Everyone who gambles wants to win big. In February, Las Vegas reported several big jackpot wins
Two Winners at Caesars Palace
On Feb 20, two lucky winners won six-figure amounts while playing at Caesars Palace. Both won playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em, one of the most popular casino games. The first winner, identified as Kyle Johnson, a gentleman from Utah, hit a $779 148 jackpot, which is like a dream come true. He was happy, and he celebrated with his friends. He also said he would use the money to clear his house payments.
The other winner, Phillip Mitchell was visiting Las Vegas and staying at Caesars as a guest. Little did he know that Las Vegas had a treat for him, and he won an impressive $117,688. Phillip is originally from Massachusetts, and he could not hide his joy, saying he will use the money to cater to his daughters' upcoming weddings later in the year.
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
At the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, a Las Vegas resident won $113,975 playing Pai Gow progressive. The local was also awarded $5,000 as a dragon bonus.
On Feb 18, another visitor won $68,343 playing a Pai Gow progressive jackpot at the same casino.
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
In a rare scenario, a man won more than $229,000 without knowing it in early January. He only learned of this towards the end of the month, with the news reaching most people later in February. The man won a slot machine jackpot at Treasure Island, but he did not realize this as the machine was faulty. The staff at the casino did not realize it immediately either, and the man left the casino.
Later, the casino confirmed that someone had won the jackpot, but they were yet to dispense the win to the lucky player. The Nevada Gaming Board came on board to help locate the man. More than two weeks later, after a thorough search, they found him and notified him of his lucky score on Jan 28.
The best thing about this case is the realization that there is transparency in the gaming industry, which helps build public trust in casinos and the gaming board. It took a lot of time and resources to go through surveillance records, talk to people at the casino around the time of the win, analyze records from the machine, and more. It was a unique and impressive win.