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Poker player wins over $500K on Strip after hitting royal flush

Updated November 11, 2021 - 9:17 am

A Pennsylvania man won over $500K at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday morning.

Scott Long, described by Caesars Entertainment as a Caesars Rewards member and “frequent Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em player,” was visiting Planet Hollywood with friends for a poker tournament and sat at a table for about an hour before he hit a royal flush in diamonds and won the Mega Progressive Jackpot.

Long said he “could not believe it!” and plans to use the winnings to pay off his mortgage and college tuition and “have some family fun,” Caesars Entertainment said in a release.

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