BetMGM Michigan Player Wins $1 Million Jackpot On Progressive Slot

Written By Corey Sharp on June 6, 2024
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A BetMGM player from Southfield won a $1 million jackpot on Thursday while playing the progressive slot Bison Fury.

BetMGM Casino Michigan is known for generous jackpots, awarding more than $138 million in payouts in 2023, a 32% year-over-year increase.

A Pennsylvania player won more than $500,000 playing a slot on her lunch break earlier this spring.

While BetMGM announced these latest winners, it is also facing a lawsuit involving another Michigan player accusing the operator of fraud. Those allegations have not been proven in court.

40-cent bet yields $1 million for Michigan player

Imagine mindlessly playing slots on a random day and spending 40-cents per spin. The chances are slim to almost none of hitting a jackpot for $1 million. Fortunately for a Michigan player, that’s exactly what happened.

The player who cashed out the seven-figure prize remained anonymous, but revealed to BetMGM plans of buying a new house with the winnings.

The individual won the prize playing Bison Fury, a slot that is exclusive to BetMGM and one of its most popular titles. It is a five-reel, ‘All Ways’ slot that features an American wilderness theme with more than 1,000 ways to win in the base game and bonus spins.

Earlier this spring, a Pennsylvania player won $525,726 on Borgata Casino playing MGM Grand Millions Megaways. The player won the jackpot on her lunchbreak from work.

BetMGM also just launched a jackpot program that offers a trip to an MGM Resorts International property in Las Vegas or the nearest location to the winner’s home for anyone who wins a jackpot of more than $500,000.

VP of Gaming, Angus Nisbet, said in a press release:

“BetMGM congratulates the recent winners at Borgata Online and BetMGM on their big jackpots. We love making moments like this even more memorable through our new jackpot program.”

BetMGM is sure to keep the jackpots rolling throughout the rest of 2o24.

BetMGM to appear before Michigan Supreme Court regarding $3.2 million fraud case

Meanwhile, a Detroit woman is accusing BetMGM of refusing to pay $3.2 million in online casino winnings from March 2021.

The Wayne County Circuit Court came to a decision that the woman could not bring her case forward as her claims were preempted by the state’s 2019 Lawful Internet Gaming Act.

However, recently, the Michigan Supreme Court granted the woman’s petition for leave to appeal.

Jacqueline Davis filed a complaint with the Michigan Gaming Control Board. She said that BetMGM failed to notify her of a malfunction within the games she was playing. Davis said a BetMGM VIP employee allegedly congratulated her on the “Big Win.”

Davis collected $100,000 in cash from MGM Grand Detroit, but she was not awarded the full $3.2 million owed. That’s where the Michigan Supreme Court will make the decision on a ruling.

Should the highest court rule in Davis’ favor, add $3.2 million to the list of payouts for 2024.

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Corey Sharp joined Catena Media in 2022 and is the go-to expert for Michigan gambling. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia as a sports journalist and content producer. In Corey’s role as Lead Writer for PlayMichigan, he works alongside a talented team of expert journalists and analysts to bring you the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of gambling news in Michigan. Corey’s contacts around the industry makes him a trusted source. Corey produces daily stories and features about the gambling space. Corey graduated from Holy Family University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.

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