A Single Poker Hand Won Nearly $500,000 at Rivers Casino Schenectady
Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York paid out its most significant jackpot ever over the weekend. The winner held a royal flush – a hard hand to beat at almost any table, almost being the keyword. The hand was beat, however, triggering the casino’s progressive bad beat jackpot, which was just under half-a-million dollars.
The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, picked up $497,152 for his win. The other four players at his table also got paid on the bad beat, each earning a $5,000 “envy” payout.
The losing hand that won the jackpot came together when the player drew a 10, king, and ace of spades. When the dealer’s bonus hand was revealed these cards combined with the queen and jack of spades – a royal flush.
According to Rivers General Manager Mary Cheeks, the casino has already paid out almost $20 million in Jackpots just since its opening last February. Each jackpot at Rivers is at least $1,200.
Another one of New York’s new casino resorts, Tioga Downs, will open its hotel in the coming weeks. Tioga Downs was one of three Vegas-style resorts that received a license in the state. The location already existed as a harness-racing track and slot-machine “racino” before applying for the new license from the state.
Last December Tioga Downs expanded to include a full range of table games. By the end of November, the resort will be complete, with hotel accommodations, event space, and a conference center.