The shortest month of the year packed plenty of action for casinos in Pennsylvania.
February featured the arrival of Borgata online casino in Pennsylvania with over 150 games.
All land-based casinos in PA, after being closed about a third of the year in 2020, are now open and operating at reduced capacity with enhanced heath and safety protocols.
Also, there were lots of jackpot winners who found “hot” machines during a snowy February in Pennsylvania.
This is not a complete list of jackpots.
Divine Fortune welcomes another winner
Steven K., from Furlong, PA, is a regular player at PlaySugarHouse.com. Divine Fortune, the popular progressive online slot game, was the first game he ever played on the app, but he hadn’t played for over two years when he gave the game another go in February.
He was rewarded with a wonderful welcome back prize. The project manager hit the Divine Fortune jackpot with a $3 bet, winning $259,550 while playing at home on his phone.
“I started screaming and ran downstairs to my wife to show her,” he explained. “And then my phone died! I had to get my laptop out and make sure it was real.”
As for plans for the prize, Steven said he would discuss options with his wife and would like to set up a foundation to help single mothers so their kids are able to play sports.
This is the 19th Divine Fortune jackpot winner since its launch in 2019 on Rush Street Interactive’s two online casinos in Pennsylvania, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com.
“We love when our players win life-changing jackpots,” said Mattias Stetz, COO of RSI, which operates PlaySugarHouse.com. “This is one of many recent Divine Fortune jackpots which proves our players can win big, even when placing small bets.”
Rivers Casino Philadelphia
A $57,097 Grand Jackpot on Lightning Cash.
It may be snowing but we're heating up inside! #Congrats to our latest Jackpot winner – Antoine B. – for hitting the Grand Jackpot on Lightning Cash – High Stakes! What would you do with a $57,097.49 Jackpot payout? #ReelWinningsAtRivers
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. pic.twitter.com/VkAVcr2gAD
— Rivers Casino Philadelphia (@riverscasinophl) February 1, 2021
🚨$100,000 BBJ JUST HIT 🚨
♦️Quad 6s beat by Quad As♥️
♣️5 players dealt in ♠️
🤑 🤑Congratulations!!! 🤑🤑
💵 RESETS AT $100,000 💵 pic.twitter.com/ztHULzR4mf
— Rivers Philadelphia Poker Room (@riverspokerphl) February 4, 2021
Rivers Casino Philadelphia also posts jackpots on their Instagram stories. Follow the hashtag #ReelWinningsatRivers
Some February winners we spotted in our Insta stories were:
- $28,8823 at Caribbean Gold
- $20,000 on Ultimate X Poker
- $13,771 on Quick Link
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
🚨 WINNER 🚨 Congratulations to this guest who won $28,493.87 on the Dragon Cash slot!
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler pic.twitter.com/QkWl7IGdQ8
— Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (@WinBigRivers) February 4, 2021
Harrahs Casino Philadelphia
Lightning strikes for a lucky Harrahs Casino player who won a $93,829 jackpot at Lightning Link.
⚡𝗪𝗛𝗢𝗔.⚡ With this $93,829.59 jackpot, there's no doubt that Lightning Link is a certified #HarrahsPhillyHotSlot! 🔥🎰#HarrahsPhilly #WinningWednesday #HarrahsPhillyJackpots
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER pic.twitter.com/lT4SuNTEbD
— Harrahs Philadelphia (@HarrahsPHL) February 25, 2021
⚡This guest struck VERY BIG with a $60,099.77 jackpot on Olympus Strikes at #HarrahsPhilly! Congratulations!#HarrahsPhillyJackpots #BigWinner
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER pic.twitter.com/RLNoNAj62I
— Harrahs Philadelphia (@HarrahsPHL) February 16, 2021
Live! Casino Philadelphia
Live! Casino Philadelphia celebrated their official grand opening during the week of Feb. 4 with local sports celebrities, theatrics, and fireworks.
The newest casino in PA casino welcomed jackpot and other winners, too.
Binh N. of Philadelphia, PA won a 2021 Lexus RCF Sport in a promotion to sign up in advance for a Live! Rewards Card.
Some Feb. Jackpot winners at Live! Casino Philadelphia:
Live! Casino Pittsburgh
The Bucs weren't the only ones with a big win this weekend.
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler pic.twitter.com/Y6l4Daum9O
— Live Casino Pittsburgh (@livecasinoPGH) February 8, 2021
Wind Creek Casino
— Wind Creek Bethlehem (@WCBethlehem) February 3, 2021
- $36,795 at Dollar Storm
- $30,659 at Buffalo slot
- $13,999 at Lightning Links
- Wind Creek online casino: $46,450 on The Wild Life
Mount Airy Casino
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER pic.twitter.com/hdYUgaBotx
— Mount Airy Casino (@MountAiryCasino) February 3, 2021
— Mount Airy Casino (@MountAiryCasino) March 1, 2021
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Here’s a reason to scream. Hitting a $55,000 jackpot on Screaming Links at Mohegan Sun.
Over $55,000 went to a lucky guest playing Screaming Links – congratulations!! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/X6uOvZy1Co
— Mohegan Sun Pocono ☀ (@MSPocono) February 21, 2021
Other jackpot winners at Mohegan Sun Pocono:
Other February Jackpots at PA casinos
Dan and Janet won $157,706.49 on HollywoodCasino.com. They visited Hollywood Casino and picked up their “big check” from General Manager. Dan Ihm.
Hollywood Casino Feb. jackpots:
WINNER OF THE WEEK! This lucky winner walked away with $112,990 in winnings! Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER pic.twitter.com/6f2d7NvuHE
— Parx Casino (@parxcasino) February 15, 2021
March is Problem Gambling Awareness month
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and others are ramping up efforts to educate and raise awareness about the effects of gambling disorders.
Some resources and responsible gambling tools include:
- The PA Self-Exclusion program now allows individuals to ban themselves from iGaming, Fantasy Contests, and Video Gaming Terminals, or VGTs.
- www.ResponsiblePlay.pa.gov, a new website dedicated to addressing problem gambling, with information and links to identify a potential gambling problem and find help.
- The PlayPause program from GeoComply and Conscious Gaming allows individuals to self-exclude from online casino sites across state lines. This important RG tool debuted in PA at BetMGM in late December 2020.
- Options for participants to limit online play or their spending at operator websites. That includes fantasy contests, online casino games, online poker, and/or online sports betting.