Lucky Poker Player Wins $250k at Flamingo Las Vegas

Texas Hold'em Poker Game & CardsIt’s a good thing that casinos in Las Vegas have reopened because one lucky poker player just hit the jackpot of his life at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.

According to a Flamingo spokesperson, the gambler hit the progressive jackpot playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em out on the casino floor Thursday night.

The gambler, who did not wish to be identified, was in an “excited state of shock” after his major win. His total jackpot came out to $254,844.

Other Big Wins Since Casinos Reopened

A day after Caesar’s Palace reopened on June 4, one guest won an incredible $670,637 progressive jackpot playing the Let it Ride poker game.

The guest also wished to remain anonymous.

Caesar’s Palace closure marked the first time the casino had ever been closed since it originally opened 54 years ago.

Slots players across the Las Vegas Strip are also making out since the city’s casinos have reopened. A guest won $57,000 playing a slot machine at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Another lucky gambler at Flamingo Hotel hit a $100,000 jackpot playing the Triple Red Hot slot machine.

And four days after Red Rock casino reopened, a gambler hit a near 10 grand jackpot on a panda slot machine.

Boyd Gaming Wins

Boyd Gaming has also welcomed back its Southern Nevada guests with rewarding nine jackpots of $10,000 or more.

In the month of June, over $154,000 in major jackpots have been won including:

  • A guest at Cannery Casino Hotel who won the $10,500 jackpot while playing the Dragon Link: Golden Century on June 7.
  • A guest at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino who hit a royal flush playing video poker, winning a $20,000 jackpot on June 15.
  • A guest at Suncoast Hotel and Casino who won a $40,000 jackpot playing Triple Triple Bonus Video Poker on June 17.
  • A guest at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa who won over $12,500 playing Dancing Drums on June 19.
  • The following day on June 20, another lucky guest at Aliante started their birthday off on the right note by hitting a $10,500 jackpot while playing the Drop & Lock machine. On the same day, another Aliante guest hit a jackpot over $10,000 while playing Four Card Keno.
  • A guest at Suncoast won a $10,000 jackpot on a Double Double Bonus Poker Machine on June 20.
  • A guest at Fremont Hotel and Casino won an over $30,000 jackpot playing Abundant Fortune.
  • Another guest at Suncoast won a jackpot close to $10,500 playing a Triple Double Bonus Poker machine.

New Mask Requirement for Casinos in Las Vegas

Three weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown was lifted, properties in Las Vegas began opening again, but not all at once. Caesars Entertain and MGM Resorts have a few selected properties reopening, including Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, Harrah’s, the Bellagio, New York-New York, and MGM Grand.

Beginning Friday, Governor Sisolak mandated that masks must be worn in all of Nevada’s public indoor spaces, which means in all casinos too. Masks are not a requirement after weeks where guests were encouraged, but not mandated, to wear them.

Casino visitors must keep their masks on except whenever eating or drinking. Since reopening, masks were always a requirement for casino staff.

The ruling went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, following Gov. Sisolak’s new “No shirt. No shoes. No mask. No service” slogan that he announced on Wednesday. Social distancing protocols and other coronavirus safety protocols remain in effect.

Sisolak’s ruling comes on the heels of a similar mandate issued by California governor Gavin Newsom last week. Newsom’s ruling required that all reopened casinos and card rooms require guests and players to wear masks.

Now, visitors who enter Las Vegas casinos will be offered a face covering and will be turned away if they refuse to wear one.

Nevada joins several other states in seeing its COVID-19 cases rise, and we’re hoping that the new face mask mandate will stifle the curve.

Stay Tuned

We’re happy to see that gamblers can once again play to their heart’s content, and not only that but cash out in big ways.

It’s definitely what was needed after a long quarantine. We hope that this new mask requirement will allow players and casino guests to remain safe while casinos stay reopened.

Be sure to check back for more Las Vegas jackpot updates and news!

Lucky Texas Gambler Hits $1.3 Million Jackpot at Lake Tahoe Casino

Three Card Poker TableDorothy Boone, of Temple, Texas, has a lot to thank her friends for.

