Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts debuted the exclusive $1 Million 6 Card Bonus(TM) side bet for Three Card Poker in May 2011. Only four months later, after a popular start, the side bet was introduced at Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City resorts. six guests have become instant millionaires with a total initial wager as small as $15 by hitting a Super Royal Flush in Diamonds: 9, 10, J, Q, K, A in just over a year.
On Oct. 23, 2011, the first millionaire was crowned at Harrah’s Atlantic City. Shortly after midnight on Dec. 18, Harrah’s Atlantic City was also home to the second million-dollar prize. Both winners chose to remain anonymous.
Johnita Ejercito, a practicing attorney and nurse from Woodland Hills, Calif., hit the 6 Card Bonus $1 Million Jackpot at Paris Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Feb. 19. Courtesy of Flamingo Las Vegas, arrived Las Vegas’ second winner, and Caesars Entertainment’s fourth winner, Dennis Hart, a retired Ford factory worker visiting from Palm Coast, Fla. $1 million grand prize was won by Hart late in the evening on May 11. Caesars Atlantic City witnessed the fifth and sixth wins occurred less than a week apart. On June 11, the first of the set was awarded and the sixth on June 17. Kathy Wayda, the sixth winner won million dollars.
Casino players enjoy Three Card Poker because of its relatively high payouts, low table minimums and simplicity. The 6 Card Bonus side bet gives guests the opportunity to turn a good hand into an even better one or a bad hand into a winning hand. Three Card Poker, licensed by Shuffle Master, Inc., is the most popular specialty game of all time with nearly 1,600 tables worldwide. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are the only cities currently offering the opportunity to win this life-changing jackpot and Caesars Entertainment holds the exclusive rights to the $1 million payout for Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus. Without an escalating progressive jackpot in a traditional brick-and-mortar casino, the game offers the first table-game payout of this size.
The opportunity to win mega-jackpots was enjoyed by slot casino players for years, and now, any player can win, on any day, at any time, in just one hand at Caesars Entertainment that offers the same opportunity to table game casino players.