Las Vegas might not be as busy as it once was, but people are still flocking to Sin City over the holiday weekends.
Over the Labor Day weekend, a teacher from Florida made the trip out to Vegas and played Mississippi Stud Poker.
She then proceeded to draw a royal flush made of spades, winning the $563,915 jackpot.
Vegas is Still the Home of Jackpots
Official statistics have shown that Vegas is falling on hard times as player numbers are less than half what they were a year prior.
But that hasn’t stopped the jackpot bells from ringing all over Sin City.
Less than 24 hours after Caesars Palace opened, a player scalped a $670k jackpot on Let it Ride Poker.
Then just a couple of weeks ago, another player scored a huge $3,934,609 on Fu Dao Le at the Bellagio.
This makes it 3 high-profile jackpots in as many months – something truly worth shouting about.
With player numbers dwindling, this is just the news that Las Vegas needs to get a boost in player numbers.
Can the Jackpots Boost Numbers?
While a lot of casinos are not happy with the lower player numbers in their establishments, El Cortez is actually enjoying it.
The infamous casino is suffering from the coin shortage situation that’s currently plaguing the US.
But, with lower player numbers, El Cortez can still run all of its coin slot machines without too much fear, and without the need to empty machines on an hourly basis.
If more and more players keep scalping casinos for huge jackpots like these three, we could see more punters heading out to try their luck.
It’s definitely the news that casinos need, even if it costs them millions in the process.
Following a long and protracted shutdown due to COVID-19, casinos are happy to once again have their doors open.
How Safe is Vegas Right Now?
There have been fears that Casinos on the strip have been playing loose and fast with the COVID regulations set out by Gov. Sisolak.
The Culinary union noted that more than 350 members and relatives have tested positive for COVID-19 since casinos reopened.
In reports from the union, multiple members testified that rules and regulations were being broken.
Gov. Sisolak has still to respond to these claims, but it doesn’t look like anything will happen to casinos.
Elsewhere in the US, casinos in Illinois have been warned that if they break COVID regulations they will lose their licenses.
This is a huge step, but it’s necessary to protect workers and punters alike.
If you’re desperate to get a slice of the casino action. but you’re not sure if Las Vegas is safe enough for you, there are plenty of fully regulated online and Bitcoin casinos.
Packed with massive welcome bonuses, huge promotions and 24/7 customer support, online casinos are thriving in these COVID times.
In fact, online is becoming so popular, a lot of Vegas casinos are also opting to open online too.
Will the future be online? If COVID continues to get worse, it could very well be!