Perth, Australia - A man from Perth scored big as he came away with an astounding AU$3.6m (£1.97m; $2.5m) all thanks to a royal flush win.
The incredible feat — which is considered to be Australia’s biggest casino win — happened when the player, who will remain anonymous for security purposes, pulled off a royal flush, which is a poker hand that contains the ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 of the same suit. It is the rarest and highest possible hand. According to a report, the player placed a $15 buy-in at the Crown Perth casino.
Discussing the improbable win, the anonymous man said: “This is Australia’s biggest ever jackpot won on the tables and I am so excited to see that go off here.”
The last time a record was established at the Crown Perth casino was in 2016 when AU$2.7 million (£1.4m; $1.9m) was won, also with a royal flush.
The number of jackpot winners at casinos indicates how a person’s life can change in an instant when in the right place, at the right time, with the right hand.
For example, back in April, a Bingo player won a record amount of over $160,000 (£126,300) at a Las Vegas casino. Then in May, a man from California nabbed a $1.6 million (£1.2m) jackpot on a penny slot machine at the Valley View Casino & Hotel. At the time, the man said that he would invest the money and retire early. The month of May also saw a Swedish slot player win $2.8 million (£2.1m) on a Mega Fortune Dreams game.
However, while each of these winners had no issue getting their money, that wasn’t the case for a mother of three from the UK.
In April, a woman from the UK had initially been refused a £13,000 ($16,460) win from Jackpotjoy because she placed deposits in her name but was using her son’s debit card on the gambling site. Before the winnings could be released to her, she was first asked to give more information.
The woman responded that nothing in the terms and conditions said the use of someone else’s card was not allowed. In this situation, though, it’s easy to see why the betting company took the necessary steps to ensure that someone’s card wasn’t being used fraudulently to bet online.
When it comes to gambling, whether at a casino or online, it really comes down to the luck of the draw. Not everyone is going to be a winner and more often than not, there will be a lot of losers.
Of course, that doesn’t prevent people from gambling with the idea that the next bet they place just might be their shot at gaining an instant fortune. Unfortunately, though, one lost bet can lead to another, and the process can quickly spiral out of control. Countless gamblers suddenly find themselves in a situation where they are betting more than they can afford to lose.