They told Mrs. Boone she should take a family trip down to Lake Tahoe with her husband. Instead of going to Laughlin as originally planned, she took the advice of her friends. It was a decision that paid off tremendously.

On Monday night, Boone hit a three-card poker progressive jackpot at the poker tables at Harveys Lake Tahoe, winning a total jackpot of $1,340,518. It was a warm welcome indeed, as it was the first Lake Tahoe visit for Boone and her husband.

When asked what Boone is planning on doing with the winnings, she says she’s “looking forward to using the money to buy a new house and take her grandchildren to Disney World or Disneyland.”

Other Winners Across the Lake Vegas Valley

  • Wisconsin resident Lana Grebby won $81,851 after hitting the Blazing 7s blackjack jackpot at Flamingo.
  • A lucky Fremont winner won a $31,674.30 fortune on the Abundant Fortune slot machine from a $1.76 bet.
  • Neil J. won $12,500 on the Crazy Money Deluxe VIP slot machine at Treasure Island.

About Harveys Lake Tahoe

Harveys Lake Tahoe is a Caesar’s Entertainment-owned property situated on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. From their official website:

Elevate your adventure at Harveys Lake Tahoe, the very first casino hotel built on the South Shore. Harveys, which opened in 1944, has a rich tradition of hospitality that you’ll discover around every corner with chic, modern décor in our 740 Lake Tahoe hotel rooms and suites, and in the service provided  by our dedicated team. Walking distance to Heavenly, Harveys gives you easy access to all the four-season thrills that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Caesars Introduces Progressive Jackpots to Table Games

Caesars has been an innovative casino company for a long time, setting trends that other operators all over the world also applied later. Jay Bean is the Vice President of Caesars Enterprise Table Games, and he has announced some really exciting changes that could revolutionize the way table games work in Caesars’ casinos.

Bean admitted to being envious of all the video slot games with progressive jackpots that eventually became an essential part of many slots. Whenever you play a progressive jackpot slot, you get an opportunity to win a huge prize which is the product of many people placing bets. As long as nobody wins a progressive jackpot, the final prize will continue to rise. At the moment someone wins the jackpot, the prize resets to the lowest set value and continues to grow once again as new players come to play.

Bean stated that table games had always been a very simple product that involved only cards, dice, and chips. Unlike slots, which are continually being upgraded, table games pretty much remained the same with a couple of variants that were offered to the players. According to Bean, table games were never able to offer a life-changing sum of money to lucky players.

However, the officials at Caesars decided to put an end to such a division and, in a way, revolutionized how table games work, making them more inviting to the casino game lovers. This huge change has been happening for more than a year as Caesars has slowly been introducing progressive jackpots to table games. This concept was always associated with slot machines, but it seems that it has found its way into table games as well, and Caesars officials are very happy with how things are going when it comes to this novelty.

The History of Table Games Progressive Jackpots

The first progressive jackpot in table games was introduced after Caesars unveiled a Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive Jackpot all over Nevada last years. Not long after that, they did the same for all their blackjack games as well as poker derivative tables. In other words, progressive jackpots at table games were all over Nevada starting 2019.

The expansion was pretty quick and, at the moment, they have approximately 270 table games that have progressive jackpots. There is a total of 140 poker derivative tables, 90 blackjack tables, and 40 pai gow poker tables. These are spread across 12 properties in the state, becoming the biggest linked table network in the country.

If you are looking for a casino where you can play progressive jackpot table games make sure to check out Harrah’s Laughlin Casino & Hotel, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, Harrah’s Reno, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, The Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Bally’s – Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and Caesars Palace.

Bean also added that the officials at Caesars loved the new addition to their table games as players really seemed to enjoy it and as they couldn’t be matched by other competitors. Furthermore, he added that smaller places such as Reno and Laughlin had a huge benefit as they would never be able to make a $2 million progressive jackpot on their own. Now that they are a part of this huge casino network, the progressive jackpot created by all players from all Caesar casinos will be accessible even to the players who visit those properties.

A couple of players were also lucky enough to win the progressive jackpot, and the three luckiest ones managed to win jackpots which were over a million.