‘If you can’t win at the poker tables, then try your luck at the video poker machines.’ – This worked really well for one poker player not only once, but five times now!
On his WSOP profile, American poker pro Kyle Cartwright has a total of eight WSOP Circuit rings and one WSOP bracelet. Currently he has a total of $2.1 million for playing the game, and even if he’s doing well on the live poker scene, he’s actually also becoming known as incredibly lucky on playing video poker machines.
On Tuesday (February 26) evening, the poker pro joined in on the WSOP Circuit stop at the Rio and busted at 21st place in the $1,700 NLHE event for $11,913. After that, he joined the $2,200 NLHE high roller event but failed to cash in.
He then went into the casino area, sat in front of a video poker machine, and little did he know he’s in for a surprise. He was wagering five credits per hand at $25 a spin, which means he’s risking $125 for each push of the button. The lucky video poker machine revealed a royal flush, awarding him a sweet $100,000 prize.
While most of us would think this incident of winning $100,000 on a video poker machine is already rare for a gambler to win in their whole lifetime, as for Cartwright, this is his fifth win already!
In 2017, he made headlines for hitting royal flushes at video poker machines in June, July and August, taking home $100,000 for each win. He then hit a royal flush once more in April 2018. He said that his first three and fifth royal flush jackpot cards were in hearts, while his fourth one was in clubs.