Caesars Entertainment’s Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot hit for the third time last week and 99 poker players across Las Vegas split more than $538,000.
Just a shade before 8 a.m. on Monday, July 1, there were 99 players in poker rooms across Las Vegas celebrating. Daniel from London activated the Mega Beat Progressive Poker jackpot when his six high straight flush fell short to Edgar from Mexico, whose eight high straight flush beat Daniel’s hand inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino poker room. It was just a few weeks ago we reported a similar event!
This is the third time the jackpot has hit since its January launch and all three times the winner was playing at Planet Hollywood. The Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot awards not only the losing hand and winning hand but all players actively playing in any of the participating Caesars Entertainment poker rooms.
Daniel’s exceptional hand being beaten by Edgar’s even better hand entitled all 99 players in Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Quad Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino poker rooms to share the $538,771 progressive jackpot.
Daniel, having the losing hand, won $111,646 and winner Edgar took home $57,765 while all other players received $3,888 for simply playing in the right room at the right time. Daniel’s girlfriend was asleep in their room and had no idea he was playing poker at the time of the jackpot. Safe to say, it was a happy wake-up call.
Caesars Entertainment announced the introduction of the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot to the Las Vegas poker market at the beginning of 2013. With a progressive model, the jackpot has the potential to climb to more than $1 million.
Mega Progressive Beat Poker Jackpot has the opportunity to become one of the largest promotional poker jackpots in the casino entertainment industry. This multi-casino promotion offers poker players of all skill levels the opportunity to play for a chance at life-changing money.
In online news, Station Casinos’ Ultimate Gaming, America’s first regulated online gaming operator, announced late last week it has signed an online gaming operations agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Ultimate Gaming will supply a wide range of real money online casino games and poker, using its proprietary technology platform and the Ultimate Brands.
Ultimate Gaming launched real money online poker in Nevada at UltimatePoker.com in April. This announcement solidifies Ultimate Gaming as a leader in providing secure, reliable and market-tested online gaming systems. Ultimate Gaming is also the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Today we are excited to be entering into an agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates to bring online gaming to New Jersey,” said Tom Breitling, chairman of Ultimate Gaming.
Good luck, and may the “nuts” be with you!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.
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