Royal flush wins biggest jackpot
An anonymous man from Perth was the lucky winner of Australia’s biggest casino win, AU$3.6m (£1.97m; $2.5m).
On Saturday night, the player pulled off a royal flush win – a poker hand that contains the ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 of the same suit, the rarest and highest possible hand, after placing a $15 buy-in at the Crown Perth casino, reports Yahoo! News.
Speaking about his win, the anonymous winner said:
This is Australia’s biggest ever jackpot won on the tables and I am so excited to see that go off here.
The last time a record was set at the Crown Perth casino was in 2016 when AU$2.7m (£1.4m; $1.9m) was won, also with a royal flush.
The number of jackpot winners at casinos shows how a person’s life can change in an instant when they happen to be in the right place at the right time.
For instance, in April, a Bingo player won a record amount of more than $160,000 (£126,300) at a Las Vegas casino. Elsewhere, in May, a man from California bagged a $1.6m (£1.2m) jackpot on a penny slot machine at the Valley View Casino & Hotel. At the time, the man said that he would invest the money and retire early. May also saw a Swedish slot player win $2.8m (£2.1m) on a Mega Fortune Dreams game.
However, while each of these winners had no trouble collecting their money, that wasn’t the case for one mother of three.
In April, it was reported that a mother from the UK had initially been refused a £13,000 ($16,460) win from Jackpotjoy because she placed deposits in her name but was using her son’s debit card on the gambling site. Before the winnings could be released to her, she was asked to provide additional information.
The woman responded that nothing in the terms and conditions said the use of someone else’s card was prohibited. In this situation, though, it’s easy to see why the betting company took the steps that it did to ensure that someone’s card wasn’t being used fraudulently to bet online.
Not everyone is a winner
When it comes to gambling, whether at a casino or online, it comes down to the luck of the draw. Not everyone is going to be a winner and more often than not there will be plenty of losers.
Of course, that doesn’t stop people from gambling with the idea that the next bet they place will ultimately win them lots of money. Unfortunately, though, one lost bet can lead to another, and the process can quickly spiral out of control. Countless gamblers suddenly find themselves in a situation where they are betting more than they can afford to lose.
Just because someone happens to win the biggest jackpot at a casino, that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen to everyone who enters a betting venue.