Harrah's Las Vegas guest wins the Mega Progressive Ultimate Texas Hold'em Jackpot for $918,000.

Harrah's Las Vegas guest wins the Mega Progressive Ultimate Texas Hold'em Jackpot for $918,000.

The Caesars Entertainment property said that a visitor from Arizona was the lucky winner of a $918,430 jackpot hit on June 12. The winner said they plan to purchase a house in Arizona with the winnings. Caesars says the fortunate patron was playing an Ultimate Texas Hold’em table game when they hit the Mega Progressive Jackpot. The winning hand was a royal flush of diamonds.


What is Ultimate Texas Hold’em?


Ultimate Texas Hold’em is similar to traditional Texas Hold’em, with one major difference being that the gambler plays against the dealer — not other players. The hand begins with the player placing a blind and ante bet.

Once the bets are placed, the player and dealer each receive two hole cards. The player can then check or raise four times the ante. The dealer then reveals three community cards.

From here, the player can check or bet two times the ante if they checked previously. If they bet four times the ante after the hole cards, the player cannot bet further and must check.

The final two community cards are now revealed. At this point, the player cannot bet further unless they checked in each of the previous two rounds. The player and dealer reveal their hole cards, and the best combination wins.

With a progressive Ultimate Texas Hold’em table, the table provides an optional bet that gives the player a chance — albeit a slim one — at winning the ever-growing progressive pool. The jackpot is only won with a royal flush, meaning the odds are slim.


Jackpots galore


Many guests arrive in Southern Nevada with dreams of striking it rich. And for those dreamers, Las Vegas hasn’t disappointed many lucky guests of late. It was only Tuesday, June 7, when a local Las Vegas resident won a $314,911 payout on a $5 wager playing video poker. The man also wished to remain anonymous and struck the jackpot at the Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas. The winner admitted to playing the video poker machines for many years before finally hitting the jackpot with a royal flush. In May, a guest at The D Casino downtown hit a more than $1.4 million progressive while playing a Wheel of Fortune slot. The lucky winner also chose to remain anonymous.



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