Little Casino, Big Money: Ellis Island Guest Nabs $905,000 Buffalo Jackpot

Ellis Island might be a little casino, but that doesn’t mean players don’t win big there.

On Feb. 2, 2021, an Ellis Island regular won $905,754.63 on a Buffalo Grand slot.

Ellis Island jackpot

Judge not a casino by its size, but by its jackpots.

The player, David Frys, said, “I’ve been playing at Ellis Island for years now and am absolutely in shock with this win. It’s not every Tuesday that you walk into your favorite local spot and leave with almost $1 million.”

We’re also fairly sure the lucky winner also said, “HOLY SHIT!” But that’s unconfirmed.

Ellis jackpot

Don’t spend it all in one place, David. Unless it’s on Ellis Island barbecue, then we totally get it. Thanks to Ellis Island for the pics.

While it didn’t make headlines, the winning spin also paid another $7 of “normal win,” whatever that is.

Normal win

There are lots of days gambling when we’d be happy getting a $7 win.

Whenever a giant jackpot hits at one of our favorite casinos, we are overcome with a wide range of emotions.

We are overjoyed with happiness for the winner.

Mostly.

In addition, we are jealous as hell.

We want giant tax burdens, hours of paperwork, a new home theater and photo ops with the Ellis sisters!

Oh, well, there’s always video poker and pizza at the Front Yard.

Every gambler knows there’s a jackpot out there waiting, somewhere. We just have to play until we find it, or it finds us.

3 thoughts on “Little Casino, Big Money: Ellis Island Guest Nabs $905,000 Buffalo Jackpot

  1. Boulder Steve

    Congrats to the big winner. This is the first time I remember a jackpot winner giving his full name. He may regret it later but its no big deal just change your phone number

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  2. georgez

    The player, David Frys, said, “I’ve been playing at Ellis Island for years now…”

    Jackpot probably puts him back to even.

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  3. Jack Tarasar

    Ellis Island 2 for 1 whole pizza pies are THE best deal in the Las Vegas area. Other food deals are also good. Plus, they brew their own beer on site, $3.00 per pint. Can’t beat that, close to the STRIP.

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