GT Staff And Wire Reports
Two lucky players hit the progressive jackpot in July on Shuffle
Masters Fortune Pai Gow Progressive table game.
The first happened at the Thunder Valley Casino outside of
Sacramento, California where a player from Northern California won more than
$500,000 after hitting a seven-card straight flush and hitting on the side bet.
The Rampart Casino in Las Vegas was the site of the months
second Fortune Pai Gow Progressive jackpot where a player from the Silver State
won over $70,000 on the game. It was the second time the Summerlin casino
triggered the progressive jackpot since the game went live this past April.
The recently released table game allows players to make a small
progressive wager in addition to their standard Pai Gow Poker wager to be
eligible to win a small progressive jackpot in addition to their odds payouts.
The top hand in the game that seven-card straight flush
(which was hit at Thunder Valley Casino) pays 8,000 to 1 and 100 percent of
Mark L. Yoseloff, Ph.D., Shuffle Masters Chairman and CEO,
commented that, “Since we began installing the progressive version of our
Fortune Pai Gow Poker proprietary table game late last year, the enhanced game
has rapidly become a staple product in a growing number of casinos in North
America. Additionally, its increasing installed base and performance is an
excellent example of validity of our strategic initiative of adding value to our
existing games in the field.”
The first game released since Shuffle Master (SHFL) acquired
Progressive Gaming International Corporation (PGIC)s Table Game Division last
September now has 168 tables installed or pending installation.