Top 5 Online Casino News Stories of 2021

By Antoine
Published February 25, 2022

2021 has been a great year for online casinos in the U.S., and here are the top 5 stories that we shared with you in 2021:

5 – U.S. Casino partner with sports giants – Online casinos in PA have been parenting with major sporting leagues, including Unibet with the Philadelphia Eagles, and BetMGM with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

4 – More online casinos on your mobile DraftKings became the first U.S. casino to make a native App that players could download on their mobile devices. This consolidated US players’ access to online casino games through their smartphones and tablets. 

3 – Online Casinos go live in the State of Connecticut – as of November 2021, SugarHouse Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, and DraftKings become the first U.S. online operators to launch in this state, and this saw an incredible 1.2 million online bets being placed in the first month. 

2 – New casinos launch in the US – as established operators such as Golden Nugget, BetMGM, and DraftKings continue expanding to new territories including Michigan, a number of new online casinos welcomed players from the U.S. These include Betway, TwinSpires, and Stardust Casino.

1 – A year of Jackpot Winners! — one lucky players in Pennsylvania netted a $93K pot from TwinSpires, while another landed an incredible $537K at Hollywood Casino. However, these do not compare to the eye-popping $3.5M jackpot won by one lucky Borgata Online Player.

Borgata Jackpot Winner - ACG
Our top story for 2021: one lucky Borgata Online Casino player in New Jersey won a record $3.5m while playing their exclusive MGM Grand Millions slot title.