Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Pays Out Nearly $500,000 Jackpot to Lucky Three Card Poker Player

SCHENECTADY, NY — One lucky guest became nearly a half-million dollars richer in an instant at the Three Card Poker table at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady this weekend.

The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $497,152 on a single hand on Saturday night after hitting the table’s progressive jackpot. He drew a 10, King and Ace of Spades, which combined with the Queen and Jack of Spades in the dealer’s Bonus Hand to make a Royal Flush. It was the largest jackpot paid since Rivers Casino opened in February.

Four other players at the table bet the progressive, and all received a $5,000 “envy” payout.

“Having many ways to play means many ways to win, and at Rivers Casino we love a winner,” said Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady General Manager Mary Cheeks. “We have paid out nearly $20 million in jackpots alone since opening, and we look forward to celebrating even more winners.”

A jackpot is a win of $1,200 or more.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features the only live table gaming in the Capital Region, with 67 tables of gaming action.

For more information on gaming, dining, lodging, entertainment and events at Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.

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About Rivers Casino & Resort

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 16 poker tables. The floor is attached to a 10,000-square-foot Event Center capable of hosting more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Also on the property are five restaurants, Splash Spa and the 165-room The Landing Hotel. For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.