The popularity of Pai Gow poker is growing rapidly in Las Vegas. Part of the reason for this is due to the massive jackpots that this game offers players. This week, another huge Pai Gow jackpot was hit!
We hear about these massive jackpot wins every few days in Las Vegas. Over the past couple of months, there have been some absolutely enormous ones. Today, we’re going to check out how much the lucky Pai Gow winner earned and look back at some of the other major jackpots wins in this city.
Lucky Gambler Wins Pai Gow Jackpot at Main Street Casino
As we just mentioned, the popularity of Pai Gow poker is growing quickly. In case you’re unaware, this is a form of poker that was created in 1985. Its played with cards, rather than dominoes, like traditional Pai Gow.
The goal of this game is to create the best possible five-card hand and seven-card hand to beat both of the dealer’s hands. If both hands beat the dealer, you win. If only one hand wins, it’s a push.
This game isn’t on the same level of popularity as games like blackjack or Texas Hold’em. Recently, however, it’s begun appearing in many casinos around Las Vegas. Even major casinos like Caesars and the Venetian now offer this game.
This week, a Hawaiian gambler won an incredible $420,000 playing this game. The Pai Gow jackpot was earned at the Main Street Casino, in Downtown Las Vegas. The unidentified gambler won with a seven-card straight flush and bonus bet.
That’s a significant amount of money. Incredibly, it’s not the biggest win of the month.
Wynn Las Vegas Pays $1.7 to Wheel of Fortune Gambler
The Wynn Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is one of the best gambling venues in the city. Last week, one gambler took home $1.7 million playing the Wheel of Fortune slot inside this casino. As of now, this is the biggest jackpot win in Las Vegas this month.
You may have heard of the Wheel of Fortune slot before. This game is often responsible for handing out massive jackpot wins. In November, for example, another gambler won $2.2 million playing this game inside the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
This game first started appearing on casino floors in 1995. It’s modeled after the popular game show and now comes in several different forms. Since first reaching casinos, this game has reported payouts of more than $2.9 billion.
The Wheel of Fortune slot has made many gamblers rich. We’re likely to see some more huge jackpots come from this game over the next few months. Perhaps we’ll even see another Pai Gow jackpot win!
Gambling revenue in Las Vegas continues to surge. 2020 is expected to be a huge year for this city, with several new establishments opening to the public. Here are some of the ones that both locals and tourists are most excited about.
What’s Coming to Las Vegas in 2020?
Las Vegas is the gambling hub of the world. This is especially true right now, as Macau struggles to deal with a slowing Chinese economy and the quick-spreading coronavirus. Things don’t appear to be slowing down in Vegas anytime soon.
Before the end of the year, Resorts World Las Vegas will officially open its doors to the public. This massive casino-resort has taken several years and cost billions of dollars to construct. Based on the reports that we’ve heard, it will be the most impressive venue ever built in the city.
Sports fans also have a lot to look forward to. In July of this year, Raiders Stadium is opening up. The Raiders are the second major professional sports team to come to this city. Most agree this will help to significantly increase tourism here.
Some exciting new properties are opening up in Downtown Las Vegas, as well. Perhaps the most exciting is Circa Las Vegas, which will feature the largest swimming pool in the city.
Casinos here are happy to see things going so well. Several are expanding and adding new gambling options. This gives gamblers more opportunities to win Pai Gow jackpots and massive slot wins.
This is an exciting time in Las Vegas’ history. Stay tuned for more news here over the next few months!