$5 bet turns to $1 million in winnings at Vegas casino

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 13:54:46-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On June 21, The Venetian hotel-casino crowned anotherMillionaire Progressive winner.

Sean Barry from Ohio was playing at a Three Card Poker table at The Venetian when he was dealt a club royal flush to win $1,010,155.

“The Millionaire Progressive has paid out more than $5 million this year,” said Lance Gautreaux, senior vice president and US chief casino officer for Las Vegas Sands Corp. “That’s five millionaires, made each from a $5 side bet. A huge congratulations goes out to all of our winners so far.”

In late 2018, The Venetian launched one of the largest table games progressives in the city. The Millionaire Progressive, which begins at $1 million and increases incrementally, is eligible by placing a $5 side bet. To win, a player must be dealt a natural royal flush, and a millionaire is born.

The progressive is available on several table games: Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud, Crazy 4 Poker, and Mississippi Stud in both The Venetian and The Palazzo casinos.

The Millionaire Progressive reset after the latest win and is now more than $1,000,000.