A number of gamblers hit it big over the Fourth of July weekend at Nevada casinos, with the top jackpot sum amounting to almost $1.4m. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Gamblers flocking back to the state
The Fourth of July weekend is always a time of great revelry in the United States. But a number of individuals were celebrating more than others after managing to win big jackpots at casinos across Nevada.
Nevada casinos recording an all-time gaming revenue high in May
As safety restrictions have been easing in Las Vegas and the state as a whole, people are flocking back into gambling facilities. This led to Nevada casinos recording an all-time gaming revenue high in May. On the back of this record month, casino operators likely aren’t too concerned about the big jackpot prizes that players landed over the Fourth of July weekend.
Here is a look at the biggest of those wins, starting with someone who cashed out almost $1.4m from a slot machine at the Sahara Las Vegas.
1) Sahara Las Vegas sees $1.39m slot win
One California-based slots player walked away with $1,390,160.06 on July 4 after netting the Buffalo Grand progressive jackpot at the Sahara Las Vegas. The win by Graciela P. on Sunday evening was the biggest gambling victory of the Independence Day weekend and came from a $3.75 bet.
It didn’t take long for the Sin City casino to tweet out the big news:
2) Getting into the holiday spirit with $481,000
Gambler “Lisa Q” successfully transformed her $5.60 wager into over $481,000 on Independence Day. She successfully got five jackpot symbols when playing the Christmas Vacation slot machine at The Venetian.
3) Independence Day jackpot victory in Lake Tahoe
Earlier on Sunday, Francisco Diaz Martinez captured a $248,046.40 Texas Hold’Em progressive jackpot at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
The Caesars Entertainment-owned casino took to Twitter to announce the win:
4) Anonymous six-figure winner at the Rampart Casino
Last Friday night, an anonymous player secured a $164,336 sum while playing the Dollar Storm Super Grand Progressive slot. The victory took place at the Rampart Casino in Summerlin, Las Vegas.
5) Hitting the jackpot on his anniversary
On Monday night, Giang Nguyen won almost $93,400 when hitting the Ultimate Texas Hold’Em major progressive jackpot at the Flamingo Las Vegas. He was celebrating a one-year anniversary with his girlfriend at the time.
It was just the second occasion that he had played that particular table game. The gambler said he will use the money to pay off his house and car and enjoy his vacation.
The Flamingo property tweeted out a picture of the lucky winner holding his jackpot check:
6) Striking a Royal Flush of spades
Over the weekend, a Harrah’s Las Vegas patron secured an $81,450 jackpot while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’Em. The lucky winner hit the jackpot thanks to getting a Royal Flush of spades during the course of the game.
The Sin City casino tweeted out details of the win: