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Side bet pays off for $1.9M at Strip casino

Updated May 14, 2024 - 7:01 pm

A $5 side bet on a game of Three Card Poker paid off Friday night for a Connecticut man visiting Las Vegas.

Joseph Nardello was playing at The Venetian when he was dealt a spade royal flush activating the mega tier of the Millionaire Progressive for $1,904,062, according to a news release.

The Millionaire Progressive is available on multiple table games throughout The Venetian and The Palazzo, including Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Crazy 4 Poker and Mississippi Stud.

The progressive was established in 2018 and has minted 14 millionaires since its inception, the resort said.

If you or a loved one is struggling with problem gambling or gambling addiction, help is available by calling 1-800-GAMBLER. The National Problem Gambling Helpline offers call, text and chat services 24/7/365. If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call 911 or 988.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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