The Venetian Makes Another Lucky Guest a Millionaire

Las Vegas was once again a place where an ordinary person was struck by a lucky charm and become a millionaire overnight. The place where that happened was in The Venetian, which is one of the popular casino resorts on The Strip. A lucky person, who wanted to remain anonymous at the moment was seating at an Ultimate Texas Hold’em table located in The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino that is a part of The Venetian Las Vegas. The person managed to hit a one-of-a-kind hand, creating a diamond royal flush and winning a total of $1,080,485. In less than a year, The Millionaire Progressive paid out and made four people very happy.

According to Lance Gautreaux, Las Vegas Sand’s US Chef Casino Officer and Senior Vice President, The Millionaire Progressive had paid a total of $4,254,319 since it started operating. He added that they were always exploring possible new opportunities to provide additional entertainment for the guests and keep them engages, as they were considered innovators in the industry. He concluded that the reason why The Millionaire Progressive was so popular is that a simple $5 side bet could become crucial and change the life of a guest.

During late 2018, The Venetian Resort took a brave step forward and decided to launch something that has never been seen before in Las Vegas. They started one of the biggest games progressive for table games in the entire city and dubbed it The Millionaire Progressive. The jackpot starts at $1 million and quickly increases incrementally. The jackpot becomes eligible for everyone who even decides to place a $5 side bet. In order to win the progressive jackpot and change your life forever, you need to be dealt a set of cards that combine into a natural royal flush. As soon as that happens, you can call yourself a millionaire, just like the lucky person who won the $1.08 million jackpot.

The best thing about this progressive jackpot is that it is available across a couple of table games, including Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Crazy 4 Poker, Mississippi Stud, and Caribbean Stud.

What is a Progressive Jackpot?

Progressive jackpot has been popular in both land-based and online casinos for a very long time, but they were not that big as it was impossible to connect several games at once. Right now, the technological advancement allows casino game providers and operators to connect a series of games, thus increasing the progressive jackpot contribution.

Every player who places a bet will see one part of it being contributed to a progressive jackpot. The more players playing a progressive jackpot game means that the jackpot will be increased much faster, until someone lucky enough manages to hit it and turn their life around.

Progressive jackpots always reset to their pre-determined default amount. In the case of The Millionaire Progressive, the starting sum is one million, but there are games which start at a much lower amount. However, higher starting amounts for progressive jackpots means that these jackpots are less likely to be won often. On the other hand, progressive jackpots that start at a couple of thousand dollars are usually won more often.

To sum up, a lucky person who played poker at The Venetian is definitely going to change their life around and buy themselves something very valuable. Although they were not willing to comment about their win, we could only wonder what people usually do when they win one million dollars!


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.