Jackpot: Las Vegas Casinos Pay Out Four $400K Or More Wins

Caesars Palace Las Vegas and the Flamingo Las Vegas recently paid out a total of four $400,000 or more wins to lucky players at the Caesars Entertainment gaming properties.

The hand that won $143,042 at Harrah's Las Vegas
The hand that won $143,042 at Harrah’s Las Vegas, pictured above. The lucky visitor, Joel Sandoval, was playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em. (Image: Caesars Entertainment)

On Saturday, an unidentified player won a $440,000 jackpot playing video poker at Caesars Palace.

The day before, another unnamed player hit a $401,000 jackpot, also while playing video poker at Caesars Palace.

Last Wednesday, another mystery player won the identical amount, $401,000, while playing the same game, video poker, also at Caesars Palace.

At the Flamingo Las Vegas, last Thursday, Camille Romeo of Edinburg, Pa., won $406,555.

She way playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Her winning hand was a royal flush in clubs.

Romeo was playing for three hours before winning the jackpot. Last week’s jackpot marked the third time she had played the game.

Romeo plans on using some of the money to pay off the mortgage on her house. The balance will be saved for the future.

She was visiting Las Vegas for a few days with her sister. Romeo believes her family brought her good luck.

$100K-Plus Wins

Smaller amounts were won either at Caesars Palace or Harrah’s Las Vegas on Saturday.

A mystery player won a $120,300 jackpot playing video poker at Caesars Palace.

Joel Sandoval of Fairfield, Calif. won $143,042 while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

His hand was a royal flush in spades. Sandoval and had been playing for an hour before hitting the jackpot.

He will use the money to help pay for a new house.

In a statement after his win, Sandoval advised other casino players, “don’t give up” when trying to hit a jackpot.

Each of these lucky visitors is a Caesars Rewards member. Caesars Palace, the Flamingo Las Vegas, and Harrah’s Las Vegas are each Caesars Entertainment properties.

Earlier Memorable Jackpots

The year started out at the Flamingo Las Vegas with a Las Vegas man winning more than $6.4 million while playing Pai Gow Poker.

The player, identified in a facsimile check as Thomas Evans Zanot, won the game with a straight flush, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The winning cards were the eight, nine, 10, jack, queen, and ace of spades, as well as a joker.

Also, earlier this month, Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers was successful at playing a different kind of game. He won more than a half-million dollars while trying his luck at Three Card Poker at Caesars Palace.

The payout was $514,837. He won with a royal flush between his three cards and the three cards held by the dealer, Houston tv station KTRK reported.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh Win

Earlier, on February 4, Nancy Natalie of Houtzdale, Pa. won $154,484 at Live! Casino Pittsburgh.

She was playing Cats, Hats and More Bats on a slot machine.

The casino is owned and managed by Stadium Casino Westmoreland RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies.

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