Caesars Casinos Pony Up $1 Mil Three Card Poker Prize
Las Vegas casinos in the Caesars Entertainment family have upped the ante with a new $1 million jackpot in its popular Three Card Poker table games.
Players can win $1 million in just one hand with the “6 Card Bonus” side bet (with a total wager of as little as $15). The winning hand is a “Super Royal” in diamonds, or the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A cards.
Check out this video that shares the low-down. Or the skinny, whichever you prefer.
As usual, we do not have the time or energy to calculate what the odds are of hitting the “Super Royal in Diamonds” hand, but we will certainly “borrow” that information for this blog should an actual journalist or mathematician care to bust out an abacus.
What we do know is that analysts estimate there could a $1 million winner about three times a year.
There are other ways to win big at Three Card Poker, of course, including $100,000 payouts for the “Super Royal” in hearts, clubs or spades.
With more than 1,500 Three Card Poker tables worldwide, the game (licensed by Shuffle Master, Inc.) is the most popular specialty game of all time.
Somewhat unrelated fact: Shuffle Master, Inc. gets bonus points because it’s a supporter of one of our favorite Vegas charities, Spread the Word Nevada, a literacy nonprofit for at-risk youth.
Caesars Entertainment has exclusive rights to the $1 million payout for the Three Card Poker “6 Card Bonus,” and Las Vegas is the only city currently offering the jackpot. Translation: Only in Vegas, baby.
Some small print, of course: To be eligible to make the “6 Card Bonus” $1 million wager, a player must place an ante wager and a “Pair Plus” wager based on the posted table minimums. The “6 Card Bonus” wager is offered at $5-$100 with odds paid on all hands of three-of-a kind or better, except for the $100,000 and $1 million “Super Royal” hands, which are fixed payouts.
We’ll see you at the Three Card Poker tables! We’ll be the ones rolling around in our million, naked. Actual results may vary. Thank heavens.