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Man Wins $2.7M After $10 Bet At Crown Perth Casino

Tags: Australia, crown perth casino.
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by "T".

Nigel Williams won a jackpot prize worth $2.7 million while playing Texas Hold'em Poker, but it wasn't against any high-stakes pro poker player. It was actually against the house (Crown Perth casino) in a standard table game and not the traditional poker played in card rooms. This type of poker game requires very little skill, but the one thing that you need here in order to win is huge amounts of luck.

In Nigel's case, he made a $10 jackpot side bet wager. He can win a life-changing $2.7 million prize if he were to hit a royal flush, and he astonishingly did it! Nigel Williams, age 45, said he was playing roulette at first when he thought he needed a break and decided to play Texas Hold'em Poker.

Even if there's a huge jackpot prize up for grabs, hitting a royal flush doesn't happen just like that, so this is still considered a ‘sucker bet'. However, that didn't faze Nigel from giving it a shot. His small stake handsomely paid off. If he placed a $15 wager, the prize would be much bigger. But nonetheless, he would have to settle for $2.7 million.

Nigel told a local newspaper, "If it is a $5 jackpot and you get a royal flush you win $1.8 million, if it is $10 it is $2.8 million, and $15 it is $3.8 million, so a couple of people have already asked why I wasn't betting $15. On the sixth hand that I was playing I got a royal flush."

He added while laughing, "The dealer was stunned. There was nobody else playing it was just me. They brought me 27 $100,000 chips and I took them to the cashier and they said ‘would you like cash or cheque, sir' and I looked at them and said ‘geez I should have brought a bigger bag'."

What to do with his winnings
Each jackpot winner has different plans to do with their money. Some spend it on homes, fancy cars, or a lavish vacation. Most decide to invest in businesses or quit their jobs and retire.

Nigel, a father of two and works as a managing director for a golf course management company, said, "I've got the greatest job in Australia, so what I will do is semi-retire, I'll work five days instead of seven, and I'll put the money in the bank. I'm not going to do anything until March. I just want to spend more time with my children."

Do Jackpots Commonly Happen in ‘Real' Poker?
Side bet jackpots are actually common in casinos. For instance, blackjack tables offer a side bet in which players can potentially win money on top of the main bet. Jackpots are also common in several brick-and-mortar and online poker rooms worldwide. Know that these are slightly different from side bets against the house.

If a poker room offers jackpots, players are not forced to place a side bet to get action. Instead, money is automatically taken out of the rake from every pot. To win the jackpot prize, one or two players must hit a certain type of hand (such as a straight flush beaten by a royal flush). This is usually called a "bad beat jackpot".

Source: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/10-texas-hold-em-bet-wins-man-2-7-million/

 


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9 comments for "Man Wins $2.7M After $10 Bet At Crown Perth Casino"

 pochui9/21/2016 7:28:32 AM GMT
great side bet, a -ev bet that this time happened to be the best -ev bet this dude will ever make in his life. This type of poker game requires very little skill- oh then it's my type of game, got to visit this perth casino for some quality no skill games and a reserved seat under the table.
 doubletop7779/21/2016 9:17:03 AM GMT
What a great story. I love these kind of stories because they gave hope to all of us hoping to hit the jackpot one day. I hope this guy enjoy's his winnings and congratulations to him again
 DaCapo719/21/2016 9:49:45 AM GMT
Oh yes what a nice winning for a bet with only $10. That´s really amazing and a dream for all gamblers. Only one time so much luck and that´s it. We try it again and again Blink
 Mober9/21/2016 5:24:21 PM GMT
That s some luck indeed.
If it is a side be like i know in most of the casinos, thats for every hand you play,
if you want to participate in the jackpot.
Which means an extra 10$ in each Hand. I wonder why they were asking him, why he wasnt betting
15$ on each hand. Thats too much, especially chasing royal.
I would have bet a couple of times the fiver and thats it Smile
 pajalnick9/21/2016 7:25:13 PM GMT
Nigel, a father of two and works as a managing director for a golf course management company, said, "I've got the greatest job in Australia, so what I will do is semi-retire, I'll work five days instead of seven, and I'll put the money in the bank. I'm not going to do anything until March. I just want to spend more time with my children."

)))so they say at the beginning and then the money overshadow mind)))
 dule-vu9/22/2016 2:58:09 PM GMT
yeah,you have to be very lucky to get royal flush and to hit such a jackpot!so as I see from text,more you bet,jackpot get higher!so for 10 bucky such a huge amount,cant believe!but I am glad when somebody take lot of money from casino!
 TheMachineQC9/22/2016 3:04:43 PM GMT
No one in his right mind would bet 10$ that a royal flush is about to come... Because the odds are so ridiculously small that it's like throwing 10$ down the toilet.

But this guy probably wasn't aware of that, or didn't care, so he took a chance. And you know, as they say, no risks no rewards Blink

GL mobsters!!!
 Tony_MON7ANA9/24/2016 10:56:33 AM GMT
Congratulations, Nigel Williams!
$2.7 million must be a huge chunk of money for Nigel, who works as a managing director for a golf course management company in Australia. His two children are probably in their late teens to early twenties. I hope he will have a great time with his family and friends.
 dule-vu9/24/2016 4:17:03 PM GMT
probably they earned millions on this kind of players who bet on this type of game,to hit this kind of jackpot!so I think that this isnt some lost for casino,but odds to hit royal flush is so low,but good luck him with this money and that he spend on good stuffs!

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