N.J. Woman Wins $288,000 Gambling During Conference Call at Work

Conference calls bore many people, and, sometimes, they look for other things to do. In general, most people do not gamble during a work call. However, that is exactly what a New Jersey woman did while listening to a conference call that was too long. This decision netted the Mantua Township resident nearly $300,000.

The Details

The woman lives in Mantua Township, which is about 20 miles south of Philadelphia. She was on a routine conference call at her job, which is something she frequently has to participate in. Sometimes, the conference calls she has to listen in on become too long. While listening, she will play an online video slot game called Divine Fortune. SugarHouse Online Casino operates the game. She placed a $2 bet on a regular Thursday workday and won the $288,000 prize.

She nearly screamed out loud. But, she managed to hold in her excitement – barely.

Divine Fortune is an Ancient Greece-themed slots game, which does have a progressive feature. The woman won the largest prize that has ever been won by someone playing Divine Fortune. The jackpot beat the previous record of nearly $200,000 won earlier this year. A construction superintendent won a jackpot playing during his lunch break in Woodbridge, N.J. The town is directly across the water from the New York City borough of Staten Island.

SugarHouse Casino

SugarHouse Casino

SugarHouse Casino, which has its location in Philadelphia, has seen several large jackpots since it began in New Jersey. It has only been in business in the Garden State for the past two years, but its online games have seen several big winners. The company offers video slots, such as Divine Fortune. In addition, it also offers video poker, roulette, blackjack, Spanish 21, craps, baccarat (three versions), and pai gow poker.

Rush Street Interactive

SugarHouse Casino is one of the online gaming platforms owned by Rush Street Gaming. A real estate developer who loved gaming met a financier who also loved gaming. Together, they formed Rush Street Gaming in the 1990s. Rush Street Gaming currently owns casinos, Internet gaming sites, and entertainment sites in the United States. It plans to expand into South America. In particular, Rush Street has become known for its gaming platform.

While SugarHouse Casino is a for-profit arm of the Rush Street business, the company owns other brands as well. Rush Street operates several online casinos where people can play for fun, without winning money. Instead, they can win other prizes that are not exchangeable for money. This allows people to play these interactive games across the United States.

Rush Street Gaming also operates online casinos as well as its land-based casino brands. Gamers have the option to play casino games online or on-site at casino locations in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Schenectady, N.Y.

Rush Street sought to get into the online casino business in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania because of SugarHouse’s location. In addition, the company has expanded into the sports-book gaming world in South America. After looking at the market, the company chose to begin operations in Colombia.

SugarHouse and Rush Street have plans to further expand their online gaming and sports-books. Both online gaming and sports gaming are becoming legal in more states across the United States. Currently, a handful of states allow online gaming. Rush Street and SugarHouse hope that a combination of several factors will mean increased attention to this industry. The sports-book industry should bring new customers in. The moneymaking potential of online gaming, as well as mobile gaming, may open up more markets for the company.

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Jean Carter is from Oakland, California and studied jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, California. After graduation, and pining for a warmer climate, Jean relocated to the Tule Springs suburb of Las Vegas, where she owns and operates her own online jewelry boutique incorporating traditional native American styles with her own unique designs. A true fan of the sophistication and glamor of Las Vegas casino life, Jean is also a freelance blogger specializing in all things suave and fashionable surrounding the casino lifestyle.