Super Royal Flush Jackpot Hit For $1 Million

A woman from California playing 3-Card Poker at a Las Vegas casino hit a Super Royal Flush in a 6-Card Bonus side bet to win a $1 million jackpot, beating odds estimated at roughly 20 million to 1.

Johnita Ejercito, a lawyer from Woodland Hills, CA., was playing at the Paris Las Vegas Casino when she made the ultimate 6-Card hand. To win the jackpot, a player first places typical 3-Card wagers on the felt and an additional $1 in the jackpot bonus circle. Upon receiving three cards, a player must combine their own cards with the dealer’s cards to make the 6-Card royal flush consisting of the 9,10, J, Q, K and Ace of diamonds. Only the suit of diamonds is eligible for the million dollar jackpot, with all other suits paying out $100,000.

The Paris Las Vegas is located on the famed Vegas strip and is one of the many casinos operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The Super Royal Flush side bet jackpot is offered exclusively at Caesars casinos and was first introduced in May of 2011. The jackpot had been won twice before at Atlantic City casinos owned and operated by Caesars, but Ejercito’s Super Royal Flush was the first payout of the jackpot in Nevada.

“We would like to congratulate Ms. Ejercito for winning the $1 Million jackpot,” said Jeffrey Kowalchuk, Caesar’s Enterprise VP of Table Games. “The popularity of 3-Card Poker has skyrocketed in the last few years, and Caesars Entertainment is proud to be the exclusive destinations for the $1 million 6-Card Bonus. Our goal is to offer fun and unique table games for our guests, and being able to offer a jackpot comparable to what you see in progressive slots is a perfect fit.”

The game of 3-Card Poker is one of a number of casino table games that have a jackpot feature such as Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride in which players compete only against the dealer and not against other players, as is the case with traditional poker games. There is no bluffing involved. The popularity of such casino table games is skyrocketing, especially online, where players have been flocking to sites to enjoy these fun casino games in the privacy of their own homes or through the use of mobile devices.

The casino table games that are variations on the game of poker are favorites of bettors because of the sometimes high odds payouts received for making various hands. For instance, in Caribbean Stud Poker, a player will receive payouts of 4-1 for making a straight, 5-1 for a flush, and 7-1 on a full house. Even higher payouts are awarded for more difficult-to-make hands, such as 20-1 for four of a kind, 50-1 for a straight flush, and 100-1 for a royal flush. That’s in addition to any possible progressive jackpots that are available and always escalating until hit by a lucky player.

The game of 3-Card Poker was believed to be invented in 1994, while Caribbean Stud Poker goes back even further to circa 1982, where it originated somewhere near Aruba, an island in the Caribbean. Popular legend has it that the game was first played on a cruise ship on its way to the island destination.