Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Awards $1.39 Million in Pai Gow Poker Jackpot

A local Pittsburgh resident struck it big at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, winning a massive $1,391,967 jackpot in Fortune Pai Gow Poker. This event took place on Sunday around 2:45 a.m., marking a record-breaking win for the casino. The lucky player’s success came from a seven-card straight flush with cards ranging from 10 to 4 of clubs. Adding to their fortune, the player had placed two side bets of $5 each, bringing in an additional $28,000.

What You Need to Know

  • A local Pittsburgh resident won a record $1,391,967 jackpot in Fortune Pai Gow Poker at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, marking the highest progressive jackpot for this game at the casino.
  • The winning hand was a seven-card straight flush with clubs, enhanced by two additional side bets, contributing to the total prize.
  • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh also holds a U.S. record for a bad beat jackpot of $1.2 million, awarded in August 2022, showcasing the casino’s history of major payouts.

This jackpot, the biggest for Pai Gow Poker at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, has been growing since its inception on April 24, 2017. Before this, the largest amount won was $92,196.72, secured by a player with a hand of five aces, including a joker, on August 1, 2020.

In Pai Gow Poker, players use playing cards instead of the traditional Chinese dominoes. The game involves playing against the dealer and includes an optional bonus bet that can trigger the jackpot. Each player and the dealer receive seven cards to form two hands: a five-card high hand and a two-card low hand. To find more about how to play this casino game, have a look at our Pai Gow Poker guide for all that you need to know.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is no stranger to high payouts. In August 2022, the casino awarded a $1.2 million bad beat jackpot. This prize was divided among multiple players, with the largest shares going to a West Virginia player and a Pittsburgh resident, winning $490,708 and $368,029, respectively.

Andre Barnabei, the assistant general manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, expressed excitement over the win. “It’s such a fun and momentous experience watching a jackpot grow until it finally hits,” he said. He extended congratulations to the winner and praised the casino’s team for their excellent performance.

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