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Silvia Pavlof April 11, 2023 2 min read
Lucky Poker Player Wins Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Las Vegas
A poker player from Santa Ana, California, won a jackpot worth $499,171 while playing Three Card Poker at the Flamingo Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Omar Moreno, hailing from Santa Ana, California, became a lucky winner of a table game jackpot worth $499,171 on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Moreno was playing at the famous Flamingo casino located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Poker Player Omar Moreno Wins Big with Five-Card Royal Flush
Moreno revealed that he was on vacation in Las Vegas to celebrate a friend’s birthday and had only spent 30 minutes at the table before striking it big with a five-card royal flush. The elated winner mentioned that he planned to use the prize money to purchase a new home.
The news of Moreno’s win is sure to make waves in the gambling world, with many people trying their luck at table games in the hope of striking it rich as he did. This win proves that sometimes, all it takes is a stroke of luck to change one’s life forever.
Nevada Keeps Delivering Big Wins for Gamblers
Nevada seems to deliver big in April as just last week a gambler won $14 million in a casino in Reno. An anonymous female gambler won the largest Megabucks jackpot ever at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
The $14 million win was made on a $10 bet, and the woman is a regular at the casino. IGT, the gaming manufacturer of Megabucks, confirmed the win, which is the first Megabucks jackpot won in Nevada since April 2021. The chances of winning a Megabucks jackpot are about 1 in 49.8 million.
Reno seems to be a lucky spot. At the end of March, a Grand Sierra Resort visitor identified as Jessy R. won a $544,000 jackpot after placing an $8 bet on the Wheel of Fortune High Roller video slot. It was Jessy’s first time playing at the resort and the win happened in just 10 minutes.
Another anonymous player won $1.25 million in January at the same location, while several other jackpot winners have been reported in Nevada.
Other jackpot winners were not as lucky. This week San Antonio Poker Palace, San Antonio, Texas, canceled a $100,000 bad beat jackpot due to the players involved not following the rules. A bad beat jackpot is usually offered in poker rooms when two players have strong hands but one still loses. In this case, one player exposed their cards before the action was finished and the player with the losing hand did not verbally confirm or show a motion to call.