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Caesars Rewards member hits first-ever 88 Fortunes progressive jackpot

1 June 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A lucky Caesars Rewards member hit the first-ever 88 Fortunes wide area progressive jackpot from Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes Jackpot Festival while playing online with Caesars Sportsbook & Casino in New Jersey. Stacy M. from Edgewater, New Jersey was playing 88 Fortunes online for 20 minutes before landing a watermarked Phoenix symbol on all five reels to win $308,914.50 on a $2.64 spin.

Her initial reaction was, “This can’t be real, this is a mistake, maybe this is only supposed to be a $3,000 win, I am in shock!”

Stacy M. plans to pay off all of her debts and put a down payment on a house with her winnings. Caesars recently hosted Stacy M. and her family for a celebratory dinner at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Atlantic City and provided them with a complimentary stay in honor of this historic win.

The 88 Fortunes Jackpot Festival wide area progressive jackpot, available through Light & Wonder’s OPENGAMING platform, offers players the chance to win bigger jackpot rewards through a prize pool that can be generated by multiple operators within a state. This jackpot win was made possible through Caesars Digital’s partnership with Light & Wonder to bring the popular brick-and-mortar casino game, 88 Fortunes, to online casino customers.

“We’d like to extend our congratulations to Stacy for claiming the first big win of the 88 FORTUNES Jackpot Festival,” said Matthew Sunderland, Senior Vice President of iGaming at Caesars Digital. “This jackpot and the experience we provided this customer in Atlantic City is an example of our ability to turn a digital win into world-class opportunities at our destinations. Light & Wonder’s Jackpot Festival is an exciting digital complement to our brick-and-mortar offerings with elevated gameplay that can lead to significant winnings.”

In addition to 88 FORTUNES and other market-leading slot games from best-in-class providers, Caesars Sportsbook & Casino and Tropicana Online Casino offer New Jersey customers a wide variety of classic and cutting-edge casino games, including American and European Roulette, Live Dealer Blackjack, Poker and Baccarat, digital classics like Video Poker, and much more. Customers also earn unmatched rewards through their play via an integration with the industry-leading loyalty program, Caesars Rewards.

“Progressive jackpots are intrinsic to land-based casinos across the United States, and now Light & Wonder is making them a must-have product through our Jackpot Festival series of games,” said Rob Procter, Vice President of Game Development at Light & Wonder. “The first big win secured through our wide area progressive Jackpot Festival demonstrates the stakes that are in the games and the thrill that comes along with it. We are proud to have developed a tool that brings next-level engagement to operators while also offering the potential for life-changing rewards for players. Light & Wonder is overjoyed for the Caesars Rewards member and wishes them huge congratulations on their victory.”

Caesars has a legacy in responsible gaming and remains committed to responsible gaming education. As a complement to the tools in place that encourage responsible play with Caesars Sportsbook & Casino and Tropicana Online Casino, Caesars recently announced two new responsible gaming policies.

The first is the industry’s most comprehensive universal exclusion policy, which adds participants who are currently on a state-sponsored self-exclusion list where Caesars operates to the universal exclusion list for all Caesars' gaming facilities and platforms across the enterprise. In addition, the company has adopted an enhanced 21+ gaming policy that restricts Caesars Rewards accounts to individuals over 21 years of age and, where permitted by law, limits all domestic gaming, pari-mutuel, sports, and iGaming options to those over 21 years of age.

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