$2.3 Million Pai Gow Jackpot Winner At Paris Las Vegas

Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Winner Paris Hotel and Casino

‘Tis the season for Christmas music. One lucky guest at the Paris hotel and casino in Las Vegas experienced the holiday magic for themselves. As the lights danced and the bells rang, a holiday gift could be heard by all, “Congratulations! You’ve won our $2 million jackpot!”.

On Thursday, November 21, at 9 pm, a guest on Face Up Pai Gow Poker hit the progressive jackpot of $2.3 million. As the player slowly pinched their way through their cards, it dawned on them that they had a 7-card straight flush all in diamonds. Due to acquaintances and unknown relatives, the player decided not to disclose his/her name.

News Highlights

  • A player at Paris Las Vegas hit a Face Up Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot of $2.3M
  • The progressive jackpot links 48 Pai Gow tables across 13 Caesars properties statewide
  • The player hit the progressive jackpot with a 7-card straight flush in diamonds

Las Vegas Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Network

The $2.3 million is the highest amount hit to-date, although that record may soon be broken. In May 2019, Caesars Entertainment introduced a new progressive jackpot that links 37 Pai-Gow tables across nine Las Vegas resorts. This is the largest network of tables in Las Vegas, and it includes:

  • Bally’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • Cromwell
  • Harrah’s
  • Flamingo
  • Linq
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio

Since then, it has expanded to 48 tables and 13 properties statewide. The optional $5 side bet allows the jackpots to grow quickly, reaching high dollar amounts with frequent payouts.

$1.4 Million Pai Gow Poker Jackpot at Rio

A month after introducing the Mega jackpot progressive, a lucky player won $1.4 million on their pai-gow poker hand at the Rio in Las Vegas. With this type of linked progressive, players not only have the opportunity to win jackpots regularly, but they can also win a couple of smaller ones as well.

How Can You Win?

To win the million-dollar progressive jackpot on Face Up Pai-Gow poker, the player must hit the Mega Jackpot with a 7-card straight flush. The Major Jackpot is the next highest jackpot at $8,000 to $10,000. The Minor Jackpot is commonly a thousand or so. You can win with a royal flush. After that, you will find smaller bonuses, and your poker ranking determines the payout.

Poker Progressive Jackpot Fever

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Less than 48 hours after the $2.3 million jackpot hit at the Paris hotel and casino, the jackpot amount is already at $319,000, and it’s climbing rapidly. According to one anonymous employee, it took about six months to reach $2.3 million.

Normally this jackpot hits every three to six months, enticing the local players with Las Vegas casino table game jackpot fever. The mandatory $5 side bet does not seem as bad when put into perspective

With this new progressive in place, it will be exciting to see how big and often it hits. The holiday season is the perfect time to play Pai Gow Poker and hopefully receive an early present. Even though the jackpot winner remains unknown, we know that one family out there is saying thanks for the gifts life gave them this year.

About the Author
Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris - Casino Expert

Heather is an adjunct professor at UNLV, a member of the NVEA E-Sports Alliance, as well as a consultant who helps new table game inventors break into the industry.