New York City Resident Wins Excess of $413,000 at Resorts World Catskills with Blazing 7s Blackjack™ Progressive Jackpot as Summer Heats Up

Jackpot winnings at New York’s newest and closet casino total more than $34 million since February public opening

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (August 28) – The list of big money winners continues to grow at Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest and closest integrated casino resort to Manhattan.  Xian Zhao of New York City won a $413,311.31 Blazing 7s Blackjack™ Progressive jackpot. 

Blazing 7s Blackjack™ Progressive is a new game based on sevens. To begin each round of play, a patron makes a standard blackjack bet and also places a Blazing 7’s progressive bet. If at least one of the first two cards dealt to the patron is a seven, the patron wins a jackpot.  If both of the first two cards dealt to the patron are sevens, the patron wins a larger amount. The jackpot payout also increases if the dealer’s “up card” is a seven. The more sevens, the more you can win. 

“It has been quite an exciting summer of winners at Resorts World Catskills and we want to congratulate Xian Zhao for taking a $5 side wager and turning it into more than $400,000. This is a monumental progressive jackpot and the largest to date,” said Jack Kennedy, Vice President of Table Games for Resorts World Catskills. “Since opening our doors in February, we have paid out more than $34 million in jackpot winnings, and this is only the beginning!”

But the summer winning doesn’t end there. Through September 15, Resorts World Catskills is hosting its “Imagine a Million” promotion, giving guests the chance to win their share of millions of dollars in prizes each day and luxurious VIP experience packages, while one lucky winner will receive the ultimate prize on September 15 which is $1 million, guaranteed.

However, gaming isn’t the only way to hit it big. The luxury casino resort also offers guests unique experiences in entertainment, dining, and luxury that are unmatched in the region. Resorts World Catskills is a driving factor in helping to restore the Catskills as a premier destination and continues to surprise and delight its visitors along the way.

Resorts World Catskills is an all-season integrated resort destination that features more than 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas style gaming including 2,150 slot machines and more than 150 live table games. In addition to its expansive gaming area, the casino resort also includes 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, a 332 all-suite hotel, which includes 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas, the Crystal Life Spa, two fitness centers, and the 2,500 seat RW Epicenter. The exclusive Palace High Limit gaming area is designed for top-tier players and features private gaming salons and a VIP lounge. Valet and free garage parking are available.

For more information about Resorts World Catskills, please visit For reservations, please call 1-833-586-9358, where guest service representatives are available 24 hours a day.

About Resorts World Catskills 
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, 
Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian inspired steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers.

The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will be added to this destination resort with a Rees Jones redesigned golf course following in summer 2019.

Resorts World Catskills
Charles A. Degliomini, 845-428-7200
Executive Vice President
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