Fortune Pai Gow Progressive hits twice in July

Aug 12, 2008 7:05 PM

GT Staff And Wire Reports | Two lucky players hit the progressive jackpot in July on Shuffle Master’s 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 month’s 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 the jackpot.

Mark L. Yoseloff, Ph.D., Shuffle Master’s 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.