Las Vegas has been open less than a week since COVID-19 took hold of America, and one casino player has already hit a massive jackpot.
One incredibly lucky player at Caesars Palace scooped up a huge progressive jackpot worth a cool $670637 while playing Let it Ride Poker.
Caesars Palace had been open less than 24 hours when the win occurred, an undoubted big blow for the casino following losses incurred during the forced closure.
Let it Ride Paying Out Once More
Let it Ride Poker has proven time, time and time again that it’s one of the best poker variants.
Let it Ride is rather popular in Vegas, despite being labelled a carnival game, but this doesn’t stop punters trying their luck.
The objective of the game is to make the best poker hand possible with five cards. Three of which you see from the off and two are revealed as you opt to let it ride or pull chips back.
There is a nice variant of Let it Ride that has a progressive jackpot, where a portion of each wager gets put into a big kitty.
Landing a royal flush when you place a bet on a specific side bet triggers the jackpot, which in this case was a huge $670k.
If you enjoy playing Let it Ride poker and chasing a huge jackpot, you can find it at most of the very best Bitcoin casinos, but be prepared for the jackpot to be significantly lower than this huge win at Caesars Palace last week.
Players Returning in Droves
Last week and over the weekend, social media was abuzz with photos from excited players hitting the Las Vegas strip.
Pool parties were pumping, slots were spinning and players were winning all around Sin City in a defiant stance against COVID-19.
Despite the terror of the disease, people appeared unfazed as they hit the strip as if it was business as normal.
Las Vegas has been all but shut down since March when Gov. Sisolak ordered that casinos, hotels and restaurants shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the city.
Rules Being Followed
Early reports indicate that players and casinos are adhering to the regulations set out by the Nevada Gaming Control board.
Under these rules, casinos can only operate at 50% capacity and there are special restrictions placed on every type of game at the casino, along with a regular disinfecting schedule.
Players are not to congregate in large groups or gather round a slot machine. Most casinos are only allowing two players per bank of slots in a bid to help limit the risk.
Upon entry to most casinos there are thermal imaging cameras to detect any potentially sick players, and for the time being these seem to be rather effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19.
More Big Winners Are Just Around the Corner
The magic of Las Vegas is still clearly alive, and as time rolls on we’re going to see more and more big winners emerging from Sin City.
It appears as if it takes more than a global pandemic to stop lady luck helping players in Vegas, something we’re incredibly glad to see!