The Millionaire Progressive Strikes Again in Las Vegas!

Could this really be true? The Millionaire Progressive is hit again at The Venetian Las Vegas, meaning yet another person became a millionaire overnight at the Entertainment Capital of the World. We have been able to witness several people becoming millionaires this year, and it seems that the trend continues. If these things continue to happen, Las Vegas could become a real factory that produces millionaires.

This time, the guest who won the jackpot wanted to remain anonymous, so the press must respect their decision. What we do know is that the new millionaire won a total of $1,013,539 and that they are the sixth person to hit this jackpot ever since the inception of the Millionaire Progressive. The guest placed a side bet while playing three card poker at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, and was lucky enough to get a spade royal flush which was required to win the progressive jackpot.

What’s the Story Behind The Millionaire Progressive Jackpot?

In later 2018, there was a new type of progressive jackpot created at The Venetian Las Vegas. It is still considered one of the biggest progressive jackpots for a table game. The thing with progressive jackpots is that they are usually made for slot machines, which were connected, so it was possible for many players to contribute to the progressive jackpot at the same time. However, casinos did not know how to introduce the concept of progressive jackpots for table games which are not connected electronically — or at least they weren’t

Luckily, they came up with an idea of a side bet. The only thing you have to do is make a $5 side bet before every hand in order to take part in the jackpot. In other words, whenever you enter a casino and you sit by the table to play your favorite card game, you will have an opportunity to place the $5 side bet which will be electronically added to the progressive jackpot.

If you are lucky enough to get a natural royal flush, you will instantly win the progressive jackpot because it is the only criterium that you have to make. In other words, you would be turning a $5 into more than a million, and that’s an amazing thing. Naturally, if you know how to play casino poker games, you know that the probability of winning a royal flush is not that big. However, it seems that it is much bigger compared to other progressive jackpots that you aim for when spinning slots. After all, we had a total of six jackpot winners in less than a year, meaning we could have even more before the progressive jackpot celebrates its first birthday.

Some of the games that you can play and make such a side bet that could help you become a millionaire are Mississippi Stud, Crazy 4 Poker, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Whichever you choose, chances to win a royal flush are the same, so make sure to choose the one you really enjoy if you want to take a shot at the main prize.

The jackpot is called the Millionaire Progressive because it always resets to exactly $1 million whenever someone wins it. In other words, you can only win more than that if nobody won it in a long time. However, it seems that the winners are more frequent than the officials of the casino anticipated in the first place.


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.