Royal Flush Win Bags Tourist $330,000 at Pai Gow Poker

  • Hawaiian hit jackpot at California Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
  • Gambling victory achieved with player revealing seven-card royal flush
  • Third win at Boyd Gaming-owned venue in three months
Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of spades
A Hawaiian tourist won big in Vegas with a royal flush hand at pai gow poker. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Wins jackpot with royal flush

A Hawaiian tourist won $330,000 playing pai gow poker. The person, who wished to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot at the California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He bagged the jackpot after showing his seven-card royal flush, reports 3 News Las Vegas.

The third win at a Boyd Gaming casino destination in the last three months.

Pai gow poker uses cards rather than the traditional 32 Chinese dominoes in pai gow. The royal flush win in this case was achieved by the player holding an Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and an Ace of the same suit.

This was the third victory at a Boyd Gaming casino destination in the last three months.

In July, another Hawaiian resident became the lucky recipient of $114,000 after playing Dragon Wheel with Bonus Spin at the Fremont Hotel and Casino. In June, another guest at the Fremont walked away with $221,000 when they played the Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot Sevens slot machine.

Striking it lucky

For many gambling winners, it’s a case of right time, right place. In April, an unnamed bingo player won a record $160,000 jackpot at a Las Vegas casino. According to the report, a high number of jackpot winners have come out of Vegas casino properties.

In May, a man from California won $1.6m on a penny slot machine at his local casino. Identified as Robert S, the winner said the money would go towards early retirement and investing.

Yet, while players are able to take their profits home with no trouble, not everyone is so lucky.

In June, it was reported that a Milwaukee man who had won two jackpots in the space of a few days was robbed of his winnings. The first jackpot amounted to $12,000, while the second totaled $13,000. Both were won on slot machines. After he purchased a safe to store his cash, intruders broke into his home and stole its contents.

In another case, a Namibian jackpot winner was shot and ended up in an emergency room. When a dispute ensued about the win, he got into a fight and ended up stabbing a man and his friend with a broken bottle. The jackpot winner was then shot three times in the leg and torso. The amount was not disclosed.