California Native Wins $1 Million Playing Three Card Poker at Paris Las Vegas

Albert Jiannotti, casino manager at Paris Las Vegas with winner Johnita Ejercito
Johnita Ejercito
, a practicing attorney and nurse from Woodland Hills, Calif., hit the 6 Card Bonus jackpot on Sunday morning, resulting in a $1 Million payout for the single hand. She is staying at Paris Las Vegas this weekend and has been a fan of the game for eight years (Pictured above: Albert Jiannotti, casino manager at Paris Las Vegas with winner Johnita Ejercito)

Ejercito says she usually stays at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, but because she is a Total Rewards diamond member, she decided to stay at Paris Las Vegas this time for a change. Earlier in the weekend she attended Jubilee! at Bally’s as well.

“We would like to congratulate Ms. Ejercito for winning the $1 Million jackpot,” said Jeffrey Kowalchuk, Enterprise Vice President of Table Games for Caesars Entertainment. “The popularity of Three Card Poker has skyrocketed in the last few years, and Caesars Entertainment is proud to be the exclusive destinations for the $1 Million six card bonus. Our goal is to offer fun and unique table games for our guests, and being able to offer a jackpot comparable to what you see in progressive slots is a perfect fit.”

The 6 Card Bonus side bet on Three Card Poker gives players the chance to win $1 Million with a total wager as small as $15 if they hit a super royal flush in diamonds: 9, 10, J, Q, K, A. Additionally, $100,000 payouts are available for the super royal in hearts, clubs or spades. Analysts estimate a $1 Million winner approximately three times a year in both the Las Vegas and Atlantic City markets. Ejercito is the first to win the $1Million jackpot in Las Vegas and now the third lucky $1 Million winner Caesars Entertainment has paid out since the game debuted in Las Vegas last spring with two lucky winners already taking home the $1 Million prize in Atlantic City.

Ejercito says she plans on using the money to send her two daughters to London to get their Masters in Economics, and perhaps a few flights to visit them as well.