive the gift of gaming. 

BetMGM announced a partnership with TAPPP, a leader in flexible payment options, to make BetMGM gift cards available across the country. The gift cards will be available at major convenience and grocery retail chains in select U.S. states that offer sports betting.

Maria Tomlinson, Head of Payments, commented: 

“One of the biggest pieces of feedback we get from our customers is that they want a simple and convenient way to fund their accounts. We’re thrilled to introduce an option for players to quickly and securely fund their BetMGM accounts, while avoiding deposit failures.”

Currently, BetMGM gift cards are now available in $25 and $50 denominations in eight states and at over 6,000 locations nationwide. 

At present, the gift cards are not available near Pennsylvania’s biggest cities. However, players can find them in some neighboring states (West Virginia and New Jersey).