June 3, 2024 2 min read


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The Venetian Visitor Hits $220,000 Pai Gow Jackpot

The lucky visitor placed a $5 side bet which enabled him to secure a portion of a progressive jackpot

Known as the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas offers supreme entertainment and hospitality options. With a range of hotel casino resorts, visitors from across the globe can find the perfect venue that matches their taste. While millions visit Sin City every month, the lucky are only a few.

Undoubtedly, one visitor of The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas will always remember his stay. This is the case of Kevin Schenk, a guest from Canada who banked a hefty jackpot after playing at the casino resort, local media outlets reported.

On the last day of May, Schenk was playing Face Up Pai Gow at The Venetian. After securing five aces, the lucky man hit a sweet $219,578 jackpot.

To tap into a portion of the progressive jackpot from the game, which was nearly $2 million, the lucky visitor placed a $5 side bet. Being lucky enough to hit the five aces, the man won big.

Visitors to The Venetian can enjoy two casino floors as well as a separate poker room. Recognized for its luxury amenities, The Venetian offers not only gambling entertainment but a wide range of world-class restaurants.

Further amenities available for visitors to the resort include the TAO Nightclub, Voltaire, as well as unforgettable experiences Grand Canal Shoppes.

Similar to other Las Vegas luxury resorts, The Venetian supports a loyalty program called Venetian Rewards. Customers of the luxury resort can earn points while gambling and can unlock exciting experiences, special offers and unique perks and benefits.

Lucky Man Wins $5 Million After Following His Inner Voice

Elsewhere in the United States, a North Carolina man won a $5 million jackpot after following his inner voice. The man from Concord felt the urge to purchase a $30 lottery ticket that ultimately resulted in him winning the mind-blowing jackpot.

The lucky man purchased a ticket for the 200X The Cash lottery game from a business near his workplace. When facing a lottery vending machine, the lucky man felt the urge to pick a particular ticket. Once he scratched off the ticket, he realized that he won the life-changing prize.

Similar to other multi-million-dollar prizes, the man can either receive a lump sum of $3 million or opt for annual payments of $250,000 per year for 20 years.


Jerome is a welcome new addition to the Gambling News team, bringing years of journalistic experience within the iGaming sector. His interest in the industry begun after he graduated from college where he played in regular local poker tournaments which eventually lead to exposure towards the growing popularity of online poker and casino rooms. Jerome now puts all the knowledge he's accrued to fuel his passion for journalism, providing our team with the latest scoops online.

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